Monday, January 2, 2012

Monday, January 2nd

I thought I had bought a box of Cinnamon Harvest, but this Kashi Autumn Wheat turned out to be pretty tasty. Pay attention, Shoppers!
WF's Garlic Hummus with Olives and Pizzettina Crackers (from Big Lots) for lunch.
Dinner was the Chili Recipe off one of the bags of Soup Mix I bought yesterday.1 1/4 Cups of Beans (boiled and soaked in advance), 15 oz can of Tomato Sauce, Two Garlic Cloves, a Japaleno, Onion, Green Pepper, several sliced Shitakes and some crumbled Veggie Sausage. It wasn't pretty and didn't have Elbow Pasta like Molly's Wisconsin Chili (which was the Chili next on my list to make), but good nonetheless.
Half an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie for dessert from Everlasting Life Cafe.
So I kept it largely brown but healthy today.


xvavaveganx said...

Very healthy day! Everything looks delicious! I think I'm about to have some hummus and stuffed grape leaves for dinner thanks to this post :) I'm not a huge fan of chili but yours looks really great!

foodfeud said...

Did you cook the entire bag's worth of soup? It's definitely getting cold, finally.
Lunch looks great too; I love snacky plates like that, though I don't know that that amount would tame my hunger.

Rose said...

I'm always grabbing things off the shelf at the grocery thinking it's one thing and then realizing after that I chose the wrong one...grrr! Glad it worked out for you in this case.

I like the sound of those crackers, and between you and Maud, I've got a mean hankering for some chili.

Brown is beautiful.

Stacy said...

As UPS says (or used to say), "What can brown do for you?" Plenty, evidently.

Ingrid said...

I was craving cold cereal today, but didn't have any on hand - thank you for satisfying me visually.

Garlic hummus is my favorite flavor, excellent choice!

Your soup sounds really good - I'll have to add it to my recipes.

FYI: After realizing that I was only going to get a picture of neighbor's kitty if I stopped petting and walked away, it finally happened.

Molly said...

The soup looks good & hearty! I'm excited that you're planning on making my chili- I think that'll be the first human recipe of mine that someone makes.... :o

The Kashi Autumn Wheat is really good. I love that cereal.

blessedmama said...

That hummus plate was calling to me. And, hey, I just realized that you don't have your snowy river photo up yet. Wazzup?

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

Hey Now!!!!

VaVa, Hummus is the new cruelty-free Jell-O. There's always room for Hummus (I've found my most recent Stuffed Grape Leaves to be too heavy on the Vinegar/Lemon Juice. Any issues with that?)

FF, excellent question. I was pondering the value of $4 for what is essentially just an approx. 2lb bag of beans. I'm thinking it was still a good deal because I only used a small fraction. Still, it was just assorted beans, no spices or what not.

Rose, ha! You always know the perfect thing to say to my lame posts (still waiting on those Xmas Day Raviolis....)

Stacy, the only relevant saying I know is, 'If it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, flush it down'. Your saying is more appetizing.

Ingrid, looking forward to your kitty pic! She sounds like a little diva!

Molly, you certainly don't make your human recipes as accessible on your website as your doggie recipes. But kudos for keeping it all so well organized.

Blessed Mama, in my continued efforts to 'keep it real' here at The Shenandoah Vegan, I will not post a winter of 2012 river pic with snow until we get some actual snow. I'm a purist apparently.