Monday, September 10, 2012

Day 12 Success

Hello to all of you out there for a quick summary of the day's vegan delights.  I had a long day having to be at my first class downtown at 8 am and didn't get home until nearly 8pm and realized I didn't have the mushrooms I needed for tonight's dinner.  I am thinking there must be some truth to the notion that eating a raw diet really improves your energy level since I'm only a little tired as I sit down to write this.  Usually I'd be camped out in front of the TV completely inert by 7 pm most nights.

These last few days Ani is introducing some unusual recipes that mix things up a bit from the usual shakes and soups.  Most are inventive and tasty.  Some miss the mark, I think.  Different strokes for different folks I guess, hmmm?  Let's get to the recipes for the day.

Since some of these recipes were more involved than others I switched things up a bit.  I felt like the shake and soup were a little easier to travel with so I made the Peach Crumble for breakfast.  I didn't have peaches so you may notice I made this with apples - so apple crumble, if you will.  The crumble portion is pecans and dates along with some sea salt and coconut oil.  The apples are tossed with some vanilla and they are put together and yum - at least for the first bite.  this would make a terrific dessert.  The dates are so, so, so sweet - I just couldn't eat it for breakfast.  Yikes!  So - great idea and I'll definitely give it an A for dessert but for breakfast food it's probably a C. 

For the mid-morning snack we have a Orange Vanilla Shake.  In addition to oranges, almonds, vanilla and some green tea.  This very refreshing drink is a perfect tangy, sweet morning drink.  I give this a solid B+. I'm sorry I forgot to take a picture of my two travelling drinks today.  

For lunch we had an Italian Salad.  This is an unusual salad minus greens has tomatoes, avocados, black olives, basil, scallions and some herbs.  This salad is quite wonderful and I will definitely be making it again.  It gets an A from me. 
Mid-afternoon snack is Curried Zucchini Cucumber Soup.  In addition to zucchini and the ever present cucumbers and miso there's some celery, curry and lemon juice.  This soup is a definite winner.  Spicy but miso mellow.  A definite A from me.  Sorry again, no picture.  

Lastly, there's the Marinate Mushrooms in Lettuce Wraps.  The mushrooms are marinated in soy sauce, agave and sesame oil.  The big lettuce leaves are slathered with miso and then layered with the mushrooms, carrots, cucumbers and peppers.  Roll it all up and eat.  The mushrooms tasted good from the marinade but these lettuce leaves don't hold up to a roll as well as yesterday's collard leaves.  Because the leaves fall apart so easily these rolls fall apart faster than you can eat them I give this a C.    

 There you have today - short and sweet.  See you all tomorrow.

Name Category Diet Day Page number   Rating
Vanilla Blueberry Shake Shake Fat Blast  eight 128 D
Red, White and blue berry salad Salad Fat Blast  eight 166 B
Kreamy Chipotle Salad Salad Fat Blast  eight 136 A
Kreamy Cucumber Soup Soup Fat Blast  eight 146 A
Zucchini Noodles Dinner Fat Blast  eight 160
Pineapple Cilantro Shake Shake Fat Blast  nine 124 B
Cucumber Guacamole Dip Fat Blast  nine 158 B+
Cabbage Salad with Cucumber Miso Dressing Salad Fat Blast  nine 131
Garlic Bell Soup Soup Fat Blast  nine 142 A
Celery Almond Pate' Dip Fat Blast  nine 158 A
Pear Lime Ginger Shake Shake Fat Blast  ten 122 B
Watermelon Grapefruit Salad Salad Fat Blast  ten 168 A
Zucchini Hummus Dip Fat Blast  ten 159 B
Curried Cilantro Cucumber Soup Soup Fat Blast  ten 141 C-
Mixed Vegetable Seaweed Rolls  Roll Fat Blast  ten 154 B
Green Grapefruit Shake Shake Fat Blast  eleven 119 A
Mshredded Sesame Salad Salad Fat Blast  eleven 137 B-
Coconut Miso Soup Soup Fat Blast  eleven 140 A
Collard Rolls w/ Cashew Pate Wrap Fat Blast  eleven 152 A+
Orange Vanilla Shake Shake Fat Blast  twelve 121 B+
Peach Crumble Crumble Fat Blast  twelve 163 C
Italian Salad Salad Fat Blast  twelve 135 A
Curried Zucchini Cucumber Soup Soup Fat Blast  twelve 145 A
Marinated Mushrooms in Lettuce Wraps Wrap Fat Blast  twelve 153 C

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