Showing posts with label Athen's Seasoning. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Athen's Seasoning. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The slacking is over. Back to blogging!

It's been a long time. The last blog I posted was back in July. Wow, that was quite some time ago. I've come back to blogging because I miss it. Yes, my life will be insanely hectic for the next 9 months as I prepare myself for graduation, but that doesn't mean I have to give up on what makes me happy. Blogging made me happy for the 1 year that I dedicated myself to it. It was so much fun and it helped me learn a lot more about what it is to be vegan and how to be a healthy one at that.

Ok, enough chatter. Here are a few things that I've eaten lately:

Grits and Kale/tomato/garlic tofu scramble:
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Close Up Shot:
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This is definitely one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast. Grits are amazing AND filling. I didn't feel hungry again for many, many hours. Plus, you can't go wrong with kale, tomatoes and garlic.

Sauteed Seitan Over Rice
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When I first started cooking seitan I thought it was horrible. I followed someone's recipe and found it to be completely YUCK! That's right! Com-plete-ly YUCK! I gave up on it. Few months later, being the open person that I am, I decided to give it another go. I used Isa Moskowitz's Simple Seitan recipe from VEGANOMICON and I have never had a problem with it since. Thanks, Isa.

Israeli couscous w/ Spinach and Tempeh:
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This was very good. It was one of those "I just got home from working all day/throw something together really quick because I'M STARVING" dinners. Not a complete dinner but it was midnight and I just needed food.

The PIZZA:
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Now that my good friend Heather lives in town again it gives me the opportunity to cook with someone. She's not vegan but is very interested in learning about the lifestyle and is open to trying just about any food I throw at her. This pizza was simple. Red pepper tomato sauce, sliced sun dried tomato Tofurkey Italian Sausages, thick slices of mushroom and topped off with Daiya Vegan Cheese. The melting was pretty good, but what got me was the taste of Daiya. Absolutely delicious. Won't mind using this every time I make pizza. Ialso sprinkled some Athens Seasoning on the crust for a little extra somethin'.

MmMmMm... So good:
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The Holidays:

Thanksgiving was a bust. I didn't cook anything! I just went to my sisters house and filled up on my brother's magical alcoholic concoctions. My family was pretty upset that I didn't bring anything that I could eat. I really should have. I have no excuses. However, Christmas was much different. I made myself Christmas dinner for the first time. I was very happy with it! Even my family was eating my food.

Mashed Garlic Red Potatoes w/ Kale, Green Onion:
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Garlic Infused Seitan Roast w/ carrots, broccoli, mushroom:
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My plate assembled:
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No Recipes this post, but I am having a much anticipated Vegan dinner party at my good friend Rob's house on the 31st. There will be plenty of pictures and I'll definitely throw some recipes at you. I may even have video footage for you all!

-Lee

Friday, May 1, 2009

Never have a plain Boca Burger without dressing it up!

Plain? I don't like that word.

My roommate is making a change to eat less meaty and dairy filled foods. During a trip to Costco he decided on a VERY LARGE box of Boca Burgers. Boca is completely fine, good for protein and easy to prepare. BUT... I don't dare eat a plain Boca without making it 100% Nom-a-licious.

SO! For lunch the other day I decided to have a Boca:

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I pan cooked my Boca. I also added 2 slices of seasoned Tempeh that was pan fried in a little olive oil and salt. And yes, I shook a little Athen's seasoning on. It just felt necessary. I assembled it up nice on a potato bun w/ Vegenaise, sliced tomato and romaine lettuce.

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By adding more to your burger, you increase your nutritional intake and it also helps hold you over longer. I wasn't hungry for a good while after having this. Plus, tempeh is one of the most amazing foods. If you haven't introduced yourself to it, it is time that you do.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Finally, a girls day!

Yes, I am one of those gals who has mainly all male friends. It's not that I chose for it to be that way. I just stay close to who I connect with and I guess I don't connect well with too many women. I have very few female friends and the few that I do have I don't see too often. Don't get me wrong, I love my boys and I wouldn't trade them for anything but sometimes you just need a day with the girls. Yesterday was that day for me and it was great!

I didn't have to work until 6 p.m. and I didn't know what to do with my day. I hadn't seen my friend Magda in a while so I contacted her to see if she wanted to hang out. Luckily she was off yesterday and we had a day of shopping around, lunch & laughter.

LUNCH!!! I am an absolute sucker for Paymon's Mediterranean Cafe Falafel. It is quite possibly my favorite thing to eat. Magda had never been there and I felt it was necessary for her to try it out. We both ordered the falafel, only I made mine a Falamus. (Falamus = Falafel w/ hummus poured all over it. SO AMAZING!) Here are some pictures of lunch.

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My Falamus. Look at that lovely hummus:
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After the first 3 BIG bites:
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Let me also say that you CAN NOT go to Paymon's and NOT get the Athen's Fries. They truly are a thing of beauty. The best fries I have ever had. Period.

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Close up of the Heaven in potato form:
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The last time I went to Paymon's I purchased a container of Athen's Fries Seasoning. One of the best purchases I've ever made!
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What a great day.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ok, so I kinda have this... Pizza addiction.

I can't stop. I swear it's a problem.

Before the oven: Sauce, mushroom, crumbled tofu w/ crushed
garlic, topped w/ Follow Your Heart Mozzarella soy cheese
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I rubbed olive oil on the crust of the pizza and added Athen's
seasoning from Paymon's Mediterranean Cafe. SO GOOD!!
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The crust puffed up nice and thick. The seasonings made the crust
absolutely perfect! I won't make a crust without it now!!!
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Cut up and being devoured.
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AND AS A BONUS!! A tasty Chocolate pb shake.
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