It’s been a great weekend here so far, boo on it almost being over. We wiped poor Leela out with a couple of long walks.
She loves walks and begs for them, but crashes in bed after – getting older is tough!
It’s been a great week of eats. When we got home last Sunday after the camping trip, we were in no mood to cook and had spicy Thai tofu takeout. Feisty Mexican salad with grilled corn and watermelon for the 4th of July. Oil free tempeh stir fries and a delicious red beans and rice dish hubby made with Tofurky sausage and chopped kale and carrots blended in.
Lots of salads and I actually had Chocolate Joy Mighty Flakes cereal with almond milk for lunch one day because my mouth was not happy after a dentist appointment. It was delicious!
I went deal shopping at Grocery Outlet and came home with more Mighty Flakes cereal, Luke’s Organic Crackers, Explore Asian bean pasta, and organic frozen veggies.
And this So Delicious Coconut Milk Barista Style coffee creamer which is great in coffee, maybe a little sweet.
It’s been a busy social weekend too, great having time to connect with friends. Friday hubby and I stepped out to a local pizza place for traditional vegan pizza and beer, then took the dogs for a lovely sunset walk.
It was great having a little girl time hanging out and chatting, we talked for nearly 3 hours about life, vegan challenges, kids, pets, etc. I’m really thankful there’s such a large and active vegan community here and always events and things to do on the weekends.
The movie was adorable! Well, except the sausage scene which we joked must have been Tofurky sausages!
Today I went to The Crazy Salad Foodie Bar and cooking demo lunch hosted my The Sacramento Vegetarian Society and cooking demo by The Nutrition Professor Timaree Hagenburger where she also sold and signed copies of her book, The Foodie Bar Way.
It was like a potluck, except everyone brought whole salad ingredients from a list to create a giant salad foodie bar to assemble their own salads from and toss with one of her blender salad dressings. There were a variety of greens, beans, fruits, seeds, veggies, etc. to create a messy salad with.
It’s a great concept that I want to do at our next family gathering – instead of bringing dishes, everyone brings simple, whole ingredients to assemble a salad with and probably great for kids also to expose them to and allow them to try healthier foods.
We also had dessert – a simple skewer with fruit and Timaree’s black bean and date based chocolate sauce that was wonderful.
I also got in a good 6.21 mile run before heading out to the lunch event making two good runs this weekend, not bad! I am a little sad it’s Sunday because it’s going to be a busy week at work next week and I’m on call. Hopefully things will be smooth as we start a huge migration project and I can get in five running workouts too!
I love this article and video about Patrik Baboumian, he truly is a vegan bad ass who captures what every vegan fitness buff wants – to be strong and ready to protect and spring into action, but doing so without causing suffering to animals or damage to the environment.
Chocolate peanut butter pancakes, oh yes.
These simple chocolate crispy rice bars look amazing.