Sunday, September 30, 2018

Vegan MoFo 2018: Kitchen Tour

Hi everyone! For the last day of Vegan MoFo, I decided to follow the prompt: “Kitchen Tour – Now the month is concluding, show us where the magic has been happening!” There have been kitchen tour prompts in the past (2015, 2017), but this is one that I don’t mind repeating because it’s so fun, and also gives me the push to clean and organize after a busy month of trying so many new recipes!  

Cringer’s prowling the counter.

Shut Down Berks! is the rallying cry of the coalition trying to shut down the immigrant family detention center in Berks County, PA. Zach and I have attended two vigils, but we didn’t make it to the one today.

My little collection of vegan cookbooks

And here’s the awesome new oven mitt that Zach surprised me with; I love it!

I always feel the need to include some food in a Vegan MoFo post, so here’s a what-I-ate from the past 24 hours…

Last night’s snack, the cinnamon roll donut from Vegan Treats

Breakfast, oatmeal with peanut butter and jelly (as suggested by The Student-turned-Doctor – delicious, thank you!)

Lunch, leftover macaroni with butternut squash and avocado

Dinner, leftover “Cook It For Your Love” sausage saute

Thanks to everyone who read and commented this month; when it’s not Vegan MoFo, I try to do one post a week, so be sure to stick around! Next up for me is Inktober, which starts tomorrow; maybe I’ll share some of those sketches here.

Cringer says if Daisy’s going to steal the box, she’ll preemptively steal the cat tower from her… 

And here’s a photoset of Leela to close out the month… 

Peace. :)

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Bookmarked Recipe: “Cook It For Your Love” Sausage Saute (Fake Meat & True Love)

Hi everyone! Today I made the “Cook It For Your Love” sausage saute from Fake Meat & True Love (Vegan MoFo 2017). This was a fun one because it included a few new-to-me things – polenta and patty pan squash, as well as the Krakow Nights seasoning from Penzeys Spices, which I used on broccoli instead of broccolini. I wasn’t as much a fan of the polenta as I’d hoped to be, but overall it was still a great meal! 

Last night, Cringer and Daisy had an epic battle for the box (even though there are plenty of boxes, they always want the one the other is in). Daisy, to be fair, had been in this one first. After Cringer stole it from her, I found Daisy looming over, plotting to steal it back… 

She jumped down, and it soon turned to fisticuffs…

And Daisy stood up and dared Cringer to try anything further… 

And Cringer left…

A victorious Daisy… 

Peace. :)

Friday, September 28, 2018

Bookmarked Recipe: Macaroni With Butternut Squash & Avocado (AfroVeganChick)

Hi everyone! Today I made the macaroni with butternut squash & avocado from AfroVeganChick (Vegan MoFo 2017), and it was so, so good; I loved the combination of butternut squash and avocado!

(Topping changes: I used Phoney Baloney’s coconut bacon and left out the basil leaves.)

Here’s a big yawn from Leela! 

Peace. :)

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Bookmarked Recipe: Spicy Peanut Butter Ramen (Adventures in Veganism)

Hi everyone! Today I made the spicy peanut butter ramen from Adventures in Veganism (Vegan MoFo 2017); I always love recipes that include peanut butter, and this one was really fun and delicious! I’ll definitely make it again soon!

(I decreased the sriracha and red pepper flakes to 2 tsp each, which still kept it nice and spicy, and next time I’ll use less soy sauce; it was a bit too salty for me.)

Here’s Cringer… 

Peace. :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Bookmarked Recipe: Chow Mein (Your Mom’s A Vegan)

Hi everyone! Today I made the chow mein from Your Mom’s A Vegan (Vegan MoFo 2013); it turned out great, especially the sauce, which was really delicious!

(When I make this again, though, I’ll leave out the bamboo shoots; I always pick them out of my vegetable fried rice when my family orders Chinese food, but I considered that they might cook differently in this recipe, so I decided to give them another chance. Well, I still ended up picking out all but the smallest pieces, haha!)

Here’s Daisy in the cat tower again… 

Peace. :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

Bookmarked Recipe: Pumpkin Rainbow Mac (rainbow soup)

Hi everyone! Today I made the pumpkin rainbow mac from rainbow soup (Vegan MoFo 2012); it turned out great and was such a fun recipe! And even though it’s not clear from the picture, I did use tri-color pasta, haha! 

Daisy got squished into the corner of the couch by Cringer… 

Peace. :)

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Bookmarked Recipe: Roasted Apples (Tea and Sympatico)

Hi everyone, and happy first day of fall! Today I made a simple recipe that’s perfect for the season – the roasted apples shared by Tea and Sympatico in Vegan MoFo 2016. After they finished baking, Zach and I went kayaking up the canal and then down the Schuylkill River; it was such a fun adventure! When we got home, I enjoyed a cup of roasted apples as dinner cooked; it was a perfect treat, like apple pie without the crust! 

Here’s Cringer being cute; she likes looking out the window – being between the window and the curtain – and then letting the curtain rest over her head when she turns back… 

Peace. :)

Friday, September 21, 2018

Bookmarked Recipe: PB&J Overnight Oats (Go Vegga)

Hi everyone! Last night I prepared the PB&J overnight oats from Go Vegga (Vegan MoFo 2015), so I got to enjoy a fun new breakfast this morning! I still prefer warm oatmeal, but I certainly see the appeal of overnight oats, especially when you include peanut butter! 

Here’s a sleepy Daisy in the cat tower… 

Peace. :)

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Bookmarked Recipe: Loaded Potatoes (Hasta La Vegan)

Hi everyone! Today I made the loaded potatoes from Hasta La Vegan (Vegan MoFo 2017); it took me a while to get everything together, but it was so, so worth it!

Deliciousness upon deliciousness upon deliciousness…

Leela’s hanging out in her corner again… 

Peace. :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2018