Spaetzle are homemade German noodles or dumplings which I have always enjoyed, but never thought I could make. I bought a spaetzle maker from Amazon for $7 which made the process uber easy. You can also make them using a flat grater right over a pot of boiling water. Fun and easy. We topped our spaetzle with Mushroom Gravy and fresh parsley for a hearty meal on a cold night.
My Beans & Franks lunch salad made me laugh (I used black beans and Frank's Red Hot sauce). By the time I added Spicy Bird Seed and Creamy Ranch Dressing, it was a hearty filling lunch with tons of fresh raw veggies. A big lunch salad makes me feel healthy and great.
For tostada night, I cooked up a bunch of different ingredients: Spanish Rice in the pressure cooker, black beans, an awesome vegan cheezy sauce that is actually made from roasted acorn squash (the last of my organic CSA squash from last fall), homemade Salsa Molcajete with added fresh cilantro, and Onion Dip which made a nice sour cream like topping.
BLT night was this past Thursday. It was finally WARM in Michigan!!! Glory, Glory, Hallelujah! So we cooked up some tempeh bacon, toasted some Ezekiel buns, added some vegan mayo, lettuce, and tomato to assemble our delicious Vegan BLTs which we enjoyed al fresco on the back porch with a cold beer.
So, no, we don't survive on lettuce leaves and lemon wedges around here. We 'fill our boots' as the Brits say with as much of this type of delicious filling comfort food as we like. The fact that all of the saturated fat, cholesterol, and animal products have been left behind makes these types of foods perfect for reaching your ideal weight, reversing disease, having great health numbers, being on no medications, never counting calories or worrying about portions. We just eat great food and enjoy it!
I am still cooking almost all of my recipes from www.ProtectiveDiet.com. I so believe in Julie's message and appreciate everything she has taught me. Her recipes are amazing and delicious. There are over 120 recipes available for FREE on her site, more than enough for menus every week. Her PD-Ed classes and bonus recipes are great as well. Check it out!
I do plan to start some recipe creation of my own soon. Stay tuned for that.