Friday, February 27, 2015

Good Food is Not Fast...

and fast food is not good.

With my new found love of vegetables, and my Lenten commitment to go meatless, I've started to get pretty creative in the kitchen. I've left my comfort zone.
I decided that going meat-free would not mean eating lots of pasta and rice. 
I wanted to make a positive difference in my health, and the health of my family.

That takes time!

I swear most days I start prepping dinner at 3:00. No joke.

On Tuesday evening I wanted to make some sort of Quinoa. My husband has been eating the stuff for years, but I could never get past the 'dirt' smell. I was determined to like it. It's so healthy and full of real protein.
I diced up and cooked a large sweet potato along with onions and garlic. I cooked the Quinoa in organic vegetable broth instead of just water. When both were done, I threw it all together in one bowl and this is what I got...

It was DELICIOUS! Hubby and I couldn't stop eating it. The texture and aroma were perfect. Tons of protein and veggies, and so filling.
I guess I'm getting better at this vegetarian stuff.

I also roasted a load of Brussel Sprouts. I did a ton because I knew it would be a good thing to take to work for lunch the next day.
They may not look really pretty, but those little heads taste amazing when roasted with onions and olive oil.

Last night I made lentils. No picture of that because, let's face it, lentils look like poo. My kids wouldn't even try them because, as they put it, "we don't eat poop!". I can't blame them. They do look pretty bad but if you can get past that, they are pretty good!

Tonight will just be tofu and brown rice because it's easy and I know the kids will eat it. I know, weird, my kids like tofu. I never claimed we were normal.

My house is full of GS cookies right now and I have not even had one. I remind myself that I don't really like them anyway, and if I start back on sugar, I won't be able to stop, so that's kept me away from the boxes so far. I'm giving most of them away to our 'helper's like the postal carrier, piano teacher, etc. Soon they will all be gone and I can get on with my life!

That's it for now folks.
Have a happy, safe, and healthy weekend!


Beth Ann said...

I roasted root vegetables this weekend and apparently I like turnips. Interesting. :)

Amy W. said...

Yes. Cooking takes tons of time! I don't get to sit down until after 730 usually.

Sarah Kopf said...

Oh man! Girl Scout cookies do me in EVERY time! I have an addiction to them- which is why I can't keep them in the house. :)

LOVE everything you listed above! I could eat vegetables around the clock. YUM! Especially those brussel sprouts!