Before I started my day of errands which was to begin with doing the laundry I had a cup of coffee and cereal. I use soy milk as my dairy for the cereal and coffee. I alternate between granulated sugar or agave nectar for my coffee or tea. The granulated sugar I usually use is by Florida crystals. By the time I got back home from my morning of doing laundry I was hungry again. I wanted a BLT and usually I use the frying pan. But this time I used my George Foreman grill to make the bacon. I use a vegan bacon by light life called smart bacon. I have always liked my bacon crisp and wanted to see if the grill worked and it did. I had my bread in the freezer so first I turned on the grill and put two slices of whole wheat toast in the warming section of the grill. I took two slices of the Bacon not thawed and placed them right on the grill and closed the lid.. I cooked them until my desired crispiness. I layered the bacon on the bread with sliced tomatoes, onions, broccoli slaw and ketchup. You could just make it with lettuce and tomato and put vegan mayo if you like the way you would normally find it when you were non vegan. Why not serve it with a pickle if you have one. I did not have any pickles so I steamed some shelled edamame in the microwave.. Edamame are soybeans and per the bag it says that ½ cup is 12 grams of protein. I have stated before and would like to state again I am not a nutritionist so this is not nutritional information I am giving in place of you seeing your primary care provider or dietician. I just thought it was a good tid bit to share. I have a mini microwave steamer that I love and use almost daily. It really helps to have the quick serving of veggies and I sometimes even make them when I want a snack. I always keep frozen veggie’s in the freezer so I always have them. I put the amount I want in the steamer part with the grates, put that in the bowl part, fill with water till it reaches the slats, cover and microwave usually 5 minutes but with the edamame about 8 minutes. Microwave times do vary. Then you just drain the water and serve the way you like. Today I sprinkled some Mrs. Dash on the soybeans and then a small bit of Earth Balance Butter. As a snack during the day I had some almonds. Daily chores continue and it is always nice to have a smile in the midst of it all. I knew that when it came time to make my bed my cat butchy would not be far. Now what is that lump in the bed momma bear said?
Why it is Butchy...
My precious kitty :)
When it came time for dinner I wanted to make something quick and easy. I felt like a "stir fry" combo. So in a pot I cooked Lo Mein noodles together with non-thawed stir fry veggies. When they were done I drained the water from the pot, put the combo back in the pot and added some sauce. You could add any stir fry sauce you like either store bought or home made. You could cook rice separate if you prefer instead of noodles. Back in November of 2007 I wrote about making a stir fry with rice. If you want to view it go to the side bar on the left and click on o7 posts. As you scroll down that post was on November 13th and you will see other posts on my tofu crisp strips and my peanut sauce written on 12/23/07. Later on in the evening as I was watching Friends I was a bit hungry so I munched on the broccoli slaw which eased any hunger. And now I head to bed until the sun rises upon the darkened sky with the newness of dawn beckoning the call of new light.
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