Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Day in the Life

Last week, Ruby had a sleepover at her school ( I KNOW!!! ) so cool, huh? Her class voted on an activity they would do as a group and sleepover won. There was to be a pizza party, a talent sharing show, lots of play in the "purpose room" which is the multi-purpose room, pizza dinner, movie, and sleep. I am happy to report that she made it through the night, as did we. I sent her with a calzone since the pizza wasn't vegan. We made some pizza, then, for ourselves.

Shredded zucchini, Teese Mozzarella, walnuts, my red sauce, Yellow Rose vegan parm.
I'm always trying to make something different for breakfast - I adore my peanut butter toast, but it doesn't really fill me up too much if I've gone for a run and then plan to ride my bike to work. I need the toast AND something else. heheheh. I often like to make a big pot of rice to just have around, and so I've incorporated it into breakfast. Check this out!

It's the perfect blend of savory and sweet.
First, I put a bunch of baby spinach in the bottom of a bowl. Way more than you think since it wilts down to nothing. Then i pile on the rice (always brown, never white, this time red & brown combo!). I nuke that for a couple of minutes to get it hot. Then I toss in walnuts, cranberries, and this time some leftover carrot from making Ruby's lunch. I dress it with a bit of flax oil, braggs, nooch (or vegan parm). Toss it all together and it is divine. The cranberries make it a bit sweet and the walnuts & brown rice are nutty good. The green is a great way to start the day and to me, it isn't a meal without green. This would be great any time of day, really!

I will leave you with a pic of my little lady enjoying our Saturday morning scramble. We were also eating this crazy good melon I bought at Fubonn, one of the international markets in Portland. It was a cross between a honeydew & a watermelon. I have no idea what it was called, but I must get more! We all loved it. The scramble was a bit of this and that, and we had our favorite, Dave's Killer Bread. Good Morning Portland!

She is one happy kid. "You are such a good cooker, mom!"
More reports from Lunch Lady Land, coming soon!


  1. Shredded zukes on pizza! That is a great idea! Totally stealing it.

    Also, Ruby is the cutest!

  2. Where can I find the recipe for your red sauce???


  3. christy, i haven't posted the recipe. i should. i will. it's easy but so good! are you remembering the one from the bike ride last year?