It's Wednesday once again, so it's time for another peek onto my plate. It's hard to believe that it's already the last Wednesday of January! For this week's What I Ate Wednesday post, I'm going to show you what I ate last Friday. Friday wasn't too special in any way, I just happened to have my camera at the ready while I was eating!
For dinner on Thursday, I made a Tex-Mex style tofu scramble with peppers, onions, beans, salsa and guacamole. There were leftovers so I had them for breakfast on Friday. This is actually a picture of Thursday's dinner, not Friday's breakfast, but since it was the same meal, I guess it doesn't matter.
I met my friend Jenna for lunch for some delicous Lebanese food at Uncle Moustache in Montclair. Uncle Moustache has the best falafels (and hummus, and foul and babaganoush) around, and I was so excited about eating them that I didn't take the time to make sure my pictures were in focus. Jenna and I split a plate of falafels, a zaatar bread and a mezze combination plate. Uncle Moustache is already very vegan friendly, but the owner told he us he's hoping to add more vegan dishes to the menu.
After lunch, Jenna and I went to a cute little coffee shop called Trend for warm drinks and a little dessert. I had a coconut masala chai with soy milk and carrot cake bomb. I've had some problems with Trend's former manager in the past and I had been boycotting them, but apparently he ran off without telling anyone he was leaving, and the cafe is now under new managment. (I guess other people had problems with him too!) The space has recently been remodled, and it's full of cozy chairs and comfortable sofas. They had several vegan desserts in their pastry case, but as far as I can tell they don't have any savory vegan items on their lunch menu. We were told that they're going to be adding more vegan items, so I'm hoping they'll have some lunch items soon.
It's was really cold here on Friday (really, really, really cold), so I decided to make a nice hearty stew for dinner. I started with Bryanna Clark Grogan's Smoky Spicy Hominy Soup from her book World Vegan Feast. The soup was good, but I had a hankering for something kind of creamy, so I made a quick cashew cream with raw cashews, water and a little lemon juice and added it to the pot while the soup was cooking, along with some spinach. The resulting dish was warming and filling, and happily I had enough leftover for lunch on Saturday.
Because it's been so cold, there were lots of mugs of tea and teeccino thorughout the day. I've been reading a lot of health and nutrition books lately, and I decided it was time to read something fun, so on Friday I bought Mindy Kaling's book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? for a little weekend reading pleasure. I read both it and The Ayurvedic Vegan Kitchenby Talya Lutzker over the weekend so I was able to learn something and have a few chuckles. Both books are excellent!