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My first frittata

For girl’s night potluck this week, I had the main course. I wanted to try a new recipe and I was definitely feeling like a breakfast dish.

Only this time, instead of baked oatmeal, I was feeling more like something savory. I decided to bust out my copy of Vegan Planet and make a frittata!

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I was shocked at how easy this was to make. I decided to use vegetables I already had on hand and thanks to Lindsay, I learned I could substitute corn starch for arrowroot.

In the mix: asparagus, red onion, red and green peppers.

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I was a little unsure about using tofu in a dish like this. I wasn’t sure how it would look or taste.

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When I poured the mixture on top of the veggies, I was getting nervous.

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But when it came out of the oven, it sort of looked like eggs and the consistency was quite similar.

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The only problem was the veggies sort of “fell out” so it got a little messy 😉

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But I have to say, it tasted pretty good. It didn’t taste like eggs, more like baked tofu, but I liked it!

And because the ingredients were so simple and fresh, the calories were pretty low in this dish.

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For dessert, I had some strawberries that were pretty good. I’m so looking forward to Spring and Summer fruits.

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We also enjoyed a bottle of Beringer Pinot Grigio.

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I had a glass with some bread that arrived later (this Meijer fresh baked bread is vegan and totally delicious).

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I also had a cup of Plantation Mint and another piece of bread (and another that went unpictured)!

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Everything was so good and I was really pleased with how my first “frittata” turned out.

I do think I will try it again and I’m also ready to tackle a tofu scramble that sounds really good 🙂

What dish have you made that you were unsure about, but it turned out good?

Another snow day?

I am so over the snow. And winter for that matter. I’m ready for Spring like you wouldn’t believe. Or if you live somewhere that it’s been snowing a lot, perhaps you would.

So today, I woke up to 4 more inches of snow on top of the 6 we got the other day that hadn’t quite melted. I also had a text message telling me not to come to work. Know what that means?

Apparently, today it meant WAFFLES!

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I used the same mix as last time (when I made pancakes) and topped them with peanut butter, strawberries, and syrup. Delicious!

For lunch, I had a vegan burger with hummus on whole wheat toast and some veggies on the side.

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Plus another tangerine! Good this time of year, both in taste and for health 🙂

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Snacked on some nuts.

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Then dinner was penne pasta with cauliflower and spaghetti sauce, plus my last piece of bread. That means it lasted more than two weeks, and Josh ate some of it too!

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Then later on, I had a piece of toast with peanut butter and chocolate chips (aka best snack ever).

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I still felt hungry later on, so I snacked on some tortilla chips. That seemed to take care of it 😉

I’m so glad to be going back to work tomorrow, especially so I can work out again! Today’s activities were mainly cleaning and walking the dog multiple times through a foot of snow.

What is your favorite season?

I’m definitely a summer girl! Get me outta this snow!!

I love bread

Before I headed out for my errands, I ate some lunch. Behold, finally, some good natural light in my kitchen!

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Lunch was leftover refried bean cakes with some mixed veggies, pita & hummus, and a pickle.  I love throwing lunches like this together, you get a little taste of everything 🙂

When I went grocery shopping today, I came across some bread, so I decided it would go well with my dinner 🙂

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I love that this bread has real chunks of garlic in it and not that nasty buttery garlic spread.

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I love bread. I love carbs. I’ve gone back and forth on here about how much I need or whether certain ones are good or bad.

But the bottom line is, I love them, I need them, therefore I’m going to eat them. But I still need to maintain some control! So I cut off my one piece…

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And then put the rest in a freezer bag to save for later!

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It also helped that I got garlic bread, so I’m not tempted to get out a piece and spread peanut butter on it, ha ha!

For dinner, I made spaghetti and topped it with some light Ragu sauce (tomato basil) and kidney beans for some protein.

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For once, I actually measured out the right portion of spaghetti (which equals 1 cup cooked). I took what I would normally get out of the box and then cut that in half!

We’re getting ready to watch “Halloween 2” which seems weird for this time of year. We watched “Saw VI” last night, which was okay but it’s like they keep upping the ick factor instead of making the story more interesting.

But it was okay. We’ll see about this next one!

Seen any good movies lately?

Calling all bread lovers!

I am almost out of bread and hoping to buy some more at the store tonight. Here’s the deal: I have been using the same kind for a while now (Healthy Life soft style 100% whole wheat) so I’m getting a little burned out by it and also it doesn’t match up nutritionally to what I usually prefer my breads to have, mostly in that it doesn’t have enough fiber (only 3 g for 2 slices). But it’s been on sale so I’ve justified it until now.

Here are my requirements:

  • No HFCS
  • At least 3g fiber per slice (not per 2)
  • Less than 100 calories per slice
  • 100% whole wheat/grain
  • Not too expensive (like under or around $3)

Can you help me?

Leave a comment with your favorite store-bought bread even if it doesn’t meet the above, I just want to know 🙂