Monday, December 8, 2014

Weekly Meal Prep

Every Sunday I prepare meals for the upcoming work week. Typically, it takes about 2 to 3 hours depending on how simple or complex (meaning how ambitious I feel) the meals are. 

This past Sunday I attended my first Vegan Cookbook Club (will post before the holiday), which required cooking, commuting, and attending the event. Therefore meal planning got pushed back until today. 

Here's a photo essay of what I made. *Bonus dry erase menu included at the bottom. This allows me to remember what's in the fridge before opening it to save energy. 
Sesame Tofu Green Salad
Pesto Tempeh Salad

Vegan Boca Chicken Salad 

More salads 

What are your meal plans for the week? 

Leave a comment and share what you're making. 

Enjoy the week!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Just Because

Giving a little gift to someone just occasion necessary. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Classic "BLT"

Sometimes you just crave a sandwich.   Here's my version of the classic "BLT"...
(Organic red onion, Upton's Natural Bacon Seitan, sliced heirloom tomatoes, romaine lettuce, Veganaise, and whole grain toast)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Homemade Cranberry Granola Bars

After reading the new issue of Runner's Magazine, I came across the fuel section, which highlighted 4 recipes for homemade granola bars. I've been wanting to make my own for a while and therefore I chose to make the simplest recipe.

These bars have only four basic ingredients (dried cranberries, roasted nuts, dates, and unsweetened shredded coconut). I used a variety of nuts since I love a mix. I used what I had on hand in my pantry---walnuts, almonds, pecans, and toasted pumpkin seeds. 

About 1 cup of each basic ingredient and pulse in a food processor. Next, add one or two tablespoons of water to the mixture and pulse again. Transfer to a baking dish. Press with the back of a spoon to flatten and refrigerate for up to an hour. 

Makes 16 Bars. 

Review of Veg Dim Sum

To start my first post for veganmofo2014, I'm going to finish my follow up post as promised.  

One of my favorite places to eat on Sundays (at least once or twice a month) is Vegetarian Dim Sum House on Pell St. In Chinatown, NY. 

There are always three staple items, which are must haves and they are:

Turnip Cake

Buddhist Rolls

Vegetarian Duck Appetizer (Large) 

And then a couple new dishes. This time I tried a noodle soup and the mock roast pork buns. 

Oh and the dumplings...

Always a great meal at VDSH.