Saturday, December 21, 2013

A Weeks Worth of Vegan Eats


It's been a long and busy week, and we haven't had much in the way of groceries or cooking.  I'm trying to eat up most of the things in the house before I start my Arbonne Detox in January, so the food this week was kind of random.  Here's the recap:

Monday

I gave you a recap of the day in this post, but we had my Christmas party at Capers.  The menu didn't have any items that could be easily veganized.  I got a bit flustered, but I asked the waiter if they could come up with something.  At first, he was a little brash and resistant, which didn't make me feel any better, but in the end, the chef came up with a veggie pasta dish.  It was fine.





Tuesday

I started the morning off with the same breakfast as Monday, tofu scramble.


Lunch was basically the same too.  I'm really trying to eat up all the veggies and canned goods in the house.  Start clean for 2014.


Snack was some peanut butter crackers.  I went shopping and out to eat Tuesday night, which I wrote about here.  My friend, Erin, gave me this amazing wine glass for Christmas, so I enjoyed it!




Wednesday

This was our anniversary, and since we already went to the Lodge at Mt. Magazine, we didn't do too much.  I did, however, get my hair cut and colored.  Yay!  Dark hair for the holidays.  I go to the Chop Shop.  They're fantastic.  Ask for Kate.





My haircut ran kind of late, so I just ate what I had around for lunch back at the office.  It ended up being pretty good!




After work, I tried a BarreAmped class at Zenspin in the Heights with my sister.  IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!  I headed to Big Orange Midtown to pick up dinner for us when the class was over.  Their falafel sandwich is so good.  See ArkTimes review here.






Thursday

Things were crazy busy.  I made a wrap and some miso soup for breakfast, post doctor's appointment lunch at whole foods, dinner was whatever is in the fridge and pantry rice and veggies.  Doctor's appointment was promising, though.  I should be back to normal and kicking into high workout gear in the next few weeks!














The sauce was vegan mayo, white miso, soy sauce, and sriracha.  This is brown rice and peas topped with rotelle and sauce.  It got the job done.

Friday



I was really craving some veggies, so I hit up Kroger for a Chef on the Run breakfast salad.  It was delicious.  I worked a half day, then headed to Lululemon for some last minute Christmas shopping for my sister.  I picked up Moe's for my girlfriend, Amber, and I and headed to see her and her beautiful new baby.  I love our Friday afternoon dates.  It was fun!



That's Ellie.  I got a tofu burrito with guac and lots of veggies.  It was yummy and filling.  I came home and hung out with Josh, warming up a vegan pot pie later that evening.



I've never had this before, and it was ok in a pinch.  I'm going to try to cut out all the vegan processed stuff in 2014 and just focus on simple, Whole Food meals.


So, that was a pretty epic food recap.  I'm working on a Vegan Christmas Menu to prepare and take to Josh's family for the holidays this year.  I'm pretty excited.  What are you doing for the holidays?  Does your family make vegan friendly dishes, or do you bring your own?

5 comments:

  1. My mom always makes vegan versions of some of the side dishes for me and Drew (mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing), but usually still makes ones with dairy milk and butter too for the rest of the family. We bring a vegan "meat" with us and I usually end up making a few other vegan sides and desserts as well. Everyone is cool with it and always samples whatever I make/bring! It wasn't always that way, but it's pretty great now! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That sounds a lot like my family. I brought all the food for me to eat this year to Josh's family gathering, but they are still learning the vegan ropes. I am sure it will get better. :)

      Delete
  2. Thank you so much, I love meal plans like ideas, although I look for variety almost everyday just to different things, more for the husband than me cause veganism made me learn how to be healthier by accident, I can eat anything now except for the cute animals :D
    A good chef would know how to make a vegan meal, glad it worked out :D
    We have no restaurants here, or even stores that are vegan so for 4 years now cooking all at home. Your blog will realy help me. Have a wonderful 2014!!

    ReplyDelete

I'd love to hear from you!