Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Menu Week of June 18th, 2012


(B1) Quinoa Cakes :I made these and they were really good! My husband even liked them!  These are more savory than sweet but, can be made ahead and eaten throughout the week.  I omitted the Parmesan cheese. You can add nutritional yeast if you want. Also you can use egg whites instead of the whole egg, I did that too.


(S1)Sweet Potato Fries with Dill Sauce: I have a confession...I love fries.  I really do!  There is just something about them that keeps me coming back for more, especially when I am pregnant! These recipes are my substitutes!  I add olive oil instead of vegetable oil or you can use egg whites.  I also added a LOT of extra dill and vinegar to the ranch sauce but, that is the way I like it! Uh-Huh Uh-Huh!

(S2)  Fruit and Almond butter:  I don't know about you but I love fruit and peanut butter together.  However, I don't digest peanut butter very well.  So, I switched to almond butter.  I eat it on bananas and bananas for a snack


(D1)Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomato Marinara Sauce :  This recipe is de-LISH!  I have made it more than once.  It does call for dates but, I omitted it and it still tastes good and sweet! Another variation on this would be to add salt-free tomato paste( just add a little water, extra spices and lemon juice).  The recipe calls for zucchini as the noodles but, you can use gluten-free noodles as well.  

(D2)BBQ Veggie Burger with  Sun Dried Tomato Ketchup and Mustard(opt.) : I think I ate three of these the first time I mad this! It was so yummy! It says to dehydrate the burger but, you can use the oven or fry it in olive oil.

(D3)Raw Fiesta Tacos!: What can I say, I LOVE tacos! These are really yummy! The cashew sour cream is a weird combination and it may even taste weird by itself but, on top of the tacos it's good!  You can even omit the cashew sour cream and make sour cream from greek yogurt.  Just add lemon juice and vinegar to it to taste.  You can also use beans with cumin on them instead of the walnut/soy sauce combination.

(D4)Raw Pizza on Portabello Crust: I haven't tried this recipe but, it looks really good!

(D5)Spicy Thai Peanut(I used almonds) Sauce with Veggies and Noodles: I have made this so many times with some variation.  I used almond butter instead of peanut butter and instead of chipotle peppers I used the a tablespoon of thai chili paste(It comes in a little jar in the oriental section). I make this sauce then add raw or steamed veggies like carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, corn, snap peas, bamboo shoots etc. You can put it on gluten-free rice, noodles or just eat as is.  My family loved it!

Dessert and a Drink

Blackberry and Basil Seltzer: Just for kicks and giggles I thought I would post a refreshing drink that I saw but haven't tried yet. Would like you all to try it and give me your opinion:)

(Ds1)Lemon Sweet Cream with Fruit : I haven't tried this either, but I have made things like this and it was really good surprisingly!  I am not a big believer in eating too much coconut mainly because all the saturated fat in it(bummer!)  But, ya know....once in a while!  You can use whatever fruit is in season or what suits your fancy.

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