My MM: Silvia’s Meatless Menu

Yes, we have an MM today! A delicious and nutritious one from Silvia.
At the moment we don’t have any Obsessions in our inbox, though we’ve been meaning to write a few of our own (namely tofu and blackberries). If you want the series to go one please send yours to nomoredirtylooks at gmail dot com. If you’re feeling like it’s a bit snoozy, your (friendly) input is always appreciated. Other ideas? We really want to continue doing something community-oriented around Meatless Monday. Now onto Silvia’s menu…
My favorite vegetable: SWEET POTATOES
Monday morning I…
Do not ever have caffeine! It gives me skin and digestive problems, and that includes green tea. Weird, huh? I figured it out after a year of green tea¬†obsession, and my skin is finally clear! I love herbal teas though, so in the morning I’ll drink some rooibos or just water or water with ACV. For a quick breakfast I have frozen (thawed!) waffles with honey and berries, with some almond milk or OJ. If I have more time, I like to make buckwheat pancakes. Toast with goat cheese and honey is awesome too, or eggs with bread. I also take Udo’s omega oil blend with my breakfast if I remember.
A few hours later…
I snack a lot to get my calories in! Anything from your usual- nuts, fruits, celery with dressing- to chips, cupcakes, dolmas, and roasted seaweed. I love pastries and sweets, and I think it’s fine as long as they aren’t replacing my fruit and veg.
Then for lunch…
If I eat lunch at home, there is almost nothing better than the My New Roots veggie tower of power (featuring my favorite!): http://mynewroots.org/site/2012/03/veggie-egg-tower-of-power-2/
At school, I might have curry leftovers with quinoa (http://chefchloe.com/entrees/panang-curry.html), or just a sandwich and salad.
For a mid-afternoon snack…
I like to have late afternoon smoothies, with banana, whatever frozen fruit I have, protein powder or peanut butter, kale, spirulina, raw cacao, almond milk, and chia. Also, throughout the day, I like to have tea with molasses in (organic molasses are a great source of iron- and yes, organic makes a difference in this case! just check the nutrition label).
Then for dinner…
For appetizer, I often have corn chips with salsa or hummus, and a glass of wine, while I cook. Makes it way more fun. Lately, I have been digging lentils, so I make an easy dish that my ex taught me. Chop up some onions, garlic, ginger, and tomatoes (and fresh chili if you have it), and fry up. Then add a bunch of spices (usually turmeric, garam masala, curry, cumin, cayenne). Then add the lentils and enough water to cover, and stir in some tomato paste. Cover and let cook for about 25 min. About 5/10 min before cook time is up, you can add frozen veggies like corn and peas. At the end, squeeze in some fresh lemon or lime. Serve over quinoa or rice or with bread.
For dessert…
Maybe an apple with peanut butter or peanut butter fudge cupcake, or Three Twins ice cream as a special treat.
Comments
12 Responses to “My MM: Silvia’s Meatless Menu”
  1. Lentil recipe sounds delicious! Have you ever tried cooking lentils with sweet potatoes? Delizioseeee!!! :)

  2. Pepper says:

    Veggie tower of power is SO GOOD!

  3. Silvy says:

    yes! sometimes i add sweet potatoes or regular potatoes to the lentils, but i don’t always get it right and sometimes the taters get soggy. so, most often i don’t take the risk and just put the veggies above that won’t get soggy. but better cooks can obviously experiment more :)

  4. Rebecca Bailey says:

    Turmeric, cumin and cayenne go in almost every lunch/dinner I make these days, yum!

  5. Annette says:

    Love it! Good food and plenty of it. Yum.

  6. Anya says:

    It’s earth day! There are deals all over the web. I’m not sure how else to say it so I’m giving friendly input that Mondays are snoozy.

  7. Kristie says:

    I have a few clients have issues with green tea and acne…coffee for sure can increase cortisol levels, even decaf. But, for some green tea is very anti-inflammatory and can help with breakouts. Go figure.

  8. Caitlin says:

    Silvia, I love this menu!! I am the same way with cookies, cake, etc. and have a similar philosophy–as long as I eat enough healthy stuff in addition to the sugar, I don’t sweat it! Good to see a MM menu with some sweets :)

    LOVE the lentil recipe and will have to try it. Do you make your own peanut butter fudge cupcakes?

  9. Alyssa says:

    Oh my veggie tower of power looks am-ah-zing. Thanks for sharing, it’s going in my recipe book!

  10. Silvy says:

    @Caitlin- I don’t; I get the Trader Joe’s ones. The ingredients are actually quite nice! I mean, loads of sugar, obviously, but real food ingredients.

  11. Bee says:

    Love your menu! I have missed MM!! I have gotten so many delicious recipes from these posts. i hope they make an appearance every now and then. I’ll be sure to send mine in :)

  12. Andrea says:

    Yay! I really love the MM Menus! As far as curries go, they’re my favorite go-to meal. Easy, filling & meatless! What more could you want? I personally love a curry recipe from A Pinch of Yum!

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