Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Coming Soon...

Oh my how yesterday stole away from me.  This happens a lot on Mondays!  I will quickly catch you up on my eats:
For Sunday's dinner at church I brought a "Honey Bunny" from Great Harvest.  There was so much leftover and I didn't want it to spoil so I pulled together this casserole in a jiffy.

It is similar to my Baked Pumpkin French Toast, only sans pumpkin.  Instead I mixed in half of a banana.  I am out of flax seeds so I made chia eggs instead (2 tbsp chia seeds mixed with 6 tbsp water).  I also stirred in half of a sweet potato diced small.  

Baked French Toast Casserole

1 loaf Honey Wheat bread, cubed
2 chia eggs (2 tbsp chia seeds mixed with 6 tbsp water)
1/2 ripe banana mashed
1/4 cup pecans
1/4 cup Almond Milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 sweet potato peeled and diced

Stir together chia seeds and water and let sit 4-5 minutes while you cut up the bread.  Stir together all ingredients and mix in bread cubes.  Scoop into a greased bread pan and bake at 350* for 25 minutes covered with foil.  Uncover and bake an additional 5-10 minutes.  Serves 3-4.

I topped my portion with peanut butter, coconut and pecans

Lunch was a simple salad with a slice of Great Harvest Dakota bread spread with Trader Joe's Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus.
The salad was a mix of kale and romaine, topped with raw sunflower seeds (not as good as toasted) and sprinkled with Ume Plum Vinegar.  If you have not tried umeboshi I do not recommend using it in this way for your first time with the product.  However, I love the salty, tart, distinct flavor of the vinegar and typically use it on its own these days.

In the afternoon I snacked on an apple and grapes.  I must have eaten my weight in grapes yesterday!  They are nature's candy!  I also had an Almond Dream mini ice cream sandwich.  All these snacks were consumed so close to 5pm, I hardly had an appetite until late into the evening.  So after my meetings last night this dinner was consumed:
When you are eating at 9pm, it is hard to muster the energy to create anything more spectacular.  I am a sucker for cereal, and use any excuse to eat it!

So I read that Sunday was the anniversary of the first Ice Cream Sundae...so while this is a few days late, I had to show you how I took advantage of this momentous occasion:
TCBY in Huntersville is one of those fantastic self-serve toppings locations.  I am sort of addicted.  They have dairy-free sorbet so Mr. Kummerow and I can enjoy eating-out ice cream once again!  If people asked me what I miss the most now that I am vegan, I would always say that I miss going out for ice cream.  It is such an iconic American treat!  Now that I have TCBY in my life I don't miss a single thing!  And this particular TCBY just put mochi on the toppings bar!  This bowl was like heaven in my mouth!  It included Ruby Red Grapefruit Sorbet (my fav) topped with dark chocolate, granola, coconut and mochi.

The other day Mr. Kummerow called me and told me I must drive a certain way home and look for a surprise on the side of the road.  I was intrigued and guess what I found? 
Yay!  There is a big sign right up the road from my house that says TCBY is coming to Mooresville!  My summers will never be the same!  You can expect daily photos of delicious sorbet!

So I'm off to the kitchen to start my lunch.  It is rainy and cold here today (yesterday was sunny and 80*) so I'm cooking soup.  I have dinner plans with Ashley's Army so to keep with my goal of cooking more I have decided that I am making lunch today!  See you back here soon!

1 comment:

  1. I love TCBY! I ran a 5k a week and a half ago and there were people there from TCBY handing out free samples. I couldn't have any though. :( (I've given up sweets for Lent.) Maybe they'll do the same thing at another race. :D