So the liquid lunch was a bad idea. It’s possible I said “I’m soooooo hungry” so many times this evening that the husband temporarily stopped loving me. No worries, I’m sure my complaints about the cold won him back 😉
So far the vegan challenge has been easy breezy, but tonight, surrounded by the chicken wings and pizza logs of Wegman’s hot bar, it felt pretty challenging. All I can say is thank God was able to find these (vegan) veggie wontons at the sushi counter.
If I hadn’t been able to eat before we started shopping I’m pretty sure I’d still be at the grocery store, wandering around in a haze and whimpering.
But the beast was not squelched, as my hand found its way (again and again) into this bag of tortilla chips while I prepared dinner.
It got so bad I finally took out another, smaller bag of chips so I’d have some built-in portion control.
Adam shared the bag with me, but not by much, and there might have been some growling.
It’s a good thing dinner was tasty.
It’s also a good thing that dinner was low-calorie and full of veggies, but that’s another story.
A few weeks I ago I was sent some Pace Picante Sauce (for free, via the Foodbuzz Tastemakers Program) with a note to create an amazing recipe for a chance to win a Super Bowl party. Clearly I missed that opportunity, but I did make a tasty recipe –
Vegan Seven Layer Casserole*, serves 4
- 2 tightly packed cups baby spinach
- 3/4 cup canned corn
- 1 cup finely chopped red onion
- 1 cup crushed tortilla chips
- 1 medium avocado, chopped
- 1.5 cups pre-cooked, chopped veggies (Use whatever you’ve got leftover, but we used yellow squash and broccoli and that’s what I’d recommend if you’re starting from scratch.)
- 2 8oz jars Pace Mild Picante Sauce
- Preheat your oven to 400*. Lightly grease an 8×8 casserole with cooking spray.
- Carefully fill casserole with 7 layers, spreading each layer out smoothly. Start with spinach on the bottom followed by corn – onion – chips – avocado – veggies – and finally salsa on top.
- Bake 30minutes.
*Note – this will not come out in squares like a typical casserole, it’s more of a spoon out dish.
I’m finally full, and now I’m (finally) going to get in bed with a book!
2 thoughts on “I’m Soooooo Hungry”
The vegan gyoza looks really delicious!!! I’m going to try and hunt some down today 🙂
My husband LOVES the wings and fingers at Wegmans. Why do they call them fritters? Anyway, I usually have good luck with the hot bar. Love how they have everything labelled! Sometimes when the wings look really good to me, I just picture them in my head and ‘trace them back to the source’. Once I do that, I just can’t eat them.
You doing a great job on your vegan month