Friday, September 21, 2007

Our Daily Tortilla

Our main staple food for this week was tortillas! We bought some whole wheat tortillas, which comes in a pack of 12, so we had plenty of days to use tortillas in different ways. There are so many options to using tortillas, and it would have been nice to make enchiladas or a casserole, but we opted for easy cooking and used them mainly as wraps. If we didn't include tortillas for dinner, than the next day we would stuff our tortillas with the leftovers.

We didn't have "our daily bread"; instead, God gave us "our daily tortilla"! lol....

Tofu Stuffing
- We tried to make "Easy Veggie Tofu Cutlets" from Mother Nature's Garden Cookbook, but it turned out real crumbly. At first, we were a little iffy about what it would be like, but in the end it turned out very flavorful, with great texture! We just enjoyed it like stuffing, and it really tasted like stuffing! It had garlic, celery, onion, homemade breadcrumbs, mayo, mustard, soy sauce, and lots of dried oregano. We served it with lots of avocado and sauteed mushrooms.

Tofurkey chutney wrap
- This is so easy and flavorful! We used up the last of our homemade apple-pear-currant chutney and spread it on some Tofurky slices. Topped with sprouts and avocado, it tasted great!

Azaki beans and rice

- First time to try Azaki beans. They are mild in flavor, and like small black beans, only red in color. We mixed them with some wild rice pilaf and anaheim pepper. Cheap and hearty!
Veggie burger in a wrap
- We finally got Amy's California Veggie Burger, which is our favorite, but not available at our usual grocery store. We crumbled it up and added avocado and sauteed zucchini and mushrooms.

Tortilla chips (a form of tortillas!)
- Our favorite chips are Guiltless Gourmet Baked Blue Corn Chips! Crunchy, flavorful, and healthy!Black-eyed pea salsa
- From "Students Go Vegan" cookbook, this salsa was fresh, filling, and flavorful! It included anaheim peppers, tomatoes, and scallions/onions. It would be even better if we had lime juice, like in the actual recipe.

- We used the leftovers in a wrap and added edamames to make a protein-powered, healthy meal!

*Other foods we had this week that were simple and flavorful:

Banana peanut butter oatmeal! Extremely healthy and hearty, with steel cut oats - tried it for the first time!

Cherry Date Nut Balls from FatFreeKitchen - great simple snack similar to Larabar!

Chomp! Nutty Oatmeal Rayzen - tastes homemade with lots of spice!

Dr. McDougal's Apple Cinnamon Multi-Grain Cups - creamy and filling!

Palapa Azul Frozen Mango Fruit Bars - refreshing and tropical! It's still 90 plus degrees outside, so anything cool tastes great.

This week we didn't come home for lunch for some of the days. We were so busy at school, that we brought our lunches. We had two tests this week, followed by getting ready for career stuff. We just turned in a cover letter and resume to our department at school, which we've been working really hard on editing it all week! Hopefully we can get an interview and be accepted into the internship! Again, if you have any interview tips, let us know!

Oh, by the way.... be thankful that you all do not have to sit in a class for about an hour listening and seeing disgusting pictures about meat microbiology! This week our food bacteriology class is focusing on meat, and it made us nauseous and very upset to hear about slaughtered cattle! Yuck.

Praying that everyone has enough "daily bread" to sustain them each day....And, praying that society learns to appreciate and respect all forms of life!

Peace, LK

1 comment:

VeggieGirl said...

wow, these are such great, delicious ideas for tortilla wrap sandwiches; and I LOVE oatmeal with bananas, as well as some almond butter, hempseed butter, or peanut butter mixed in.

as for the interview tips: as cliché as this sounds, just be yourselves, be sure to present yourselves/act/dress professionally, and don't forget to have great referral letters from teachers, former employers, etcetera, to go along with your resumé. good luck! :0)