Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Fast Meal from the Freezer
As you can probably tell by my lack of posts I wasn’t home much today. I finally got in a little after 10pm from cooking class and there were no leftovers in the refrigerator for my husband’s lunch tomorrow. I hate the idea of my husband ordering food from downtown because you have no control over whether it is organic not to mention the fat and sodium content. Since my being out of the house all day happens with more regularity than I would like I keep things in the freezer for times like these.
When I got home from class I immediately grabbed a 2-cup container of seitan bolognese from the freezer and tossed it into the microwave to begin defrosting. I also started ½ cup of millet to go under the bolognese because my husband loves millet. (Who is this man and what did he do with my husband? Sorry for the diversion.) To round out his lunch tomorrow I am also including a spinach and tomato salad with shelled hempseeds, an apple with walnut butter, and the last few remaining kale chips for a snack. As my hubby would say, he gets tired of chewing before he gets full. While he is right that my food does require more chewing at least I know he is getting more than adequate nutrition.
Sorry for the lack of recipes today, I was swamped and spent far too much time in my car today. I will be back in the kitchen tomorrow and have many ideas to play with from cooking class tonight. I had the best warm cabbage slaw I have ever had in my life. Cooking class was fabulous tonight.
On a somewhat unrelated note I took the dulse granules to cooking class tonight for everyone to taste since almost all of us are watching some aspect of our respective diets. Everyone that tried the dulse liked it. So for those of you that are worried how it tastes it has been very popular here. The taste is very salty but a teaspoon contains 34mg of sodium versus 2300mg for regular iodized salt, or 1880mg for kosher salt. Additionally the dulse contains trace minerals that most of us can use.
That is all I have for tonight. Have a great evening everyone.