I started the day with a plate of fruit & a slice of the Co-Op's fruit loaf, toasted & spread with Marks & Spencer Low Fat Dairy Free Margarine.
I followed with a late morning snack of the last Apricot Glazed Almond Cupcake that I made for the cookbook challenge on Tuedsay.
Lunchtime involved more leftovers, this time the last of yesterday's Leek, Bean & Rice Medley from 500 Vegan Recipes.
It might've looked better yesterday but it still tasted fantastic today.
Next I had a delicious bowl of Tyrells Sweet & Salty Popcorn as a mid afternoon snack whilst I was reading MoFo blog posts.
Whilst I was waiting for Nick to finish work I got hungry & ate one of yesterdays Beer Rolls (again from 500 Vegan Recipes) with some Marks & Spencer Low Fat Dairy Free Margarine.
I also hadn't forgotten that I'd promised to make the last recipe of this weeks cookbook challenge today after the rainy day laziness hit hard yesterday, the generator had picked the Quinoa, Tofu & Kale with Walnut Pesto from Color Me Vegan so that's what was on the menu for dinner.
I started by making the Walnut Pesto.
I'd planned to halve the recipe but it was too little even for my mini chopper to deal with so I made the whole lot & now I have pesto in the freezer for next time I fancy it. I always freeze portion sized amounts of pesto in silicone muffin cases & then pop them out into ziplock bags.
The actual meal was really easy to throw together & faster than the recipe suggested, the tofu & kale were done by the time the quinoa was finished & I had time to reconstitute & chop the sun dried tomatoes & toast my pumpkin seeds whilst all of that was cooking. The only change I made was to cut down the oil a little bit & to salt the kale whilst it was cooking rather than adding salt to the whole dish at the end as the recipe suggested.I was really quite surprised how much I liked this, I love quinoa & tofu but I don't usually like sun dried tomatoes & I'm not the hugest kale fan but it all came together to make a delicious dish. What was actually the most surprising thing though is that Nick (my vegan but fussier-than-me husband) came home & ate some of it! I swear if he'd seen me doing 'weird' stuff like cooking the kale & rehydrating the tomatoes there's no way he'd have touched it! I'll definitely be making this again & I love the cookbook challenge for alerting me to another great recipe that I'd have otherwise skipped & for making Nick eat kale!
I can't promise I'm done with eating for the day so I'll pop back & update this if I end up snacking on anything new...I might just eat the leftovers from dinner though because they were really yummy!