October: Go the Distance

Oct 18, 2010


I have been a busy bee!
I do have good news, though. I am caught up with homework and have today and tomorrow off work as well!
I actually made almost everything on my meal plan last week, and plan on making the last thing today!
Bad news: I'm sick.
Its not terrible, I've just got the sniffles and I'm a little achy, but having a plugged-up nose drives me absolutely bonkers. To fix myself up, I'm making soup for lunch after school. I plan on making roasted garlic soup (If I remember correctly the recipe is in Vegan with a Vengeance, but I'll post more about it later :) )

Here are some things I have created since I have checked in last:
Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole
I didn't use enough broccoli in this recipe so it was really just a cheesy rice casserole with a sprinkling of green. I was really good, though!  I took it to work and Danielle said she really liked it :). I found the recipe here at Vegan Awakening, a blog that I found just recently. I actually stumbled upon the blog the day she posted the casserole and fell in love! Most anything that boasts being cheesy without actually containing cheese captures my attention.

I also tried out some faux sausage this morning with breakfast. That is sauteed red kale on the side there. The sausage was LightLife brand and came in a plastic tube that reminded me of ready-to-bake cookie dough. I cooked it up on the stove in a matter of minutes. I discovered that it tasted really good with the Kale on top (is that weird?). As for the sausage itself, I thought it tasted like and had a a very similar texture to actually sausage. The only thing is that I thought the spices/flavoring in them was a bit overused. I plan on making a gravy from Vegan with a Vengeance using the sausage later. The actual recipe calls for tempeh but I could not find it in my normal grocery store :(

I also made "The Best" pumpkin muffins from VwaV. The boyfriend even tried one! (Yes, I have a boyfriend! I don't think I've mentioned him yet). He lives about 3 hours away so visits are somewhat staggered, but he managed to come down yesterday and we hiked to a waterfall (Romantic, right?). The reason I sounded surprised that he tried one of my muffins is not because he has some ridiculous aversion to muffins, but because he is an outrageously picky eater (and that is coming from a vegan). I may go into that another time, but to put things into perspective, his usual diet consists of Dr. Pepper and Taco Bell. :P

Do you know any adults who avoid "healthy" food like the plague? How do you deal with it???"


  1. I've always wondered if that veg. sausage by lightlife is any good! I'm impressed by your consumption of Kale for breakfast :)

    My husband used to be like that (before he was my husband) but now he will eat almost anything...he even ordered tofu tacos once! I know, I about died...

  2. When I first announced to the boyfriend that I wanted to be a vegan, it was kind of sudden and he was really shocked (and tried to talk me out of it).
    I think he is making progress, but I am not sure that he will ever willingly order tofu tacos ;)

    I guess we'll see!