So, once a week I cook dinner for my family. I tend to borrow recipes for these meals because I don't want to subject them to what may be a disaster.
Tonight we had a completely borrowed, but nonetheless delicious dinner menu:
White Bean and Roasted Garlic Soup
This is from Vegan with a Vengeance. It involves lots of garlic...yum! This was seriously delicious. I am not kidding when I say I licked the blender, haha. I had also never used fennel seeds before, and I love how they smelled like Italian sausage and peppers. I never liked Italian sausage though, just how it smelled...my grandparents always used to get sausage and peppers when we went to the state fair. You can't taste the fennel too much after you blend it though, but the soup is so delicious.
I eliminated the oil and just sauteed the onion in a saucepan with cooking spray.
Nutrition Information: 178.8 Calories; 0.6g Fat; 0.1g Saturated Fat; 0.1g Cholesterol; 520g Sodium; 34.2g Carbohydrates; 7.0g Fiber; 10.5g Protein
We also had Joni's Edamame Burgers
They were a challenge for me, mainly because I don't have a food processor (yet! Christmas, hopefully). Also, I used soy flour instead of chickpea flour, which ended up being fine, I just think I used a little too much. I baked them, 15 minutes on one side, 10 on the other. I'm not big on bread, but my family ate them mini whole wheat pitas.
Nutrition Information: 212.8 Calories; 9.1g Fat; 1.6g Saturated Fat; 0.0mg Cholesterol; 110.5g Sodium; 21.1g Carbohydrates; 9.0g Fiber; 15.9g Protein
All in all, this was a great meal to end a not so great day. My left eye has been swollen all day. I took some Benadryl and I can open it now, but it's still really sore. It also didn't water when my other eye did when chopping my onions...creepy!! I'm hoping it will be better tomorrow because I skipped the gym this morning because of it.
Today's Cooking Song of the Day: Ocean Breathes Salty - Modest Mouse