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Friday, July 27, 2018

Squash Casserole, Tofu Scramble, Bagels, and More

Hi everyone! I tried two new recipes this week and lots of other good food as well. First up was the squash casserole from Vegan Crunk; I made it on the stovetop and mixed in crushed Ritz crackers instead of topping with breadcrumbs and baking it. It turned out really well – I used two big yellow crookneck squashes from my garden – and the leftovers were awesome, too. I had it with a vegan chickenless patty from Aldi, which was really good. 


On Tuesday, my sister Alena visited and we did a lot of cooking together, including the second new recipe, which was the herbivore’s tofu scramble from Eat Like You Give a Damn. It was super simple and quite tasty, paired with a hashbrown (also from Aldi). 


We also made nachos with Tostitos scoops and Daiya pepperjack shreds for a snack (not pictured), and then we dug out my bread machine to make bagels, which turned out quite nicely due to Alena’s bagel-forming skills! 


Dinner was a bagel with pasta.

Yesterday I threw together a random lunch because I’d harvested more corn and wanted to have some; it was great! 

Hashbrown, black bean burger, corn, and carrot sticks with Daiya ranch.

And I also tried these blackberry sorbet bars that Zach picked out; he said he had to get them because of the name…


Yum!

Here are a couple fruit sketches I did this week…


gooseberries (original photo)

ground cherry (original photo)

And here’s Leela with her toy mice in the background…


P.S. The themes & prompts have been announced for this year's Vegan Month of Food (Vegan MoFo), which will be taking place in September, and sign-ups are open until August 24. I haven't decided what specifically I'm going to do (I'm debating the idea of creating my own theme this year), but I know I'll be participating -- will you?

Peace. :)

12 comments:

  1. I really want to try that squash casserole. I've never had something like that. How awesome that you grew the squash!!
    I've seen those bars, good to know they're tasty!
    I love the gooseberries! You are so talente!
    Hello pretty Leela!
    I think I might join Mofo this year. I missed it last year and I think I'm ready to join again! I like that there is an option to do your own prompts!

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    1. The squash casserole was so good; I'm already planning to make it again! And yay, that'll be great if you do MoFo this year! :D

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  2. I have enjoyed that Herbivore scramble before, but I haven't made the squash casserole yet. Always more things to make!

    I signed up for MoFo again this year. The past few years I have followed the daily prompts, but this year I am going to do a mix of my own (probably just recipe round ups and eating outs) and some of the prompts. Not all the prompts called to me, and normally I would challenge myself, but I need to make things a bit easy on myself at the moment.

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    1. Hooray for signing up for MoFo; sounds like you have a good plan! I'm leaning toward doing my own weekly themes, but I still haven't decided for sure! :)

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  3. Mmm.. ground cherries taste great. Is that something you are growing in your garden this year?

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    1. Not this year, but I'll look into them when I'm considering new things to try growing! :)

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  4. Oooh what great meals! That is so great that your garden is producing some lovely produce. That is definitely something I'd love to do in the future. The squash casserole looks awesome and how cool to make your own bagels! Love the sketches and those sweet faces :)

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    1. It's so fun to make bagels; I definitely need to do it more! :)

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  5. That's so cool that you grow your own food. Thanks for the heads up about Mofo. I've just started blogging again so I'll have a look at the prompts.

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    1. Thanks! Hope you can join in on the MoFo fun this year! :)

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  6. I'm doing the VeganMoFo and so excited!

    I love squash casserole. I used to make one that everyone loved, but it was decidedly not vegan and I haven't tried to veganize it yet. But I think tofu or chickpea flour and Daiya cheddar might go a long way toward replicating it.

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    1. That's great that you'll be doing Vegan MoFo this year! Sounds like some good ideas for veganizing your squash casserole; I look forward to seeing how it turns out if you make it! :)

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