Officially Vegetarian

Snowy Saturday mornings only mean one thing to me


Whole Wheat pancakes with pure maple syrup and shredded unsweetened coconut to be exact. Pancakes are the perfect weekend breakfast, don’t you think?

I skipped my workout on Saturday because it was snowing like crazy outside. Plus, I fell up the stairs at school on Friday and hurt my shoulder. I did the one thing that you absolutely should not do when you fall: I stuck my hand out to catch myself.  Yeah- don’t do that. Better said than done.

Jeff and I took a trip to paradise the co-op on Saturday afternoon. But not before I devoured my leftovers from Friday night.

How great is that container? Usually restaurants just throw all your food  in one smushed-up pile when you ask to wrap it up, but not José Malone’s. They’re too awesome for that. The leftovers were soggy but just as good the next day. Yum!

After spending a million hours in the co-op,  I had a piece of cornbread for a snack before dinner.

We decided to make chili tacos for dinner with the leftover veggie chili from Thursday night.

We stuffed blue corn taco shells with brown rice, chili, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and cheddar cheese. So good!

I had another piece of corn bread on the side.

For dessert, I had a couple pieces of Endangered Species dark chocolate with blueberries


Sunday morning stated with tons of reading and a perfect bowl of  Maple-Coconut Pecan Banana Oats:

I topped my standard banana oats with maple-coconut pecans from the co-op bulk bins. That’s right- Maple. Coconut. Pecans. Seriously? How could anything be more perfect? I crushed them using the back of a spoon and they made for an awesome oat topper. Also on top: shredded unsweetened coconut, cinnamon, PB.

After breakfast, I ran/walked 3.2 miles at the gym. I walked at a 10% incline for the first half mile and then ran the rest. I would have continued running but the inside of my right ankle started hurting. I really need new sneakers (so if any family members hint hint who read my blog hint hint want to get me a gift card for a running store hint hint hint for my birthday this month hint hint HINT feel free 🙂 I’m so subtle).

For lunch, I put the leftover veggie chili to good use again and made Chili Nachos.

I topped a serving of Guiltless Gourmet Unsalted Yellow Corn Chips with chili, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, cheddar, and Frank’s Red Hot. Yum! I love making healthy versions of normally unhealthy foods. 🙂

I did tons of school work yesterday. I feel accomplished. Along the way, I snacked on grapes and one of these:

For dinner, more Mexican! Just kidding!

The awesome people at Sunshine Burgers Co sent me a bunch of coupons last week to try out Sunshine Burgers for free!

I’ve been interested in trying them for a while. I love the ingredient list:

The South West burgers caught my eye because I love black bean burgers. There are a couple different ways to heat up the burgers: stove-top, oven, microwave. We decided to go with the stove-top method because I had sweet potato fries baking in the oven.

I topped mine with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and hot sauce. The only thing missing was hummus!

Verdict: I thought the burgers were good, not great. You can taste the black beans and a bit of the jalapeños but the burger definitely needs added flavor. That’s fine with me- I love toppings! I probably would have enjoyed it more if I had hummus. Overall, I think that Sunshine Burgers are an above-average frozen product. I am impressed by the ingredient list because I know what each ingredient is. I can’t say that for Morningstar Farms burgersThe burgers are versatile; I plan to have one over a salad for lunch one day. And while I might not purchase this particular kind again, I am definitely looking forward to trying the other varieties. I think it’s weird that only 3 come per package. I think 4 would make more sense. I also think that the flavors will come through more if I make them in the oven rather than on top of the stove.

Thanks again to Sunshine Burgers for sending me the coupons!

For dessert, I had half of a toasted Arnold Sandwich Thin with PB, Dark Chocolate Chips, and Shredded Unsweetened Coconut.

Vegetarian February is over! I plan to update the Vegetarian February page with recipes I tried and like. Although Jeff has decided he is going to consume less meat, he is not staying a vegetarian. That’s fine with me. Jeff is going to write a guest post in a couple weeks about how he survived Vegetarian February. Stay tuned for that. I am happy to say that I am not going back to eating meat. I am officially a vegetarian. Wahoo!

Have a great Tuesday blogfaces!

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  1. seriously that all looks so very tastey i dont know what to do with myself besides eat eat eat! i want to eat alll your food forever you beautiful !

  2. I have to agree with Evan- you’re doing exactly what’s right for you!! 😀 I’ve had co-op withdrawal this past week and I think I need to make another visit ASAP. I want to try the maple coconut pecans- they sound like heaven!!!

  3. I can think of no better indictment of a restaurant’s food than what you wrote about Jose Malone’s:

    “The leftovers were soggy but just as good the next day.”

  4. Hi Rebecca! I’ve thought about being a vegetarian many times. But I’ve always been worried about not getting enough protein and vitamins found in meat. Do you find that to be a problem? And thanks for the organic veggie burger suggestion! I’ve been looking for those. Take care.

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