|WHY WHAT THESE VEGANS EAT? I’m tired of people asking me what Mike and I eat. Would an omnivore have an easy time answering this question? Mostly, we eat vegetables/grains/legumes/fruit. I cook everything I can in my trusty cast-iron pan. I tend to lean towards stick-to-your-ribs one pot meals that come together in about a half an hour. We’re trying to be good and eat more salad. Once a week, I’m going to post about all of the dinners I made the week previous-hopefully it will clear up any lingering questions.
I haven’t been keeping up as well as I would have liked, BUT here’s a smattering of January!
|Chickpea and swiss chard sandwich! and a side of mujaddara (lentils and brown rice cooked together)|
|the picture is terrible because I forgot to put it on the plate and photo it BUT buffalo tofu! all I did was open the package, cut it up, then breaded it straight (just with breadcrumbs) from the package using it’s own wetness. then I cooked it for about 1/2 hour by itself, then flipped them and poured hot sauce all of them and baked for about five more minutes. easy and delicious. I made them again soon after with panko and they were extra crunchy.|
|I bought a cast iron crepe pan so I made the savory chickpea crepes from the Candle Cafe cookbook again. the filling was a tofu scramble with fresh lentils and collard greens.|
|veggie chili (sweet potato, black beans, corn, etc) with skillet corn bread!|
|Quinoa with a curry of black eyed peas, sweet potatoes, tofu, chard!|
|Vegan Yum Yum donuts! These cook up quick in the convection oven, and it makes six, so there’s a tiny bit of built in portion control.|
|PIZZA! with roasted kale, tofu scramble, red onions, avacado|
|Meatball sub: iggys bread, fake meatballs from Trader Joes, pizza sauce, and daiya mozzarella, cooked up in the toaster oven.|
|Broccoli polenta (from Veganomicon) and mashed potatoes with a pinto bean gravy!|
|Scalloped potatoes (also from Veganomicon) – so yummy.|
|Cashew sauces have been all the rage in the vegan community and while I’ve been able to enjoy them MJE cannot due to his nut allergy – so I was excited when the PPK posted this recipe for a sunflower cheesy pasta sauce. My food processor didn’t smooth the seeds out as much as I would have liked but the sauce was still delicious (despite the kind of gross photo!) Recipe.|
|Mustache Mug! with waffles! these were banana from Veganomicon (I guess I’ve been cooking from that a lot recently!)|
|These are banana split brownies – they are my favorite brownie recipe (from Vegan with a Vengeance) – and they are a delicious way to use up 4-5 bananas if they are starting to go bad on your counter!|