I went ALL out for dinner.
I made Chickpea Cutlets with Sweet Vidalia Onion Sauce (Veganomicon), Caulipots (Appetite for Reduction), and Green Beans with Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions. For dessert we had…
DRUM ROLL PLEASE……
Boom, mind exploded.
I have made the Chickpea Cutlets before and remembered really liking them. I decided to do the Sweet Onion Sauce with them because I always have onions on hand. For the sauce I did think it wasn’t saucy enough so I added Vegetable Stock to it for more liquid and then I thickened it up with a slurry of flour and vegetable stock. When I was making dinner I was trying to have everything ready when Mike got home, so I actually made the sauce all the way thru (except for thickening it) and had the cutlets formed and ready to sauté up. I also made the Caulipots (Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes) a bit early because I knew they would stay warm.
I also made small plates up for each of the girls, Maureen (1 years old) tried every thing on her plate and seemed to enjoy it. Emma was passed out on the couch because she had a big day with her Grandma. But Emma did wake up to have some Green Pie, and declared that she loved the pie and it was the best pie ever. Mike actually liked everything, and ate it all. He also suggested that I make the Caulipots for Christmas because he really liked those.
I made the Blueberry Maple Bran Muffins (Isa Does It) for breakfast and the whole family gobbled them up. I did omit the maple extract because I couldn’t find any. So I guess I should say, I made Blueberry Bran Muffins. Both girls loved them and I really couldn’t get enough of them. Someone should have probably slapped my hand a few times when I went over and grabbed another one to eat. Emma actually had two muffins and Maureen threw a mini fit until we have her bits of her own muffin. She the proceeded to eat the rest of one of Emma’s muffins.
Eating vegan has been going very well, but as you will see from my posts it has been pie and baking. So it hasn’t been very healthy, but it has been yummy. I am still keeping up with my 5k training so I haven’t been worrying about it and I haven’t gained weight either.