Sunday, May 23, 2010
Accidentally Vegan Dinner
So, if you are a friend of mine you probably know that one of my pleasures is reading other people's blogs...If you are a close friend you know that one of my secret pleasures is reading vegetarian blogs. *GASP*
Really, I'm not kidding. Me, the girl who puts butter or bacon in anything I possibly can, the girl who LOVES rare cheeseburgers, and even some of the less politically correct meats, also likes to read vegetarian blogs....and I even cook vegetarian meals sometimes. I do it mostly to counteract all the butter and animal fat I consume when I dine in restaurants and cook rich meals. But also, I just really like my veggies.
At my office we're currently doing a 'Biggest Loser' style weight loss challenge. I have a few events coming up, including a friends' wedding - and the beginning of bathing suit season that I would like to drop some winter weight for- so I thought this would be good motivation to lighten up my usual meals. Rafe wants to stop eating meat quite as often as he does - so he's been totally on board.
On Saturday we made a delicious vegetarian dinner that actually turned out to be vegan! That means it didn't contain any animal products at all! (I do realize that I need to check the label on the tortillas, since those may have had lard - but its a really big deal that there was no cheese or sour cream on those tacos!)
Rafe whipped up a really quick pico de gallo with red onion, tomato and cilantro....as well as some guacamole.
And I sauteed some onions and red pepper in a cast iron skillet.....