Although today was uneventful, it seemed to flyyyy by. I guess blogging is a good way to stay occupied When lunch time came, I walked into the kitchen and my dad was already there making some chili. My family has this mutual-respect thing when it comes to cooking. If one person is in the kitchen, everyone else tries to stay out so they can do their thing. So instead of preparing anything, I grabbed some left-overs from the fridge:
As with most recipes, I made my own adjustments (those def. aren’t rice noodles). Everything I’ve made from this coookbook has turned out amazing. I wouldn’t mind eating this for a week straight…which is what I’ll have to do because it yielded so many servings.
On the side I had a clementine
After digesting and watching hours of trashy reality TV, I decided to go for a run. The streets had been plowed but the sidewalks were still covered in snow. It would have been quite impossible to run in this:
That’s my driveway and my front yard separated by a wall of snow. There’s a lamp post in there somewhere…
I ran along the side of the road and it was surprisingly fun! I kicked up the snow and splashed in puddles like I was a 5 year old. There were barely any cars on the road so it was relatively safe. I was just glad to get out of the house.
After showering, running some errands, and watching more trashy reality blogging, I made some dinner. I was seriously craving some veggies. I wanted something fresh but warm so I threw together something I like to call a hot salad.
For the base I added some organic baby spinach.
I think all salads should be eaten out of mixing bowls. When it comes to vegetables…don’t mess around.
Next, I grabbed all the veggies in my fridge that looked appealing to me. This happened to be onion, red bell pepper, zucchini, carrots, and eggplant. I grilled them up on the George Foreman and added them to the bowl
Then, I added some White Bean Hummus from Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan. My mom had some fresh thyme growing on the deck and I said we should salvage it before the snow storm rolled through. I decided to make this hummus and I’m so glad I did because it is seriously delicious.
If you’ve never tried hummus on a salad before, I highly recommend it. Next, I added some TJ’s salsa
And some Mary’s crackers
Topped off with a Moophrey veggie burger and a dusting of ground flax
An iced vegan sugar cookie and a coconut-rolled date. This is my first vegan christmas and when it came to make the traditional cookies, I was hesitant to suggest a vegan recipe. My family compromised and we made half traditional cookies and half animal-free cookies. I was really impressed with how mine turned out! They got the omnivore seal of approval and I don’t think we’ll have any problems finishing them off.