Thursday, April 25, 2013

Stir Fry Eggplant over Zucchini Noodles

I love eggplant.  It's also one of Josh's favorite meat substitute, so we eat it often.  However, I realized last night, not often enough.  So often, I cut it and salt it and press it, so I feel like there is a lot of prep work involved.  I don't think that is a necessity every time you make it, though.  I'll get to that more in a minute.

Here's the daily wrap up!

For breakfast, I had the usual protein shake.  I find that not having a ton of solid food in the morning is making me feel really good.


At 10, I had some tofu scramble.  I really like this as a snack.  I made this batch with savoy cabbage in it, and man is it good!  I think I will be doing that more often.


It's almost strawberry season in Little Rock, and that means that you will see me eat at Trios and Izzy's pretty much every day.  My boss LOVES strawberry desserts, and those two places are known for them.  Today we ventured east and went to Trios.  This is not my favorite place.  There are a lot of nice dishes, if you eat meat and cheese, but the vegan options are pretty much non-existent.  It was especially hard for me today, since I'm trying to eat low carb.  I settled on black bean gazpacho and a side salad.


It was really good, even if it did up my carb count for the day.  For a snack I brought goddess dressing and veggies.  I have a love/hate relationship with snap peas.  Sometimes I think they're wonderful;  sometimes I think they're gross.  Gross was today.  Ick.  I ate the olives.


I headed to my sister's house to go on a walk with her and her dog.  We had a nice time, and when I headed home, I kept thinking about eggplant.  I had seen Zucchini "Noodles" and peanut sauce on the Fat Free Vegan blog, so I had been craving such a dish.  I cut up some eggplant and sauteed it in oil and tamari until it got soft, then I piled it on top of zucchini noodles and peanut sauce.  The sauce is just earth balance crunchy peanut butter, tamari, rice wine vinegar and olive oil.  This was SO good.  I could have EASILY eaten another bowl full!








As you may have noticed, I put sriracha on EVERYTHING.  I love it.  I topped the salad with sesame seeds and a little sea salt.

I am also pretty excited about my little garden seedlings.  I got kind of a late start on seeds this year, but it's ok, because it's still pretty cold in Little Rock.


Those are hot peppers of several varieties, eggplant and flowers.  We'll see how it goes.  I love planting things, but I usually end up killing them.  Only time will tell!

Total Calorie Count for Day: 1270

Total Carb Count:  76

8 comments:

  1. Nice post! That recipe looks different and it looks very interesting to try! I would really want to try this for my dinner later. Thank you for sharing this!

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