Day 4 – Entertaining Angels (and Non-Vegans)

Today we took the daring step of inviting a friend for dinner. We considered cooking him his own meal, but we figured he was coming to our house and should be eating with us. After reminding him about our newfound way of eating, he decided he was game. Which was great! Except…..

The pressure was on to come up with something that tasted good, was somewhat recognizable and could be made from the ingredients in the house. Feeding soldiers plants is asking for a steady stream of ridicule, and I wasn’t going to even offer a side of meat. It had to be good. Our first thought was black bean burgers but, alas, there were no black beans to be found. Then, I found this awesome recipe for Mediterranean Bean Burgers made from kidney beans, and we were back in the game. Long story short, we only broke one kitchen appliance, and he loved the whole meal! VICTORY!

Stats 

Lady and Gentleman

Breakfast

  • Four Ingredient Pancakes with Cherry Berry Compote
  • Kiwi Nectarine Smoothie

Lunch

  • Salad Greens with Plums, Peaches, Sunflower Seeds, and Apple Berry Dressing

Dinner

  • Mediterranean Bean Burgers (Recipe Here… slightly modified without salt or olives) wrapped in Cabbage with Avocado, Mushrooms, Onions, and Tomatoes
  • Mediterranean Spinach (Recipe Follows)
  • Roasted Eggplant, Potatoes, Peppers, and Carrots

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Mediterranean Spinach

  • 1 lb Spinach
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Green Onions
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Tsp Oregano
  • 1 Tbsp Dill (Fresh will help a ton with the taste)
  • 1 Tsp each of Rosemary, Marjoram, White Pepper
  • 2 Tomatoes chopped
  • Water

Line a skillet with a thin layer of water and heat on medium. Sauté green onions for a minute then add garlic and the juice of 1/2 a lemon. When they are soft, add spinach and herbs. Add water if needed a little at a time to avoid burning your pan. Once spinach is cooked and the water is cooked off, add the tomatoes, other 1/2 lemon juice if desired, and cook for 3 – 5 more minutes or until tomatoes are cooked. The end 🙂

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