January 15, 2011

How not to eat out

by @ 12:46 pm. Filed under food, observations on life

Several of my friends have just now resolved to eat in more and brown bag it for lunch.  This is not a foreign concept for me so I decided to post my week in vegetarian (minus milk and cheese) living or as I prefer to call it, vegan plus butter, eggs, and honey.

Saturday: mad crazy cooking day.   I try and get ahead by prepping things when I have time.  I made whole wheat quinoa biscuits, a vat of Spinach lentil Curry (to be heated with couscous later in the week), 4 servings of curry pot pie ( the rest of the curry for to-go food), Brown rice (for stir fry during the week), pizza dough for Saturday dinner ( the rest was frozen for friday nights in).

Here is how I did:

Sunday-  Breakfast: Quinoa Biscuits. Lunch: Tomato Soup (Made from canned tomatoes. I always have them in the pantry.). Dinner: Curry and whole wheat couscous.

Monday- Breakfast: Multigrain Cheerios and Almonds. Lunch: leftover quinoa, brocoli, and sliced almonds (the later are things I keep on stock at all times in the freezer). Dinner: stir-fried vegetables (I by the giant bag of frozen stir fry veggies at Costco) and brown rice.

Tuesday- Breakfast: Multigrain Cheerios and Almonds. Lunch: leftover stirfry and rice.  Dinner: Tomato Lentil soup (I enhanced Sunday’s soup with pureed red lentils) and quinoa biscuits.

Wednesday- Breakfast: Multigrain Cheerios and Almonds. Lunch:Brown rice, broccoli, and sunflower seeds (more things in the freezer). Dinner: the last of the curry and couscous.

Thursday- Breakfast: Multigrain Cheerios and Almonds. Lunch: Tomato Lentil Soup and Quinoa Biscuits. Dinner: scrambled eggs with rice and spinach

Friday- Breakfast: Multigrain Cheerios and Almonds. Lunch: Tomato Lentil Soup and Quinoa Biscuits. Dinner- warm spinach artichoke heart salad.

So I made it to Friday with food to spare.  I have 4 servings of curry pot pie and the rest of the pizza crust in the freezer.  I didn’t buy any meals (unless you count the snacks that M and I had at Congress Bar last night).

It has taken me awhile to figure out how to cook a mountain of food and avoid the trap of having the same thing to eat everyday.  I do eat cereal for breakfast everyday but that doesn’t count as repetitive.


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