Monday, January 5, 2009

Create a New Year!

Cashew Burger Wrap
Happy New Year! Everyday we get a chance to create anew. I look at everyday as a chance to create something positive. I’ve taken a “no-regrets” attitude. I did a lot of looking back in December and realized how much I regretted not doing in life. I don’t want to continue feeling that way. No more “I should have…” Everyday is “I do….” whatever it is I want to do.

I haven’t updated since Christmas because Jona’s stomach issues are still going strong. Tomorrow is the kids’ doctor appointment and we'll see if they do have food allergies. Jona’s been throwing up or not going to bed until 2:00am, and that has thrown his mommy’s sleep off a bit. He’s resilient, but mommy…not so much. I will let you all know the results.

If you ever don’t know what to eat, just put veggies in a wrap, add a sauce or salad dressing and you have dinner. The above photo is kale salad, spinach, and cashew burger wrapped in collards. I’ve made this before. It’s so easy. You can do it with anything. And it’s pretty to look at! :-)

Portabello Mushroom Wrap

This wrap is from Jody Allen’s Recipes Made with Love (www.lovinglifecafe.com). This wrap is divine. You can marinate mushrooms in a soy sauce/nama shoyu, olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice mixture for an hour. Add shredded veggies like carrots, tomatoes, whatever you like and wrap it up.

Tacos

I made these tacos at my most recent Gratitude Party. I took pictures of the food and forgot to take pictures of my guests Tahisha and Michelle! I swear, I think our memory cells leave through our breast milk. I haven’t had a good memory since I was pregnant with Raymond! And that was seven years ago! Or perhaps the cells left through the birth canal along with baby and placenta. Wherever my memory went, can you all help me find it? Lordymercy.....


Back to the tacos: the “meat” is walnuts ground in a food processor with cumin and chili powder. That’s it. Some recipes call for coriander, but there’s lots of freedom with raw tacos. Add whatever you’d add in a cooked taco. They are fabu.

Onion Rings
And here are the legendary onion rings…my inaugural dehydrator dish. Me and Raymond ate them all up. Even Rom, who doesn’t care for onion rings said they were good. Next up is flat bread. Thank you again Ingrid for this precious gift.

Also, if anyone has a wheatgrass juicer that is collecting dust, please let me know. I’m in the market to purchase one.
Love,
Althea

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3 comments:

ChocolateOrchid said...

Thanks for sharing these awesome recipes! I've been wanting some portabello mushrooms, just wasn't exactly sure how to prepare them. This is what I needed to see! I'll definitely give this and some others a try!

Happy New Year!

100 percent said...

could you possibly share your onion ring recipie...PLEASE. Onion rings were one of my most favorite sad foods. Thanks for your post.

Be Blessed

Terie said...

These are awesome recipes, even for those of us who are not vegan or vegetarians. I love eating meatless dishes, especially for my lunch or breakfast meals. Thanks for the great ideas. They look delicious too.

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