vegetarian unstuffed cabbage casserole

August 24, 2010

This is totally off topic, but I thought it might be a good way to start off my post for the night for some odd reason. You know those people who think their car windows make them invisible? The people who pick their noses and examine their treasure at red lights? No, I was not one of those people today. But the woman next to me was.. and yes, I almost snapped a picture.

I have a confession. While I really hate getting up at 4:45 to get to the gym by 5:00, I was in a much better mood after school knowing I got to just go home and not worry about getting my workout in.

Which made for a very hungry person come breakfast time.

So, I was excited to finally try chia seeds in my overnight oats!

chia seeds rock.

 The caption just explains it all. Hands down – chia seeds rule. I do love my flax though as well – perhaps a chia/flax combo tomorrow? The possibilities are endless!

I had to snap another confession for the rest of you as well: I save most of my peanut butter until the end of my breakfast. It is in fact the best idea known to man. Who doesn’t want to end their breakfast with a giant glob of nut butter?

the best bite of overnight oats

 This morning, I set out to use my slow cooker so my dinner would be ready for me by the time I got home this evening. On the menu: Vegetarian Unstuffed Cabbage Casserole

I’ve made this many times before, and I love it. It’s really one of those comfort foods – and it is really good for you!

What you’ll need:

  • one head green cabbage, sliced into strips
  • one onion, chopped
  • 2 cans diced/stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • italian spices to taste (pepper, garlic, oregano)
  • brown rice (0ptional)

Here are the really complicated directions:

Place all ingredients in your slow cooker on low and go to work. When you get home, your dinner is done.

BAM! Call me a genius… come on, I dare you.

the goods

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The end result:

vegetarian unstuffed cabbage casserole

Now, I must admit, I heated my chickpeas up when I got home because I had to make ground beef for the husband’s portion. We add our protein/meat at the end. It helps to keep things simple in the kitchen. I also had some eggplant to use up, so I steamed some up and added it to the mix.

Right now, the husband is doing dishes and I’m laying on the couch. My. life. rocks.

Question: Have you ever seen anyone doing anything outrageous in their car before? I’ve changed in my car… many times. Those poor souls…

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