Thursday, November 19, 2009

Crafty Vegan Food Adventures #1

Here is my yesterday in food.
I usually have oatmeal with pecans, cinnamon and maple syrup for breakfast, but after about two solid months of it, I decided to make a change. I didn't want anything sweet, so somehow I decided on an English muffin spread with refried black beans and salsa. Yes, that's really what I've been eating shortly before 8:00 in the morning. With orange juice, of course. My camera had a foggy lens apparently, so it's hard to see. Behold the close-up:

It's a weird breakfast, but it's ridiculously filling and delicious! The English muffins are Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain brand -- hearty and tasty. The beans are 365 (Whole Foods) spicy refried black beans (fat-free and vegetarian), and the salsa was made by love's incredibly talented coworker. The orange, as always, is Tropicana Homestyle (some pulp).

At work, I had a mug of my favorite tea ever:
It's Harney & Sons' White Christmas Tea. I served it in my gorgeous mug from Forever Tuesday.
This was my raw lunch. Feast your eyes upon half a head of endive, cherry tomatoes, raw sunflower seeds and tahini sauce. The sauce was a variation on this recipe. It should also have included avocado chunks, but sadly I cut into the little bugger only to find brown spots throughout. This salad was still surprisingly filling, and man that sauce is good. I followed it up with a not-so-raw one of these:
These soft chocolate chip cookies are once again from The Joy of Vegan Baking. I'll post the recipe if anyone is interested.

I was going to eat an apple for a snack, but lunch kept me surprisingly full. I did manage to chug down about 64 ounces of water throughout the work day, too. So here's dinner:
These are leftover baked falafel from the night before covered in -- yep -- more tahini sauce (not gravy, as the picture seems to indicate). I got the recipe here. I think I messed up the spice ratios because the falafel itself was terribly bland, but coated in the garlic-heavy sauce, it was tasty and filling.

I had more orange juice and another cookie (OK, too) for dessert. All in all, my diet wasn't as produce-heavy as I would have liked (damn you, avocado!), but it was still a fairly good eating day. I definitely got my fiber, thanks to Loops.

Tee hee, I got plenty of dietary fiber, too.

So that's my Wednesday in food. I hope you enjoyed! I plan to do another post next week.

1 comment:

Tasha said...

Fun! I'm looking forward to learning more about vegan cooking from you, Miss Brigid.

Jealous you've been to Loops. It's been too long for me since my last visit, too long.

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