Monday, March 15, 2010
Two days into the second week of the vegan challenge, we are sticking tight to eating vegan and loving just about every minute of it. Here is the food from the challenge that we prepared.
Breakfast: The other day I was supposed to make this recipe however I ran out of garlic - strange for this household to run out since we purchase it in bulk. But, nonetheless it was perfect so that we could have this tasty breakfast meal on Sunday - day of rest. We had vegan tempeh bacon called Facon Bacon, sprouted whole grain toast and blueberry pancakes. Well, I didn't eat the pancakes because I don't care for them however the hubster had them. I didn't make the recipe that was suggested on the website challenge page however I used the musician Moby's personal recipe. Sorry, I can't post where I got the recipe because I got it a few years ago from a video I watched. It's vegan and yummy! I am posting my husband's vegan meal and my vegan meal.
Lunch: I have been testing out different recipes for Mac N Cheese since I absolutely love it. Unfortunately I am not pleased with this recipe. I did change the recipe a little by using soy flour instead of rice flour however the taste of cheese was just not there. I got this recipe from Vegetarian Times Magazine since it was supposed to be rated high in the restaurant that it was created in from Oregon ( I think that is what it said). In addition, we added some Reduced Guilt Corn Chips from Trader Joes' with Salsa. We did however love the pasta that we found at Walmart. It is corn pasta and tastes amazing! I would use the pasta again but not the recipe. www.vegetariantimes.com/recipes/1063
Dinner: We were working really hard the whole day with cleaning out the closets and bookshelves - seriously we have so much stuff! We got rid of about two large tubs of clothes that we are going to give to charity. Once we got all the extra hoarding stuff out, we decided to more around some furniture which of course meant lifting heavy pieces of furniture up and down stairs..haha Really good workout plan! So, we were hungry. We had Easy Bean Vegan Tacos, a Mexican Corn Side Salad and some Reduced Guilt Corn Chips from Trader Joe's. All the recipes were amazing and completely tasty!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Happy Daylight Savings Time Everyone in America! Spring has really come early this year, hasn't it? I'm loving it though and will not complain about its appearance. Sunshine later in the evening just means that we all have more time to spend outdoors in the evening running or just soaking up the sun!
Sorry I am a little late in posting these photos -I'm playing catch up today since I was absent the whole weekend. Along with the spring weather coming our way (thank goodness all the snow is gone), we decided that it was time to go through our clothes and books to weed out the things we have been hoarding. We love spring cleaning - it freshens up the house and we get to give things to charity. Win-win situation!
This posting is of Day 8 of our 21 Day Vegan Kickstart Challenge. I will give you an update when I catch up on the photos.
Breakfast: Today was a lazy day so I decided that we would go out for breakfast so that I didn't have to make anything. Making three meals a day fresh and homemade can get a little tiring but I guess that is what I have chosen for myself. Honestly, I wouldn't change a think about it either... So, we decided that we would venture out into the real world and go to Starbucks. Unfortunately they had absolutely nothing for healthy eaters... my husband really wanted to get some coffee from there and sit and relax. It was a terrible experience though since the place we went is under construction. Seriously is it safe to cover up your construction with a tarp and call it okay? Half the place was covered in a tarp that was just thrown over some tables and and shelves and the walls were being torn apart. That can't be safe... shouldn't some gov't office close them down until they are finished? Health codes? So, then we ordered our coffee and trying to be the health conscience person I ordered a very specific item to eat for breakfast... It took the cashier serving us three tries and still didn't listen to what we were saying... she was frustrated and so were we... maybe it was the construction tarps prohibiting the lady from listening (there was no construction noise) but seriously listen to your customers when they are going to be paying your wages... Yes, still a little fired up about it... so I ended up asking for no breakfast and just please please please give me my coffee!! One large coffee down and then we went to Whole Foods where I scarfed down a yummy multigrain vegan bagel! Love Whole Foods!!! Sorry, I didn't get a photo since it was eaten in like two seconds flat!
Since Starbucks doesn't serve anything but expensive oatmeal, here is just a general photo of a little tasty treat that I purchased at Whole Foods. It is a Vegan Mocha Muffin! Yum!!!! Seriously, people really think that vegan's have "food disorders"? Where did that myth come from anyways?
Lunch: After getting my morning wake-up call from the coffee and finally a bagel around 10am, I was so ready for breakfast. I made "missing egg sandwiches". We also had some lovely veggie chips! Vegan and loving it! Tasty!
Dinner: After a stress filled day, we were able to finally settle in and have some lovely BBQ Portobella Mushrooms over some rice. In addition we had some leftover Spinach/Orange Salad. The salad is something that I have made a 100 times however it is a slightly different version of my personal one. Both recipes were really tasty!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Sorry, I have been absent from posting our yummy meals the last couple of days. We are still enjoying our wonderful vegan meals however it has been hard to find the time to get the photos on my computer. I plan on getting the last few days of meals/photos up on Monday. So please come back and enjoy all the meals. If you would like any of the recipes, please let me know, I can tell you where to get all the recipes or can send them to you.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Ciao for now...
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