Hello again, internet friends! It’s time for another (late winter) recent vegan eats. In these bi-weekly posts, I share some random meals/snacks I’ve eaten and happened to photograph in the last couple weeks. I also share mini reviews of any new vegan products I’ve tried.
As always, these posts are for entertainment only, and are not intended to depict an ideal or healthy diet. I hope you enjoy! Let’s get onto the recent vegan eats!
Also, I apologize for taking a little over a week off the blogosphere. Last week was insanely hectic for me for some personal reasons. I am thankful to those who have been kind. With the world being such a harsh, challenging place, I always appreciate those who practice compassion.
Anyways….on to the recent vegan eats!
Trader Joe’s Kale Gnocchi
I finally gave Trader Joe’s kale gnocchi a whirl. Verdict: it’s okay. Definately not bad. But the texture is not as good nor as doughy as the cauliflower gnocchi. I boiled mine, which is how I prepare the cauliflower gnocchi, and it was kind of crumbly; it almost looked like the gnocchi were floating and drifting apart or disintegrating.
The color is fun and they taste pretty good with marinara, but I think I’ll mostly stick to Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi in the future.
Mini mandarins! Oh joy. I got a bag at Aldi for $2.29 and enjoyed eating them here and there for a quick bite of juicy sweetness.
Luna Mash-Up Peanut Butter Fudge
I tried out the new Luna “mash-up” later bar, which looked super yummy, but left much to be desired. Honestly it was kind of bland and I didn’t really taste peanut butter nor fudge in the bar. Sigh. It was okay, I just wouldn’t buy it again over my favorite regular Lunas (s’mores and blueberry). They do also have a lemon blueberry mash-up bar, so perhaps that one is better? We shall see.
I got this cantaloupe for $1.19 at Aldi and it was darn good! Look, perfectly sweet. What a win! It was such a treat.
Lazy Vegan Mac
I make this sometimes when I just want something easy and comforting that doesn’t require much effort. Basically, I just cook noodles (usually Banza), and stir in some vegan cream cheese or plain vegan unsweetened soy yogurt, and dump a bunch of nutritional yeast, salt, miso, and some spices, and stir it all together.
Honestly, it’s decent for how lazy it is. All I know is that after a long day before a long evening of grading, homework, or work, simple filling food works well for me.…