Thursday, March 10, 2016

Stuff I Ate

Here are a few things I've eaten lately. I'm still on a sandwich kick, and I know this burger doesn't look like much. But trust me — it was delicious. My friend Andy had a cookout last weekend, and I brought some of the new Boca Essentials Sweet Potato & Red Quinoa Burgers to throw on the grill. I added a slice of Follow Your Heart Smoked Gouda, and Andy caramelized a bunch of onions. And even though he's not vegan, he buys Just Mayo cause it's awesome. So I slathered some of that on.

The Boca burger was fantastic! Just the right level of sweet (from the sweet potato) and savory and the right level of "meatiness." My friend Denise, who is not vegan and also had a beef burger and a meat hot dog on her plate, had a Boca patty as well, and she declared it delicious and said she could probably be a vegetarian someday. She wouldn't go so far as to say "vegan" because cheese. But baby steps.

On Sunday, our friend Nigel hosted a vegan brunch at his house, secret supper club-style. I ordered the Vegan Roast Beef & Cheese Sandwich with a side of Garlic Kale. Tender seitan slices were sauteed with peppers and onions and topped with a delicious cheese sauce. Out of this world.

Stephanie had made Anpan — Japanese red bean-paste buns — the night before, and she brought one to brunch for me! LOVED this. I took it home and had it for an afternoon snack with a matcha latte. The bread is so soft, and the red bean paste has just the right level of sweetness.

More yogurt! One day earlier this week, I had some unsweetened So Delicious coconut yogurt with bee-free honee, walnuts, strawberries, and grapes. Any time I can eat bee-free honee, I'm a happy girl.

Last night, Cassi held her bi-monthly ladies-only bitch sesh — Cocktails, Cupcakes, & Cursing — at Pink Diva Cupcakery. I arrived early and ordered some dinner — BBQ Tofu Nachos with black beans, brown rice, black olives, lettuce, tomato, onions, vegan sour cream, salsa, and her homemade vegan cheese sauce. Love these nachos! You can also order this with tater tots instead of chips and make it totchos!

Once the event got started, there was sangria and Mini Strawberries & Champagne Cupcakes. She used her whipped topping on these instead of buttercream, and that's always my fave. It makes for a lighter cupcake, and I'm kind of a whipped cream-a-holic.

Quick dinner tonight — Mac & Peas! A few months ago, my friend Pam gave me two packets of the Daiya Cheezy Mac cheese sauce. She didn't care for the sauce, so she ate the pasta from each box and didn't use the sauce. I was happy to put some to use with these quinoa shells. Added peas to get my veggie group in. Had steamed kale on the side.


spikemogy said...

What?! I would be so happy if someone gave their daiya cheese.

Susan said...

That burger looks and sounds amazing. I love that it is sweet potato and beans. :)
Totchos >> Nachos. ;)

Hannah B. said...

Ha, I'm also a whipped-cream-o-holic! Like, I just buy a tub of Coco Whip and eat it like ice cream. It's so good to be vegan in 2016 :). Remember being vegan in like 2005? That was rough. said...

Yuuuum! Pretty jealous of all that delicious looking vegan cheese. I stumbled across some Sheese in a health food store in Tokyo earlier but it was $15 so I had to step away!

LT said...

Everything looks so yummy!

Leeanna T.

anne said...

Wow. SUCH AMAZING FOOD! I teeter on the brink of veganism all the time, after 25 years of vegetarianism.... you are inspiring!