What a busy day! I got alot accomplished on my to-do list though. I bought most of the decorations and supplies for Lincoln’s birthday party. Its going to be a firetruck themed party. He’s obsessed! I ordered his cake and we got some grocery shopping done.
Last night at Books-a-Million I picked up a copy of Vegetarian Times magazine. I decided I’d try out a few of the recipes tonight for dinner. I picked 3 recipes to try: Live Spring Rolls with Lemon-Ginger Dipping Sauce, Live Hot and Sour Soup, and Greens & Quinoa Pie. The ingredient list was quite extensive and expensive also, but I wanted to do something special for Friday night.
I won’t post the entire recipe here because I don’t know if that would be ok with copyright laws, but the spring rolls were basically julienned vegetables wrapped in romaine leaves with a dipping sauce made of tahini, lemon juice and a few other ingredients.
I kept everything seperated so everyone could make their rolls according to their own tastes. I put a little bit of everything on mine.
The dipping sauce was the definite winner of this recipe. It was delicious!
The Live Hot and Sour Soup contained:
- green onion
- bean sprouts
- agave nectar
Honestly, I didn’t really care for the soup. My serving had WAY too much ginger in it. It actually made me feel kinda sick. Tim thought it was excellent though. So I guess different strokes for different folks.
My favorite of the 3 was the Greens & Quinoa Pie. It contained:
- Turnip Greens (recipe called for Chicory, but I couldn’t find it or anything similar)
- Swiss cheese
Like my old school casserole dish?
I think this is the first recipe I have ever made that actually looked exactly like the picture. It was pretty tasty too! The turnip greens gave it a definite twang. I wondered how it would have been with spinach instead of turnip greens. I can’t decide if it would be better or just bland. I had a pretty decent sized serving.
All together now …
After dinner I just didn’t feel quite finished so I had a couple of graham crackers with dark chocolate peanut butter. Mmmm!
On another note, I found a fabulous new snack at Fresh Market today. Veggie chips …
So yummy, but probably less healthy than it appears. I also bought some carrot chips that Lincoln happens to LOVE! He so rarely will eat veggies that I bought a huge bag of them just for him even though it cost me nearly $10!
Now its TV + wine time.
Tomorrow is suppose to be another gorgeous day. I have a 9 miler scheduled for Sunday, but its suppose to storm so I think I’m gonna take advantage of the perfect weather tomorrow instead.
Have a great night!