Saturday, November 24, 2018

No Chicken Noodle Soup (Long Island Vegan)

Hi everyone! On Wednesday, I tried the no chicken noodle soup from Long Island Vegan, and it was perfect; I definitely see myself returning to this delicious recipe throughout the winter! 

And here was my Thanksgiving plate! 

corn & mac (made by my sister); onion potatoes, butternut squash, and Tofurky roast (made by me); and green beans (made by my mom)

Here’s Leela hanging out in her corner; the sunshine is serious business!

Peace. :)

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Using Up More Leftovers

Hi everyone! This week I made spaghetti to use up some of the creamy red pepper sauce I’d frozen from Vegan Month of Food. 

I also made mac & cheese to use up the last of the Violife cheddar. I cooked 1 ½ cups elbow noodles and 2 ½ cups frozen veg, set them aside in the strainer and melted together 3 slices of Violife cheddar with ½ cup soymilk, mixed the noodles & veg back in, and added 3 tsp dijon mustard and ½ tsp turmeric. Still needed some salt, so I added some as I ate. 

Here’s Cringer, keeping warm on a snowy day… 

Peace. :)

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Some Delicious Meals This Week

Hi everyone! I still have some frozen leftovers from Vegan Month of Food, so I’ve been trying to work through them. On Monday, I made some mac & cheese using the last of the nacho sauce from the loaded potatoes and adding some coconut bacon (leftover from the macaroni with butternut squash and avocado). It was really good! 

Then on Wednesday, my sister and I went to Sutao Cafe! We got a lot of great food; here are our first plates and soups! 

Photo by Alena

And on Thursday, I made a grilled cheese sandwich using Violife cheddar; it was so good, and it’s now my favorite vegan cheese for grilled cheese! 

Here’s Rogue being a cutie in her tunnel; she loves running through it, especially when she’s hunting her pink flamingo toy. 

She’s still playing a bit rough with Daisy (and Daisy won’t stand up to her like the others do), so we’re continuing to supervise their interactions and intervening when necessary (ex: Rogue has Daisy pinned and after a couple play bites, Daisy squeaks to be let go, but Rogue ignores her and keeps biting). Daisy seems to be genuinely interested in playing with her, so were hopeful that they will become friends once Rogue learns to respect when Daisys had enough. Rogue continues to test Cringer’s boundaries by chasing her but backs off when she hisses; the times she’s approached Cringer calmly, they’ve interacted smoothly. Leela grumbles when she sees Rogue, and Rogue seems to get the message (it probably helps that Leela is the biggest cat, haha).

Peace. :)

Friday, November 2, 2018

Baked Pumpkin Walnut Rotini (AfroVeganChick)

Hi everyone! This week I tried the baked pumpkin walnut rotini from AfroVeganChick; it turned out great, and the leftovers were wonderful, too! I used spinach instead of broccoli and added an extra ¼ cup each of pumpkin puree and soy milk (which I used instead of almond milk) in order to get the sauce ingredients to blend together in my stubborn blender, haha! 

Here’s Daisy in the sunshine with Leela… 

Peace. :)