Thursday, December 31, 2009

Super Yum End To The Year

Breakfast was Fluffy Vegan Pancakes with sliced Bananas from Recipezaar. I topped them with Agave Nectar, Yves Breakfast Patties on the side.Then I had a bowl of Skinny Bitch Beef Stew for lunch.
Then I had some of Wegman's Peppadew Bruschetta and a dozen little Black Olives...
Then it was almost 5pm... time to break out the bubbly....
To have with Mr. SV's famous (his Mother's recipe) Veggie Chili...
Chunky it was! My best wishes for the New Year to all who visit this blog! Please come back next year (tomorrow) for more of the same.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Another Day of Deliciousness

I had a bowl of Skinny Bitch Beef Stew for lunch.
Dinner was one of Alicia's Cutlets w/Heinz 57 and a Baked Potato w/Toffuti Better than Sour Cream.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Chili, Salad and Chickpea Cutlets

On Tuesdays and Fridays, Harris Teeter has Veggie Chili on their soup bar. Today I got a pint along with a Salad. Pretty decent Chili, sort of like thick Tomato Soup with a bunch of random beans and veggies tossed in. Mildly spicy.Dinner was Chickpea Cutlets with a Baked Sweet Potato and Curry Sauce.

Monday, December 28, 2009

I Love Seitan

Lunch today was off the Healthy Foods Hot Bar at Whole Foods. I loaded up on the Stir-Fried Seitan and Bok Choy.Dinner was one of Alicia's Cutlets w/Heinz 57 and a Baked Potato w/Toffuti Better than Sour Cream.
The post title says it all.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Slow Day

Today I made a pot of Skinny Bitch Beef Stew around lunch time.
I had that for both lunch and dinner as well as some Toffuti Better Than Cream Cheese on Ry*Krisp Crackers...
All washed down with Liberty Creek Cabernet Sauvignon.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Toscana Grill, Arlington

Lunch today was at... you guessed it!
We ordered Bruschetta right when we sat down -- before we found out that complimentary bread came with the we asked for the "Artichoke Tostini" we ordered to be wrapped up to go. However, when we saw the aforementioned appetizer, we couldn't resist and just ate that too...Big fat Artichokes and Pesto on thinly sliced toast...Beautifully presented and delicious.
Mr. SV, aka The Mushroom Hater, ordered Mushroom Rice Soup (because as much as he hates Mushrooms, that's how much he loves Rice). He loved the soup, especially the Mushrooms, and told me that I could try to recreate it at home if I wanted. Gee, thanks!I ordered Linguini with Vegan Alfredo Sauce, Mushrooms, Artichokes and Vegan Chicken. It was just what I wanted -- deeply filling and delicious. I took home half for dinner and the leftovers stood the test of time. Washed down with 750 ML of the good stuff: Liberty Creek Cabernet Sauvignon.
Every aspect of the meal was excellent. The service was friendly and efficient, the atmosphere was clean and cozy, and the food was high quality. Unless we were just lucky today, Arlington residents have a real gem in their neighborhood. Fortunately, Toscana was quite busy today. I hope they stay that way so we can return.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Good, Gross, Good...

Breakfast was Steel Cut Oats with Raisins...
Lunch was some cheap *ss Hunan Tofu Carryout...Really gross...

Dinner was Boca Burgers topped with Toffuti Singles and Pickle Chips. Oven Fries on the side.Everything half price tomorrow!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Ravioli Love

In my 'pregan' days, I practically lived on Celentano Frozen Ravioli and Prego. A little while ago, Abby brought my attention to these... Tonight I had a package of the Spinach Florentine variety topped with TJ's Arrabiatta Sauce and Morningstar Farms Crumbles. Quick and delicious, a perfect cruelty-free alternative!
Washed down with 750 ML of the good stuff: Liberty Creek Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Back to the Grind

Breakfast was a Banana with a tablespoon or two of TJ's Valencia Peanut Butter...
Lunch was a Salad from WF's Salad Bar with Toasted Soy Nuts and Balsamic Vinaigrette...

Then a little bit of a Theo Chocolate Bar. This is my current favorite chocolate. It's not cheap, but is satisfying and elegant. Dinner was Celebration Field Roast with Mashed Potatoes and Road's End Organic Herb Gravy.

Washed down with a bottle of Charles Shaw 2008 Shiraz.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Still At Home

Maybe I'll try venturing out on our road tomorrow. Mr. SV said the county put gravel on top of the ice. Sounds great Anyways, breakfast was Cinnamon Puffins with plain Silk Soymilk... Mr. SV graciously brought in lunch today from Tropical Smoothie Cafe . I got the "Mediterranean Veggie Grilled Flatbread" - Hummus, Banana Peppers, Onions, Tomatoes, Cilantro-Lime(?), Field Greens and Balsamic Vinaigrette on - you guessed it! - Grilled Flatbread. Don't ask what all those black specks are, I just ate them. Hope my sandwich wasn't a victim of the 'five second rule'. "Acai Berry Boost" Smoothie for dessert. Dinner was Vegan Steak w/A1 and Roasted Cauliflower washed down with a bottle of Simi Valley 2005 Merlot. My wine rack is going to be empty if I don't get to a store soon...but then I'd have to brush my teeth and take a shower...decisions decisions...

Monday, December 21, 2009

Almost Back To Normal

Breakfast was this recipe from Recipezaar. I added sliced Bananas to the batter and the Pancakes were fantastic topped with Agave Nectar with a side of Yves Breakfast Patties.
Mr. SV made it out to civilization today and brought me back a salad from the grocery store (I guess he ain't such a bad guy after all). I put Goddess Dressing and Fresh Gourmet Croutons on it. Dinner was Chickpea Cutlets with Sweet Potato Fries and Curry Sauce.
Washed down with a bottle of Columbia Crest 2006 Merlot.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Still Snowed In

Breakfast was Tofu Scramble with Hash Browns and Yves Breakfast Patties... Lunch was Pistachios...
Dinner was two of Alicia's Cutlets w/Heinz 57 and Roasted Acorn Squash.
Washed down with a bottle of Oak Leaf Shiraz. I sure hope I can get to a grocery store tomorrow...

Saturday, December 19, 2009


Breakfast was Steel Cut Oats with Golden Raisins...
Lunch was the rest of Susan's Split Pea Soup (I added half a sliced Tofurkey Italian Sausage to my bowl)
Then I had a few Tablespoons of WF's Green Olive Tapenade on Ry*Krisp Crackers... Dinner was Vegan Steak with A1 Sauce and a few small Baked Potatoes with Sour Supreme. Washed down with a bottle of Columbia Crest 2005 Merlot.I've always figured these Vegan Steaks were full of melamine, but tonight I looked at the ingredient list and they're actually from Taiwan and appear to be okay. This is the ingredient list: Non-GMO Textured Soybean Protein, Wheat Protein Concentrate, Wheat Fiber, Carrageenan, White Pepper, Sea Salt, Brown Sugar, Soybean Oil, Natural Vegetarian Seasoning and Mushroom Fiber.

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Calm Before 'The Storm' (of the century)

We woke up this morning to breakfast at The Hillbrook Inn . Any breakfast item we could think of was possible (not cuz we're special, that's just how it is there). We started with Fresh Fruit and Juice...I could've had Tofu Scramble, but opted for Oatmeal with Raisins. It was excellent.
Lunch was off the Asian Wokery Bar at Wegmans. Kung Pao Tofu and Steamed Veggies...
Dinner was Sheese on Bread...Smearing the Sheese on the Bread wasn't the prettiest but it tasted good.We're supposed to be snowed in tomorrow, so lots of comfort food to come...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mega Post

We hadn't been to The Mediterranean Cafe for several weeks. Since our last visit, they've really spruced up the place. We started with the complimentary Pita and Herbed Olive Oil... I had the Veggie Kabob Sandwich with double Hummus $6.99. So pretty I posted two pics!
Fresh, colorful vegetables in down town Charles Town! Whodathunkit?! Now that table games have been approved at Charles Town Raceway, we'll probably be seeing lots of new things in West Virginia.
Mr. SV had his usual Mediterranean Pasta...
Dinner was at The Hillbrook Inn, where the chef, Christine Hale, cooks up some tasty and healthy fare. We snacked on these Curried Almonds in the living room/hearth area while waiting for our 8pm dinner to begin...
Longingly looking at our table from the living room... it was tough waiting till 8pm to eat dinner...
The first course was Mushrooms on Bruschetta...
followed by Tomato Soup with Dill...
Penne with Toasted Pine Nuts...
Roasted Red Pepper stuffed with a mixture of Tofu and Vegetables. On the side -- Asparagus, Broccoli, Grilled Red Pepper and Rice...
Mixed Field Greens with Lime Vinaigrette...
Follow Your Heart Cheddar w/Carr's Crackers and Grapes. FYH has really improved their product. Chef Hale had to show me the package because I couldn't believe how tasty it was.Grilled Fresh Pineapple for dessert...Phew! A great meal that included all you can drink vino. The only negative (which I wasn't even aware of at the time) was the man at the next table giving me the stink eye whenever I took pics. Fortunately, I couldn't see him, Mr. SV told me about it later.