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15 Jun, 2015

21-day vegetarian challenge: day 8 and thoughts about whole foods

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Challenge me, challenge you|Recipes and Food

I was looking over my food list for this past week. I feel like a bit of a failure in that I didn’t plan my meals very well and I hope to do a better job next week. Sunday was my weakest day. I didn’t eat any meat but snacked a lot. Sigh.

I did have a couple of great meals worth sharing. This simple salad reminded me of something important (other than the fact that buying six avocados means that there are a lot of avocados that need to be eaten):

June 12 #dailylunches - avocado, chickpea, and feta salad

It’s chickpea, black bean, avocado, feta cheese, cilantro, and lime juice with S&P and chilli flakes. Easy peasy.

It’s not exactly rocket science but when you put great ingredients together, you get something great. Salads don’t need to be covered in dressing to taste amazing. In fact, when you remove the dressings, the individual components that make up that salad really shine. This was also the case with yesterday’s lunch:

June 14 #dailylunches - creamy vegan avocado pasta toss

It’s this delicious recipe from Oh She Glows, which makes me even more determined to pick up my own copy. Here’s the Amazon link if you want to have a peek. I made it with gluten-free pasta and it turned out surprisingly well: creamy and flavourful. It’s a keeper!

Also on the horizon:

  • soaking chickpeas instead of canned
  • vegan “cheeze”
  • #veg21 goes on a road trip
  • better recipe planning (got a favourite? Please share!)

2 Responses to "21-day vegetarian challenge: day 8 and thoughts about whole foods"

1 | Ginger

June 15th, 2015 at 12:07 pm

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I made that pasta recipe from Oh She Glows a few weeks ago. It is very yummy! I am making the Tex Mex Casserole for dinner one night this week from her book. I am forcing meat-free on my husband twice this week! LOL I think he will survive since he will have a big steak for Father’s Day on Sunday! :)

2 | Misty Pratt

June 15th, 2015 at 1:42 pm

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I got Oh She Glows for Christmas, and it’s my fav recipe book. Love how much cilantro she uses, as it’s growing like crazy in my garden right now :)

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