Since it felt like spring in NY, we spent the weekend doing spring cleaning. The Christmas ornaments are put away, the garage has been reorganized and we've even repaired and moved around some furniture that we'd been meaning to get to for the last several months. As a result there are several boxes waiting to go to our local Salvation Army thrift store.
We kept our cooking simple this weekend to allow for maximum time cleaning. (Personally, I hate cleaning so when the mood strikes I have to run with it.) Lunch on both days was simple sandwiches or leftovers from the night before. Dinners were Cold Thai Noodles and vegan sloppy joes with black bean soup.
Vegan Sloppy Joes
Saute in a little water or olive oil:
1 onion, diced
1 cup or more of any of the following; chopped celery, chopped carrots, chopped peppers, chopped kale or collard stems - Use whatever you have on hand.
3 cups of tvp
3 cups of water
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp pepper
Cover and simmer 20-30 minutes. Serve over buns or rice. I think it tastes great cold for lunch the next day too.