Halfway done until the weekend!! I’m bringing Dexter home with me tomorrow to show to my dad because he hasn’t seen him yet. Dexter will probably meet Mikan as well so hopefully the two of them can become friends, not foes because I’m sure there will be times when Dex needs to stay at my parent’s house.
My lunch was sooo good today and I actually only ate half of the piece of bread with hummus because the soup filled me right up! So smooth, creamy and comforting. My favorite. For dinner tonight I decided to put a twist on my favorite and use the leftover chickpea cutlet from the other night to make……….nachos! I chopped up the leftover cutlet and put it over 2 blue corn taco shells (these are available from Whole Foods and they ARE much healthier than traditional white tortilla chips and contain no trans fats) and romaine lettuce. I drizzled the queso sauce, guacamole and salsa on top and had some steamed broccoli on the side.
I think this might win for the BEST way to eat chickpea cutlets yet!!!!! The sauce! The sauce! I am absolutely in love with this queso sauce!!! It would be fabulous served as a fiesta dip at a party and come football season, I will be making it for when the Gators play (Ryan’s team)! This meal tasted soooo good you might think it was too good…but it was seriously healthy!
Um yeah. Can you really resist that?!
I’m off to my practical. The list of stuff to present tonight seems rather easy and I’m thinking (hoping) we will get out early. I’m debating whether to bring a muffin or a super-charge-me cookie with me for later….they both are so good I can’t choose 😉
Mel HApril 18, 2008 at 9:37 pm
yumm Jenna!! dinner looks so good! I’d choose a cookie bc you had a muffin for breakfast!! either is fantastic im sure! have a great night
KathApril 18, 2008 at 9:46 pm
I got nutritional yeast today so I can try it!!!
ibex hkApril 18, 2008 at 10:04 pm
wowwwee, that looks awesome!
Alli W.April 18, 2008 at 10:25 pm
Jenna– your dinner looks great as always. You’ve inspired me to become a vegetarian (sorry, couldn’t quite make it all the way to vegan :)), so I took the 30 day pledge at goveg.com and I’m on day 5 and I feel great!!! Obviously, those of you who have been vegetarians forever might scoff at that, but you have to start somewhere! Thanks for being the best!
BethTApril 18, 2008 at 10:28 pm
Trust me Alli, no one will scoff. They will applaud you for trying!
RominaApril 18, 2008 at 10:29 pm
That looks irresistible! The layers of deliciousness are making my mouth water. =D
DanielleApril 18, 2008 at 10:32 pm
Ah Alli 🙂 me too! I’ve been veg for 2 weeks now but it’s absolutely wonderful. Best of luck, good to know I’m not in it alone!
VeggieGirlApril 18, 2008 at 10:35 pm
Aww, I do hope that Dexter and Mikan get along :0)
Oh my goodness, those nachos look so ENTICING!! Definitely wouldn’t be able to resist those!!
BEST of luck with your practical – I know you’ll do well on it, just like you’ve done well on all the other practicals :0)
bikergurlApril 18, 2008 at 10:50 pm
Mmmmmmmm Nachos! I wish we had blue taco shells here! Yeah, I think I said that earlier, but I’m still wishing! Have a great friday night at school. Yay for the last day of the week!
Alli W.April 18, 2008 at 10:59 pm
Thanks, Beth!! Danielle– it’s great to have a buddy!
MarcyApril 19, 2008 at 12:02 am
Looks so good!
I don’t know if you saw my question yesterday but I was wondering how much chickpeas you use for a serving of your tacos (the type you ate last night). Do you make or buy canned chickpeas?
Also, what brand is the brown rice cake? I have never seen brown ones.
Good luck at school
jennaApril 19, 2008 at 3:37 am
A serving of chickpeas is 1/2 cup cooked and that is usually what I eat. I cook my own because its more economical than buying can after can. Plus, i think they taste better that way. Brown rice cakes are everywhere at health food stores! I think mine was 365 brand maybe? That’s the whole foods brand. I really like them…