I’ve mentioned the feast we had last Thursday and all of the leftovers we’ve been eating. I’ll give you a quick run down of the food I made:
- Faux “taco” filling made with lentils and quinoa
- Unfried Beans
- Mexican Rice
- Portobello Fajitas (recipe coming soon-ish)
- flour and corn tortillas, and tortilla chips
- faux cheese sauce
- veggies for tacos (lettuce, tomatoes, onions)
- homemade salsa
- three different kinds of hummus
- veggie tray (carrots, cucumber, bell peppers, tomatoes, celery)
- mixed fruit bowl (strawberries, pineapple, grapes, oranges)
- Chocolate Mousse and Strawberries
- Apple Pie with a whole wheat crust
This is all I can remember, now you see why we are eating leftovers and not getting tired of them. The first 5 things alone can be mixed and matched. Check out this Taco Salad, it is hard to see but you can rest assured there is plenty of guacamole and homemade salsa on this baby.
I also made, devoured, and thoroughly enjoyed this French Bread Pizza. If your wondering, “Holly, Do you miss pizza since switching to Plant-Based?” YES I DO! But I don’t miss the cheese or even the meat, for me it is all about the sauce! I love a good marinara. For this pizza I took advantage of an 88¢ baguette loaf ( I shared so I really only ate about half of it) slathered it with sauce and topped it with leftover veggies. You may also notice the portobello strip, I am NOT a muchroom fan but I have been won over with these.
The portobello brings me to the fajita’s. I was very skeptical of these but I wanted to have something else for my guests in case they weren’t fans of the quinoa/lentil combo. I broiled them in the oven so I could keep an eye on them. I have a tendency to forget about things outside on the grill, especially when I have company. Also, I had never even touched a portobello before so I wasn’t sure how it would behave while cooking. All in all I was pleasantly surprised. I think these will be on a regular rotation at our house. This first picture is of the mushrooms, onions and peppers covered in a marinade and going into the oven.
This is a horrible picture of leftover fajita’s. What can I say, I’m not really a photographer and I don’t play one on TV.
I’ve also been eating a few too many Nachos and more than my fair share of hummus and veggies. I’m guessing no one feels bad about the leftovers at this point. The only problem is they are almost gone. I’ll probably only get one more meal out of them then it is back to cooking.
How do you use up your leftovers?