Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Pizza, Burgers, Muffins, & Bowls!

A few months ago, while visiting Nashville, I picked up some locally made BE-Hive seitan pepperoni. I stashed it in the deep freezer until I was ready to make pizza. And that time came on Saturday night! I had some frozen whole wheat pizza dough as well and some leftover homemade marinara. I added Daiya Classic Blend and some sliced red onion, and voila! Vegan Pepperoni Pizza! Y'all, the BE-Hive pepperoni is the best I've ever had!

Since the pandemic began, I've pretty much been exclusively shopping at Trader Joe's. It's very far from my house (like a 35 minute drive), but they're staying well-stocked and limiting how many people can be in the store. It makes for a pleasant shopping experience, which has not been the case at my chaotic neighborhood Kroger. Plus, TJ's has fun foods that bring me some extra joy during these crazy times. I grabbed some of their Hi-Protein Burgers last time and have been enjoying them with Green Beans & Tahini Sauce (a simple recipe from the No Meat Athlete Cookbook).

Bowls are a simple meal easily pulled together from pantry ingredients. Here's a Stir-Fry Bowl I made this week with tofu, broccoli, bell pepper, and brown rice. I've been trying to keep the fresh veggies stocked!

Here's another bowl — White Bean with Kale & Dill Sauce — that I whipped up using canned beans, fresh kale, brown rice, and an easy yogurt sauce with homemade soy yogurt, fresh dill, fresh parsley, salt, and garlic powder.

And finally, here are some Berry Lemon Protein Muffins! I used this recipe from One Clever Chef (the vegan version) to make these protein powder muffins. I'm doing lots of yoga and strength work at home this week (virtual gym classes!!), and it's nice to have something besides a smoothie after. I stocked up on frozen berries for the pandemic!


Susan said...

What lovely, lovely food.
I am glad you have a good shop where you can feel safe and get some good foods!

Barb said...

On your next trip to TJs grab a container of the vegan pesto (IT IS THE BEST) and the cauliflower gnocchi!

Regenbogenwelten said...

That stir-fry bowl is my favorite so far, it looks so delicious! And I'm definetly gonna try the blueberry muffin recipe. I'm so happy, when I find sugar free baking options.

Hillary said...

Bowls are my favorite meal! I love adding so many flavors and textures, and even different temperatures!
Thanks for the tip about Trader Joe's. I assumed it would be worse than usual, but I braved it yesterday and it was not terrible, and less stressful than other stores!