Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Nothing Special Today


1/2 package Tasty Bite Multigrain Pilaf (200 calories, 50 from fat, 4g fiber, 9g protein--the link shows slightly different numbers for a different-size package, perhaps even a different recipe)

1/2 small onion, chopped
1 large yellow squash, quartered lengthwise and then sliced
1-1/2 cups cabbage, chopped
1/4 bell pepper, chopped
tablespoon tomato relish (ours is homemade with peppers, onions, spices, and yes, sugar)

Variation: instead of tomato relish, try a minced sundried tomato (I actually looked for a jar of those in the cabinet and couldn't find them. :-) )

Heat pilaf according to package directions. Dry-saute onion to slight brownness, then add squash and cabbage, and finally pepper, according to desired doneness. Stir in tomato relish. Serve over pilaf.

Verdict--Very Good. The pilaf is chewy and spicy, and the sweet onions (from browning) contrast nicely, as does the sweetness of the tomato relish (also accomplished by the suggested variation with a sun-dried tomato).


Breakfast--Half an Arnold's Sandwich Thin, tablespoon or so peanut butter, small apple

Lunch--Leftover COMPANY SALAD BAR (see yesterday) with added romaine lettuce, 1/2 cup black beans, 4 olive bar olives (sliced), 1/3 cup EGGPLANT HUMMUS thinned with homemade tarragon vinegar; orange; still hungry an hour later so 1/2 potato with 3/4 cup broccoli, tablespoon plain lowfat yogurt, garlic powder, salt, and pepper

Supper--PILAF WITH SQUASH AND CABBAGE; red grapes; a bit of chocolate :-)

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