Time to get thrifty! - Vegan MoFo 2012
Sorry for the missing of posts, I was laid off on Friday. I am the sole bread winner of the family, so it really stresses me out, obviously. A few good things about being laid off: more time with my family, more time to cook, and being forced to be frugal in all areas of my life. So I did my menu for the week and I will be cooking my butt off. No choice but to make things myself to save every penny.
So for now I will leave you with a dinner from Thursday. Simple tempeh pan fried with some olive oil and soy sauce, kale (from the CSA box) sauteed with onions in olive oil, and root beer beans from Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites by Joni Marie Newman and Celine Steen. My son and husband love root beer, so I thought I'd give this recipe a go. Let it be known, I really really dislike the taste of root beer. So I was being a really nice person making this for them. I have to admit, if I mixed the beans with greens or tempeh in a bite, it tasted really good. On it's own, I couldn't do it. The root beer taste was just too strong for me. But if you are a root beer lover, you better check it out!
Upcoming adventures: plum tarts(another recipe from Celine Steen) , cinnamon rolls, and lemon coconut muffins! Woah! That's a lot of sweets...I better get some more savory going.