Salads, salad, salad! (said in my best Jan Brady voice).... On Mon and Tue I get home from work around 8pm and the last thing I want is to eat or prepare a large meal, so I've been eating salad. Boring as it may be to some, it is enjoyable for this party of one. The salad above and below are very similar, baby arugula, low fat flax vinaigrette, baked tofu and avocado... but the one above contained these awesome canned mandarin oranges. The reason they are so awesome is that they were canned without any sugar or corn syrup! When I opened the can, I added a tiny bit of stevia to them and they were fabulous.
I used some of the Lightlife Flax Tempeh to create this awesome dish.
In my cast iron with cooking spray I sauted scallions, garlic and ginger along with soy sauce, daikon and steamed tempeh... a T or so of hoisin sauce and chili garlic sauce punched up the flavor big time. I served it wrapped in a steamed red cabbage leaf topped with avocado and a drizzle of toasted sesame oil. It hit the spot!
Now, onto two more Lightlife reviews:
The first from my 14 year old vegetarian son who enjoyed the Smart Stuffers Chick'n Broccoli Melts. He really liked them and said he'd be very happy to eat them once a week or so. He had two which contained a whopping 40 grams of protein, along with a salad and was very full. They are not vegan though... I wish they were! It's important to read labels and not assume a vegetarian product won't have eggs or dairy.
Second, my mother tried the Smart Chili and she liked it a lot. She said it had a wonderful flavor, but she added a bunch of veggies to it because she's into veggies. Growing up, every meal had to contain a green vegetable. (steamed or raw) I thank her for that.
Oh, I forgot, a third review from my X about the Chorizo sausages. (I have two saved in my freezer to try so I can give my opinion)... He loved them! He said they were delicious and hit the spot after a work out when he often craves meat.
This life of mine seems very odd right now. I am looking for a permanent apartment in the same town as my kids (I currently live 20 mins away from them)... so many changes in the last year. I can't wait until I am living there and they can be with me whenever they want. It has been a hard adjustment not to be with them everyday. Two teen boys... they will be men before I know it.
I really NEED there to be good lighting in this new apartment... because my photography depends on it.