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<div style="text-align:left;">I was always a pretty good veggie and grain eater, but always as side dishes, never as the main course. I found a pretty good website today for recipes, <a href="http://www.vegweb.com" target="_blank">www.vegweb.com</a> although I'm sure you guys have others you like too. Please post....this is fun! Tonight's foray into veggiedom was a modification (most of my concoctions are) on stuffed peppers: barley, quinoa, mushroom, onion, garlic and spices with a little tomato sauce stirred in because I added too much thyme. I use red peppers cuz I don't like green ones, and pulled it out 5 minutes before it was done to sprinkle a little parmesan/asiago blend on top. Mmmmm.....drewl.....<br><br>
I also made this for an appetizer and I'm going to try it as a spread for my veggie burger tomorrow. Modifications from the original recipe are noted.<br><br><span style="color:#FF6600;"><b>Garbanzo and Sun Dried Tomato Tasty Spread</b></span><br><br>
This is a light and tasty spread for eating with some fresh veggies<br><br>
1 can chickpeas, drained (save 1/4 cup of the liquid)<br>
2 cloves garlic, chopped<br>
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes (soak in warm water if they are dried to plump them up)<br>
1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar<br>
1/2 teaspoon dried basil (I used fresh, about 3 leaves, nice flavor)<br>
1/2 cup walnut halves (I skipped this) chopped<br><br>
Place everything except the chickpea liquid into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse 5-6 times until mixed and chunky. You can pulse it more if you want something more spreadable, that's what I did.<br><br>
If it is really crumbly and you don't like that, add a little of the liquid at a time, mixing it in until you get the texture/consistency you want.<br><br>
Eat with some raw veggies as a snack or put on a sandwich! Tonight I had this with Trader Joe's Spicy Flaxseed Tortilla Chips and I also tried a little piece of Soy Flour Pita with it too. YUMMERS!<br><br>
This is SO much fun!!! <img alt="hello2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/hello2.gif"></div>
 

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It made a great spread for the veggie burger, I had that for breakfast. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Genie- i thought of you yesterday. i had lunch at Kimberton <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> we should meet up there one day for lunch!
 

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I still wanna go to Su Dao! I told my friend Laura about it and she wants to try it too. Let me get my PT schedule worked out tomorrow and I'll see what we can find. Now that I'm working from home on some days, it might be easier to get out during the week.<br>
Where did you say it was again, I couldn't remember?
 

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It is in Malvern, on 30.<br><a href="http://www.sutaocafe.com/" target="_blank">http://www.sutaocafe.com/</a>
 

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Mmmm, that looks yummy, and it's reasonably priced too.<br><br>
Maybe it's psychosomatic, but I swear I feel better. I've only eaten meat once this week and it was a chili lime chicken burger from Trader Joe's--very tasty--and it could also be because I have been able to bring healthy lunches all week because I'm office bound, so no drive-throughs. I had the Italian Caprese sandwich at Quizno's yesterday, which was tasty--mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes, and he even put peppers and mushrooms on it for me. YUM. I don't feel as tired, and I'm not sleeping well so that's saying a lot. I'm still Dame Poopsalot but I'm starting to think part of that is the megadoses of Ibuprofen the doc has me on too. In any case, so far I don't feel as crappy as I did last week and I'm not missing anything just yet. Hmm.....
 

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Drgenie-<br>
at Kimberton in the fridge by the hummus i got the yummiest thing. Tofu Tahini spread! I put it on some whole grain chips i got there. SUPER DUPER GOODNESS. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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omg it is sooooo yummy. hmm. maybe i can bring some up next weekend? gotta see if there is a fridge.
 

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booo. i could always bring it on ice, but we'd have to eat it all asap when i get there!!!
 

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ok, if i can get some by Friday i will bring it up <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Snifffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff ...........you guys are all gonna have fun without me...........
 

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<img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> you can come and hang out!!!!<br><br>
when are we getting lunch at Kimberton???
 

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I'm still trying to figure out when we can do SuTao, since Malvern is not that far from my office in Exton. My schedule is so damn screwed up from this modified duty thing and having PT 3x week. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"><br><br>
Well, this weekend so far has been exceptionally tasty. I am really really enjoying finding new things to cook! I even dug out old copies of Vegetarian Times that I had gotten for a year a while back.<br><br>
Last night, I made a curried veggie pizza-it was mushrooms, onions, eggplant, zucchini and asparagus stir fried with garlic, this kickin' hot curry powder I got at the farmers market last weekend, and a little extra turmeric. I was gonna make it into a pita wrap but at the last minute I piled it on the pita (Soy Flour from TJ's-YUM) and topped with cheese and made into pizza. Drewlllllll......<br><br>
Tonight, I had some of the veggie mix left over so I had that, roasted cauliflower, which is my favorite veggie evah cuz it tastes like french fries, and shiritaki noodles with my thai peanut sauce. They were actually good, but as I said in that thread, you gotta drain them really well and I think next time I will sit them on papertowels briefly, because they water your sauce down otherwise. This veg thing is fun. Since last weekend I had the one chicken burger and a couple bites today of turkey sausage at my friend's house for brunch. I definitely feel better, and I don't think I'm imagining things. My blood sugar isn't as all over the place as I was trying to convince myself it would be without large amounts of protein (hypoglycemic) and I am definitely less tired. YAY!
 

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genie- i have a really good millet and cauliflower recipe that is supposed to be a mashed potato substitute. gotta hunt it down! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Millet "Mashed Potatoes"<br>
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1 cup millet<br>
2 cups cauliflower, in small pieces<br>
3 cups water<br>
Salt and pepper to taste<br>
Optional: garlic powder, dill, or any other spices you like<br><br>
In a medium-large saucepan, combine all ingredients and bring to a<br>
boil. Cover, and lower to a simmer for 45 minutes. Check when there<br>
is about 20 minutes left. You probably have to add a 1/2 cup more<br>
water (I always do) to prevent it from burning. You may even only<br>
want to cook it for 40 minutes. When done, mash with a potato masher<br>
or leave as is.
 

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Mmmm...I am going to have to try that. I love garlic mashed potatoes but white potatoes always spike my blood sugar so I don't eat them much anymore.
 
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