Well, as I was making a very rich, homemade, mac n’ cheese for my family, I started to crave cheese. Yes, I like cheese. It doesn’t like me, though, so I don’t eat it. One of my favorite veggies as a kid was cauliflower topped with cheese sauce. From thence came my idea for a vegan ‘cheese’ sauce to use in my Fuhrman friendly vegan alfredo. I’ll post that recipe at the end of this post. I was hungry this afternoon and I started to think it was because I had bread on my sandwich for lunch. Once again, I was having the Portobello sandwich and have no gluten-free pitas so I used gluten-free multigrain gluten-free bread. Anyway, I realized that I didn’t eat too much in the morning, no midmorning snack, and that’s probably why I was hungrier than normal. It’s interesting how something as simple as an apple for a snack midmorning makes me eat less in the afternoon (make a mental note of that). Not that I really ate more than normal in the afternoon, but I definitely felt like eating more. So, here’s the run down for the day:
Breakfast: oatmeal made with whole oats, pear, blueberries, cinnamon, flax meal, and almond milk
Lunch: Grilled Portobello mushroom, grilled red peppers, grilled onions, and sesame ginger sauce on multigrain gluten-free bread; salad topped with chick peas and Dijon date dressing
Snack: Banana w/ almond butter
Dinner: Vegan ‘cheese’ sauce on top of spaghetti squash, topped with water sautéed shiitake mushrooms and onion; salad topped with pinto beans and creamy sesame dressing. Here’s the recipe for the vegan ‘cheese’ sauce:
16 oz. Bag Frozen Cauliflower
1 Cup Almond Milk
1 Tsp. Salt Free Seasoning
3 Tbsp. Nutritional Yeast Flakes
In a medium-sized saucepan, add the cauliflower, almond milk, and seasoning. Bring to boil, reduce heat, and cook cauliflower until done, about 8 minutes. With an immersion blender, or in a blender, mix together the cauliflower mixture with the nutritional yeast flakes. Blend until cauliflower is thoroughly pureed. Makes 4 servings.
Dessert: Yummy Banana Oat Bar (these ones I made with dried blueberries because I was out of dates when I made them – still very yummy)
It was another good day today. I walked for 30 minutes and otherwise had a busy day. I’ll do some yoga before I go to sleep tonight. Until tomorrow….