Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Big salad with marinated portobello mushrooms and skillet pasta

What can I say, I saw a couple of beautiful large portobello mushrooms at the store, and I bought two.  I followed the recipe to roast the mushrooms in Veganomicon, and made a big salad.  That was our dinner two nights in a row.  Walnuts, goat cheese (naturally, this was not on the Veganomicon recipe), avocado, white beans, cucumber...on top of spinach and romaine. 

Skillet pasta (with another salad) on another day:

Onions, peppers, collard greens, garlic, spices, marinara sauce, pasta, water.  One pot.  Done quickly, except for the chopping.  If you want a "go to" meal on a night that you get home late, have to cook dinner, deal with a child, and get ready quickly after dinner to go to the pool at the Y, this is it.  (On that note...time to go to the Y).

Oh, and I made my spouse lemon cupcakes from scratch.  His birthday is this week.  He had to make his own frosting.  Recipe was from Vegan with a Vengeance, but I used regular milk (it's what I had), so they aren't vegan.  Nice and lemony though.

On another note...week 1 on Weight Watchers on line, and I gained a pound.  This week, I lost 3.8 lbs.  Just goes to tell you that eating too much sodium the day before your weigh in will mess you up for a few days.  Only 11 more lbs to go.


Joanne said...

I love big, fully loaded salads like this! All the flavor but none of the guilt.

MEGA congrats on your weight loss! You're so close!

Anonymous said...

good for you for the weight watchers success! keep us posted.......all of your food looks delish :) and i finally joined a CSA :)

Roz @ weightingfor50 said...

Hi Marcia, just found your blog via your comment on Callie's site. LOVE the food pics and ideas, and congrats on your weight loss. I've bookmarked and will visit often!!! All the best.

Marcia said...

Thanks, you guys are great. I started at wanting to lose 14 lbs, gained a lb, now only need to lose 11 lbs. Woo!