Showing posts with label vegan sausage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vegan sausage. Show all posts

Sunday, April 01, 2007

'Turkey' results, brunch, piccata of sorts, salad

I swear, I am the worst insomniac. After forcing myself to stay in bed for hours, I got up around 5am and puttered around. What I should do is start taking my dog for her long walk in the early mornings. I decided to make a nice breakfast for the boys and husband. I made the sausage patties out of TVP, oats, spices and flaxmeal and some disgustingly unhealthy biscuits complete with white flour and *gasp* shortening. It was the earth balance stuff, so I guess it's not as bad as crisco, but I think this is the first time I've ever cooked with any type of shortening. I've had it in the fridge forever and was afraid to use it. I did NOT eat the biscuits, in fact, I didn't even eat the brunch. I am just a bit grossed out from all of the heavy type of food I've had this week. I swear, this blog should have been re-named the Seitan and Pasta blog.... but I digress, back to brunch. The tofu scramle was super simple with spinach, onion, garlic, green peppers, spices, soy sauce and pepper, topped with salsa. Unfortunately, I added too much soy sauce so I stirred in some leftover rice to tame it a bit. The smoothie was AWESOME. I did have a nice big glass and felt good about it too. It contained silken tofu, frozen mango, frozen banana, pineapple, coconut extract, almond extract and stevia.. oh and ice. The Vita-Mix smoothed it to perfection. Healthy, delicious and only 3 points per 16 oz. None of the boys, husband included, got out of bed until around 11am! I, of course, fixed a plate just to take a picture. I think I'm addicted to this blogging thing. I ate the honey dew melon and drank the smoothie. Honeydew has a lot of WW points, which irritates me. Like 3 for those two slices. (I weighed it for those wondering how I calculated that many points)

I was craving some live enzymes, so had this awesome salad for lunch. Baby arugula, carrots, some of the red cabbage from yesterday, sprouts and a pear were complimented by 1/4 cup of homemade hummus instead of dressing. 5 points for this HUGE salad.
all mixed up

The seitan "turkey" breast turned out pretty well. It needs just a tiny bit of tweaking and I need to figure out a way to slice it super thin. My cheap mandoline is not cutting it. Literally. I cut about 1/4 of it into these thick slabs for a piccata like dish I made last night. It was pretty good, but I KNOW my cutlets would be 100 times better. This is more like lunchmeat type turkey. In fact, Mark said it reminded him of the Lightlife fake turkey slices, which was exactly what I was going for.

Seitan 'Piccata'
This was an improvised dish, that really wasn't a picatta because I used mushrooms and mustard and tarragon, but it was good. I only had a bite, because it's actually in the freezer right now for another meal.
adzuki and mung bean sprout babies