Tuesday, April 28, 2009

$3.33 a day: Salad, Gluten Free English Muffins and Simple Eats

Sprout infused salad

You can't beat this on a hot day... baby arugula, alfalfa and lentil sprouts, cuckes, broccoli,  tomatoes and a yummy flax dressing..  

Gluten Free Whole Grain English Muffins

I am super duper excited about these! 100% gluten free and whole grains.... and they came together within 30 minutes.  I finally have something satisfying and super cheap to eat my veggie burgers on! The muffin above had hummus, home grown sprouts and tomato. Wheat is finally becoming obsolete! Woohoo! 

Spring Sprouted Chickpea Soup

Try as I might, I do not like sprouted chickpeas. I will never be a 100% raw foodist. I made a simple soup with my sprouts, flavored with onion, garlic, marjoram and mint... and a hint of orange zest and crushed red peppers. This really hits the spot. The sprouted chickpeas were cooked JUST enough to take that raw bite off of them. They take on both the delicious properties of the raw/cooked chickpea. 

Mustard Baked Tempeh with Oninons

Simple and satisfying without any of the bitter tempeh flavor that can sometimes come through.. 

Enchilada Bake

I left this at the old house for the kids... I don't think they even missed the cheese! 

I'm teaching a cooking class this Sunday... a Cinco de Mayo feast and will be including the red and green sauces as well as the queso that went into this dish. 

31 comments:

  1. ooh, that tempeh looks amazing!!!

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  2. Good work on those English muffins! I remember making them at home (not gluten-free at the time); it was a lot of fun.

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  3. That all looks delicious, but I'm particularly eyeing the baked tempeh.

    Are you avoiding wheat because you're allergic?

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  4. that tempeh!! wow, I'd be at the table with an eager plate at the ready in a *second* if I smelled that!

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  5. Oh my! I would love to try those English Muffins! That salad looks so refreshing and perfect for the weather around here! :) Love that tempeh! Mmm!

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  6. That tempeh looks so so good, as does the sprouted chickpea soup. I've not tried sprouted chickpeas before but this soup looks light, fresh and yummy!

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  7. Wow Melody! I hope that you're going to include the english muffin recipe in your e-book. They look fantastic!

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  8. Yum. And the tempeh looks divine.

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  9. I hate the bitter aftertaste that tempeh has sometimes! Yours is making me drool :)

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  10. Yum! Do you have problems with wheat? I don't know if I could ever give it up.
    I must have the flax dressing recipe!

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  11. Oh how I wish I could just jump in the car and come to your Cinco de Mayo feast!

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  12. the enchilada bake looks perfect! and so does the tempeh! gotta love some deeeeelicious tempeh without the bitterness that it can sometimes hold on to. your gluten-free whole grain english muffins look rock'n - and so does the sprouted chickpea soup (for some crazy reason i just love those sprouted chickpeas - which is funny 'cause i'm not a fan of bitter things)! oh my gosh, everything looks so awesome! mmmmmmmmmm!

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  13. Robyn4:28 PM

    Soooo glad to hear you say you don't like sprouted chick peas!!! Neither do I! I've tried and tried turning them into hummus and absolutely hate it every time I try it! Nice that you're finding substitutions for the wheat. I know you're going to feel so much better off it! Lots of love to you!

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  14. Oh man, that tempeh looks super good...and so does the soup. I don't think I've tried sprouted chickpeas, but the soup looks great!

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  15. Can't beat indeed! that's a beautiful salad, Mel. I'll have to make it. The tempeh looks great, too: it's the only meat substitute I ever loved! I'm always so impressed with your range as a chef.

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  16. Your salad looks wonderful! Are you going to share the English muffin recipe or have you already?

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  17. Those English muffins look awesome! I've never tried making made them before, but now I'm inspired to try.

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  18. enchilada bake! yum yum!

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  19. that tempeh looks SOOSOOO good!!!

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  21. You always have great pictures and everything sounds so delicious, I want to try to make them all. Thanks for being such a great inspiration!!!!=D

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  22. Mary, I am definitely sensitive to gluten. I break out in hives when I make seitan (or eat it) and when I eat wheat, I want to binge and I blow up like a balloon with water retention and my face gets red and hot.

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  23. Gluten Free English Muffins?! I'll be needing that recipe!

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  24. That salad up top just looks so vibrant and colorful... Just what fresh veggies should look like, really! Makes me want to go load up on tons of produce at the market today.

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  25. How good does that baked tempeh look! I could eat that english muffin with the tomato on it right now!

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  26. I used to make tempeh like that all the time. it's so easy!

    i don't like sprouted chickpeas either. ick. but that doesn't mean you can't eat raw food, it just means you don't like spouted chickpeas.

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  27. The simpler the better, I say! Lovely eats.

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  28. Ohhhh....I hope you'll post that recipe for the English muffins! And the tempeh looks fantastic, too.

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