Pantry Challenge Day 3

Hello, again. I’ve been really excited by this Pantry Challenge.  Had I not done this challenge, I would not have had the opportunity to try many new recipes.  I think I’m going to have a few new favorites, which is a good thing, because it avoids food ruts. I’ve also been planning ahead by freezing a serving or two of what I’ve made in order to have something to pull out of the freezer for when I don’t have time or energy to cook. Today is the last day of the Pantry Challenge, as my husband is at the grocery store. Here is what I made … Continue reading Pantry Challenge Day 3

Pantry Challenge Day 2

So, we are experimenting with using up what we have in the pantry and fridge instead of running to the store.  Technically, I didn’t do Day 2 consecutively with Day 1, as we had Shabbos in between with one meal in and one meal out, but here you go: onion soup-onions, garlic, salt, water, balsamic vinegar (experimenting, as I didn’t have soy sauce) green olive salad-can of green olives, mayo, and garlic buckwheat tuna pilaf-buckwheat, can of tuna, 2 eggs, sunflower kernels, seasonings veggie omelette-scrambled eggs with sauteed mushrooms, tomatoes, and red pepper rice pureed rice avocado pudding-avocado, date paste, ground … Continue reading Pantry Challenge Day 2

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Part of organizing is meal planning, aka knowing what you are going to eat before each meal instead of the quintessential “What’s for supper?” and be “like, uh…dunno”. Since I’m giving a concerted effort to no gluten-no dairy- low sugar, I had to try this.  I have a family with a sweet tooths (or would that be sweet teeth?  These are life’s grammatical snafus when you are an English teacher). Not only do my kids like sweet stuff, we avoid artificial colors and flavors at all cost.  Here is where I will give a mention to the Feingold Diet. http://www.feingold.org. … Continue reading Vegan Chocolate Mousse