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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Meat 'n Potatoes

For dinner, I had Gardenburger Riblets, broccoli stir-fried in garlic sesame sauce, and a twice-baked potato. The potato is something my grandmother liked to make us -- you bake the potato (or, in this case, pierce it with a fork and microwave on high for 6 minutes), slice it in half, mash the insides with a little butter, and then put it in the oven.

Note the ratios of food groups on the plate -- one quarter lean protein (riblet), one quarter starch (potato), and one half vegetable.


Danielle said...

That's remarkably like my dinner tonight: Veggie Ribs in my very own BBQ sauce (a recipe from Garden of Vegan), a once-nuked potato, and my lovely Lemon Rosemary Carrots.


Starla said...

Is the Garlic Sesame Sauce in a bottle or is it a recipe? If it's bottled, what is the brand and if it's a recipe, would you share it?


Your meal looks delish. I love those riblets.

herself75 said...

looks yummy! BUT I'd be passing out with that little protien! the amount of protien I need to ingest this pregnancy is staggering! it seem that is all I'm eating!

btw- I'm eating fettuccini alfredo w/ bacon right now ;) I'll be wheezing later for sure... any good dairy free cheese ideas? that's my weakness!

VeganDoc said...

It's possible to get plenty of protein without animal products. Soy, lentils, nuts, and whole grains are full of protein. A four-gram serving of tofu, for example, has only 79 calories, but a whopping 9 grams of protein. My own diet has about 10-15% of my calories from protein, which is enough for me to weight train, run, bike and swim.

As for dairy-free cheese, there's a brand called Follow Your Heart. That's the only dairy-free cheese that I've found palatable. I used to love cheese in my lacto-ovo vegetarian days, but once I stopped eating it, I didn't miss it at all!