The move is finally over! Everything is unpacked and my life is back in order! Yea! Thanks for all your kind words and encouragement. Vegan food bloggers are the best support group ever!
Also, I need to give a VERY special thanks to VKO from Lifestyles of the Chic and the Vegan. When she learned about my impending move, she sent me a bottle of Rescue Remedy for my pets (I have 6 cats and a dog). Cats do not like moving, and a couple of mine are pretty skittish anyway. This Rescue Remedy stuff was amazing. You squirt a few drops on a cat treat and they're instantly rolling around in the floor like nothing has changed. Thanks so much VKO!
My new house has a HUGE kitchen. I'm used to tiny apartment kitchens, but now that I'm renting a house, I get to cook in a grown-up sized kitchen. It has tons of cabinet space, a lazy susan for my spices, counter space galore, and an oven that beeps at you when it's preheated. Here's a pic of half of it:
I just got unpacked last night, so I haven't had a chance to really cook anything big yet. But Friday night (before the move), I picked up this delicious Mushroom Lovers Pizza from DejaVu:
DejaVu is a new vegan restaurant in downtown Memphis. They have daily specials, and Friday night is Pizza Night. This was a personal pan size pizza loaded high with mushrooms, caramelized onion, sun-dried tomatoes, and vegan mozzerella. So good! Tuesday is Vegan Crab Cake Day, so I ate those on Tuesday but didn't get a picture. You'll just have to believe me when I say they were delicious.
Today, I whipped up some Fantastic Foods New England Vegetarian Chicken Noodle Soup with a Whole Wheat Baguette:
A while back, my dad ordred me some vegan goodies from Vegan Essentials. He picked out this soup mix, which comes in powdered form with dehydrated veggies. The back of the bag has add-in suggestions and I chose to make the Mediterranean Chicken Noodle version by tossing in white beans, parsley, and pesto in the last five minutes of cooking. It makes a huge pot (about 8 servings), so I'll be eating this for a few days.
But that doesn't mean I won't be cooking in my new kitchen! I plan on doing some baking tonight ... gotta christen my oven.