Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Hummus & Doughnuts & Pizza!

One a few weeks ago, I brought a salad to work for lunch, but it just didn't feel like enough food for a proper lunch. So I ordered the Three Bean Hummus platter from the cafe at Crosstown Arts (where I work). I don't know what three beans are in this house-made hummus, but it's delicious — especially with that warm grilled pita.

Friday was National Doughnut Day! There's currently nowhere in Memphis serving vegan doughnuts on the regular – only occasionally at Imagine Vegan Cafe and the cafe at Crosstown Arts. So I had to make do on my own! I went to bootcamp Friday morning, and then I followed that with some FitQuick Protein Doughnuts (made from the chocolate brownie and orange cream bar waffle mix and topped with chocolate peanut butter and plain almond butter). I used to eat FitQuick waffles and doughnuts all the time! But I got a little burned out. Luckily, I still had some mix in my freezer.

Later that night, I picked out a recipe for Baked Frosted Lemon Doughnuts from Chocolate Covered Katie's cookbook. These were a little healthier than fried doughnuts, so I felt pretty good about eating two. 

Last time I was in Nashville, I ordered the OG Bowl from Wild Cow and added grilled tofu. Such a simple and healthy meal! But I LOVE it. I had to recreate it at home, and I think I nailed it — brown rice, garlic kale, pinto beans, and grilled tofu topped with garlic aioli. For the aioli, I thinned out a few tablespoons of Vegenaise with water and then added a few grated cloves of garlic. 

Here's another yummy — but not as pretty — bowl with roasted butternut squash, chickpeas, kale, quinoa, and tahini sauce.

On Mother's Day, we made naan pizzas at my parents' house, and my dad had the foresight to suggest I make an extra one to take home and freeze for a busy week night. This Vegan Sausage & Veggie Naan Pizza came in very handy one night! I just re-heated from frozen it in the air fryer, and it was perfect. My dad is so smart!

And here's a random Vegan Deli Sandwich with BE-Hive seitan slices, avocado, tomato, and lettuce. Served with my favorite Food Should Taste Good sweet potato corn chips.

We'll end this post with CAKE!! My friend Vaughan turned 65 a few weeks ago, and Stephanie baked him a Vegan Chocolate Cake. IT WAS SO GOOD. The party was kind of late on a week night, so I ate cake at 9 pm and then went to bed at 9:45 pm. Not the best idea. Definitely affected my sleep, but it was worth it.


Hillary said...

I remember the fitquick protein waffles and doughnuts! I think I recall a protein pizza waffle?
Your recreation of the OG bowl looks so incredible!! I really love simple meals with an amazing sauce!
Those sweet potato chips are one of my faves too! I love them with hummus!

Tessa M said...

Sometimes you can get vegan cake donuts at the Whole Foods in Germantown. Not sure about the one closer to you though.

Sarah said...

Oooh everything looks so good. I could go for a donut right now and the bowls look awesome. That sandwich looks like perfect, I need a good sandwich in my life and that cake is GORGEOUS.

Susan said...

This all looks amazing. I want to eat everything.

Cadry's Kitchen said...

That was such a good idea to make an extra pizza for the freezer. I did that a few months back with personal-sized lasagna. I had all of the ingredients, and so I made a few extra. It's so nice to just pop it in the air fryer for a meal that's homemade & ready in 20 minutes with no extra work.

I love the look of that tofu bowl! It's totally my speed.