Recipes, anyone?

Okay, so an ice storm is brewing here in KC. It’s as if the world is coming to an end. People are stocking up on bottle water, canned food, and “bread and milk”. It sounds serious. We’re going to stay tucked in for the next 24+ hours, but tomorrow we’re facing the weather for the Chiefs game!

Regarding the vegan operation…we’ve been doing pretty well. We’re sticking with the theory that doing the vegan thing as much as we can is a step in the right direction. We eat mostly vegan, and then if we’re craving pizza- we get pizza (a lot lately actually- yikes). We just ask for light cheese and load it with veggies (or jalapeños and pineapple). If we’re craving BBQ, we have BBQ.

It’s nice because we essentially tackle the craving and move on with our vegan selves. Sometimes it feels like we’re “cheating”, but to me cheating has negative connotation and I don’t think pizza is negative. Pizza is good. Really good.

I’ve been eating oatmeal for breakfast (with some sort of combination of chia seeds, almond butter, unsweetened bakers chocolate and/or coconut), snacking on roasted veggies or applesauce (whole apples hurt my tummy- so lame), and then lunch is usually a salad or a rice bowl (both packed with veggies).

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{Overnight oats with chia, almond butter and unsweetened chocolate}

I’ve been trying not to say “NO SWEETS” because then I want ALL THE TREATS. So, If I want a sweet, I have it. Then, I move on. Shoot- now that I think of it, I might need to lay low on the sugar here pretty soon…sigh. Wait, was that a contradiction? This is what I go though, guys. So indecisive!

 

It’s been really fun playing  with vegan recipes for dinner! Last weekend Kevin was out of town and I was not prepared to be alone in our new house. My friend Carly came over and we made Pad Thai Zoodles, drank wine, painted our nails (I’m not kidding) and exchanged vegan recipes. It was the epitome of a girls night. Love.

She told me about an avocado sun dried tomato pesto she tried and I knew I had to make it! I’m SO glad I did, because I’ve been using the leftovers on everything. I originally ate it on zoodles, but then I had it on a grilled veggie sandwich dipped in tomato soup (so good). Today I plan on throwing it on my veggie burger. If you eat eggs, I think it’d be SO good mixed into scrambled eggs. It’s so versatile.

Anyhow, on to my favorite part…SHARING! Here are a few links to recipes I’ve been loving lately on this vegan operation of ours :

Pad Thai Zoodles {A Saucy Kitcken}

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Avocado Sundried Tomato Pesto {Crazy Vegan Kitchen}

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Vegan Parmesan Cheese {Minimalist Baker}

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And because no meal is complete without dessert…

THE BEST Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies {Oh She Glows}

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Recipes I want to try in the near future:

Breakfast Potatoes

Warm Potato Salad

Mac N Cheese

Soba Noodles

Falafel

Zucchini Muffins

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One thought on “Recipes, anyone?

  1. Conscious lifestyle of mine says:

    I also have oatmeal for breakfast every morning (except for the weekend, when we have pancakes) and we usually also eat either rice or pasta bowls for lunch and dinner. I think it is a good idea to take it easy. This is how I did in the beginning. I did so for around a year and since I cannot stand to even look at BBQ and I do not crave cheese at all. Time will show 🙂
    Xx
    Rosa Larissa Klara
    conscious lifestyle of mine

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