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Friday, September 29, 2006

Ravioli, Bananas and Orange Seitan

Happy Friday! We've only made a few proper meals this week. Otherwise, we've been eating non-blog worthy like veggie burgers with sauteed peppers, onions and mushrooms, chips and salsa, quesadillas, and other meal leftovers.

Here's an idea I got from watching the new Rachael Ray talk show. It's a ravioli lasagna and quite easy to make. Instead of doing a sauce from scratch, Ryan used a canned sauce with Morningstar Farms "beef" crumbles and layered it in a dish with cooked ravoli and topped it with mozzarella cheese. It's suggested as a great potluck dish because you just pop it in the oven for 10 minutes once you arrive.

Then, Ryan treated me to a dessert of bananas wrapped in tortillas, crisped up in some oil and drizzled with a brown sugar-butter sauce. We served it alongside Dreena's Banana Ice Cream. Yum!

Last night I decided to use up the leftover seitan which I had put in the freezer a few weeks ago. I went with Vivacious Vegan's idea of breading it and finishing it with an orange juice/soy sauce combo. It was great! I was craving some veggies too, so added green beans to the meal.

On Wednesday, Catherine from Food Snob and I had a blogger meet-up at the Mall of America. It was really cool to meet her and we spent 2 1/2 hours shopping together...well, I admit, I did all the shopping while Catherine showed great restraint. We had a fantastic time and will be meeting up again in the near future.

On a side note, I start a new job on Monday (yes, I resigned from my old job and have had a few days off). I'm not sure how that is going to affect my cooking and blogging, but we'll see what the first few weeks hold. Wish me luck!


  1. You need some nutella on those bananas!!

  2. Everything looks delicious. We love bananas in tortillas. Sometimes for lunch, we take a tortilla, spread it with peanut butter, sprinkle with cinnamon (and honey for Marty), put in a banana (whole), and any other fresh fruit we have lying around (but it's also good with just the banana). Yum!

    So what's your new job?

  3. bananas in a tortilla...that sounds amazing! brillian! The seitan looks yum too. Congrats on the new of luck

  4. As much as I dislike Rachel Ray (she's like a female Emeril), your ravioli lasagna does look pretty good. And dessert is always nice.

  5. Those bananas are so impressive! Is there a recipe you can share?

    -jess from get sconed.

  6. That is some very seriously good eatin's there! The seitan situation is stellar! That ravioli lasagna looks INSANE! I would totally dig that in a big way.

    I can't believe bananas in tortillas with Dreena's ice cream... oh, that is so great. Love that plate as well!

    And how cool you met Catherine. That is very awesome. Sounds like a great time shoppin'!

    Good luck with the new job. I'm sending good thoughts your way!!

  7. i wish you the best in the new work!

    i like the idea of the banana-tortilla. never do it but i will try it.
    the seitan looks divine!

  8. i forgot: nice idea of the ravioli lasagna, looks good and also is seems very easy to do!

  9. Congrats on the new job- I'm still in the prcoess of figuring out what I want to do next!

    Yummy looking food too.

  10. Hi! I featured you on my blog today! Congrats on the new job! Can't wait to hear more!

  11. I was eating tortillas and nutella last week. I should have popped a banana in.

    I missed a connecting flight in Minneapolis the other week and drove past Mall of America on whatever highway that is. The Rainbow grocery store cracked me up. I was imaging it as a GLBT meca. We have SuperFresh here - meca for pimps. I love grocery store names. Piggly Wiggly takes them all, though.


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