Monday, June 23, 2014

Short On Time But Not On Meals!

The last few weeks I have literally been throwing together whatever I could to make most of my dinners. 

The post today will give you some ideas but not full recipes, per say.

This first one is basically what you see!  Corn and Broccoli - steamed - with a little bit of Wildtree Dill Dip Blend for added flavor.

It's simple but tasty.  I enjoyed this side dish a while back.

Then one night I threw together this hardy meal.  Tofurky Italian Sausage, Baby Bella Mushrooms, Corn, sauteed in a pan and mixed with melted Daiya Cheese. 

It's more of a convenience meal with both the Tofurky and the Daiya but it did the trick.

PLUS...I was able to use-up leftovers with this.

Tofurky's Italian Sausage and Kielbasa I don't mind - once in a blue moon - when it comes to meat substitutes.  The vegan meats that I do enjoy are few and far between.  I don't really eat a lot of them to be honest.

Every once and while I make my own vegan garlic bread, too.  Sometimes I will use Earth Balance and other times I might use a very little bit of Grapeseed Oil.  I will use either Wildtree Scampi Blend as a sprinkle or the Garlic Galore or Garlic and Herb.  All 3 of them are vegan.

For this thrown together meal a while back I did some macaroni up  with a vegan cheese sauce that I made with almond milk, nutritional yeast, and a few other ingredients - and added corn, carrots, and peas along with some left over Tofurky Italian Sausage like you see above.

It's rare if I go to a 'fast food joint' but since my husband is NOT vegetarian he chooses to eat the food.  Most of the time I won't get anything and come home and make my own meal instead. 

For the first time in a long time I grab a salad from a chain...mostly because the salad fixin's at my local store looked pretty picked over that day. 

I noticed they had a salad that I could easily make vegan.  It wasn't much but it was a good base.  It was mixed greens, avocado, and strawberries.  I then took it home and added some leftovers to the top including Tempeh and Corn.

After I dressed the salad up a bit - it wasn't too bad - and I didn't even add dressing because the amount of Avocado made it creamy enough.

So eventho I have been short on time - I haven't been short on meals! is a good way to use left overs, too!


  1. Mmmm all of this food looks so good! Our "throw together" foods look very different - mine does not look that pretty ;p

    1. Most of mine don't either :) LOL But it's what's inside that counts, eh!?

  2. Great eats and great job making the take out salad more of a meal, not fun when watered down salads are the only vegan options and I skip chain places because of that.

    1. Unfortunately those make up about 80 to 90 percent of the restaurants near me tho...sigh...bur I make do with what we have, I suppose! teehee

  3. Everything looks great especially that sausage and mushroom dish...and the last one, the salad. My daughter loves tempeh.

    1. Thanks! I'd love to see what you do with tempeh, too!