I had a nice conversation with my friends on the Dr. Fuhrman Website yesterday (on the discussion forum). We decided that they need a good vegetarian show on Food Network. Chef AJ? Let's get it done!! I also got a request to post my grading scale again--so here it is!
A+ Totally enjoyable meal--can't wait to make and eat again! Guest worthy.
A or A- Will happily make again and it will be a staple in our house.
B+ or B I know it's good for me and it tastes really good too--will be a good week-night meal
B- Will make again but I won't be that excited about it!
C+ or less Will probably not make again, or I will try to modify more to my liking
I don't think anything has been a D or F, well, except maybe the Nutrient Rich Chocolate Pudding from Eat for Health!! But actually--Haze ate that!! But it was just not to my taste at all. Oh well--I think overall Eat for Health is a FANTASTIC set of recipes and will be making those dishes for a long long time!! Dr. Fuhrman gets an A+ for EFH!! Hooray!! Here was yesterdays dishes:
String Beans and Almond Dust
Quinoa in Color
Quick Soy Cheese Pita Pizza
For the String Beans and Almond Dust I used haricot verts (love those) and I had no almonds so I used pine nuts. It was very light and easy to make. I thought it needed some zing so I squeezed some lemon on mine. Haze liked them as is. We gave them an A-
I can't believe how much I love Quinoa! I had never had it before until I started this project. I have loved every recipe with it! I did not have all of the "colors" for the Quinoa in Color so I used the veggies I had on hand (asparagus was one) and it was just really yummy! A-
I pretty much like any kind of pizza--so the Quick Soy Cheese Pita Pizza was no exception. Whole wheat really bothers me and I had no idea what to use for the crust so.......I took some Ryvita Rye and Oat Bran Crispbread crackers (like Ryecrisps) and used those! Not sure if these are Fuhrman Friendly, but they actually worked pretty well. They got just a tiny bit soggy in the middle--but it was pretty good!! I am excited to have a pizza "crust" that is not whole wheat. We gave this an A-
The Vanilla-Carob Fudge was pretty darn tasty--but I felt like I gained 10 pounds just licking my fingers while I was making it! It is super rich--and I am finding that I prefer the fruity/ lighter desserts much better. Also--I used cacao powder (instead of carob). The fudge got
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