It has been an interesting week, hasn’t it? It’s getting tougher and tougher to even watch the news and I’ve been feeling terrible for those dealing with all the fires while trying to figure out the best way to help. No fires near us, just a lot of smoke and icky air quality. Enough about that and onto eats for the week like this delicious sweet potato and eggplant saute with spicy curry paste.
And simple miso veggie soup with Explore Cuisine Edamame Protein Spaghetti.
Hubby sweetly surprised with with takeout from Pho Vegan Asian Cuisine for lunch one day, the eggplant tofu dish is one of my favorites.
I’ve also been on a vegan soup kick this week not feeling 100% with the air quality and possibly a cold. I scored a couple of Progresso Good Natured Hearty Lentil vegan soups at Grocery Outlet.
For a big box of hearty lentil soup, it was under 300 calories and very filling with a chili-like texture.
And Campbell’s had this healthier vegan soup that was loaded with grains with a savory, herb tomato flavor for under 200 calories for the can.
It hit the spot with cold symptoms and so did this loaded kale salad with black beans and a ginger tahini dressing.
I also tried Imagine Organic Creamy Broccoli Soup with a kale salad.
I wasn’t my favorite of the Imagine creamy vegan soup series, it was slightly bitter with a strong broccoli bite. But I love their creamy potato soups.
I took Friday off of work to have a girls day with my sisters and mom to celebrate her birthday in Old Town Sacramento. Since my mom is a huge history fan, we started with the underground history tour. Basically the town was raised an entire story in the late 1800s after residents got tired of the river flooding the city and the tour explores some of the underground areas at the original level with a lot of the history and challenges of raising the buildings which they did inches a day while people were still working in the buildings – crazy. Bummer was no pictures allowed during the tour, but it was fun to explore and creepy.
Then we headed to the Delta King for lunch, my mom’s choice for the river views.
The vegan menu options were non-existent which was a bummer and I noticed aioli seems to be in everything – ugh. I ended up having a veganized version of the udon noodle salad which was very pretty and delicious.
But a bummer I still paid full price for it sans chicken and aoili sauce. It seems a lot of waterfront restaurants with a view lack updated foodie menu items.
Dinner last night made up for it because hubby and I stepped out to Nixtaco to try their Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge menu. We each sampled their four vegan tacos – potato, mushroom, avocado, and fresh corn.
And they were all delicious! The avocado and corn were probably my favorites as well as the spicy roasted peanut salsa at the chip and salsa bar – yum!
And to the list!
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