Thank you guys SO much for having a couple of those recipes saved that I can repost!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I plan to work on the recipe site later on and I will be retyping the granola recipe as well as the Shrimp Scampi (tomorrow IS Valentine’s Day after all!!!!).
So, yesterday when I posted dinner I was sort of in a grumpy mood..I really don’t feel like I gave this “chicken” salad the respect it deserves! It’s like (seriously) the BEST vegetarian/vegan food (this is technically not vegan because Quorn products do say on the back “may have traces of dairy and eggs”–you could easily make it vegan though by substituting another “chicken” product instead) I have EVER (!!!) made! I don’t know if its because I used Quorn cutlets (which rock by the way!) or because of the juicy grapes…but it was freakin amazing and I’m so sad I just ate the last of it for lunch! I will def. make this again really soon. The funny thing is that I never even really liked regular chicken salad that much…I don’t like things doused with mayo. This, however, is gently tossed in a soy-based dijon flavored “nayo”, which contributed to its wonderful-ness. I might even make this again this weekend so my mom can try it because she actually wants to make the vegetarian-turn as well but doesn’t know what to eat!!! The salad is filling, yet remarkably light and low in calories, and has wonderful crunch from celery. My new favorite lunch. Hands down. I also had a juicy red pear as well!
I’m off to run errands now….actually headed over to Winter Park (the area of Orlando that I travel religiously to for Whole Foods) because there’s some sort of health food “superstore” over there. Yeah, yeah, yeah……I know I shouldn’t go because I have absolutely NO money to spend! But I love just “looking” at everything and I need some inspiration for dinner tonight! Here’s what I have in my kitchn: tofu (well thats in the fridge), chickpeas, soba noodles, peanut butter, ginger root, cilantro…..a variety of random other thing. I want to come up with a really yummy dinner with it all tonight!
An open-faced mountain of joy…..how in the world did I ever manage to close this thing??!!
A little messy, but totally worth it. This would even be better stuffed into a large whole wheat pita so none of the yummy salad would fall out!!
This morning on my way to class I had 1/2 of a banana-nut Clif bar. Held me over perfectly!