Monday, July 30, 2018

Stuff I Ate

Back when I was working on my cookbook, Cookin' Crunk, which came out in 2012, I was making my BBQ Tempeh & Carrot Sandwiches ALL THE TIME. It's one of my favorite recipes from the book! But I eventually got a little burned out on BBQ tempeh, so I gave it a break. But when I had an abundance of cabbage in my CSA a few weeks back, I knew coleslaw was in order. And with coleslaw, there must be BBQ, right? I made some Air-Fried Potatoes on the side.

Have y'all had these yet?! The new Daiya ice cream bars! After reading Hilary's review on My Cat Loves Daiya, I knew I had to try them. This is the Chocolate Fudge Crunch Bar. It has coconut milk ice cream with a fudge swirl and dark chocolate coating, plus pumpkin seeds for crunch! YUMMMMM.

Speaking of Daiya, I found these new Duets yogurt cups for sale at Imagine Vegan Cafe. This is Salted Caramel Crunch! I always loved the yogurt that came with toppings in my pre-vegan days. This is sold with a little cup of toppings on top — chocolate chips, granola bites, and pumpkin seeds. Sure, it's more like dessert than breakfast but I'm okay with that!

A plate of randomness. Tofu Stir-fry from The Curb Market's hot bar, leftover Squash Casserole, and a Tomato-Cucumber Salad made with produce from my CSA.

A pre-run white bagel by Dave's Bagels with unsweetened Barney Butter powdered almond butter (made into a paste) with maple syrup and banana. My dad ordered us both some powdered Barney Butter, and he didn't like it, so I got both jars! Win! I'll admit that it's much better in a smoothie than made into a spread. But it's not bad as a spread so long as you add sweetener.

And finally, I'll leave you with this masterpiece. The special at Imagine Vegan Cafe last weekend was the Polynesian Burger — Beyond Burger topped with a Chicago Vegan Foods breaded mozzarella patty, onion petals, and Polynesian sauce. OMG. This was AMAZING! That mozz patty was like a giant cheese stick on top of a burger. YES!!!!!! I ordered broccoli for balance. HAHAHAHAHA.


Unknown said...

That burger is so crazy!!! I don’t especially understand how to even eat that it’s so tall... I was using powdered peanut butter as a protein supplement for a while in smoothies and didn’t realize there was such a thing as powdered almond butter.

vegan peace said...

That burger loos amazing! A breaded mozzarella patty, I want one!
I really need the salted caramel yogurt!! I love mix ins too, but mostly I'm a sucker for anything to do with vegan caramel!
The daiya bars are amazing aren't they?

Cadry said...

That burger sounds absolutely incredible - especially the fried mozzarella on top. I'm on my way!!

Sarah said...

That burger though!!!! Wow!! The rest of your meals look so delicious too. I am not a fan of cole slaw at all but I did have it on a BBQ sandwich once and it was really good and that continues to be the only way I'll eat it. The ice cream bars look delicious too, I hope I can find them soon! The Daiya yogurt sounds good too! Daiya seems to be stepping up their game a little bit!

Susan said...

That burger looks amazing... a giant patty of melty cheese... what?

I have had your BBQ tempeh and slaw recipe on my to make list for ages, definitely need to get on to that!

Jennifer said...

I use to love those yogurts with the crunchy toppings! I haven't seen the daiya versions in stores yet!