DT and I have eaten at home every night this week and I prepared a vegan meal each night. No real reason, except it is always a good thing to eat less meat and dairy - and we have been over-indulging on too many restaurant meals (and definitely too much fish & chips while at the beach last week). With the meals I chose to prepare, flesh was not missed, but I think a little cheese would have been nice occasionally.
Monday: I prepared a Mexican Rice Bowl type thing that is fairly common at our house/RV. I sauteed a little onion and garlic with a rinsed can of red beans (black beans would also be great), added a little salsa and cumin and served a scoop of the beans over a scoop of warm brown rice. This base was topped with diced tomatoes, chopped avocado and, finally, with a little hot sauce and chopped cilantro. This meal is very satisfying and filling - super inexpensive as well.
Thursday: Back to Mexico. Still lots of cilantro in the fridge, so I whipped-up a batch of my Potato Tacos. Can't go wrong with this belly-pleasing dish. Talk about low-cost, easy and delicious. Leftovers were perfect for Friday breakfast! Friday: Tonight we enjoyed one of our favorites from our time in Asia, Tofu & Baby Bok Choy in Sesame-Ginger Sauce. Very bright and crisp - but not low calorie - this dish has been a constant in my repertoire for over 20 years. Fried tofu triangles! Leo would absolutely squeal with delight. The Little Guy just loves tofu - fresh or fried. If you have a tofu-doubter in your house, maybe you should try this recipe?
Did you know tofu is pronounced dough-foo in China? You do now. Always a hit at our house.
Until my next update, I remain, your "we are grilling salmon tomorrow" correspondent.