Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sometimes Simple Is Best


What is the question we hate the most? "Where do you get your protein?!" Although it is true that a non-animal diet can provide plenty of protein, in my case I feel the need to be extra vigilant about this. It is too easy to live on crackers and spaghetti. I am trying to add beans and tofu/tempeh/seitan to each meal. And of course vegetables, which I am sometimes lacking. This means I have to cook a lot more than I might otherwise. Yes, I should automatically be doing this considering I have three children to feed. But in reality sometimes we have cereal for dinner.

I was craving peanut sauce last night. I saw a simple one in "Vegan Yum Yum." I mixed it up and put it over very simple sauteed tofu (no extra seasoning). Easy and good. The fresh garnishes (shredded carrot and chopped scallions) really added some flavor. The black beans are my favorite lemon garlic beans from "5 Ingredient Vegetarian Gourmet."


This group of six (one is hidden in this picture) deer were playing in the marsh behind our house last night. They were running and jumping at each other just like the pups! So cute.

5 comments:

Teresa said...

Love it

btw, bird nest (www.geocities.jp/hongkong_bird_nest/index_e.htm) is made up of about 58% soluable proteins...the highest amoung all food and even synetic protein powders

it greatly increase tissue regeneration

Michelle said...

Your simple meal looks so good.
I love seeing deer like that!

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

Peanut Sauce is so delicious.

btw, bird nest (www.geocities.jp/hongkong_bird_nest/index_e.htm) is made up of about 58% soluable proteins...the highest amoung all food and even synetic protein powders

it greatly increase tissue regeneration

Oh, darn! I see Teresa beat me to it.

blessedmama said...

Oh, what a beautiful shot of the deer! I think it's funny that as vegan moms we still struggle to get our families to get their vegetable intake. Glad it's not just me.

Silly Shenandoah. :-)

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