Check Plus

Best Sunday Ever.  My to do list is beyond checked:

Write my plans for the week.  Make my materials for the week.  Go to Staples for supplies.  Do my grading.  Eat tons of fantabulous vegan food!  All checked off.

I woke up this morning around 10:00 and felt like doing some work before I made breakfast, so I snacked on some Quackers samples from my swag bag.

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Noontime breakfast was soooo good, Cinnamon Bun Oats!

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I made a 1/2 portion of oats which I topped with “icing,” candied pecans, and cinnamon sugar.  The “icing” was Stoneyfield soy vanilla yogurt mixed with maple syrup.

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And here is the recipe for the candied pecans (I made A the same breakfast),

    • 1/2C chopped pecans
    • 1/2T Smart Balance Light
    • 1.5t sugar
    • 1pinch salt
    • Melt the Smart Balance in a small saucepan and then reduce the heat to low.  Pour in pecans and turn to coat.  Sprinkle in sugar and salt, mix and heat until golden (about 2minutes).

I used 2T of pecans on my oats.

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So much better than Cinnabon could ever do!

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We did work, work, and more work and then headed to Staples.  While we were out we took the time to take a walk.  I bought A an O’Soy chocolate yogurt to try the other day and now he’s obsessed, so we needed back to the “hippie store.”  We bought a very late lunch to go while we were there.

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I loved the bbq, so today I tried Sweet and Sour tofu.

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Very tasty.  To be honest though, I didn’t drink soda most of last week and I enjoyed my Diet Coke Plus even more!

For dessert I ate one of these tasty Enjoy Life Caramel Apple snack bars.

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After more, more, more work A confessed that he had used up all of the rice I was planning to cook for dinner, so we headed back out to the little store by our house.  We had to spend $10 to charge so we picked up a few things, including Sugar Free Jelly Bellys.  I’ve never had them before, but I’m sure you’ll be seeing them soon.

A very late dinner was based around more new items; TJ’s soy chorizo and a can of lentils.

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I’d never had lentils before, I am definitly a convert now!  We heated the proteins in a skillet and then mixed them into 4 servings of rice for a delicious 5serving pot.

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For a side we used this giganto head of cabbage.

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We are officially naming it The Beast, look at what it did to A’s knife!

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He was a trouper though, and when I finally had a pile of shreds I put them into a pot where I had evoo over low heat.  I doused the slaw with apple cider vinegar and A1 Steak Sauce and covered it for 5minutes.  Yum, yum.

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All together – Rice and Beans Revamped with Steamy Steaky Slaw.

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I must have told A how good this was 8 times during our meal!  I actually have one more grading task to do before bed so I’ve got to run, have a great night readies!

Mondays can suck, what are you excited for tomorrow? I am excited to get back to the gym!

*****Updated to add – while I posted I ate a serving of beans (80calories).

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The flavor was right but the texture was pretty weird.  I will finish the bag but I will be sticking to the regular beans for now on.

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12 Responses to Check Plus

  1. Sarah says:

    yay, more yummy vegan food!! i love your new product adventures!

    and your cinnamon bun oats are so yummy!! i’m going to have to get in on some of that action.

    have a great monday!

  2. Melissa says:

    Thanks for the enjoy life review, I never see there products around even though I am sure they are in WF and most health food stores. I will have to pay more attention.

    While I do love my diet coke, the plus doesn’t do it for me. I guess I am a purist. 🙂

  3. Ooh, I was so coveting the soy chorizo last time I was in TJ’s – I’ll have to get it next time. I do LOVE lentils though! Nice oats, lady. 🙂

  4. eatinnyc says:

    Oooh all looks delish! Forgot to mention I have a recipe book JUST like you do! My mom actually had it bound for me with a picture (obviously) of Mario Batali on the cover. It has all the recipes I have cut out over the years. love it
    S
    htt://eatfabinnyc.wordpress.com

  5. sue says:

    wow everything looks SO good! i’m seeing a lot of new products that i want to try like the soy chorizo! umm, how crazy that the cabbage broke that knife!

  6. Allison says:

    Don’t you love weekends like that? I keep craving jellybellys after i read your posts – weird, right? 😛

  7. Sharon says:

    Delicious eats! And Sweet and Sour Tofu??? AHHH I WANT!!

  8. watcat says:

    Hi this blog is great I will be recommending it to friends.

  9. biz319 says:

    I haven’t seen the sugar free jelly beans before! I haven’t had jelly beans in like 10 years! 😀

    Sorry about the knife – that was one tough cabbage!

  10. Nate '88 says:

    That is one mean head of cabbage!

    We just posted a recipe for barley and lentil soup with Swiss chard that I think you’d like.

    Thanks for adding us as a friend on Foodbuzz. We welcome you to come visit our site!

  11. […] some of the other forms of vegan protein could be.  Fakin’ bacon rocked my socks, and the soy chorizo dish I made was one of the best things I’ve ever […]

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