Yes it is National Vegan Pizza Day. Go to Z-Pizza, Magic Mushroom for a good began slice or pick up Amy’s Organic Vegan Cheese Pizza or Tofurkey to try at home.
I can’t think of any other food during the summer that is so delicious. I get strange looks from people when I get a cart full of berries and a box of Fruity Pebbles (Hey, I am 24, not 84. Don’t need to worry about fiber content OR the the fact that the Fruity Pebbles looks way out of place).
I understand that fresh fruit of any kind can be expensive, but so is that trip to a restaurant. You can buy DAYS worth of fruit compared to the ONE veggie burger value meal.
Plus, all those fun anti-oxidants everyone is sooooooo excited to talk about are in each and every berry. Eat up!
*in that guy who narrates awesome previews voice* In a world plagued with debt and destruction, a hero emerges that a lot of people don’t care about until they see their electric bill. His name: Ramen. *end voice*
So I was a BIT over dramatic about Ramen, but broke families and too-proud-to-go-home college students know that this little creature is a lifesaver. What people forget is that they just cannot live on Ramen alone. Here are a few ideas:
*Crush it and put it on top of a salad.
*Throw some nutritional yeast and soymilk and make cheesy ramen.
*Add steamed veggies and vegan meat alternatives for a more complete meal.
*Cook just the noodles and let cool. Cut up some tomatoes and cucumbers and when the ramen is cool, add the veggies to the ramen and marinate with Italian dressing.
Ramen: coming soon to pantries
PS: Just a reminder that the chicken, beef and shrimp flavors are not vegan. Only the oriental flavor is.
I cannot remember if I said I would post a recipe in the breakfast post, so here is an easy one to make in the microwave (hey, we’re all busy)!
Fruit of your choice
1/2 C flour
1T white sugar
1T brown sugar
1/4 t salt
1/4 t baking soda
1/4 t baking powder
Cut up fruit and throw in a big mug. Add flour, sugars, soda, powder and salt to mug. Mix with fruit (this is so the fruit doesn’t sink to the bottom). Add enough soymilk to the the mug so you get a nice batter. Nuke for 4 to 5 minutes. Top with cinnamon and sugar.
I tend to dump mine out of the mug then add cinnamon and sugar. This is one I made with blueberries!
Np: I’m On A Boat…because I want to be on one right now.
Here in B-E-A-Utiful evening in Columbus, Ohio! Comfest is in full swing, and so are all the vendors, selling everything from plush cutesy pot leaves to…wait for it…VEGAN FOOD! Just had an amazing (albeit cold) burrito while my friend had a couple vegan tacos from a vendor that came from Clintonville. Awesome place to hang and it goes on all weekend! I might pop by again, so be on the lookout!
These. Are. Effing. Amazing. This apple-y confection was a little jem I found at Dollar Tree. I am currently freezing mine so they are slower to eat (5 pcs are 140 calories) but that is all it takes to indulge in this amazingness!
Nw: Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. “HEY HEY HEY!”
It is hotter than blue blazes outside so a cool dinner is in store for me. I am guessing everyone here is in the same boat, so let’s discuss this. Sandwiches? Sounds good when you smear hummus and taboleh on a sandwich wrap. Potato salad? Sure! With some diced potatoes, vegan mayo and some spices, dinner will be awesome!
Happy Almost First Day of Summer! That means grilling out…for most people. For me, that means cooking burgers in a pan. So that just means one thing: making my own burgers! I will post an official recipe later, mostly because I eyeballed everything 😉 Happy Grilling!
Ahh, the potato. A vegan’s best friend. It will always be an option on the menu (if baked and plain). It is a versatile carbohydrate that can be deep fried, baked, twice baked, scalloped, mashed and many more things I cannot remember. Packed with vitamins (even on the skin!) this little guy is amazing. Put some vegan cheese , vegan butter, vegan bacon and ketchup et voíla! Dinner is awesome!
I have sworn by nothing other than soy milk for nearly 9 years now, but I think I have a new favorite drink: almond milk. I figured I would try it because even soymilk at Aldi is getting to be pricey (plus, there was a coupon) and I love almonds.
Now to make my own chocolate syrup…Mmm!