On Sunday night, Era and I headed over to Ralph's (a local grocery store). Era saw this Modern Marvels about cheese and felt he needed some. I figured I'd go along because they are the closest store in my area that has Daiya. We don't normally shop there because the prices are pretty high. But two glorious things happened this trip. First, they finally are stocking Tofurky Pizzas! We were so stoked that we bought all three flavors. Then, we realized that they had a whole selection of vegan soy/seitan products on sale. Italian sausages for $1.25, Yves deli turkey for 99 cents, and Tofu Pups for $1.25! We bought four of each and froze most of them. It was a treat for us because we don't really buy convenience foods normally.
Yesterday I started Insanity again, after having to stop due to an injury. This program is seriously no joke. But I absolute adore the intensity. So more food journaling should be coming. I pretty much took the summer off from working out and doing food journals. Fall is here so I definitely have renewed energy. Take a look at yesterday's lunch:
sourdough bread, Italian sausages in marinara, VT cheddar cheeze, olive medley, hummus, grapes
Vegetarian Times cheddar cheeze
I really like the cheddar cheeze. I think it absolutely shines paired with mustard (especially brown deli mustard). I had it in a grilled cheeze today on sourdough. Awesome sauce!
Kittee testers (washing greens for gumbo, King Cake)
Lately, I've been cooking a lot. This is what I love about Fall. It's cool enough to spend hours cooking. Above is a mosaic of some Kittee testers. Mostly King Cake, but there is a sink full of greens for a gumbo I ate yesterday. Very good stuff!
Speaking of testers, I revisited one of my favorite cookbooks to test for: Viva Vegan. I made the arroz con seitan last week for the Britney episode of Glee last week! No theme. I just wanted good food to go with possibly the best episode EVER! Seriously...love the steamed white seitan so much!
arroz con seitan
I also delved into 500 Vegan Recipes. I've made recipes here and there for this book, but I almost never have ingredients for food that isn't Mexican or Indian. True story. I did end up making the white pizza last week. Really good!
I feel like this is the longest entry of all time, but I did want to remind everybody that Vegan MoFo is just around the corner. If you haven't already done it, please sign up here. Also blog, tweet, and facebook it! This is the 4th edition, and it is going to OWN! I've been collecting ideas all year, and I hope to do some things that I've been excited about for a while. I'm going to organize my ideas tonight. What about you? What ideas do you have for MoFo themes?