Sunday, November 30, 2008

I Love Big Lots

They have lots of items that for one reason or
another, didn't succeed in a regular store. For
instance, today I saw bags of Pringles Potato
Chips. I was able to scarf up several bottles
of this Annie's dressing for 80 cents each. The
wafer cookies were vegan also. The JujyFruits
were just an impulse item at the checkout.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Day After Leftovers...

Spinach, Stuffing, Celebration Roast, Mashed
Potatoes all topped with Whole Food's Wild
Mushroom Gravy.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Fixins


Wild Mushroom Gravy from Whole Foods.
I boiled..
..and mashed five pounds of Yukon Gold potatoes
with a stick of Earth Balance, a cup of TJ's Soy
Creamer and some Roasted Garlic.


This Pepperidge Farm Stuffing mix is vegan,
but does contain High Fructose Corn Syrup.
You just boil 2 1/2 cups of veggie broth w/eight
tablespoons of Earth Balance, dump in the bag
of stuffing mix...
and a cup of sauteed celery, onions & peppers

This buffet server is to keep things hot when
there's no room in the oven.

Seven and a half pounds of spinach was steamed
down to this:

Costco Apple Pie is apparently vegan.

My Birthday

Mr. SV brought in dinner (Curry Supreme) tonight
from our favorite restaurant, Sunflower.

And I baked myself the worst cake ever. Dry
and crumbly -- those white bits are stale
confectioners sugar.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Once-A-Year Pumpkin Pie

I baked the pumpkin.

Scraped out the innards.

Pureed with silken tofu.

Added sugar & vanilla....

...salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves.

Spread it into a Keebler Graham Cracker pie
Baked it for an hour.

I only make this pie once a year and I am no
longer bringing it to Thanksgiving dinner because
I'm sick of hearing 'Ewww! There's tofu in it????'
Well, screw you, more for me!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Vegan Suet

When the weather gets frosty, I keep these
treats out for the birds, squirrels and

I combine inexpensive peanut butter with
corn meal (some people include flour).
Mix it into a putty-like consistency.
and create these patties that fit in standard
suet feeders. I store them in the fridge.
It may take a few days to get noticed, but once
it does, the birds -- woodpeckers, nuthatches,
tufted titmice and, unfortunately, starlings --
will come. Often, a squirrel will manage to
open the holder and just take off with the
whole patty. I take that as a compliment.
(Try to avoid putting them out before a

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Whole Foods Stuffed Seitan Cutlets

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Whole Foods
has Stuffed Seitan Cutlets in their prepared
foods case. The cutlets are stuffed with wild
rice and cranberries and coated in bread
crumbs. They're about $4 each, but
I believe they're worth it.

Weekly Soup - Split Pea

This week's soup was CPK's Split Pea Soup.
Started with boiling the peas with onions, herbs
and spices.

Pureeing the pea soup.

Adding carrots and celery...
...and cooked barley.
It was not as good as CPK's, but it was very
delicious. I would make this recipe again.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Taste Of Burma

Lunch today was at Taste Of Burma in Sterling.
We started with the Samosas and Fermented
Tea Leaf Salad

I had Tofu and Pickled Mustard Greens.
Mr. SV had Spicy Stir Fry Vegetables.
The portions are small and the food
is expensive but it's good for a rare
treat. I wish I could provide more
details, but the website is currently

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Spicy Vegan Chicken

Whole Foods had the Spicy Vegan Chicken on
the hot bar today. Colorful and flavorful. I
am so lucky to work near a Whole Foods.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Weekly Soup - Butternut Squash


Boil with onions, cinnamon and curry.
Add TJ's Soy Creamer.
Wonder why picture of soup is green....

Monday, November 10, 2008

Grains, Squash & Beans

I mashed up some roasted acorn squash and
served it atop quinoa with a sprinkling of
black beans. An excellent combo. Mr. SV

$3/350 Calorie Lunch

Yes, I ate all three servings the package says
it contains, but it only totals up to 330 calories.
With a drizzle of Mushroom Gravy, it was an
inexpensive and delicious meal.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Lunch At Home

I was telecommuting today, so I just made an
open-faced Avocado, Spinach, Tomato and
Goddess Dressing Sandwich on Trader Joe's
multi-grain bread. I still cant figure out what
to eat for dinner, but if it's something different
I'll post the pics.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Veggie Sub

I brought some Yves 'Salami' to have with my
Veggie Sub from A Deli in Herndon today, but it
was totally unnecessary. The sub was delicious
without the faux meat. Piled high with lettuce,
tomato, onions, sweet peppers, hot peppers and
oil & vinegar. A Deli currently has the best
subs in Herndon. It's all in the bread.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Weekly Soup - Chili

My usual chili recipe. This week I added sliced