Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Beans-n-Dawgs

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments below! Today it's a simple lunch, but one of Little shmoo's favorites: vegetarian baked beans and veggie dog slices in a warm thermos. Square baked pita chips are in the lunch box with an organic orange, cucumber and edamame, and an apple-raspberry "Just Fruit" bar.
Verdict: Hearty and filling on a rainy, grey day. He ate everything but a bit of the cucumber. 4 stars.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

oooh!! that looks sooo tasty!

Anonymous said...

i live for vegetarian baked beans..and curious..ive never seen those "just fruit" bars..are they a regional thing?

Juliancito said...

It was nice and sunny for once, here in Seattle. Bummer on the gloominess.

ashley said...

I just bought some edamame.. and i don't know how to eat them! did you put any sort of dressing on them with the cukes?

Jennifershmoo said...

Edamame rule! You can sprinkle them with some salt or garlic salt if you like, but they're lovely plain.

Here's a website that talks about the "Just Fruit" bars:

http://www.crohns.net/page/C/PROD/Food_Bars/GOR1600

They recently appeared at our local health food store; I don't know if they're a new product or a Pacific Northwest thing.

Dobsonites said...

Your "simple lunch" looks pretty fancy compared to the lunches I grew up with - Vegemite and cheese sandwiches every school day of my life!

rosemaryfromoregon said...

They are made in the Pacific Northwest (North Bonneville, WA) by Gorge Delights-----looks like you can order directly from them. Check it out: gorgedelights.com

bitterknitter said...

I, like Little shmoo, love veg baked beans with veg hot dogs! My sis and I ate them all the time when I lived at home and now I've got my boyfriend liking it as well. Yummy!

Harmonia said...

Congrats on the 85(+) comments for your award!!!

LOVE Baked Beans! I have been eating many different kinds of beans that I have been neglecting lately. It's great!

Knitting, Knuthing and Cooking said...

I love the lunch. I just did a dinner for a group of friends. That had some of the same elements. Chicken fried Tofu, Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips, Soymilk gravy and Mushroom gravy, Roasted Butternut squash, Sweet Potato Pone, Veggie Franks and Beans, Vegan Twinkies, Jam Cakes. It is the time of year for comfort foods.

Anonymous said...

The square baked pita chips look nice. Did you make or buy them?

Jennifershmoo said...

Thanks, Rosemary.

I'm with you, Harmonia, there are so many different varieties of beans and different ways to prepare them. We eat them almost every day and never get tired of them!

Hi, anonymous -- the baked pita chips are purchased. They're one of my new favorite late night snacks. We buy them in enormous bags from Costco.

Anonymous said...

I like hot dogs.

katarina. said...

ohh those pita chips just caused a nasty craving. i had them with guacamole at a party and now i want more.

Beth Miriam said...

I just found your blog. It's fabulous. My little guy isn't in school yet but we're trying some of the ideas anyway.

Having trouble finding a yummy veggie dog, can you recommend one.