Last Week’s Dinners

Last week’s dinners were just too tasty not to share. All were pretty accessible to make during the week, without sacrificing taste or nutrition.

Monday: Baked sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts and baked tofu. This recipe is from Bobbi’s blog.   I can not take credit for this dinner though, my love made the whole thing. He put the tofu to marinate in the morning and threw it in the oven when he got home, along with the sweet potatoes. While those were cooking, he sauteed the brussel sprouts. Super duper delish and filling!

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Tuesday: Bean tacos with pineapple salsa and green beans. I had some extra time this evening, so I made an easy dinner for the night, plus prepped the ingredients for the next night.

For the tacos, I kept it pretty simple; black refried beans and corn tortillas. (Trader Joe’s corn tortillas are my favorite. I have had a hard time finding tortillas without unnecessary ingredients, and these only have corn and lime.)

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I made a quick salsa with pineapple, avocado, onions, cilantro and garlic salt.

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For a side, I threw about 1 lb of greens beans in the oven, mixed with extra virgin olive oil, garlic salt, sea salt and fresh black pepper.

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Wednesday: Asian noodle bowls. The link to this recipe is here. It took about 20 minutes to prep and I did it all the night before. I made the rice noodles, dressing and sliced up the veggies. On this evening, I went to yoga. As soon as I came home, I warmed up the rice noodles. After that, it was just assembling. The dressing was perfect to tie it all together.

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Thursday: Veggie hot dogs. Most Thursday nights, we can be found at our local farmers market. I purchase nearly all of my week’s produce from here and the added bonus is there is a hot dog vendor, Haybird’s Hot Dogs, who carries vegetarian hot dogs.

I know this is going to sound crazy, but hot dogs are about the only thing I miss from my meat eating days, I know how disgusting that sounds.

Haybird’s cures the craving though, especially with all the fixings!

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Friday: The Clay Oven Indian food! This is one of my favorite, local restaurants. My number one favorite thing is the perfect samosas. They are crispy, without tasting fried and stuffed with delicious, flavorful fillings. My second favorite thing is that there is Bollywood music videos on, at all times.

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I ordered Bengan Bhartha, which is roasted eggplant with tomato and spices. I ate this with copious amounts of garlic naan.

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For dessert, we ordered the carrot pudding. This is pureed carrots with spices and slivered almonds on top.  It was uuuuhhhh-maaaaa-ziiiing.

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6 thoughts on “Last Week’s Dinners

  1. hehe! I found it really amusing that I am just preparing the same dinner as the one in the first photo. Great minds think alike (with a week or so time shift) 🙂

  2. I’ve never had carrot pudding but it sounds yummy! Which reminds me of a recipe I’ve been meaning to send you. This was so freakin good and easy to make. I didn’t use the brand PB they mention because, even if I could get it it has extra unwanted stuff added. I just used my usual nothing-but-nuts PB and added some hot sauce and curry powder (probably some cayenne pepper as well) and ginger. I just cooked it all until the carrots were soft and then stuck my immersion blender in the pot. I even forgot the lime juice and crushed peanuts and it was still fantastic! It made a huge batch (5-6 servings). I can’t wait to make it again! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/the-heat-is-on-peanut-but_n_1061106.html

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