A pretty morning moon, before the repetitiveness of the week, and every week pretty much:
Breakfast and snack:
I baked two loaves of spiced pumpkin bread using the recipe in Joni Marie Newman's Vegan Food Gifts, which ended up having a lot of substitutions including for the ummm...pumpkin.
Alternate breakfast - GF toast, avocado, black salt, cayenne pepper.
Lunch - spinach, roasted squash, parsnip, raw sunflower seeds with tahini, black pepper, and Braggs.
Alternate lunch: Isa's marinated kale salad with roasted butternut squash and lentils. Love it. The kale marinade has garlic and ginger alongside the usual suspects. I've topped it with cayenne or nooch.
Dinner: Lemon-rice soup, with spinach added, as well as a spoonful of tahini to thicken. Fresh black pepper on top.
What more could anyone want? Variety, maybe. Tomorrow night I should be cooking up some more things.
Monday was a super productive prep day. Actually, a pretty productive day in general - laundry, cleaning, mucho prep, reading, finished a movie (The Master - have you guys seen it? I know I'm years late.)
DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS? It's satsuma time!!!!
Second breakfast, my favorite leisurely meal. GF toast with cashew butter, banana and cinnamon. Coffee.
Ventured into the rain for groceries.
2 bunches of kale, beets, avocado, olive oil. Total: $25.35
Rainy day pants-splash
Prep center. On the left is Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats from Around the World by Allyson Kramer. The right is Isa Does It. At one point, I had three cookbooks open.
I'll show you the Isa meal later. That night, that cold rainy night, was all about Lemon-Rice Soup from Allyson Kramer.
I've been obsessed with trying this Greek(ish) avgolemono(ish) soup since seeing Gena's adaptation two years ago. I like that Gena's includes tahini but this version was thickened with chickpea flour! Like magic.
Talk to yehs soon.
Avocado toast on GF bread, with black salt and cayenne pepper
carrot, avocado, rice rolls with sriracha
raw collard, sweet potato, chickpea salad with nooch
miso soup a lot this week - mushroom, carrot, rice, seaweed, onion, ginger, red pepper flakes
raw collards, spaghetti squash, chickpeas, chimmichurri sauce
sesame bagel with tofu cream cheese and coffee from Think for when I'm feeling lazy in the mornings.
Hopefully I'll get into some good cooking projects this weekend. Hope you all had a good week. See you soon.
Finally made raw collard salad again! I love it so much!
I like to prep to music, usually it's punk, just because that's almost all I listen to, but it also gets me in a productive zone. This week it was the Ramones and I got caught up in it and started playing air guitar on a collard leaf while making the salad. Typical vegan punks, right? I took a photo of the collard guitar and realized I was even wearing a Ramones shirt (Joey Ramone, as drawn by Derf Backderf.)
Other prep was cooking the spaghetti squash and the yams. Also set out some chickpeas to soak.
Here is today's lunch: raw collards, baked yam, rice, and pepitas. Topped off with nooch.
This (or something similar) will probably happen a lot this week. Here's some Ramones for you, too, unless you prefer to cook to something else?
Here's some, like, food n stuff from the last week.
overnight oatmeal breakfast - oats, golden (grey) mulberries, protein powder, maca, almond milk
roasted cauliflower, soba noodles, chard - topped off post-photo with a miso-tahini sauce. Really filling and delicious, if slightly overcooked noodles. Had leftovers the next day for lunch, and the wind kept blowing my chard off the fork and the cauliflower dropped everywhere and it was cold and I was angry.
Lemony baby kale, quinoa with golden raisins, harissa chickpeas. Perfection from Paradis.
A co-worker made vegan chocolate chip cookies, even though she's not vegan, just nice. When she wants to be.
I was a responsible person and finished my green juice first before eating the cookie though.
Sorta sad looking chard wrap as a quick dinner one night. It's been forevarrr.
Stuffed with Treeline cashew cheese, pumpkin puree, chili sauce, and carrot ribbons. I'm low on everything.
One or two more days left of the sweet potato curry. Yea yo.
Hope you guys are doing well. Talk to yahs soon.
Those antibiotics made me sick :( I have been drinking lots of tea and chewing raw garlic (before I go to bed so as not to breathe it on everyone.)
Roasted dandelion root tea with a ghost emerging
Hot lemon water with ginger in the mornings
Echinacea and throat comfort teas during the day at work
I made Kathy's pumpkin pie pillow cookies. I don't have a great blender so these were still sort of chunky, but they're filling and slightly sweet. You know what that means: breakfast cookie.
Lunch and snack from most of the week: steamed kale, adzuki beans, squash slices, chimichurri sauce. Farmer's market apples.
On Halloween, the store bought pizza for its employees. They do that occasionally to thank us for all our work, or something, rather than giving us better benefits or a living wage. Or even buying food that everyone can partake of. The one other vegan (that I know of) at work and I made faces at each other while everyone else scarfed pizza. Later in the day, he bought me a Justin's PB cup package because HE IS A SWEETHEART.
Vegan solidarity, yo. That's what I'm talking about. I tried to give him a cookie, but he declined. I'll get him back when he least expects it.
So, I ate the candy (who am I to turn down a gift?) and did other things maybe not so conducive to healing a slight cold, like go up to the roof to do magic in the rain under cloud cover.
And stay up too late drinking spiced gin and taking selfies.
But today I make soup and drink more tea. Already got an extra hour of sleep in, so I should be good soon....