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Monday, July 30, 2012

A Week of Menus - Wraps, Tacos, and Stir Fry

We had an exciting day yesterday - we went to the baseball game and Miss No-No got to run the bases!! (It wasn't like she was chosen to run the bases, every kid at the game could do it, but it was so cool and so awesome!!)....and we got to go down with her! So, even though WE didn't get to run the bases, we did get to go down on the field. It was magnificent and awe-inspiring to be down there and see the field from that angle!

Here's what I have planned for dinners this week:

Nori Handhelds with Brown Rice (1)
Green Bean Noodles with Peanut Sauce

Grilled Vegetable Wraps with Lavash Bread (2)
Greek Salads
{Stir Fry with Noodles}
Tofu Stir Fry
Miso Soup

Zucchini Ribbon Salads
Roasted Garbanzo Beans
Lavash Bread with Hummus Dip

BBQ Tempeh Tacos (3)
Brown Rice
Cheesy Broccoli

Dinner Out

Veggie Pasta
Garlic Bread

1. Nori Rolls - Brown rice (made ahead of time), matchstick carrot and cucumbers, and sliced avocado. I will either roll these into a hand-held "wrap" using a nori sheet or will wrap them "roll-style" using a bamboo mat (from the Asian market) and then cut in 1" sections.
2. Grilled Veggie Wraps - Using large tortillas, spread about 1/3 to 1/2 of the tortilla with a thin layer of hummus and then top 1/4 - 1/3 of the tortilla with grilled vegetables. Roll up burrito style and serve.
3. Tempeh tacos - are so easy to make, and sooooo delicious. Tempeh is a bean cake that you can buy in a health food store. You could easily substitute ground round (I like Yves Brand) or Extra Firm Tofu (if you are subbing, skip the steaming step). Slice and steam tempeh for 15 minutes. Cube or crumble tempeh and add to a skillet with BBQ Sauce. Cook for another 5 - 10 minutes. Put into tortillas and top with whatever toppings you have on hand.

What did you do this weekend?
More later! (: