Sunday, February 11, 2007

breakfast, burgers, dogs and patriotic

Yesterday, for breakfast, we were out of milk.. (oh , the tragedy for my milk loving children and husband!).. my youngest son had a very important basketball game at 9 am and I knew that a healthy breakfast was in order. I decided to make it very simple, and go with smoothies and muffins. I whipped up a Blueberry Bran Muffin and Orange Julius Smoothie.. all from vegan ingredients. I have not bought eggs for over a month. When I do buy them, they are from a local farmer. I know for a fact that his chickens are treated more humanely than most... I don't eat eggs, but my family does. The cool thing about his farmer, is that you can get his eggs on the roadside, on the honor system. He keeps them in a cooler and you deposit the money into a lock box. I will take a picture of it sometime... not that I am an egg fan.. I have always hated them... but I do buy them for my family and I feel just a little better doing so after being to his farm and seeing his chickens. They are not debeaked....OK.. enough of the rationalizations for the eggs...

My muffins and smoothie contain NO EGGS or dairy..


My dog is a total beggar. This is what she does whenever we eat. She sits there so quietly, that it is hard to fault her.. Can you say.. TOTAL FOCUS?
Here is the contents of my Lightlife container.. I am focusing on creating recipes that will utilize the products..

almost vegan veggie burger
The burger is vegan, as is the bun and condiments. The soy cheese contains casein. I will not be buying any more of this "cheese"... but I have 3 packages, so I will be using them instead of throwing them away.
The burger is made from black soybeans, sunflower seeds, onions, garlic, oats, soymilk and spices. They are delicious. I topped this one with 1/4 of an avocado, red onion, tomato, spinach, mustard and ketchup with one of my lower calorie buns. 400 calories total. Great lunch! I added a large bowl of veggie soup and 1 tsp of olive oil to this meal. Very satisfying.

My spoiled little girl... in my bed.. I am such a pushover!

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17 comments:

  1. Hey! Maggie loves all kinds of food..And burgers...oh I and my pets simply love 'em

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  3. haha your pup and her love for your cooking is too cute! I think it's great that you know those eggs don't come from de-beaked chickens.

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  4. I love the pic of your dog in the bed...it’s adorable! I look forward to seeing what you do with all your Lightlife stuff!!

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  5. that top dog photo is so cute! how did you score the lightlife? i've seen lots of their grub floating around -- i'd like some! :o)

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  6. I think it is fantastic that you buy your eggs where you do, and that you support a local farmer who treats his animals well. Each small step is still important.

    That burger sounds great. I have been meaning to make my own veggie burgers for a few weeks now, but I keep forgetting. Maybe this will keep me reminded!

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  7. Oh wow- that look on your dog's face in that first photo is so priceless! That is such an expressive face- I love it. Even though it's late at night, I could really go for your breakfast muffin and smoothie right now.

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  8. I love that you posted and are conscientious of the nutritional information! I, too, am a weight watcher vegan! I lost 90lbs over a year ago and I'm keeping it off. It's nice to see decadent meals that won't kill my diet and/or willpower! Thanks!

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  9. My dog is just as spoiled. He sleeps in our bed and likes to be given tidbits of people food - but he won't beg. He just sits nicely and STARES. Many say it's wrong and I know I shouldn't, but he gets small amounts & I'm careful what I give him. He loves veggies & tofu and that I don't worry about. I love your girl's paws in the first photo. She's so dainty looking.
    I'm with Vicki - where is everyone getting these Lightlife care packages?
    I'm a big fan of the burger & your's looks and sounds fantastic!

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  10. The smoothie looks so darn good. What cute pics of your dog too!!!

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  11. i love the egg idea...and i love eggs. i wish we had someone like that around here.

    my dog is a beggar too. and i, like you, am a sucker...for him. my baby.

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  12. I too want to know how people are getting all this Lightlife goodness. . . Your muffins look delicious--my dog would not only be begging, but probably trying to snatch it out of my hands :)

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  13. That burger looks so yummy,

    Your dog's face almost looks human. She is gorgeous.

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  14. Your pup is SO cute! :)

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  15. Burger looks yummy and sounds yummy. Do you have a recipe for them and your muffins? I would love them if you do.

    My fur kids are spoiled too! Bed, couch, whatever they want.

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  16. love the smoothies, yum!

    what a cute dog Lol

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  17. Anonymous3:21 PM

    Hello

    Thanks for sharing, I have digged this post

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