Hello again! After yesterday's extremely long post, I thought I'd keep it simple today. I'll stick to food, that is :).
Since today is the first Vegan Thursday (announced by Chocolate Covered Katie), I decided to try some new recipes while also bringing back a favorite. And for me, everyday is Vegan Thursday! Wahoo!
On to the eats...
Since my strawberries usually like to hog all the attention, (anyone ever notice that my oatmeal pictures usually look the same, even though they're different? Not to point any fingers, but that would be because of the strawberries.) I took another "in process" photo.
Contrary to what it may look like, there really are peaches mixed in already, but I wanted to leave some to put on top. Maybe this is one of those "use your imagination" moments.
Again, it's imagination time! Anyone miss preschool yet? However, there is some unsweetened vanilla almond milk there, too. Like vegan peaches&&cream, right? No? Okay, well I thought so. Give a girl a little credit :P.
Snack picture-time! My snack is ready for it's close up. I had a piece of tofu and an apple. It was a strange snack, but exactly what I was craving (plus I thought the extra protein would be beneficial since I was going to eat dinner early because of yoga tonight.)
And of course, dinner. I made home-made roasted red pepper hummus and it was deeeelicious! I haven't enjoyed hummus for awhile (let's just say I ate an entire container when I first found out about my weight loss. I was so worried that I thought it would help. Unfortunately, it only made my stomach hurt.) so this was a nice treat.
There may or may not have been some spatula and finger licking going on ;)
I used my hummus in a grilled veggie sandwich (love) on ezekiel bread (love). I grilled fresh eggplant and zucchini, my favorite combination. The smooth-silkyness of the hummus really completed the veggies and crusty bread well. I also put some hummus on top, while eating. I think the hummus tasted different hot and cold, though I can't decide which I liked more. I guess I will just have to keep trying it, you know, for research.
one giant eggplant, coming up!
even this veggie loving girl couldn't grill all of it!
where'd the veggies and hummus go?
Here's the recipe so you can try it for yourself. I really hope you do because I wish you could experience the glorious taste of home-made hummus since my description does not do it justice. Smooth, tangy, and creamy do not even begin to describe it (although they are all true!)
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus for Two
Makes 1/2 cup (two 1/4 cup servings)
- 7 tablespoons chickpeas
- 1 1/2 teaspoons tahini
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 3/4 of a green onion (I just used dried shallots from my favorite little spice shop)
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic (though of course I used more! you can never have enough garlic)
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons roasted red peppers (I used water-packed)
Simply whip out your food processor and blend until your hummus dreams come true (or until you can't wait any longer).
I'm off to finish making my lunch tomorrow and get some sleep (hopefully!) I'm staying positive and hoping for a snow day. Afterall, there must be a good side to all this snow, right? Oh wait, that's lovely tea and cute mugs. But still, a snowday would be quite nice...