Whew, it has been a week and a crazy weekend! And I still have a lot to do which I’m thankful for. It’s been cold and foggy here too and the views from our morning dog walks have been gorgeous.
Miko’s idea of a good weekend is plenty of fireplace toasting, especially in the chilly evenings. He pouts if we don’t turn it on lately.
My eats have been very basic this week and I really need to go grocery chopping today. But this simple tempeh and cabbage stir fry was delicious.
Same for this curry sweet potato saute.
And another tempeh stir fry – working through a lot of cabbage this week!
And more cabbage with this miso soup with edamame protein spaghetti.
Hit the spot on a cold evening.
And using the empty fridge as an opportunity to eat up foods in the freezer, this Amy’s Light & Lean Quinoa & Black Beans bowl was delicious for under 300 calories, especially with hot sauce.
And we hit Pho Vegan Asian Cuisine for lunch one day for my favorite eggplant tofu dish.
And we had fantastic vegan sushi Friday night from a local place we have not been to in awhile.
After seeing this video from Dr. Greger, I decided to try Amla Powder to add into our smoothies a couple of times a week or so. I grabbed this package from Feel Good Organics and tried a tsp. in our smoothies this morning.
It didn’t seem to add any odd flavors and I barely noticed anything different, so thumbs up for using it as a supplement in smoothies.
Yesterday was a long and crazy day that started early at the gym, then raced home to shower and get ready for a long appointment at a car dealership. After 5 years, the lease on my electric vehicle was up without an option to buy or extend since it was kind of a test vehicle. So I was turning it in, test driving, and signing the lease on my next EV since I’m not ready to buy one and got another amazing deal on a test/compliance model for the next 3+ years. Once that wrapped up, it was home to relax with hubby before heading out to a Sacramento Vegetarian Society Board Meeting to discuss website changes and planning for the SacTown VegFest in 6 weeks. I left with a pretty long list of action items which is great, I’ve been wanting to get more involved with planning and promoting VegFest, social media, etc. I just need more time for these fun projects!
Then this morning I had to get up before 5am to get my sister to the start line of the California International Marathon since she’s running it this year. Then back home to get in a run myself, shower, and meet my other sister and mom to cheer her on at mile 21. As much as I wanted to run it again this year, but decided not to with my allergy breathing issues, it was nice to be a spectator while enjoying a soy latte from Starbucks.
I already put a lot of miles on my new EV this weekend, lol! So whew, it’s been a great weekend, but packed and I’m ready for a little down time this week I hope. I have a follow up doctor’s appointment tomorrow to further discuss my challenges after trying the inhaler and hoping that goes well with more answers with possible asthma or something else going on.
Okay, to the list!
Beyond Meat will be at TGI Friday’s soon – very cool!
Veganism is winning in Britain.
Vegan guide for Chinese take-out sauces.
Vegan egg substitutes for holiday baking.
I love these happy vegan stories.
And NFL Player Derrick Morgan is an inspiration.
Harry Potter themed vegan gift basket? Yes, please!
I can’t wait to try Hampton Creek’s Vegan Egg.
Laura ~ RYG says
I love how you drive an electric car, they are not at all common where I live. SO tempting!!!!
Thanks, they have gotten very common here and the growth in the charging network in the last 5 years has been great!
Mary Ellen | VNutrition says
Your pups are so cute by the fire. I could see my Sophie loving that if we had one.
I’ve never heard of Amla powder before, going to check that out, thanks!
Haha, thanks. Yes, the powder is not expensive and it seems like that bag will last awhile.
Jennifer Bliss says
‘Tis the season to see your adorable pups near the fireplace! One of my favorite times of year to visit your blog! teeeheee! Actually…you know me…all year is my favorite time of year to visit your blog!
So true and thanks :-), Miko panics on cold mornings if he does not have a fireplace and blanket to snuggle up with.
Linda @ Veganosity says
So many colorful meals last week! It’s so cool that your sister ran the marathon, it’s on my bucket list.
Yes, it was her first marathon and very proud of her. Maybe I’ll do it again next year.
December is always such a blur of activity, it will be gone in a flash… Good to see that you’re still taking time to enjoy your fur babies by the fire. That, to me, is a real luxury these days. :)
So true and especially this year. Agreed, a cold day is a great excuse for warm downtime at home.
Gingi Freeman says
Cold foggy mornings? Warming up by the fireplace? Looks like you are doing winter right!! <3 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com
Haha, yes! :-)