Happy May Day! And happy Wednesday! Since I’ve already shown off what I eat I eat in a typical day, and there weren’t any special occasions in the past week, I’m just going to show some random meals for this week’s What I Ate Wednesday. These are just a few photograph worthy things that I’ve eaten over the course of the past week.
One day Dennis woke up saying he felt like having a big brunch, so I headed into the kitchen and made us a big brunchy feast with a tofu frittata, hashbrowns and sautéed greens. It was super yum and I was full for most of the day!
Whole Grain Vegan Baking by Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes recently arrived, and I immediately ran into the kitchen and whipped up some Lemony Spelt Scones. These were great because they weren’t too sweet and didn’t contain any white flour.
I rarely make the same meal twice, but I just can’t get enough of the Szechuan Stir-Fry with Fiery Peanut Sauce from Robin Robertson’s Nut Butter Universe, so I’ve been making it every few weeks. Fortunately there were leftovers so I was able to have it for two meals last week!
The owners of Rutherford Pancake House just opened Maywood Pancake House in Maywood, NJ, so we headed over for breakfast one day. I had the Roman tofu scramble with home fries.
After the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, I was exhausted and hungry, so we went to Veggie Heaven in Montclair. I got a dish I’ve never had before, and I’m not sure if it was called Crispy Almond Tofu or Crispy Tofu and Almonds, but you get the point – it was tofu and almonds with a bunch of veggies.
There may have been a giant Whole Foods pizza at some point over the last week too. (Hey, sometimes a girl just wants a pizza!)
In my recent What I Ate Wednesday posts, I’ve been showing off special meals, potlucks, road trips and visits to various restaurants. Today I decided to do something a little different and show what I eat in a typical weekday while I’m working from home.
On weekdays I usually start the day with something simple, like a gluten-free English muffin with sliced avocados and nutritional yeast. Sometimes I add some fruit if I have some on hand (and I remember it’s there!). Sometimes I like to start the day out with a smoothie, but lately I’ve been working out first thing in the morning, and I usually want something more substantial when I’m done.
I almost always make myself a giant salad for lunch. I like to add lots of fixin’s so that it fills me for the afternoon. This particular salad is made with romaine, pea shoots, carrot, avocado, baked tofu, chickpeas, tomatoes and pumpkin seeds and it’s topped with Victoria Moran’s Cool Dilly Tofu Dip or Dressing. (The recipe can be found in her book Main Street Vegan.)
After lunch I almost always have a few squares of dark chocolate and a Teeccino latée.
One of my favorite afternoon snacks is a sliced apple with nut butter. This particular day I reached for Jem raw nut butter. I started off with chocolate hazelnut spread, but tragically there was only a small amount left in the jar, so I had a couple of apples slices with it, and the rest had almond cinnamon spread.
Dinner is usually a wild card, and I like to get creative with my evening meal. I rarely make the same thing twice! On this particular day, I made pasta with beans, greens and mushrooms in a cashew cream sauce. The recipe will be up here on my blog tomorrow, so come back and check it out.
And that’s what a typical day is like for my belly! Come back next week to see what else I’ve been eating.
It’s Wednesday, which means that it’s time to show you what I ate! This week instead of showing what I ate on a particular day, I’m going to show a bunch of random meals I’ve eaten over the past 7 days.
Some of my home cooked meals include salad (I eat a giant salad just about every day!), Tiramisu Pancakes from Chloe’s Vegan Desserts (the pancakes tasted much better than they looked!), Save the Kales’ Miso-Curry Glazed Squash, Tofu and Kale with Chickpeas, Potatoes and Pepitas and my own Thai Coconut Tempeh with Pineapple Salsa (the recipe will be here on my blog tomorrow).
Sometimes I just don’t feel like cooking, and when that happened last week I decided to try a new Daiya frozen pizza. Unfortunately my ancient oven burnt it, but it was still pretty tasty, and I’m sure it would be even better if it was cooked properly. I served it with a giant side salad.
I trekked into Manhattan one day and had lunch at Peacefood Cafe’s new downtown location with my friend Lisa. I had chickpea fries and mediterranean oven-dried seasonal vegetables sandwich, which was made with cashew cheese and pesto. I loved it so much that I want Peacefood to open a cafe in NJ so I can eat like this more often!
On Saturday night, Dennis and I went out to eat at Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant in South Orange. We started out with Yetimatim Fitfit and then we had a vegetarian sampler with various vegetable and bean dishes. My favorite is the chickpea Shimbra Asa.
And there you have the dietary highlights of my week! Come back next week to see more of my culinary adventures.
Another week has gone by and it’s time for another edition of What I Ate Wednesday! This week I’m going to show off what I ate over the weekend. I ate out both days and both times it was at restaurants I have never been to before.
On Saturday I went to a belated secular Seder dinner with the Shannons and a bunch of their friends at John’s of 12th. I had never even heard of John’s of 12th until about a month or so ago. It’s an Italian restaurant in New York City that’s been around for eons and apparently they added vegan food to their menu about 2 years ago. Dennis had seitan parmesan and I had seitan all a rosa which was seitan with artichokes and peppers in a mushroom and wine sauce. It was so lip-smacking good that I’m still thinking about it!
On Sunday we went to Loving Hut for lunch. It’s been around for a while, but it’s about half an hour or so away and I’ve been too lazy to make the drive. Dennis and I split nachos and an appetizer called Crispy Delight. We each had a panini, which came with sweet potato fries and roasted pumpkin. It was so much food, I did not finish it all, so luckily there were leftovers later.
Come back next Wednesday to see more off my culinary adventures!
Welcome to another edition of What I Ate Wednesday! This week I’m going to show of what Dennis and I ate for Easter brunch. We never really celebrate Easter, but we try to do something fun together like visit a museum or go out to eat. This year we went to NYC, had lunch at Blossom and then saw Orphans on Broadway, which stars Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge. The plays been in the news a bit lately because Shia LaBeouf was originally cast in it, but he and Alec Baldwin had a bit of a falling out and he ended up leaving the show. It was a very good play, but it felt a bit short to me. It seems like the more expensive the play, the shorter it is.