Okay…so lunch proved less than fab, but the BANANA BREAD I made this afternoon made up for it 10 times over!!! Seriously, it was sooo amazing and low fat because the recipe only called for 1/4 cup canola oil and 1/4 cup applesauce! I think its the best I’ve ever made. Seriously. The recipe I used was out of Veganomicon (this book is 3 for 3 now with amazing recipes!!!) and I’ll post it in the recipes section for those of yall that don’t have this one. But, seriously, you SHOULD have this book. Vegetarian or not….its so freakin good! I baked the bread and then went to the gym to do some weight lifting and core exercises while it cooled. It was a sure test of my will power to leave that hot steaming banana bread on the counter while I went to the smelly old gym, but I told myself if I had a good workout I could come home and have a big ol’ slice for a snack! So, that’s what I did! I worked out and then came home and toasted up a thick slice and smeared it with Earth Balance spread. Unbelievable. I also had a small glass of hempmilk to wash it all down with! My roommate tried it and loved it as well (it WAS made with her smelly black bananas, after all!). I def. recommend you trying this one!
As for dinner—I finally made the wonderful meal I was craving!! I used a very simple recipe out of Veganomicon for “baked bbq tofu”, which really only was baking your tofu then smothering it with your favorite bbq sauce (i used whole foods tangy bbq sauce) and baking it again. Delicious, tangy and easy!!! I also made roasted cauliflower and brussel sprouts (rubbed with olive oil, salt and pepper and roasted for about 20 minutes at 350) and simple brown rice. The meal was very satisfying and nutritionally “squared” with my protein, carbs and veggies.
Okay—off to school to bake bread!!!! Tonight I believe we are making just a simple white bread. So strange that my day is kind of just beginning right now, as I will be at school til probably 11:45 tonight!!!
I have to say—the veggies were the best part!! I LOVE roasted veggies! Especially brussel sprouts!! MMmm!!