Friday, February 18, 2011

Stuffed cabbage

Last night I had to make 200 tea sandwiches for my daughter’s Valentine school tea. I have been working a lot & my parents were coming over for dinner. I don’t like to complain, but yikes!!! I had a very busy Sunday afternoon! So, what to make for dinner? The last thing I wanted to do was to go to the market. I came up with this recipe, a take on stuffed cabbage, but without all of the work of stuffing the actual cabbage leaves! They loved it! Let me know what you think.

1 package veggie ground beef substitute
1 medium yellow onion chopped
2 TBSP olive oil
16 ozs. Tomato sauce(chunky style)
3 TBSP paprika
salt & pepper to taste
5 -6cups cole slaw mix (cabbage & carrots)
1 cup cooked brown rice
grated cheddar cheese

Combine all ingredients except rice & cheese in slow cooker cook on low for 4-6 hours. Add rice in last 30 minutes so it doesn’t get mushy. Right before serving sprinkle on cheese. Serve with a nice green salad.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Oprah’s show on vegan challenge.

I just watched Oprah’s show on her vegan challenge. What a great show. Did any of you see it? I would love to know what you think of it. I was thrilled with the idea of people “leaning” into veganism, or being “vegan-ish” What a great term!!! Being married to a meat eater, I understand the other side of the issue. However my husband has become “vegan-ish”. He eats many meatless meals a week, but enjoys his meat when we eat out. I myself am slowly moving from vegetarianism to veganism. I don’t know that I will ever entirely make the change but I eat less & less dairy & eggs.. What do you think? How much meat do you eat & how do you handle the different food likes & dislikes in your family? Let me know.