Just before August comes to an end, I’d like to share with you another ‘What I Eat in a Day’ post to help motivate you and give you some new ideas. I know what it’s like being fed up with your food but not having new ideas to replace the old ones. You end up eating food that bores you. So here are some suggestions and tips for food prep which I hope can help. 🙂
Two corn on the cobs which I coated with a tiny amount of coconut milk and salt and sautéed on a non-stick frying pan (no oil) until they turned a nice yellow hue with a few more well-done spots, which I like. The additions are: tomatoes, which I just lay on an oven tray and oven-grilled until they were soft and some sliced green cabbage with tofu cubes, which I massaged in 3 Tbs of coconut milk, salt and pepper and oven-grilled with the tomatoes for around 20-25 minutes. This was sort of a rustic European lunch. 😛
‘Avocado & Chickpea Salad’: 1 cup of cooked chickpeas, 1/2 avocado sprinkled with chia seeds, 1 raw carrot, 1 raw tomato, 1 spring onion, 1/2 English cucumber on a bed of lettuce drizzled with fresh lemon juice. The combination between chickpeas and avocado is divine! I also like using that combo in sandwiches or on grain-cakes, especially if I’ve bothered to make hummus (a Middle Eastern spread made of chickpeas. Click here for the recipe).
As you can see, some dishes take longer to prepare and some take mere minutes to assemble together. I recommend making batches of cooked chickpeas and freezing them and having frozen bananas (ripe and peeled, then frozen) at the ready so you can pull them out whenever you need a quick fix.
It was a beautiful Summer. It seems like it has come to an end here in Vancouver, BC. We’re getting endless showers here today. I hope you’ve all enjoyed the summer and have had delicious, cruelty-free, healthy and colourful vegan food to paint your palettes with. 😀