What a wonderful and relaxing day, not quite as indulging as last Saturday, but a productive and fun day with hubby. I started it with a Vega smoothie for breakfast before hitting the gym for an hour, then I was starved for lunch around 11 AM. I broke out a package of Falafel Sunshine Burgers I forgot about in our freezer to get creative with.
I love how simple these are to cook, just heat with a little oil stove top flipping once.
I love collard greens, but always forget to buy them when grocery shopping. So I was thrilled to get another bunch in this week’s CSA box. I spread a little Veganaise on a collard wrap.
Then layered honey mustard and relish on top.
Then I added Daiya Cheddar Shreds to the cooking Sunshine burger which didn’t melt as mush as I thought they would.
Then I just plopped the burger on top of the collard leave with condiments and made a Sunshine wrap.
Served with leftover salad from last night for a quick and tasty lunch.
It’s been awhile since I’ve had a Sunshine Burger and forgot how great they were, even my dog was begging for pieces. Mixed with the Daiya shreds and condiment flavors made this a fun treat for lunch.
Later we stepped out to catch a movie – Drive Angry in 3D. While it was violent and gory, it was also way over the top with a lot of action and cool effects, never boring. I enjoyed it and hubby really liked it, a fun romp to take your man to. And I may or may not have indulged in a package of Red Vines during the movie, shared with hubby of course. Back in the day, I used to be a Twizzler’s fan, but have been avoiding them since going high-raw and vegan, plus I wasn’t sure if Twizzlers were vegan. After reading the The Vegan Girl’s Guide to Life, I learned that Red Vines are vegan friendly and have a simple list of ingredients, so I decided to indulge a little and it was great. No worries, I’m not buying a Costco-sized tub anytime soon. :-)
Then we stepped out for a relaxing dinner after a little shopping at the mall. Yes, I’m lucky, I have a hubby that actually likes browsing around the mall with me. Granted, we browsed at Crate & Barrel, William Sonoma and stores with items we both liked, I wouldn’t drag him around woman’s clothing departments unless he was picking something out at Victoria’s Secret. Anyway, after all that walking, we were ready for a little dinner and since Il Fornaio is next to the mall and one of our faves, we stopped in for dinner. Yeah, we were just there, but it’s a great place with reasonably priced vegan options, a great wine list, cozy atmosphere and amazing service. This time I didn’t have my DSLR and was too relaxed for taking food pics anyway, but I snacked on plenty of the amazing olive and rosemary breads – a guilty pleasure and I need to carb up for tomorrow’s long run, right?
Recycled pic from last visit. :-)
And I got the same vegetarian pizza as last time without cheese because it was so good and so much food for $13.
Another recycled pic.
And I have half of this pizza sitting in my fridge that maybe I’ll get creative with a Daiya mozzarella shreds for dinner tomorrow night – Mmmmm.
Are you a fan of Sunshine Burgers? What’s your favorite way to eat them?
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