Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Day 3 and muffins

Yesterday's meals consisted of all new recipes/ideas. Breakfast was a simple fruity smoothie from Calciyum. It was pretty good. It had oj, orange, strawberries, silk tofu, vanilla and maple syrup. I was too lazy to cut up the orange very much so there were a few chunks in the smoothie, but I liked them. The recipe makes a lot so that's all I had til lunch.

Lunch was cream of tomato and basil soup from La Dolce Vegan, served with multigrain crusty bread and salad. The soup tastes sort of like canned tomato soup but better! The basil lends so much flavour to the soup and I enjoyed the pieces of onion. With canned tomato soup, I practically have to put in a whole pack of crackers to eat. That's why I love homemade soup, you rarely need crackers to be satisfied, there's so much texture and flavour.

Dinner was week 2's Tuesday dinner from Vegan Cooking for One, Mediterranean noodles. Yum! My favourite dinner from the book so far, and very simple. Whole wheat spaghetti tossed with margarine and Vegan parmesan and topped with a sauce that has green pepper, onion, mushroom, veg stock, tomato paste and seasonings. Quite delicious. I really liked the parm on the spaghetti, I'll definitely be doing that again! I served the spaghetti with some stirfried collards with fresh lemon.

Last nite, I made some cinnamon raisin muffins from Table for Two for breakfasts and snacks. The book also focuses on smaller servings, so it makes 6 small muffins. I didn't take a picture, they're nothing special in the looks department, but they taste pretty good. I had one for breakfast this morning with a banana and I was pretty happy with the results.

I can' t wait to finish this week's meals, I have a lot of plans for next week!

So as I said earlier, I went to the dentist yesterday, and its all cavities :) Things also went well with my academic advisor. He told me that with my grades I should go into medicine...that was a nice self esteem boost, and reassuring to know that if I wanted to, I could. He also told me I'm all clear for next year, and I actually have some room in my schedule in the fall, so I dropped one of my spring courses and am taking it in the fall...less work for me this summer :)

Hopefully I can post tonite's meal later on.


yardsale said...

Yay, Dr. Sudzy.

And mmm . . . Dayquil.

Melissa said...

erm...dayquil? lol

Catherine said...

Everything looks great! I was just gifted an immersion blender today, so I might have to have a smoothie for breakfast tomorrow morning!

That tomato soup sounds awesome -- can you post the recipe, or a link to it?

Carrie™ said...

Great boost for you Melissa. All your hard work and furious studying has paid off. Excellent!

Melissa said...

Carrie, I'll post the soup recipe from La Dolce Vegan when I go home. I'm at my boyfriend's right now, and I don't have it on me. :)

Carrie, thank you. I am currently working towards being a teacher but I did used to want to be a cardiologist, so at least I know I could do it if I wanted to.

sarchan said...

Those collard greens look so good. . . oh, and so does the pasta!