Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Some Stuff I've Put In My Mouth

Photo dump time! I photograph almost everything I eat, but not every picture warrants its own post. Here are a few pics I've been saving up.

A couple weeks back, I made a delicious minestrone for my friend Cindy's full moon celebration. Since February/March is the Storm Moon, I picked this Storm Moon Minestrone from Cooking By the Seasons, a vegetarian cookbook with seasonal recipes for pagan holidays. This had all sorts of veggies and stuff — zucchini, green beans, carrots, onions, tomatoes, white beans, rotini pasta. I served it with Whole Foods Peasant Bread spread with Viana Onion Butter (an amazing oniony vegan butter!).

I'm still eating as alkaline as possible, especially in the mornings. Most days this week and last week started with a fresh Green-o Peno Juice from Crazy Sexy Juices & Succulent Smoothies. Here's what I juiced to make it — romaine (or kale), green apple, lemon, grapes, cilantro, jalapeno, and cucumber.

Juice alone does not a breakfast make. So I try to have something light and satisfying on the side, like this Avocado Toast — avocado, sea salt, and hot sauce on Ezekial bread. I always enjoy my breakfast while reading the news online.

On days that I don't juice, I have smoothies instead. This week, I've been digging Cacao-Banana-Almond Butter-Chia Smoothies.

Healthy snacks are great too! I absolutely LOVE these date rolls from Whole Foods! You can find them in the bulk bins.

Last night, when I had a late-night blog post to write for work, I snacked on some Low-Fat Ants on a Log (celery stuffed with PB2 and sprinkled with Zante currants).

I'm also loving that my gym — Envision Memphis — now sells vegan prepared meals by the Get Fresh Memphis ladies. I picked up a container of their Quinoa Arugula Salad a couple weeks back. I don't even like arugula, but it sounded like it would be okay with the red quinoa and kalamata olives. And it was! I guess I'm okay with arugula now, but it has to be done right. And it has to be chopped into very tiny pieces.

But don't worry! I'm still having fun and eating naughty stuff too. It's all about balance. A couple Fridays ago, my co-worker Susan and I went to lunch at Pho Binh, a very vegan-friendly Vietnamese joint with a tofu-heavy buffet. I loaded up my plate with all sorts of fried tofu (and just a teensy bit of veggies).


Kyleigh said...

Those date rolls really are the best!!!!! :)

Sheridan said...

Mmmmm, I love all of this! Very nice balance of healthy and naughty. haha! We have GOT to eat at Pho Binh sometime. You've talked about it so much, and yet I don't think I've ever been there with you!

Sarah said...

Great looking meals and snacks! I love those date rolls too. I remember I got some and then someone ate half of them and I was so mad ;) I love the avo toast and juice, it's so pretty and green. Cute plate too!

Unknown said...

[ Chuckles ] It is nice to know that you put healthy vegan food in your mouth.