Whew, it is hot today with a high of 105 degrees! I got the dogs out for a walk early this morning before the heat kicked in, but it still wiped poor Leela out who has been crashed in the air conditioning all day.
Bummer is we’re supposed to get triple digits all week with tomorrow being 109, ugh! And this mornings 7 mile run was tough even though it wasn’t hot yet. Oh well, builds endurance – right? Despite the heat, it’s been a good week and great weekend. Eats included more simple tofu stir fries.
And a great lunch out Friday with hubby and family at Pho Vegan Asian Cuisine, I love that they’re so close to work and have such great vegan comport dishes like this curry mock “chicken”.
And hubby got a great mock “beef” dish he added plenty of spice to.
And we also had a lovely, splurge meal in midtown Sacramento at The Porch, a great southern comfort food restaurant that always has solid, new vegan options on the menu. Like these Cajun fried beets.
Spicy cauliflower wings over mashed potatoes and slaw.
This great salad with quinoa and grilled summer veggies.
And the star of the meal – dessert! They always have one solid vegan option on the dessert menu that changes regularly which I love. This weekend it was a decadent lemon poppy seed cake with vegan butter cream frosting and peach sorbet.
It was perfect, I would have been happy with that and wine for dinner!
I also found a new product to try at Grocery Outlet – Love Beets Smokey BBQ Shredded Beets.
Which I used in a huge salad with chickpeas, tomatoes, peppers, pickles, celery, and sprouts dressed with a drizzle of tamari, apple cider vinegar, and nutritional yeast.
The beets are perfect for salads, they have a sweet and savory flavor and perfect texture that’s not earthy. And the shredded “noodles” are fun to eat like pasta.
And last night I got lazy using up half of a steamed acorn squash. I chopped it up and sauteed with celery, onions, and more peppers in a marinara sauce for a simple and fast dinner.
It was good, hearty and tangy – a lighter, veggie-loaded Italian dish.
Boo on the weekend almost being over, but there is a long holiday weekend coming up to look forward to. And the list!