Brr, it’s been cold here! Down to the 20s last night with freeze warnings. But the moon has been beautiful on these cool and crisp mornings.
The poor kale in our garden covered in frost!
And Miko spending extra time warming his tummy on the fireplace.
I’ve only been able to get the dogs out for walks during the warmest part of the afternoon, they want nothing to do with the cold for morning or evening walks.
But the fall colors are gorgeous here!
And lazy long weekend days have been great after a busy holiday.
Eats have been interesting this week around Thanksgiving planning and eating leftovers – I think I’m actually tired of leftovers and ready for huge salads all this week! I made a big batch of stove top brown rice with quinoa, split red lentils, and kale for a simple meal flavored with tamari and Cajun seasoning.
And stew using the leftovers of the rice mixture with roasted veggie leftovers and chopped leftover Field Roast Celebration Roast from Thanksgiving.
Perfect for chilly weather and filling.
I also have a stash of shredded pumpkin and butternut squash in the freezer that were extras from Thanksgiving and have been using in them in smoothies with vanilla protein powder, frozen bananas, and pumpkin pie seasoning for festive smoothies.
Leftover vegan green bean casserole for lunch yesterday, always good!
Last night we deviated from leftovers to try a new product. Hubby is a die hard fan of all varieties of mac n’ cheese and has been having fun trying vegan varieties of it. Now this isn’t exactly a healthy food option, I know. It’s more of an occasional weekend fun food and probably shouldn’t be consumed regularly. But we tried the Daiya Deluxe Cheddar Style Cheezy Mac.
Of course I had to add veggies to it and serve more veggies on the side!
It was good and seemed very cheezy, hubby really liked it and plans to buy it again for the next mac n’ cheese craving.
I’ve also been working through leftover raw vegan pumpkin pie.
But whew, looking forward to getting back to basics this week with salads!
One Green Planet has recipes to help get back on track after holiday eating.