Long weekends are the best
Sorry for the short hiatus…I have been thoroughly enjoying this long weekend and also getting quite a bit accomplished at the same time. My apartment has NEVER been this organized and yet I’m coming up with more to do 🙂
Anyway…Sunday morning began like many others, only it was sort of special. I had oats in a jar!
Then on the way to church, I had another treat…soy pumpkin spice latte! Uh oh…
This was so incredibly delicious. But I can’t make this a habit. For financial and waistline reasons 😉
Lunch was rather unconventional…I got this weird craving for waffles and sausage so that’s what I had for lunch?
Two Eggo waffles, two Morningstar Farms “sausage” patties. And I added a tbsp of light syrup on top.
I got creative with La Croix as Amanda inspired me to do this!
So much fun!
I spent most of Sunday cleaning, doing laundry and lots of other stuff I can’t even remember. This whole long weekend threw my memory off, ha.
In the afternoon, I snacked on some popcorn. This stuff is seriously good.
Then for dinner, I decided to get creative! I knew I wanted chickpeas, but the thought of eating just plain ol’ chickpeas cooked in the microwave did not appeal to me at all!
After researching recipes for a while, I decided to just go with my own thing and see what happens. Here are the star ingredients!
I knew that a lot of curry dishes are made with coconut milk, so I thought why not try this soymilk? It is unsweetened so it should work. That little thing of Thai Kitchen red curry paste was a worthy investment as well.
I started out heating 1 can of chickpeas (drained and rinsed well) with 1/2 cup soymilk and added 1 tbsp curry paste.
But the longer I thought about it…I kept adding more stuff! I ended up adding chopped onion (1/2 cup), spinach (1/2 cup), minced garlic (1/2 tsp) and a pinch of salt.
The result looked like this:
Overtop a whole wheat pita pocket with a side of stir fry veggies.
I was ready to try it after taking that picture, but I was a bit nervous!
I love throwing things together on my own, especially when it was all stuff I already had on hand! This was delicious…not quite spicy enough but that is something I can improve on in the future. Success!
Then for dessert…the very last of my ice cream. Yes Mari, I still had some!
Another great use for a wine glass 🙂
Goodbye dairy ice cream! It’s been real. I would say I’ll miss you but we all know there are plenty of great alternatives out there.
I know this post is long so I will be back in a minute with today’s!
Posted on September 7, 2009, in Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, ice cream, Lunch, recipes, Snacks and tagged curry, Good Health Natural Foods, La Croix, MaraNatha, recipes, Starbucks, Thai Kitchen. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.