Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner…and then some

In the kitchen at Di's House


We went out this afternoon and by the time we got home, I didn’t feel like making anything that took a lot of time.  I started making quesadillas and scrambled eggs.  I was going to add enchilada sauce, avocado, and whatever else I could come up with but the natives were getting restless and I gave up, serving what I had cooked up to that point.  We also had some yogurt with Kashi cereal.  Sometimes dinner is not picture perfect but I am proud that I didn’t stop anywhere on the way home to get junk food.


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Shredded Veggies

I keep talking myself out of vetting a spiralizer attachment, since I can get similar results with the shredding disk I already have for the food processor.  I shredded broccoli stems, carrots, and thinly sliced purple cabbage – cleaning out the veggie bin.  Tonight we had fried rice with air fried soy curls.  I coated the soy curls with diluted “bottom of the bottle” gochujang.


For Meatless Monday, we had the same batch of shredded veggies this time raw, with leftover soba noodles and air fried tofu.  I also added some broccoli and asparagus.


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Meatless Monday – Vegan Mushroom Tacos

Since I’ve been doing Meatless Monday for awhile, I thought this year I would try to have more Meatless VEGAN Mondays.  I roughly followed the recipe for “Chipotle Oyster Mushroom Tacos” from “Isa Does It.”  I used baby portobellas instead, and skipped the chipotle since I don’t care for it.  I cooked pinto beans in the instant pot, instead of using canned.  I love the instant pot for beans!  The tacos are topped with a red cabbage slaw, dressed with olive oil and lime.  Surprisingly the little bit of lime there made it “pop,” as they say these days.


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Meatless Monday – Tofu

Tonight’s dinner was a simple rice with steamed veggies, air fried tofu with peanut sauce.  I made the rice in the Instant Pot.   It turned out nice and soft.


It may look like a simple dinner but it involved so many dishes.


Fortunately the mess ended up not taking too long to clean up.

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I tried lentil quinoa soup in the instant pot today.  Since lentils cook up quickly it didn’t make much difference, time-wise, vs. cooking on the stove.  What I did like was that the cooking smell is more contained in the pot.  It’s chilly and we have a cold spell coming on.  It was a good day to bake bread too.


I saw a photo online of someone wearing a “Kale” sweatshirt and found one on Amazon.  It goes nicely with my Harvard hoodie!!  (My friend went to Harvard, not me.)


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Meatless Monday – Air Fryer Dinner

I am not being very original tonight.  We had veggie burgers (again), this time black bean ones from Aldi.  I cooked them in the air fryer along with some broccoli.


I like how the broccoli comes out sort of singed on the edges, with a kale chip flavor.  We also had oranges.


For dessert we’re having creme brulee that I cooked in the Instant Pot.  For the reset of the week I’m hoping to make a spaghetti quiche (sort of a frittata) as well as some lentil kale soup.  I need to have a big batch meal so we can have leftovers.  Happy New Year!

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