Why didn't you just add some more seasonings? I don't follow the recipes every single time. Go with your mood that day, mix it up, or make up recipes from the Kind Life principles.
For instance, I made up a dish for dinner. I started with soba noodles, got that boiling. Then I took dried shitake mushrooms and simmered them in veggie broth and water. Then I added chunks of sweet potato and let that cook. I also added seasonings like umeboshi plum vinegar and shoyu, herbs and minced garlic. I also added some pureed sweet potato soup I had in the fridge to make it a little more creamy. Then I added that to the drained soba noodles. Mixed it up. Then off the burner added in arugula and topped w/ toasted sunflower seeds. It was amazing! For leftovers the next day, I ate it cold and sprinkled nutritional yeast on it w/ a little more soup puree b/c I was really craving a "cheesy" taste.
You should totally play around in the kitchen. In the millet caserole, I didn't have cauliflower on hand, so I used broccoli instead. Ya know, just have fun with it. I add extra seasonings sometimes to certain things, but the more I do this diet, the less I even want on there. It is like my palate wants the veggies and fresh taste. I guess I'm "coming off" the sugar and processed food.
Great idea Summer. Your dinner sounds yummy! Liz, I made the Couscous dish too and loved it! I added a bit more pepper and more butternut squash. I had plenty for lunch the next day and thought it was even better! The flavors had time to hang out and it was quite delicious! Have fun with future dishes! Enjoy!DK