Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Week of Vegan: Day Three

Since we were trying some new foods this week, my husband decided that he would also be open to eating things that he normally wouldn't choose to eat, or in this case something he despises. I love olives, but my husband hates them. Good for me, I always get the extra olives when we order greek salads at restaurants. Bad for me, I never cook dishes at home that involve olives. But for this week of culinary experiments, he agreed to give them a try, so I made penne putanesca. On an interesting side note, did you know that puttanesca means "prostitute style"? Supposedly because ladies in the streetwalker profession often prepared it at the end of a long night's work. See, if we hadn't decided to be vegan for the week, I might never have learned that gem of information from my vegan cookbook!

The new dishes we tried today were a delicious maple cinnamon oatmeal for breakfast, and a spinach salad and penne puttanesca for dinner. Breakfast was fabulous and filling. We will make that again for sure. The two dinner dishes we were not as crazy about, but I'll give the recipes anyway in case you are intrigued or motivated to improve upon them to your liking.

Menu: Day Three
Breakfast
Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal with Slivered Almonds and Dried Cranberries

Lunch/Snacks
Leftover black bean soup
Celery with peanut butter
Leftover seitan gyro
An apple

Dinner
Penne Puttanesca
Asian Pear and Baby Spinach Salad with Warm Walnut Dressing

Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal with Slivered Almonds and 
Dried Cranberries
From Vegan Planet, by Robin Robertson




Penne Puttanesca
From Vegan Planet, by Robin Robertson


Asian Pear and Baby Spinach Salad with Warm Walnut Dressing
From Vegan Planet by Robin Robertson






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