Friday, December 28, 2018

Christmas 2018

Hi everyone! We got to have two dinners on Christmas – the first with my family, and the second with Zach’s family and both meals were super delicious!

vegan chicken noodle soup

green beans (made by my mom); corn & mac (made by my sister); potatoes, cranberry sauce, and stuffing (all made by my mom); and a cheddar garlic roll, slice of Field Roast celebration roast, and agave-glazed carrots (made by me)

Dessert was apple pie with Soyatoo whipped cream, a chocolate chip cookie, and tea.

Zach’s mom prepared the second dinner…

Gardein holiday roast with gravy, corn, potatoes, rice, leftover cheddar garlic roll, crescent roll, and roasted carrots

Dessert was this awesome cake!

Rogue appreciated the stocking full of toys (plus catnip!) from my family… 

Daisy and Cringer continue to cuddle… 

And Leela is enjoying napping on her soft new blanket!

Peace. :)

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Deconstructed Pierogi Bowl

Hi everyone! This week I decided to be super fancy (more like lazy, bahaha!), so I made a “deconstructed” pierogi bowl in order to use up the leftover pierogi filling from Vegan MoFo. All I did was to combine dumpling noodles with the re-heated sauerkraut and mushroom filling, but it was super delicious!

When The Student-turned-Doctor suggested these noodles for stroganoff, I’d picked up a bag. I haven’t gotten a chance to try them in stroganoff yet, but they were perfect for this!

I also used some elbow noodles to make a batch of baked pumpkin walnut rotini mac, which worked out really well! 

Here’s a sleepy Leela wondering why her nap is being disturbed for something as silly as a picture… 

Peace. :)

Friday, December 14, 2018

New Food, Leftovers, and the Firebird Festival!

Hi everyone! This was my easy lunch on Sunday…

white rice with sriracha; spring rolls and dipping sauce

The spring rolls were something new I’d found to try; they started falling apart when I was cooking them, so I just microwaved them instead, but they were really good! 

For several dinners this week, I made a slightly-modified version of the no chicken noodle soup from Long Island Vegan to use up some stuff; delicious! 

And to finish off the last of the golden gravy from Vegan MoFo, I baked some tater tots and cubed tempeh and poured the gravy over top; this might be one of my most beige meals ever, but it was great! 

And here are some photos from the Firebird Festival; it was an amazing time, as always! 

Cringer’s been cuddling up a storm with Daisy… 

Peace. :)

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Using Up More Leftovers Again

Hi everyone! This was another week of using leftovers I’d frozen from Vegan MoFo. I used up the last of the creamy red pepper sauce, combining it with linguine and spinach. 

I also used up the last of the main topping for the loaded potatoes, having it with rice. I ended up needing to add some sriracha for a bit more spice. 

Here’s some pictures of Rogue from yesterday…

blurry but a too-cute tilt of her head before she rubs against the scratching board

Rogue saying “challenge accepted” to the child-proof locks we added when she kept opening the lower cabinets

on the window ledge above the sink, which seems to be her favorite spot from which to observe the outdoors

Peace. :)

Saturday, December 1, 2018

NaNoWriMo Food

Hi everyone! Yesterday I completed my ninth National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), writing 50,000 words in November!

I didn’t try any new recipes this week, so I figured I would (re)share what’s been my most dependable easy meal this month. I’ve posted before about my peanut butter brown rice burrito, but I modified it to be even simpler so I could have quick dinners when I finally finished writing for the day. I combine ½ cup of instant white rice and ½ cup of water, bring the two to a boil, stir, cover, and remove from heat. I let that sit while I heat up a cup of frozen vegetables (broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower) in the microwave, get out the rest of the ingredients (a tortilla, soy sauce, peanut butter, ginger, and garlic powder), and snack on some candy (leftover from Halloween lol; it’s usually victory Smarties, but I switched it up with Sour Patch Kids this year).
Then I stir the rice, stir in the veggies, add some soy sauce, a big spoonful of peanut butter, and some shakes of ginger and garlic powder, and stir it all together and then onto the tortilla for the burrito! 

In other news, I visited the firebird this week to take some pictures. The Firebird Festival is taking place on Saturday, December 8; it’s going to be our fifth time attending, and I’m so excited! 

Here’s Daisy up in the cat tower this morning… 

Peace. :)