Sunday, June 26, 2011

E2 28 Day Challenge - Day 7

by Rachel

I am spending a LOT of time in the kitchen - sheesh! But it's all good - when I don't spend any time in the kitchen I start to feel like I'm neglecting my family a little bit - and spending way too much money on convenience-type foods... so this has actually been a good change of pace! I'm also blogging and planning out meals from the kitchen counter (on our netbook) while sitting on a stool, so even MORE time in the kitchen lol

Day 7

1686 cals (264g carbs, 58g fat, 48g protein, 36g fiber)

E2 Pancakes with Blueberries, Bananas & Walnuts
I used Arrowhead Mills multigrain pancake mix - and the pancakes turned out really nice! I was a little worried due to no butter, but everything on top totally made up for it. Bananas, blueberries, walnuts, soy yogurt, and maple syrup! Really nice breakfast and everyone enjoyed it.

Never heard of a panini with no cheese, but the hummus really made up for it and I didn't miss the cheese! Paul was a little put off by the cilantro, but other than that it was a really good sandwich - I would make this again! The oranges were really sweet and juicy too :)

E2 Big Salad with Brussels Sprouts & New Potatoes
Didn't know exactly what Big Salad meant, so I just made a big salad lol
Romaine, carrots, cucumbers, bell pepper, tomatoes - dressing was 1tbsp EVOO, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp plain soy yogurt, and some spices
Microwaved the potatoes, and brussel sprouts to cook them a bit, then mixed them with EVOO/salt/pepper - and baked
I topped my potatoes/sprouts with soy yogurt, and Paul topped his with ketchup and hot sauce!
We liked this dinner - I don't usually buy brussel sprouts but I may again...

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
I don't have the E2 cookbook, so I went and found a recipe online - Ultimate Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - I have read Oh She Glows for awhile and really like her blog!
I only made a 1/3 recipe but there was enough for 2 cookies each, and a couple extra :)
These were really good for being vegan ^_^
If you can tell, I wanted to eat them so fast, I almost forgot to take a picture - but Paul reminded me... thanks babe!

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