Thursday, January 14, 2010
I'm just getting around to posting about the meal I made this Tuesday. My children have both been going through challenging phases right now and spare time is (even more) limited!
Tuesday night's meal was the Savory Chard Pie from Fat-free Vegan Kitchen. Most of the chard came from my garden. I wanted to do a chard-heavy meal because I knew that even my hardy chard plant wasn't going to survive the brutal freeze that was forecast several nights in a row last week. Poor plant has been with me through 3 seasons, but this winter was its last. Rest in peace, tasty chard plant!
The side was Pineapple Fried Quinoa from allrecipes.com. I didn't think it'd be as popular as it was! I altered the recipe as written to use only 2c liquid per 1c quinoa, I used vegetable broth instead of chicken, and subbed crumbled firm tofu instead of eggs. I think the recipe's author may have been using low-sodium soy sauce, so next time I will cut back on the soy sauce and add to taste instead of just putting in what the recipe calls for!
I calculated the cost of the meal to be about $23, since I had to buy a couple pie tins to supplement my 3 here at home.