Saturday, October 4, 2008

Quick, Convinient, and Oh So Yummy

My favorite healthy, super easy, and quick meal will always be a big ol' plate of hummus and veggies- this time I added in some Tamari Roasted Chickpeas from Ed&BV for extra protein and, well, just because I'm addicted to them. Oh! And I even made my own hummus this time using the recipe from Vcon. I've always wanted to make my own hummus but never felt I could until a few months ago when I finally got a food processor and now I see how much I was missing out on. This hummus turned out great and I have been fighting my mom for it since she's been eating it non-stop!

I can already tell this meal will become another addiction of mine for while. The Miso Bulgar Pilaf from Bittersweet is truley delicious. The only change I made was substituting the peas for edamame because I don't like peas and I figured that edamame would go pretty well with the flavor of this pilaf. Everything about this dish worked and I still have a hard time believing a recipe with such simple ingredients resulted in something with such a complex flavor. Also, my mom has decided this week to try eating much less meat from now on for health reasons. While she is not a vegetarian, I'm so proud of her for this decision because every little bit counts no matter what the motives. And, now I have to make this dish a lot more becuase she loves it as well and it's a greta meatless meal for her to have around the house when she isn't sure what else to eat. In fact, I think my whole family will love this pilaf, so I might just make it this week as an official "family dinner"...hm....we'll see....

On a side note- happy Vegan Mofo, everyone! While I myself am not participating (but I hope to at some point in the future) due to lack of time, I'm so glad to see so many great blogs participating and I love reading all of the blog posts everyday.

7 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Oh my, too much deliciousness!! :0)

Kudos to your mom!!

I can't participate in Vegan MoFo either, but I AM enjoying seeing others' blog posts for it :0)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I think hummus is the perfect food-- the perfect blend of spicy, salty, creamy, and savory.

shelby said...

I love that Miso Bulgar Pilaf! I made it twice before and the first time I used edamame too. So delicious =)

Vegan_Noodle said...

Homemade hummus is always the best... and you can't beat those roasted chickpeas!
That's great that your mom is cutting back her meat consumption. I made that miso bulgur pilaf and have to agree with you that it is awesome! I'm sure your whole family would enjoy it!

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Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I need to make those chickpeas! I always say I'm going to.

Rural Vegan said...

Hummus is one food I never get tired of no matter how much of it I eat! I wish I had time for MoFo too, but I sure enjoy seeing everyone else's posts!