Good evening, I hope you all had a great day.
For dinner tonight I took a chance with something that I never eat – canned soup. This variety is very low in sodium. My main reason for avoiding canned soup is due to the fact that I feel like I am dumping the salt shaker straight into my mouth.
I am also chancing the fact that there were carrots present. I am hoping that since they were souper mushy (I just had to – I know I am a dork), that maybe my stomach will not be too disturbed. The flavor of the soup was ok – nothing earth shattering. It was filling so I guess I can give it that. Must be all the fiber from the lentils.
With the soup I had a leftover homemade veggie burger (I was eating lots of lentils with this meal), raw zucchini fries and an english muffin topped with sunflower seed butter.
For Charlie’s dinner I broke out the America’s Test Kitchen Best Light Recipes cookbook again. I made their Black Bean and Corn Stuffed Peppers. The reason I made myself something different is because I CAN NOT eat corn. I will spare you the details and the embarrassment to myself.
ATK recipes are always amazing but I have found that they are not always the quickest to prepare. The Veggie Chili was easy but the other 2 recipes really took a lot of prep work and I used a ton of dishes.
This recipe makes a ton of filling. I probably could have made two more stuffed peppers. I have some in the fridge that he will be able to eat all on its own.
It really is a simple filling, brown rice, black beans, frozen corn, canned diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapeno pepper, light cheddar cheese and cilantro. Once you have all the components, the peppers bake for a short time and viola – dinner is served (in just under 2.5 hours mind you). Maybe it took me so long since I always have to clean up as I go along. I hate it when my kitchen looks like a bomb went off.
Charlie enjoyed his third vegetarian dinner and did not comment that meat would make his pepper taste better (he likes to throw that in when I make him meals sans animal). I might not ever get him to give up meat but at least he can enjoy a meal without it every now and then.
I am off to read New Moon. I started it last night and I am already well underway.
See you tomorrow.