Thursday, February 9, 2012

Supermarket Sweep

Anytime V comes home from the grocery store, I ask him, "Did you see anyone you know?"

Grocery shopping is not my thing so I usually rip up and down the aisles, trying to get it over with as soon as possible.  I probably look like I'm in a race while I shop and I tend to not look at people.  If you were to ask me if I saw anyone I know while grocery shopping the answer would usually be no.  It's possible that I could have seen someone I know if I'd looked up while shopping but I get too wrapped up in grocery thoughts (I mean, the cost of lettuce these days!) and trying to get out of the store as soon as possible that there is just no time for socializing.

Remember Supermarket Sweep?  That's how I shop.

Here's a funny clip from the Canadian version I watched when I was younger.  Who knew this show would have such an influence on my shopping methods?

Last week I ran in to a vegetarian friend of mine in the meat section (just kidding) and she told me about a chickpea curry she was making.  Later, when I got home I asked her for her favourite vegetarian recipe, she sent me two; one for chickpea curry and one for a vegetarian meatloaf.

I have never had meatloaf with meat (I don't get the appeal) but this vegetarian version sounded good and the recipe reviews online were all really great.  I made it last night.

Not much to look at but it tasted good! I made roasted carrots with dill as a side.

This recipe was easy and I would make it again but I would tweak the spices a bit to make it more to our tastes.  It's basically lentils, oats, onion, an egg, a bit of tomato sauce and spices.  One reviewer wrote that they'd made it in to veggie patties for burgers. I'm going to make a version of this recipe into patties and see how it turns out.  I think I might like it better with some crispy edges.  Since it's a loaf only the top part is crispy and the main loaf is a lot softer, more like a heavy spread.  Thanks again for the recipe, A!

What are your go-to vegetarian recipes?  Share!


  1. I've been on a homemade quinoa cakes kick for the last few weeks. Been pairing it with everything from remoulade, sriracha-mayo to chutney. I've also been dabbling with cooking w/ lentils a lot, since Scott's trying to eat more legumes. I made a French lentils with bacon dish this past week (not exacly vegetarian) and a lemon lentils dish this week (which was vegetarian). Also, we've been chowing on a yummy winter wild rice salad a lot, roasted romanesco and some porcini risotto.

  2. Ooh! May I have the quinoa cake recipe?