For dinner tonight, enjoy three dishes made with garlic: Hummus (page 142 in Wildly Affordable Organic), Garlic Flatbread page 188), and a Spicy Sauce (page 129) made with homemade Cashew Cream. It's a perfect meal to have before watching Twilight.
Homemade Cashew Cream, Noodles in Spicy Peanut Sauce with Summer Vegetables, Ginger-Glazed Carrot Cake, Hummus, dough for Garlic Flatbread, and watermelon pieces are all waiting for you in your refrigerator or freezer. The bold text below shows what you'll be preparing today.
|breakfast||Oatmeal, Chickpea-Flour Scramble, tea|
|lunch||Noodles in Spicy Peanut Sauce with Summer Vegetables, blueberries|
|snack||Ginger-Glazed Carrot Cake|
|dinner||Hummus, Garlic Flatbread with tomato, cucumber, and Spicy Cashew-Cream Sauce; watermelon|
Cook for Good menus include oatmeal about once a week. It's a thrifty, quick-cooking whole grain. Many readers say they cook oatmeal overnight in a slow cooker.
If you love a make-ahead breakfast, make the plant-strong Chickpea Scramble the night before and just reheat in the microwave. It keeps for about four days in the refrigerator, so you can make a big batch to start several mornings off with a delicious, cholestrol-free dish that will keep you energetic and alert until lunch.
If you want to have blueberries for breakfast too instead of for lunch, make it so! All the menus are flexible; you can move servings around during the day or week without changing the average prices or shopping list.
Make Garlic Flatbread with the other half of the dough you made for pizza. For the freshest bread, bake some every day for the next three days. For the least work and energy use, bake it all today. Either way, you can make all the garlic oil for topping the bread today; just refrigerate any extra for up to four days.
Dust flour on top of the dough where you'll cut it. One-third of this half-batch of dough serves four.
Cut the dough into two or four pieces.
Each dough ball on the left serves one; the larger ball on the right serves two.
Roll out dough and spread with garlic oil. I use my fingers to spread the oil after it's cooled a bit, but you can use a brush.
Bake for eight minutes or until lightly browned. Sometimes the bread puffs up like a football. You can puncture it with a sharp knife if you'd like or just consider it to be bread with personality.
Keep any extra at room temperature.
Updated to show plant-strong option: Cashew Cream for Yogurt, Chickpea Scramble for eggs.