Well, now that I've come to ACCEPTANCE of the vegan eating, I thought I would share what we ate last week for dinner.
The first night was stuffed poblano peppers with beans and rice. The peppers (roasted & skins peeled) are stuffed with black beans, bell peppers, leeks and fava bean leaves, then baked in the oven for 25 minutes or so. I made a quick sauce out of canned tomatoes, onion, cilantro, bird peppers, chile powder, garlic & lemon juice whizzed in the food processor.
Weird, huh? I didn't know you could eat fava bean leaves. We got them in our weekly veggie box and they're tasty.
Next up were black bean veggie burgers topped with a lemon aioli and a fava bean & avocado dip with roasted vegetables. (gosh the picture is awful, they tasted better than they look. And for those of you who are wondering, the base of the aioli is soy mayonnaise)
Then we had chili topped with cilantro, pickled jalapenos, carrots & onions, tortilla chips and avocado. (and cheese if you were so inclined to partake in that)
Finally we had grilled portobello mushrooms and peppers, salad and oven roasted "french fries". (grilled chicken for the kiddies instead of the portabello's. I can only torture them so much)
The star of the bulk of the meals were...beans. On Monday I soaked and cooked up three pots of beans. (1) pinto beans, which half were used in the chili and half were made into refried beans. (2) black beans, which were used for the stuffed poblanos, chili and black bean burgers. (3) garbanzo beans, which I used to make Zack some hummus.
So that's it. What I'm feeding the peeps for dinner. It doesn't appear that any of us are starving yet.