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Ode To Vegetables Week Two by the 4 Week Vegetarian

Well my husband and I have been vegetarians for 14 days now.  We had another successful week, but can’t say we weren’t still hankering for a piece of chicken or fish.  Have to say though that when you dine out at a regular restaurant, your choices can sometimes be very limited.

Some of this week’s breakfasts were: oatmeal with fruits and nuts topped with a healthy sprinkling of hemp seeds; scrambled eggs with Mexican squash, tomatoes, fresh herbs, green onions and cheddar topped with avocado; cooked quinoa with fresh berries;  and made sweet potato waffles again this Sunday as it was so tasty!  This week I amped up the waffles’ nutrition by adding coffee flour, which is gluten-free, high in fiber, high in protein and anti-oxidants.  The waffles were very yummy; the coffee flour gave it a darker color and a slightly nutty flavor with just the faintest taste of coffee.  I have added the recipe for the waffles, if you too would like to enjoy them!

Lunches and dinners included filling and tasty lentils; a fabulous roasted butternut squash drizzled with a Tahini vinaigrette, goat cheese, mint and toasted pecans; scrumptious nutty wild rice with mushrooms and green onions; pasta with roasted tomatoes, roasted garlic and broccoli and my favorite ABC salad – arugula, apples, avocado, blue cheese, celery and chick peas with an apple cider vinaigrette.

I am discovering that there are a lot of meat substitute products on the market, some are good and some not so much.  We did try a ready made teriyaki dish made with jack fruit, that was supposed to have a meat like texture, definitely NOT a favorite of either of us, the texture was odd.  Soy chorizo is my favorite so far, Trader Joe’s has a great one.

Here’s to a successful third week as a vegetarian!


If you would like to try coffee flour and can’t find it at your local store, I’ve added a link  above to where you can purchase it on Amazon.

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