{Today’s Lunchbox} Appetite for Reduction

by Valerie on February 23, 2011 · 5 comments

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Happy Wednesday.  So glad you enjoyed Faye’s guest post yesterday. Isn’t she fabulous?  As you can see I am loving the Laptop Lunch system. I am planning to do a full review of it after I have used it a few more days, but so far I am finding it really easy to work with.

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Here are today’s lunch and two snacks:

  • Chia pudding made with three tablespoons of chia and 3/4 cup of kale banana smoothie leftover from my breakfast smoothie (this is designed to be two snacks).
  • Ginger Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Apples
  • Garlicky Mushrooms and Kale
  • Buffalo Tempeh (see note below)
  • Cashew Mayo, a modified version

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Aside from the pudding, today’s lunchbox is leftovers from a tasty dinner made from Isa Chandra Moskowitz latest book:

Appetite for Reduction: 125 Fast and Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes

I had been saving this book to cook through it in March but then I saw a few recipes I liked in it, and there are plenty more I want to try, so I am thinking I am going to be planning several weeks’ worth of meals for a while from this book. Maybe until I go on vacation in early April.  That will be interspersed with bloggers’ recipes and maybe another cookbook.  That said, there will be lots of cooking from Appetite for Reduction.  All four recipes in this first try are complete worth remaking, though I modified the Cashew Miso Mayo pretty significantly.  Instead of a 1:1 ratio for the cashews and miso, I used more like a 3.5:1 ratio. I still found the recipe very savory and satisfying, but not as salty as the original one would have been.

The Buffalo Tempeh was scrumptious, but I wanted to add a note for my gluten-free readers.  Some tempeh is gluten-free, but some is made with barley as well as soy, so always be sure to check.

Have a great Wednesday!

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 eliz@thesweetlife February 23, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Buffalo tempeh looks so good! I need to be brave enough to try to cook it.


2 Johanna B February 23, 2011 at 8:51 pm

I have to be gluten-free, too. I have Celiac. Your buffalo tempeh looks good. I've never tried tempeh before. Didn't realize it was GF.


3 Alisa Fleming February 24, 2011 at 1:49 am

That tempeh looks so cute and tasty! I like that book too, but have to admit, I have tweeked what I've tried a good bit.


4 Carolyn February 26, 2011 at 11:39 pm

1. Love your laptop lunchbox! I have one too but since I never being my lunch to work (we have a really nice, cheap, subsidized cafeteria), I NEVER use it. :(

2. I bought that book!!!


5 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats March 2, 2011 at 5:12 pm

E – I was afraid of tempeh for a while, but now love it. I think the key is steaming it first, no matter whether you plan to cook it or marinade it or just eat it plain.

Johanna B – basic soy tempeh is usually gluten-free, but be sure to check your labels!

Alisa – so far, I have only had to do some tweaking, but I could see more needed, particularly with salt.

Carolyn – I am really loving this lunchbox! And I do like the book a lot too :)


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