Our Super Bowl Cauliflower Buffalo Wings were a huge success! So tasty too! We did not expect to like them. You wouldn’t believe the nose wrinkles we suffered as they were being made, but they were so delicious! We used Michelle Cehn’s Cauliflower Buffalo Wing Recipe for the “wings” along with Fat Free Vegan’s Hidden Cashew Ranch Dressing. Yum!
It has been 12 long years of trying to eat a strictly a whole foods, plant based diet. (We follow the guidelines recommended by Dr. McDougall.) I willingly gave up many foods, but there were certain foods I was hanging on to as if my life depended on it. Things like coffee creamer, chicken (once in a while), sweet breads, and cheese! Who doesn’t love cheese?
In an effort to make sure we are eating as “clean” as possible we have decided to accept Rip Esselstyn’s Engine 2 Challenge. The reason being was his guidelines for eating are very similar to Dr. McDougall’s. Plus, his book, The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter’s 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds, simplified so much for us that we finally feel we have had our training wheels removed!
Here is our Engine 2 Challenge Menu for the week. I have made one substitution and may make some more. We have tried a few of the meals on this menu and they taste wonderful and are quite filling!
Wk of 02.02.15
Monday: Oatmeal w/fruit,Mixing Bowl Salad,Black Bean Extravaganza
Tuesday: Rip’s Big Bowl w/Fruit,Black Bean Extravaganza,Italian Garbanzo Stew over Brown Rice
Wednesday: Ezekiel Bread Toast w/apple slices & nut butter,Mixing Bowl Salad,Roasted vegetable mix & quinoa w/white beans
Thursday: Zeb’s Waffles,Mashed chickpeas/onion/garlic/chopped celery/tomato slices/cucumber on whole grain bread,Brown Rice/Cubed Tofu (pan fried in broth)/Shredded kale/Broccoli w/5 spice seasoning
Friday: Rip’s Big Bowl Cereal w/fruit,Mixing Bowl Salad,Mac Not Cheese w/added greens
Saturday: Ezekiel Bread Toast w/apple slices & nut butter,Leftovers: Mac Not Cheese w/side salad,Sweet Potato Bowl
Sunday: Blueberry Spelt Pancakes w/fruit,Mixing Bowl Salad,Black eyed peas/collard greens and brown rice/BBQ sauce
Snacks: Popcorn, w/Braggs liquid aminos and nutritional yeast flakes, fruits, vegetables, homemade fat free corn tortilla chips w/salsa, baked potatoes w/fat free toppings.