Thursday, February 15, 2007

Bringing Sexy Back

Lunch this week was tortilla roll ups with salsa, apple and jicama. The roll ups are beyond simple and actually really yummy. Its just refried beans spread onto the tortilla and rolled up. It was my first time using jicama, and I have to say I'm not a fan. At least not of it plain. I may try to use the leftovers in the Vive salad that features it.

For our Valentine's meal, we decided not to go the fancy route (since we're at school til 6) and made pitas. Yesterday they were made with PC's chicken strips, but today I used chicken seitan from La Dolce Vegan and combined it with some romaine, tomato and hummus from Vive le Vegan. It was so yummy! And cheaper than the Pita Pit.



The title doesn't just relate to the Sexy Low Fat Vanilla Cupcakes I made from VCTOTW...it relates to me! I don't want to jinx myself again, but my weight went up way too much. So far, I've lost 5 pounds. Anyways, you'd have to be insane to give up cupcakes so I made this lower fat option for our V day. I was surprise at how sweet these are! Not much else to say, I think lots of people have tried them already, but they sure are pretty!

9 comments:

Tracy said...

Wow! those cupcakes really are pretty. They just look kinda romantic or something. I have to try that recipe. The problem with that cookbook is that you want to try all of them, but holy sh**, your ass would expand exponentially!

theONLYtania said...

I love the tortilla rollups! I like for my lunch to be fun :-) And your pita looks delicious, I bet anything is cheaper than the pita pit. I got a pita few weeks ago.. JUST veggies and it was like $6! Honestly.

That is one of the more amazing cupcakes I've ever seen. I never do that fancy topping stuff because it will get ruined when I transport them to my destination.. that's seriously the only reason.

Melissa said...

Tracy, I thought they looked romantic too :)

Tania, I love fun lunches too! And it helps fight the temptation of buying lunch. I know, I got a falafel pita with hummus a few weeks back and it was 6$ too.

Johanna3 said...

pretty food. i hope you feel better!

Dori said...

You loser! Five pounds, that's great :) i agree with the savings of taking lunch. There is a pita pit near where I like to shop, yes pricey esp when you consider the great lunches that can be made and taken.

Judy said...

That is the prettiest little cupcake! Nice to hear that it tasted great too!

Vivacious Vegan said...

Congrats on your weight loss! Your sexy low fat cupcake really takes the cake. Your picture has got me drooling. Seems like this book was a real hit for V-Day.

Maria said...

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World is Amazing! I made a few recipes from the book myself. Great recipe blog!

dvd-r said...

YUMMY!
I can't wait to give this a try.