Friday, October 11, 2013

Stuff I have been eating

Limpa bread

I have been a bad blogger.  There have been no posts since August.  Oops.  Here are some of the things I have been cooking.  The bread shown about is called Limpa and it is a type of rye bread made with molasses and rye flour.  Even though the sweetener was added, the taste was not sweet.  The loaf bread was sliced for breakfast or with meals.  The rolls were for sandwiches.
Mushroom burger
One of the sandwiches I made was a Portabello Mushroom Burger.  The mushrooms were steamed in a mix of olive oil and balsamic vinegar which gave it a sweet and tart taste.  Roasted golden beets and romaine lettuce rounded out the sandwich.
Hoppin' John
Hoppin' John is a traditional New Years Day dish in the South.  The black eyed peas are supposed to bring you good luck during the year. My version is made with sauteed onion and garlic, bacon spiced tempeh, celery, canned black eyed peas, cooked brown rice, thyme and parsley.  It has been a great lunch dish with just over 300 calories per serving.

 Tonight's dinner was a Ginger Not Chicken with Broccoli and Bulgar Wheat.  Some ginger was sauteed in peanut oil, then I added broccoli and roasted corn. The mock chicken was added next with some salt, pepper and mint.  The Bulgar was cooked in my veggie broth and added at the end.  This was a 352 calorie meal with 29 g. protein.  The mock chicken is a brand called Beyond Meat and is by far the best I have tasted.  People who are used to eating the tasteless chicken from regular grocery stores can't tell the difference.  

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