Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Last night's dinner and today's food haul.

Oh wow this huge salad was amazing after eating days of Thanksgiving leftovers. 
Chopped iceberg lettuce (I miss you Romaine!), baby spinach, Persian cucumbers, red peppers, red cabbage, green onions. Dressing: 3 Tb tahini, juice from a whole lemon, a handful of cilantro, garlic powder, Trader Joes 21 Seasoning Salute, a few drops Bragg liquid aminos, 1/2 tsp curry powder, a pinch of cayenne and a bit of water in order to blend into a creamy dressing. After tossing, I sprinkled with sunflower seeds, vegan parmesan (almond, miso, nutritional yeast) and salt and pepper. (Next time I'll skip the salt!) 

My food haul today: 
Veggies - broccoli, cabbage, iceberg lettuce, 2 bags spinach, green onion, Persian cucumbers, zucchini, 2 bunches of cilantro, sweet potatoes, sundried tomatoes 
Fruit: avocados, mangos, Opal apples, 2 bunches bananas, dates, canned pineapple
Other stuff: tahini, fresh chips and salsa.
I paid $64. The tahini and dates were the most expensive ($8 and $9 respectively)
I realize I didn't get any red fruits or veggies.😮 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Just cake.

The yellow cake recipe from The Complete Vegan Kitchen cookbook is so good. It's perfectly moist, uniform and doesn't fall apart like some vegan cakes do. The recipe itself is not even different from most vegan recipes where baking soda and vinegar is used to help the rising of the cake. But what makes it interesting is that after you mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, oil, vanilla and soymilk, you add the vinegar at the very end. Not sure if this is what makes all the difference but I will be doing that from now on! I saved it with cashew coconut cream (blend chilled coconut cream, soaked and rinsed cashews and a tiny bit of maple syrup) and fresh raspberries.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Thanksgiving 2018.

Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving if you are in the States. Ours was very nice. We ate the usual!

Family pic!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Acai bowl from Costco.

Costco now offers a healthy (ish) option at their food court. It's the Acai bowl and it costs $4.99 for Acai soft serve, fresh strawberries and blueberries, granola and banana chips. 

Henri and I enjoyed it very much. From what I understand, they use the frozen Acai smoothie mix that they sell in store which contains sugar unfortunately. But it was a tasty treat and I wouldn't mind getting it again,

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Pumpkin chili.

Still using pumpkins from Halloween to make food. This is Gold Rush Chili from Susan's Fat Free vegan blog. I made it mild so Henri was able to have it too.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Cooking with pumpkin.

Pumpkin pancakes made with my son's Hallowen pumpkin! This is the recipe from Vegan With A Vengeance.

Bryanna Clark Grogan's pumpkin pie (no crust) using coconut cream instead of soymilk in the filling!

I've also made out if this same pumpkin - pumpkin Mac and cheese which sadly there are no pictures.