Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Chocolate Covered Dinner

No I didn't actually eat anything chocolate at dinner, but I did make one of the Chocolate Covered Vegan's recipes. When I was looking over Katie's recipes in order to get some extra submissions in her contest (which you can go enter by commenting on her post here), I found a dinner that sounded great. Katie talked about making a chick n'parm sandwich. I love Garden Burger grilled chick burgers, and I also had recently bought Morningstar Farms spicy buffalo wings. I don't know why I haven't thought to make a vegetarian chick'n parm before. Instead of using bread I used spaghetti squash. I topped it with some soy cheese.

Even my husband, who usually doesn't like the meatless chicken, because he loves real chicken so much, loved this meal!! On the side I had some raw Kohlrabi with a little salt. I love this vegetable. My mom always loved it in the summer time when I was growing up, and I love to eat it because it reminds me of good times when I was younger. Kohlrobi is full of nutrients, so if you have never tried it or heard of it, check out information on this great vegetable.

Last night I finally got around to spending a $50 gift card to a fun kitchen store in the mall: Le Gourmet Chef. My younger brother knows about my blog, so he thought this would be a great gift for me. Thanks Cliff, this gift card worked perfect!

I bought a lot of ingredients that I needed for a meal I am planning to make tonight. I also bought some chocolate jimmies that I hope to use for healthy donuts this weekend, a zester/grater that I can use for fresh ginger, nutmeg, or lemon, and two small snack bowls.

These two cute bowls are made of bamboo and are biodegradable. They are a perfect size for a little after dinner dessert of puffins and chocolate chips :)

I am going to have an attempt at making Indian food for dinner tonight, so I needed so many spices. I was able to find most of the spices I needed at Le Gourmet Chef. The spices containers are more than I really needed, because for some of the recipes I only need 1/2 teaspoon. Even my husband said as I was buying these that it looks like we will be eating a lot of Indian in the future.

Now that I warned you that I am preparing Indian food for dinner, you can expect a full report on my first attempt at an ethnic food that my husband and I really enjoy!

Sophie and Wendy (Sophie's wiener dog) say have a happy Saturday:)


Nicole said...

Mmmm! It looks fabulous!

VeggieGirl said...

Great meal, ingredients, and CUUUUTE Sophie!!! :-D Love her Wendy toy, haha.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Yay! It looks so good; I love that you had the parmigiana over spaghetti squash. I also love your puppy-- too cute. My puppies say hi :o).

Four entries for you, for sure! Thanks Aimee!

Anonymous said...

Soooo...I got some sweet treats in my mailbox today!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

Have a great day!! :)

AnthonyP said...

Looks awesome !!! It makes me so hungry every time I visit your blog.

Anonymous said...

awesome meal!!! love the pretty spices and cute pooch too!!


just me said...

looks great!

ah, love sophie!