veggie meal plan – march 2, 2015

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The sick has got the energy in the house on mute. Naps, audiobooks, podcasts, music, and a fair share of video streaming are going in everyone’s respective corners. We seem to have survived the weekend, but there is much to catch up on and I suspect the 11yo has at least a couple of more days of watch she disparagingly refers to as “sick activities” before she can get back to normal. Good news is that there wasn’t much to see beyond the confines of el castillo this weekend. The weather here is STILL grey and wet and cold. Yay, March! ;)

I am not convinced that this sick is done traveling through the house, so I am going to get us stocked up *just* in case mama isn’t allowed to touch other people’s food later in the week: Read More

lunch bowl – winter taco salad

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winter taco salad |

We’ve continued our greens at lunch routine and enjoyed these salad bowls over the weekend. Easy enough to pull together if you have taco fixings (rice, beans, salsa) around. In the winter I take advantage of my pickled red onion stash, radishes, and the roasted jalapeños that my freezer keeps nice and chilled for me.

Winter Taco Salad
mixed greens
red cabbage
black beans
brown rice
pickled red onions
homemade salsa with roasted jalapeño

veggie meal plan – february 22, 2015

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The temperature is plummeting as I type this post and we are just a *wee bit* miffed about it. 30º may not seem like a big deal in February too most, but this is Central Texas and it was in the 70s just a couple of days ago. Stomps feet.

Will be warming the house with lots of soups and baking this week:

Potato Soup with Pesto* | Mixed Greens with Grapefruit Vinaigrette
Ginger Fried Rice
Tomato Saffron & Roasted Garlic Soup* | Quiche
Grain, Veggie & Protein Bowl
Pasta Puttanesca
Veggie Chili

Banana Oat Bars
Carrot Muffins
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
Oatmeal Sandwich Bread

* Fields of Greens

veggie meal plan – february 15, 2015

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I’ve spent every spare moment this weekend in the kitchen. Washing greens, shredding cabbage, roasting veggies, and getting the fridge armed with basics (grains, legumes, dip, salad dressings, etc.) makes it a kazillion times easier to reach for something reasonably healthy when the hunger pangs strike. My sweet tooth this week will be satiated with homemade popsicles (I am ignoring the cold in the forecast) and our stash of homemade preserves.

salpicon | aneelee.comBreakfast
Grains & Kale Pesto Scramble
Black Bean Tacos
Overnight Steel Cut Oats
Yogurt and Granola with Strawberry-Vanilla Preserves
Sweet Potato Waffles

Vegetarian Puchero
Celery Root & Pesto Risotto* | Spinach Salads with Mustard Vinaigrette**
Vegetarian Tan-Tan Noodles***
Sesame Broccoli & Tofu Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing
Grains, Tofu & Tangled Collards^
Potato & Kale Tacos

Roasted Beets & Brussel Sprouts
Sweet Potato Cakes (based on these)
Grapefruit Paletas
Almond Milk-Banana Smoothies
Raw Carrots

Thank you to ATXSwappers for helping fill in our meals this week. I scored some lovely beer mustard, lemon-basil pesto, and strawberry preserves that are making this week’s meals a little more special.

* The Bon Appetite Fast, Easy, Fresh Cookbook
** Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
*** The Heart of the Plate
^ Vegetable Literacy


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mistakes | aneelee.comThings in the kitchen aren’t always pretty. Mistakes happen. In the grand scheme of things a pan of burnt granola is not the end of the world. Is it food waste? OMG, yes! Was it preventable? OMG, yes! Am I going to make another batch of granola? Ummm, yeah. Kicking myself for the pricey pistachios and pecans AND golden raisins that bit it yesterday, so my next batch will be with a more modest list of ingredients and the oven timer set. My usually, dependable memory and olfactory senses are clearly spread a little thin. Hoping that my next mistake is just as easy to fix.

Listening to Alice Coltrane. 
Thinking about Diana.
Coffee, coffee, coffee.