This week we'll be heading out of town on Friday to the Hyde family cabin in Big Trees, Ca. so I've included an extra day or two in my weekly menu as I will not have any internet access until next Tuesday:)
(Made last night and is was really good. I think I'll cut back on the sugar and add more peppercorns though. I wanted a little more spice. We'll see how it taste for lunch today:)
Monday: Suki's Spinach and Feta Pasta. One of our favorite's! And super easy.
Tuesday: Chickpea Spinach Salad with leftover brown rice Another fast recipe because I'm taking a Zumba class that night:)
Wednesday: Indian Spiced Scrambled Eggs and soy sausage. One for the husband who likes anything Indian flavored. Also, breakfast for dinner is one of my favorite things:)
Thursday: Zucchini and Corn Taco Seasoned Salad and tortilla chips. The first time I made this salad I had the thought to use it as a topping for nachos and it's been one of our favorite ways to eat nachos since:) I spread out chips on a cookie sheet with a small amount of cheddar cheese and heat until melted. Seperate out onto plates, add some of this salad and hot sauce. SO GOOD! Adds a little bit of healthiness to a dish that's not usually considered healthy;)
Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Monday: On the drive up to the cabin we stop somewhere and eat on the way. It's a four hour drive and we don't usually leave until after 5:00pm so there is no point in cooking dinner. The rest of the weekend we'll be enjoying a few different foods. Migas and bagels for breakfast. A veggie muffletta sandwich and a recipe I found this past weekend in my Sunset magazine- grilled tofu, bacon and avocado sandwich (made with veggie bacon of course) for lunch. And for dinner both Saturday night and Sunday night we'll be enjoying this Chickpea Noodle Soup. I made it one other time and it is so good:) Perfect soup for the cold weather we'll be heading into. We're hoping to spend a day hiking (it just snowed so we'll see...) and the other day wine tasting in Murphy's. It's a much needed weekend for just the two of us and I'm really looking forward to it.
Monday: Arriving home (hopefully mid-afternoon) we'll want something quick and easy. I will probably not be cooking;)
1.Erica's General Tso's Tofu. Delicious and the sauce was so yummy:)
2. Mediterranean Quinoa and Lentil Salad. This was a hit with our friends and ourselves. I ended up using a quinoa/bulgar mix because quinoa, we're finding, is sometimes hard on our stomach. Maybe it's the brand we are using right now (from Costco) but I usually half the amout of quinoa a recipe calls for because it's too much for us. It actually makes my stomach hurt. Using a mix though was perfect and we still got good grains and protein.
The stuffed peppers and muffins of course were delicious. They are in our favorites binder though so no suprise there:)
**In case you were wondering, if I post a recipe that has any meat in it (other than fish)I've actually substituted a non-meat item in for the meat. Nate has been a vegetarian for 18 years and so we eat a 95% vegetarian diet. The stuffed peppers, for example, I use lentils instead of ground meat. Trader Joe's has these great steamed lentils that I just use and prepare as if they are the the meat in the recipe. If you ever have any question about what I've substitued just ask me and I'll email or respond to your post:)