Sunday, January 4, 2009

Last Day of Break

Ugh, I am so not looking forward to going back to school tomorrow. I absolutely hate sitting through classes I have no interest in , even if I am good at them, I just want to fall asleep. I can get so much accomplished when I'm at home, but when I'm at school, there's about a three hour block of time that I consider wasted because I have no intention of doing anything related to geometry, gym, or technology. Blah.

And plus I have to have such boring lunches. Sandwich, granola bar, yogurt, carrots. I love being able to cook for myself at home, now I can't. Ideas for sandwiches, anyone?

Breakfast was a repeat performance today, so I won't bother posting it. For lunch, I gave cooking with nutritional yeast (nooch) a try. I made spinach, green onion, and mushroom tofu fritatta! I based it off of a recipe in Vegan with Vengeance called Asparagus and Sundried Tomato fritatta. I had hardly any vegetables in the house, so I was just using up stuff I found in the fridge.

It turned out very yummy and cheesey, but it fell apart when I took it out of the ramekin, what a shame. Next time I'll just eat it out of whatever I cook it in. So overall, a good first try with nooch.

For an afternoon snack today, I stole an idea I saw on Jemima's blog for banana ice cream. It was so easy, just a frozen banana and 2 tbs. of milk whirred up in the blender. It turned out so creamy and delicious though! I'm amazed at how plain bananas can be turned in such wonderful things! First caramelizing, now this. Once it gets warmer, I may have to eat this for breakfast with honey, cereal, berries, chocolate, nuts, etc.
Para cena, yo me cocine Huevos Rancheros Tostadas! Which means I made ranch eggs for dinner, for those of you who don't possess language skills. Yummy yummy yummy. First, I toasted some corn tortillas at 450 degrees F for 5 mins on each side. They looked like this when they were done.
Then, to make a picante sauce, I pulverized the following in my food proccessor:
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/2 cup no salt added tomato sauce
  • 2 tbs minced green chilies
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
I dumped the picante sauce, 1 15 oz. can black beans (HR is traditionally made with pintos, so those can also be used), and 1 tbs. ketchup into a large skillet and brought it to a simmer. Then I made four wells in the bean mixture and cracked an egg into each. I cooked the eggs for 5 minutes until they were no longer runny, then put one on each tostada with 1/4 of the beans mixture.
I topped it with some cheddar cheese at the table, and had it with a banana and an Attune for a delayed dessert.

I'm off to prep for school now. I wish all of you who are also going back to school good luck getting through the first monday!


Sharon said...

Oh have a great time at school tomorrow. I don't start till next week! And great eats for the day!

Brooke said...

love your tofu fritatta! and banana ice cream, one of my favorites. best of luck at school tomorrow!

as for sandiwich ideas (your can interchange): bagels + cream cheese, english muffin + nut butter + fruit spread, chickpea salad sandwich, quesadilla, soy hot dog + bun, veggie burger + bun, hummus + tortilla, cheese + veggie slices

p.s i do buy my sunshine burgers at wf's :)

Amira said...

hope school is not too boring tomorrow, i agree that sometimes I feel like i'd get more accomplished if I was at home. Sandwich ideas..umm? I usually just pack on baby spinach, carrot maybe some onion with tofu and avocado- i'm super boring sorry, though I add mango chutney sometimes which sounds gross but is actually extremely delicious. Anyway the fritatta looks very yum, and the banana ice-cream too, bananas are just so versatile aren't they!

Anonymous said...

mMm~ muy delicioso mi chica bonita!

Maya said...

i too am not looking forad to school. i liked being home for lunch too. some sammie ideas..bagels with tofutti cream cheese and veggies,avocado,cheese and tofu-turky,hummus,tofu on a bun,vegan chick'n pattys, veggie burgers,english muffins with pb and fruit spread,maybe make a rice salad and pack it in a Tupperware,or a salad,quessidillas,pb quessidillas, many things i can think of:)

great eats by the way..and good luck at school tomorrow!

nourishing mornings said...

have a great time at school tomorrow im not looking forward to it i was enjoying the break so much and being able to make different lunches was nice...great eats that banana ice cream idea is fabulous i saw it on Jemima's blog and i want to try it out as well...

aussirish said...

ok im so buying a handwisk/handblender ( we dont have a blender)today and making that banana ice cream this week lol. it looks soo amazing.
aw i hope u have some enjoyment at school :)

Peanut Butter and Jenny said...

Fantastic eats love! That banana ice cream looks amazing - I can't believe how simple it is!

Have a good day back at school darling!

dollymixtures said...

Aww, I'm back at school on Wednesday :[
I feel your pain! And I know what you mean, I feel I could get a lot more useful stuff done at home. Ugh I Hope it just snows or something so we don't have to go in :/

I love your posts, reading all your yummy eats is proper inspiring. You make really nice looking food!

Dommi said...

Awwwh, no worries, girlie, I know you'll be fine at school... even if it is a little boring sometimes ;]

I'm so glad you experimented with your nutritional yeast. After you wrote about it on your blog, I did a little research and was totally impressed by its nutrition facts (high protein, low fat, high fiber... whooah, baby!). I bought a container at WF yesterday and after trying it out today, I don't regret it at all! Glad your first experiment with it has been a good one too :] The frittata looks great!