Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Crafty Vegan Food Adventures #3

After a long, snowy, not-so-healthy weekend, I was dedicated to getting the week off to a good start. Here's what I ate yesterday.

I started the day with my breakfast of choice for the past couple of weeks: whole wheat bread with peanut butter (please excuse the missing bites!). I also had a mug of Moroccan mint green tea at work.

I had a morning snack of a banana -- a little yellow-brown for my taste, but still good.

For lunch, I wanted a huge salad, so I headed to Jason's Deli. The result:

It was so good! What you behold is several kinds of lettuce, yellow and red bell pepper, broccoli, baby carrots, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, red onion, a little bit of bean salad, hummus (upper left corner), cherry tomatoes (which I didn't eat, but I tried), and sunflower seeds topped with Italian dressing. I also had one of the organic flatbread crackers and four apple slices. So, so good! Artichokes are officially my new favorite salad topping.

For an afternoon "snack," I made some French press coffee. Here it is right after I plunged it. (Not the sexiest term, eh?) And yes, I did make that hot pad specifically for my French press.

Dinner was a bowl of chili made using Glue and Glitter's recipe and some TLC crackers.

We upped the spices, as always, and it was quite tasty. I think we'll add even more beans and tomatoes next time 'cause that's how we are. It was such fun to use my slow cooker again. I really need to make more stuff with that little baby. It's so convenient, and boy the apartment smelled good.

After dinner, we watched the American Masters documentary on Louisa May Alcott. It was so good! For dessert, I sliced up some pineapple and had some Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride tea. I totally neglected to take a picture, but I think you can imagine it.

It was a good eating day, and I feel back on track. Tonight we're making baked potatoes and crossing our fingers that the snow doesn't fall too heavily again tonight.


SheezKrafty said...

You're making me feel bad for all of my holiday food choices! ;) I'm fairly new to artichokes and now eat them on EVERYTHING. Soooooo goooood.

Heather said...

Oh, a french press! Divine! I've never had french press coffee but I bet its so good.
I watched most of the Louisa May documentary last night (had to put that pesky kid to bed!) but I recorded it and will watch the rest. I never realized what a hard childhood she had...

janet said...

Mmm, looks like you had some good eats! Thanks for your kind words on the loss of our pet, I appreciate it.

offlogic said...

That chili recipe was excellent, made a pot of it last night. I was too hungry to wait on a crock-pot, just used a stove. Doubled up on the chipotle in adobo. Since it didn't cook as long I tossed in a small hand-full of basmati rice to absorb some of the liquid, cook for 35-45 minutes, and boy it was great!

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