Sunday, November 7, 2010

the refrigerator is full of leftovers

*Breakfast: Pancakes (cranberries, raspberries, and chocolate chips in some)

I used to think of myself as a decent cook, particularly decent when it came to baked/and or flour-based foods. Based on my recent experiences with cookies and pancakes, I am going to have to reevaluate that thought. Despite using the same recipe four times in a row, neither my pancakes nor my cookies have been consistent. The batter for today's pancakes was so fluffy (no, I did not put in too much baking powder!) that I could not pour it. The pancakes were light and airy, though.

*Lunch: Mexican rice with Mexican Chipotle veggie sausage and a side of refried beans

To me, there are two kinds of proteins for vegetarians, those not trying to be meat, and those trying to be meat. The former includes beans, cheese, tofu, and tempeh. The latter includes veggie burgers, non-chicken patties, veggies sausages, and the like.

Even though I am not a vegetarian, I am a lover of fake meat products. I don't care whether they are trying to take on the texture/taste of meat or not, I still like most of them. My favorite is pretty much any product from Quorn, whose breaded chicken patties are better than real chicken patties. Today we had Field Roast fake sausage, and it was the most sausage-like in texture that I have had yet in a fake sausage. And so far, Boca makes the best crumbles (fake ground beef) I've had. As for the not trying-to-be-fake-meat protein products, I might go with Companion brand seitan, a Chinese gluten product that is delicious in stir-fry.

*Dinner: Chips and guacamole, and various leftovers

It's Sunday, football day.

1 comment:

Sarah Loos said...

After Jeremy had been a vegetarian for about eight months, we bought some fake sausage crumbles that we put into tacos. I thought the fake meat was delicious, but Jeremy thought it was heaven on earth! He turned to me and his eyes got really big and he said, "Sarah! This tastes just like meat!" I had to tell him that, while it was mighty good, it was possible he had forgotten what meat really tastes like.