Another recipe fail?

Another Wednesday girl’s night potluck has come and gone. This week I had the main dish and while it wasn’t terrible, I was a bit disappointed. But let’s back up!

Yesterday’s breakfast was 5 grain cereal with almond butter and some dried fruit (cherries, blueberries, and cranberries) that I received in a packet a while back at a cancer info booth.

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Mid-morning, I took a walk and then snacked on some mixed nuts (2 tbsp).

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For lunch, I had a veggie burger in a pita pocket with avocado, tomato and spicy mustard, plus some carrots and hummus on the side.

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I had a hard time stuffing everything into the pita pocket! I think I overdid it a bit ;-)

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After lunch, I had class and then a meeting, so when I got back I was more than ready for some tea and chocolate (it’s becoming a ritual I think).

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I had brought some soy yogurt and cereal as my afternoon snack but I sat there and kept asking myself if I was hungry. Nope. Usually I would eat it anyway, but I decided to save it for the next day instead.

I love it when that happens! No, not skipping a snack. Just being intuitive and feeling good about my choices.

After work, I met Farrah for a run. We did a bit more than 3 miles, most of it running but there were a few walks in there. I’m trying to build back up to running 5Ks, the first of which will be next month!

When I got home, I was finally hungry so I snacked on some more mixed nuts (another 2 tbsp).

For the main dish at girls night, I prepared a Lentil Rice and Veggie Bake using this recipe from allrecipes.com as my guide with a few substitutions.

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Cooking up all the veggies in the skillet…it looks good!

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I had to make these lentils because I couldn’t find “red” ones? Does anyone know the difference?

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I also used barley instead of rice because I already had some in the pantry.

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Here’s what it looked like coming out of the oven :)

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I don’t know what it was but something I just didn’t care for. I think maybe it was too bland because it was better with some salt on it.

We had the casserole (x2) with some veggies and bread dipped in olive oil. Yum!

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But I think dessert was my favorite! Court found these Diana’s Bananas banana babies, which the box described as “real bananas covered with non-dairy dark chocolate…perfect!

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I may have to find some of these for myself. How awesome they were!

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Even though I wasn’t thrilled with my dish, you live and learn. I hope one of these days I can make a really great tasting vegan dish. I’m hoping it was just the substitutions I made or something. Oh well!

Hope you all had a good Wednesday night too. Thank you for your comments on my decision not to watch The Biggest Loser…I deleted it from my DVR and I canceled the series recording. That felt great! Ha ha.

Have an awesome Thursday!

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About Sarah Frankel

I am 29 years old and a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. I've been married to my husband Josh for 6 years and we have a 5 year old beagle named Suzie. Four years ago, I changed my eating and exercise habits, dropping 70 pounds and gaining an entirely new life. I took up running in September 2007 and became vegan in October 2009. I am constantly striving to improve my life so that I can live it to the fullest! I hope you will join me on my life journey.

Posted on September 17, 2009, in Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, disappointment, lentils, Lunch, potluck, recipes, running, tv shows, Walking, workouts and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. You could always try adding a different spice blend to the meal.

    Those frozen bananas look great – is there any added sugar in them?

  2. Those bananas look so good! I think Trader Joe’s carries some like those as well.

  3. That dish looks really good…

    OMG Where did she find those bananas! I must go google them lol

  4. Sorry for the late response, but thanks from all of us at Diana’s Bananas for giving us a try and letting everyone know! We can be found in most major grocery stores, there is a store locator on the the siet (www.dianasbananas.com). Keep up the healthy eating, looks yummy!
    Susan Burns
    Social Media Manager, Diana’s Bananas

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