And on day 81 it’s a lighter fare—was going to be salad night;-)

So this is the most en place my mise has ever been

Making some tofu/garbanzo lettuce wraps/tacos and a Mediterranean themed salad.

You will see that i am using premarinated moroccan seasoned tofu–the flavor is gentle and mixes well with the penzeys turkish seasoning….trust me, the result tasted mediterranean even if the labels dont fit;-).

The salad is lemon juice and olive oil mixed with tomato, artichoke hearts, cucumber, young bell pepper, red onion with the penzeys air dried shallots , lemon pepper, garlic and some paprika.

Oh crap! We made it to day 80!

On day 80 i tried a veg meatless mix i found on amazon

Its a tad bland and i needed to amp up the flavor myself

I made a quick salad of purple pepper, tomato and cucumber with evoo and sherry vinegar with penzeys florida pepper…

Finished it off with a lambrusco i found (i love a lambrusco–not riunite or the one at TJs….this one was good

On the 78th day things dont go as planned…

2020 is a year of pivots and turns.

Today i planned a meal of meatballs made with my meatless loaf recipe, caraway sauerkraut and “picnic tomatoes” from bon appetit with a nice Riesling

I got this:

It was perfectly good…but not what i planned.

The nut loaf recipe lives in my head but i chose to modify and add garbanzos (because i read too many recipes this am)….after i made it, it was too moist for meatballs even after chilling

Its mushrooms, gf bread crumbs, egg, onion, walnuts, spice and added garbanzo.

So i pivoted and shaped it to be sausages and rolled in foul to cook

Im still waiting for it to firm up…i usually make this a ms a loaf so its open for moisture to evaporate and it cook it long and low….so how did i end up with meatballs?

Lightlife burger in my fridge mixed with some cheese, egg, spice and shaped into balls went i to the counter oven for ten minutes and dinner is saved and they were yum!

Why does my kraut not look like a classic caraway kraut? Someone left the package open on my caraway kraut so it went to the trash.

The tomatoes….good idea! The tomatoes werent the best after i made my first farmers market visit in cv19 era…these will be phenomenal with a good ripe tomato!!

On the 77th day….

I tried an eggplant panini with mozzarella, pesto, and tomato inside.

And… roasted cabbage with a mustard-vinegar sauce

And a paloma in our rarely used Tom of Finland glasses.

And thought i took a pic of it plated…but i guess not. Both recipes need a second attempt now that i figured our what worked and what didnt….the cabbage was inspired by an airfryer cabbage recipe…