More Lightlife reviews.. I used the rest of the Gimme Lean Sausage to create a filling for this calzone. VwaV inspired tofu-basil ricotta, spinach and 11 oz of the sausage made enough filling for 12 small calzones. First of all, I am not a fan of meat, so maybe this was just too meaty for me. The texture just sat in my mouth and grossed be out. My family, on the other hand, LOVED it. When I used sausage the other day in my stuffed squash I only used a small amount and I also broke it up very well, so it was more like small TVP granules. I actually didn't even finish my calzone, but that's OK, because we have tons of leftovers for my kids to grab for breakfast!
The other day, Vanessa blogged about BBQ "Chicken" Pizza and that reminded me that my husband used to eat this all the time with his gaming buddies during college. (You don't even want to imagine what their dorm rooms would smell like after a 24 hour D&D session!).. but I digress. I had some Lightlife Chik'N Smart Strips and some homemade BBQ sauce sitting in the fridge and I had already planned on calzones for dinner, so I rinsed them off (someone here blogged about them being salty I think) and fried them up with an onion in my cast iron, then added the BBQ sauce. My husband came downstairs during this time and grabbed a bit out of the pan and literally did a double take! He was very impressed and said that he thought it was chicken. I took a bit of the Chik'n before I put it on the pizza and thought it was OK. Not really my thing, but I can see how people would really love it if they were missing the real thing. My oldest son and husand really enjoyed their pizzas, and some of our local neighbor kids had a couple bites and were very impressed. One of them said the Chik'n tasted like honey ham. (It was covered in BBQ sauce)
For breakfast today, I was craving something spicy and healthy, so I came up with this delicious savory pancake. I used some leftover curried rutabaga and cauliflower soup and mixed it with chickpea flour and fried it up with some cooking spray in my trusty cast iron. I decided to stuff it with a simple salad and dress it with my nonfat cranberry-dijon vinaigrette. It is topped with tofu/garlic sour cream. I was a little curious if the flavors would compliment each other, or if they would be a hideous disaster. I was pleasantly surprised. Delicious and so filling that I only had a smoothie for lunch.