So many passions, so little time!

I am new to blogging and didn't want to just pick one passion since I have so many! I love cooking gourmet and ethnic foods for family and friends. I have been low-carbing (Atkins or low glycemic diet) for 15 years. I have four young children ages 8, 7 , 3 and 1. I try to be environmentally conscious. I use cloth diapers, make my own non-toxic cleaners, and have a compost bin in the suburbs. I am a healthcare professional, working part-time, so I have plenty of advice on health, sometimes unsolicited. I also love to save money. I clip coupons, shop at discount stores, and I am an avid online shopper. I can find the best deal around! I am sure that is not all, but if I get the hang of this everyone will be privy to what I am passionate about...(doesn't this thing have spellcheck?)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Day seven: 7 day Vegan/Eco- Atkins challenge

Day 7:

Leftover low carb pancakes

Curry grilled tofu salad with veganaise and walnuts

Leftover pizza for kids/ falafel for me

I just bought the grilled tofu at our local health food store-  Feel Rite.  It is so delicious (even if you are not vegan or vegetarian)!  Spiced just right and great grill marks.  For the salad, I just put veganaise, curry powder, salt, pepper, and walnuts together in a bowl.  Done with the challenge... It was really fun and took me out of my culinary box, and I even managed to continue to use my low carb principles as well.  The kids really loved the almond milk, but I told them it was too expensive to drink every day.  Otherwise, they are glad to go back to our "normal" eating habits.  Thanks to my family for doing the challenge with me.  (The kids even brought their lunches to school so they could stick to it!) 

Day six: 7 day Vegan/Eco- Atkins challenge

Day 6:

Soy protein shake (cereal with almond milk for kids)

Leftover nut loaf with broccoli

Leftover seitan tikka masala

No recipes!  Made use of leftovers today.  My husband worked 12 hrs today, so easiest to have leftovers with the kids.  They really liked the tikka masala, and although they (at least the older 2) weren't fans of the nut loaf, I thought it was great and gladly took it to work for lunch.