Gosh, I have a ton of stuff to share with you today.
I've been taking pictures like crazy, and trying to remember to keep track of my new recipes. Here some new ones I've been working on!
These are my 'Manly Vegetarian Nachos". We try really hard to NOT eat much meat. I don't buy anything but organic meat anymore, but I rarely cook it. If I do, its usually because the hubs is really feeling like Fred Flinstone and NEEDS it, lol.
The "meat" in these nachos, is actually tempeh. If you haven't had it, you so totally missing out! It looks terrifying, even more so than tofu, but man is it good. There are tons of different ways to cook it- BBQ, fried, baked, stir-fry, in crumbles (I use it like for spaghetti), etc.
If you don't know what tempeh is, it's fermented grain. It doesn't have a funky smell, nor a weird flavor. Like tofu, it just takes on whatever flavors you add to it. My FAVORITE way to cook it is to dredge is like fried chicken. Put a little coconut oil in a shallow pan and fry it. Coat it with a stir-fry dressing and put it on top of sticky rice. Oh man...sooooooo good!
If you're wondering-I get organic tempeh from Trader Joe's for less than 2 bucks for 8oz.
Anyways, back to the nachos.
To make the tempeh:
8 oz package of tempeh (cut in small cubes)
2 tbs Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbs coconut oil
1 tbs liquid smoke
1 tbs minced garlic
1 tsp chili powder
2 tbs lemon juice
1 tbs honey
1 tsp curry powder
salt & pepper to taste
Heat up skillet on medium high with coconut oil and add tempeh.
Add liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon juice.
Reduce heat to medium.
Cook for about 5 minuets.
Add remaining ingredients.
Cook until golden brown and most liquid has been absorbed.
Use this as your "taco meat".
For my hubby's nachos, I used whole grain chips, hot salsa, the Mexican melting cheese you get at the restaurants, and sour cream. I also chopped up some of my super-awesome-self-grown green onions on top.
That's pretty much it!
Here are some other goodies I had this week:
Seriously, these were amazing!
Got these at Marshall's.
Bacon & Ranch flavors. Nothing funky in them. I don't like peas at all, but I am keeping a bag of these in my purse for a snack on the go. These are SUPER crunchy and WAY better than chips!
These are my gluten free applesauce waffles topped with pumpkin butter (I know, not the real stuff) and real maple syrup.
Gluten Free Applesauce Waffles
1 3/4 cup gluten free flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
4 tbs honey or maple syrup
3 eggs lightly beaten
1 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
Gently fold all ingredients together and use your waffle iron according to directions!
I also made this soup last night for the hubs. Pretty much just dry beans, a mixture of frozen veggies, seasonings, and a box of TJ's organic roasted red pepper and tomato soup.
It cooked all night until he had to go to work this morning.
He has about four more meals left!
Cheap and easy meal!
This is now how I wake up each morning. Of course, I've been obsessed with trying new creamers so that changes. I also have been adding a tsp of organic coconut oil to my coffee. So good for you!
You can't really taste it, but it does make your lips super moisturized!
What's your favorite way to drink your coffee?
Here is what follows my coffee:
Kale, cranberries, blackberries, Bragg's Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 scoop green powder, 8 oz water, 1 tbs flax oil.
Now, this one is pretty tangy...so I think I'll add half a banana next time to sweeten it up a bit.
On a much more random note:
I really miss my red chandalier. If you don't know what it looks liked:
This pic is super old (obviously cause I don't have that table anymore)...
But that is my wonderful light that I sooo miss. 1 $3 brass chandelier from Goodwill and 1 can of spray paint!
We took it down recently as to not scare potential buyers. Uggh. My house seems so...."neutral" now. I feel like I'm only renting now.
Guess it's not too bad cause it does help us to not feel to attached to the house anymore.
Well...that's been small re-cap of my last three days.
What have you guys been up to?
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