Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Resolutions & Holiday Recap

Hello! Hoping everyone had a fabulous holiday. It was great to enjoy some time off from work while getting some work done around the home.

Christmas is my favorite holiday! I always go to my Grandparents house on Christmas Eve....

Lots of cooking during the 1 week I was off of work. My favorite was vegetarian "Chicken" Parmesean.
I made 2 pans of this... 1 with real chicken and 1 with "veggie chicken".......... looks like the real thing...

and tastes like the real thing too!

4 cutlets of Quorn "Chicken"
1/4 cup almond milk & 1 egg
Your favorite marinara/spaghetti sauce
Mozzerella cheese
Italian Bread Crumbs, or season yourself
Tablespoon olive oil
Parmesean Cheese

I defrosted the chikn cutlets in some warm water, dipped them in the egg and milk mixture, and covered in bread crumbs. Warm olive oil in skillet add chikn for about 3-4 minutes on each side until brown. Place in baking dish, cover with mozzerella, marinara, and parmesean cheese and more mozzerella if you choose.
Preheat Oven to 400 degrees, bake for 20-25 minutes.

To make vegan, skip the egg and just use the almond/soy etc milk product you choose, and avoid the cheese!

Once of my favorite salads to eat comes from The Rochester Deli in downtown Waukesha.

This salad comes on a bed of greens, with sliced strawberries, candied walnuts, seedless grapes and gorgonzola cheese with a poppyseed vinaigrette dressing. I have always been impressed with the soups and salads coming from this deli.

2010 Resolutions, the same working out, staying in shape, eating healthy still applies. I am still trying to go vegan so I am going to take it meal by meal, day by day and hope for the best!

On Monday, January 4th I did very well with my eating habits, I had this delicious sandwich for lunch...

My Veggie sub from Subway!
6 inch on honey oat, toasted with no cheese
lettuce, tomato, onion, green pepper, spinach with honey mustard

I never get sick of this baby!!!

I snacked on some blue chips and salsa before dinner. Dinner was BLT's. I had Morning Star Bacon with lettuce, tomato and veganaise on Ezekial toast w/ a side of spinach. I guess the "bacon" is not vegan since the first ingredient is egg whites....

I couldn't wait to take a bite!

It has now been a full 12 months since I started being a vegetarian :) In 2010 I am going to strive to cut the fish out of my diet and cheese! I am taking things day by day and see how the changes effect my body. I started working out with the personal trainers on my cable tv on demand, which I am really enjoying right now because of the nasty weather we have been having in Wisconsin. Wish me luck!


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