Monday, January 08, 2007

Quickie Cooking

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.

Stir in:
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.


Ruthie said...

LOL Katie you are so funny! "The recipes will be posted after 4 pm today." The suspense!!! :)

I'm glad you got some cleaning done! I've heard it won't feel like spring here for another 5 months! Maybe they exaggerate. I mean, it got up to 41 today!

Have a great week! I hope your work schedule is calming down. My schedule is doing the opposite, as I've chosen to start working mostly full time again. Yugh. We'll see how it goes! I'm definately going to be using that bread machine.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipes!

Katie said...

Thanks Ruthie, if it makes you feel any better, winter is back in NY. Good luck with increasing your work hours.

Your welcome Johanna!