Monday, November 12, 2007

VeganMoFo: Reuse. Some Mac and a bit of Reno

Chickpea Cutlet w. Carmelized Onions + Chipotle Aioli w. Lemon-Parlsey Potatoes + Garlic Broccoli

I love when I get to re-use food that I made the night before and turn it into something different. It helps with my goal of not throwing out food. I slightly heated the 2 leftover chickpea cutlets in the oven and then sliced them to use on a sandwich. All that is on the sandwich are the cutlets, caramelized onions and chipotle aioli. I would have loved to have put arugula or even just plain mesclun greens on the sandwich but I didn't have any. The chipotle aioli I made tonight is different from others that I've made with that it has capers and almonds blended into it. The only reason I put almonds into it is because it was SPICY and I didn't want to add more mayo so I though the almonds would help calm it down just a bit which I think it did and now I will forever put almonds in my recipe.

the sliced chickpea cutlets

The potatoes were just roasted in the oven with olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper. A few minutes before they were done I threw in some fresh parsley. Delicious. The end.

Lunch. Shells and Chreese

A month or so ago I ordered some food stuff from Food Fight. A box of Shells and Chreese Cheddar Style was one of those items. I simply bought this because I've never seen it around where I live. I know it's really easy to make my own Shells and Cheeze but I wanted to try it. It wasn't 1/2 bad. I wouldn't eat it all the time but for those days where I'm hungry around lunch time and Reno is wanting attention its rather easy to do. I also discovered yesterday that the new super Whole Foods by us carries this now which is exciting for me just to have products like this available where I live even though I usually don't eat from a box.

Speaking of Reno...

....we purchased her one of these floor gyms or whatever they are called finally..she loves it. It knocks her out.


Ashasarala said...

What an adorable baby! :)

I love mac and chreeze. You're right- it's a quick meal to fix up when you've no time to cook.

bazu said...

Hmmmm... I could have sworn I already left a comment on this post, but maybe I'm losing my mind! I want to say, most of all, that Reno is so cute! Second of all, that dinner looks to die for- chickpea cutlets with aoili and caramelized onions?? Wow. Just, wow.

Lori- the Pleasantly Plump Vegan said...

oh my, that plate of food looks so amazing. what a great idea to make chickpea cutlet sandwiches. the caramelized onions and aioli are a nice touch. have you posted about yr aioli before? i would love the recipe or general idea on how to make it.

JENNA said...

I will probably be making the aioli again tomorrow and will try to remember to write down what I did to share with everyone.

TB said...

cute baby! :)

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