Hello again my friends! I hope you have been well. I write to you from the comfort of my futon, as I wrap up a more-social-than-usual weekend and prep for a busy week ahead. Today’s post is another recent vegan eats! If you’re newish around here, in these posts, I share some photos and descriptions of what I’ve been noshing on lately, in hopes that it might provide some entertainment and/or food inspiration for you if you like eating plant based on a budget. I also hope to show that most things I eat are totally unglamorous. So it goes!
I feel a bit all over the place lately. I am so looking forward to going home for Thanksgiving and the holidays. I feel like going on always refreshes me. I cannot wait to spend time with people I love in my cozy hometown! #MidWestBestCoast
I’ll stop chattering and get to the recent vegan eats, mid-November edition!
Maple Salt Bananas:
Me, eating bananas? Shocking, I know! This is a snack I made up recently that I am SO into. Bananas sliced with a sprinkle of sea salt, some raw almond butter, and a drizzle of syrup. Delish!
On repeat! The recipe for cinnamon apples can be found here. Individual apple crisp for one recipe coming soon.
Tempeh stir fry:
I made stir fry for dinner on Friday night. I typically grocery shop on Saturday or Sunday so I’m usually low on produce and other staples by Friday night, and this Friday night was no exception.
But, I was able to make a stir fry using some Banza rice, and some leftover fresh cauliflower, which I bulked up with a bag of frozen vegetables, and I marinated half a brick of tempeh in a milk of liquid + coconut aminos, ginger, Sriracha, and maple syrup.
Rosemary Salt Bagel:
I grabbed a bagel from a nearby place the other day. I have pretty high bagel standards, and I must say, this rosemary salt bagel was incredible!
Really into refried pinto beans with nutritional yeast, taco sauce and avocado on whole wheat tortillas lately. This photo is terrible (lol) but these are featured in a new video I made, “what I ate for dinner this week.”
I topped it all in spicy peanut sauce and it ended up being a tasty and satisfying meal! It would have been better with some fresh herbs and toasted cashews on top, but maybe next time!
A big dense double chocolate vegan doughnut
From OneRing. This was good and just how I like doughnuts: dense and cakey. Basically this tasted like pound cake with ganache. I feel like often times chocolate doughnut coating tastes fake, but this was good!
Hot chocolate with So delicious coconut whip
THE BEST! I drink hot cocoa year round but I find it extra cozy in the winter months.
Still on a kick! With chilly almond milk. Yum!
DIY Snack Mixes
I’ve been loving making my own snack mixes to bring to campus lately. The mix changes day to day, but usually includes a variation of cereals, crackers, raw nuts, and freeze-dried fruits. Yummers!
I’ve been making veggie risotto with Banza rice, which has been delicious! Banza rice lends itself really well to risotto, probably because of the aquafaba. It’s like minimal effort for a creamy risotto. the above pictured risotto is covered in a mountain of nutritional yeast; insert heart-eyes emoji here.
Vegan Diner Food
Over the weekend, I went to brunch at Angelhearts, a nearby vegan diner. I had the beet veggie burger because even though I usually lean towards sweet brunch foods, I was feeling like something substantial and savory. So burger it was!
And it was good. I also enjoyed some tofu buffalo bites (with extra hot sauce). And a couple bites of pie and a doughnut.
Nancy’s Oatmilk Yogurt:
This is probably my favorite non-dairy yogurt. I preferred their plain soy yogurt, but I think they stopped making it. So for now, this does the job.
What else is new. Eating a 5-pound bag a week these days.
With peanut butter or Justin’s hazelnut chocolate butter for dessert. Simple, nostalgic goodness.
Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi
Reunited with this magical stuff after a few months! I ate this for dinner tonight with a veggie-packed salad. For the gnocchi, I just boiled an entire bag and enjoyed the little pillows of joy with nutritional yeast and salt. I really just wanted to taste the gnocchi. So simple and so good.
That is going to be all for today, my friends! I didn’t take all that many food photos in the past few weeks because I usually eat super boring and repetitive foods. But if you are looking for more inspiration, check out this “What I ate for dinner this Week” video.
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