Monday, July 06, 2009

Finer Than Diner

I was at Whole Foods the other day just browsing around and when I passed the salad bar, it called out to me. I had to answer. I scooped out a little bit of a few different kinds of ready-made salads and figured I could have those with dinner.

We both love chickpeas, so this was a no-brainer. Mixed in were peppers, onions, spinach -yum!

This one had no label, but it looked like some kind of Greek pasta salad. Crunchy peppers, cucumbers, olives and little cubes of feta cheese.

I loves me some coleslaw! This looked similar to Asian-type one I make, so I got some of this too.

I got home and didn't know what to have for dinner to go with the salads. Then I remembered someone at work talking about clubhouse sandwiches. I haven't had one of those in YEARS and had a massive craving. I set out to make a veggie version, which was really very simple.

I grilled up some Naked Quorn Cutlets just plain on my George Foreman Grill. While those were cooking, I fried some Morning Star Farms Bacon Strips until just a little crisp. Assembly was easy with some mayo & lettuce. I don't like raw tomatoes, so I skipped those. I used white bread just to make it more diner-like. Some fries on the side and I was saying "Mel, kiss my grits!"

I was very pleased with the taste too. Very authentic I thought. Jim agreed and ate his whole plate and said he'd have clubhouse sandwiches anytime. As for the salads, they were very tasty although the coleslaw one was a little flat. It needed more dressing.

Strawberries are here! You know what that means.....

Strawberry Shortcake! I made a sauce by just pureeing some berries with my hand blender. I then poured that on cake along with some whole berries and Cool Whip.

These strawberries are so sweet, no sugar needed. Delicious!

6 comments:

aTxVegn said...

When I take my mom to shop at Whole Foods, she buys us lunch from the salad bar and I'm in heaven.

I love when strawberries are so perfect they don't need any sugar.

Hannah said...

That salad bar is dangerous to walk by- I can never leave empty handed! Especially if they have that baked tofu... That stuff is ridiculously good!

Tanya Kristine said...

hey! i was at whole foods the other day too! i love garbonzo beans and hominy. and strawberry shortcake.

hi simon!

Tanya Kristine said...

sad but it's comforting to know someone ELSE struggles with the no drinky. i say drinky becuase it's sounds less addictive.

Latisse (or revitalash) is waht brooke shields uses and i swore it woudl be the only one that worked becuase it's glaucoma medication. this is all-natural and i KNEW it wouldn't work but i got a free tube so i thought what the hell and ... well...y ou see the results. pretty amazing.

11:14 was AMAZING Carrie...you will LOVE it.

urban vegan said...

I could go broke at their salad bar...I love their BBQ seitan and the wheatberry salads. I try not to indulge, but every once in a while, you just have to!

Cafe Cyan said...

I'm always proud of myself with I can slowly back away from the salad bar! Sometimes I'll just ask for a sample to satisfy my craving.

I'm jealous of your strawberry shortcake as we didn't make it this time around...at least I can use my frozen strawberries for it!