Since I can't be a pool lounger I still need to feed the family, right? They've got to eat as do I. This heat can certainly drain a person so to keep up our fuel we must eat, and eat well.
My challenge (for myself really) is to start learning to grill more vegan foods. Anyone up for the challenge? What is your favorite grilled fare?
I'd actually like to make a whole weeks menu using mostly the grill. That won't be this week but I'm certainly working on it!!
Some of my favorites for summer are stir fry's! They are super quick to make on the stove top, oh I wonder if I could throw it on the grill?, and are full of yummy veggies. Okay, you caught me, stir fry's are always my favorites!
|Black Pepper Tofu Stir Fry|
|Udon Noodle Stir Fry|
On this menu was last night's meal which I must say was pretty darn good! Calabacitas (hold the cheese!), Sunflower Seed "Refried Beans" and fresh mango. The Sunflower Seed, well dip really, is a raw dish out of Eat Raw Eat Well and was very tasty. The texture threw the hubby off a bit, I think our food processor isn't as strong as a Blendtec so it certainly leaves some gritty texture but was father flavorful nonetheless. The little one LOVED it! I really enjoyed it with chips as a dip. Mixed in with the calabacitas was tasty too! It seems versatile and it's simple to make. I will certainly be making it again. This meal was nice for the summer because it was mostly raw and the part I did cook, the calabacitas, is quick to make so it doesn't over heat your house. It's also a refreshing dish with fresh squash and corn. So good!
|Calabacitas with Sunflower Seed "Refried Beans" and mango. Chips too!|
|"Kitchen Sink" Salad|
Alright, I've chatted long enough. Here's this weeks menu. Enjoy!
Sunday: June 24, 2012
Calabacitas, Sunflower Seed "Refried Beans", fresh mango
Monday: June 25, 2012
Curry "chicken-less Salad with pita bread and hummus (no cooking needed!) This is a recipe I found out of Blissful Bites, yum!
Tuesday: June 26, 2012
Salad and Magical Raw Tacos! I want avocados this week hence the tacos!!
Wednesday: June 27, 2012
Tacos (with SmartFood Mexican style fake meat for BK, why not? haven't made it in awhile!) with black refried beans. More avocado and fresh mango.
Thursday: June 28, 2012
Eggless Salad Sandwiches (yes, I make the same type items when we have BK, he's picky and I feed what he'll eat), veggie tray and pasta salad with champagne vinegraitte.
Friday: June 29, 2012
Hubby and I have date night! It's off to the Botanical Gardens for a picnic dinner. I'll bring left overs from Thursday and some fresh fruit.
Saturday: June 30, 2012
Portobella burgers with tater tots (another vice of mine) and grilled squash. Besides the potatoes, which I'll cook in my mini convection oven, all will be done on the grill! Grilled food #1!
Cheers and happy eating!