Wow, another weekend flew by too fast. It’s been a busy and fun weekend and we’ve been catching up on laundry and chores for the week. I did sneak in a run this morning, it was an easy run with the heat and wind. And we stepped out to see Ant-Man and the Wasp for a little fun to escape the heat.
I tried the Red Vines Made Simple package hubby got me, basically Red Vines with a simpler list of ingredients and no preservatives. And I appreciated the zero waste packaging as I really try to avoid disposable plastics. The movie was awesome! Funny, packed with wild action, and follows the consistency of most Marvel movies.
It’s been hot this weekend hovering at about 100 degrees and the pups have been perfectly happy to be lazy and enjoy the AC inside.
I’ve been having to get them out for long walks early before it gets hot, but poor Leela still seems to tire out early and gets carried.
Since my dad is in town for the 4th, we met him and my sister’s family for dinner at The Porch Friday night for a late Father’s Day dinner where as usual, the vegan options did not disappoint. It’s a great location in Sacramento to accommodate pretty much all diets with creative southern comfort. We started with the vegan fried green tomatoes topped with tofu “feta” over their addictive vegan comeback sauce.
I went for the tofu BBQ salad and hubby the chickpea, kale, and quinoa cakes served with lovely fresh herbs, so filling we decided to skip dessert.
There was also a simple chickpea salad for lunch with sauerkraut and tahini ginger dressing.
And we had another family gathering at my sister’s Saturday night with a summer themed taco bar. I ended up assembling a messy taco salad with Daiya cheese, beans, salsa, and hot sauce for a delicious combo.
After a few nights of family parties and so much eating out lately, it was nice to keep it simple at home tonight trying Explore Cuisine Organic Red Lentil Spaghetti.
I blended miso paste, ginger, and garlic with water for a simple broth and simmered the spaghetti and veggies in a wok for a super simple, but fun dinner. The texture of the spaghetti is more like traditional pasta compared to the “meatier” texture of soybean spaghetti making it better for those looking for a more traditional experience from bean/protein pasta. The light pink color is fun too.
It was a great weekend, a little tough not to feel a bit of the Sunday night blues heading back into a long work week. But there’s a fun movie and bubble bath planned before. But first the list!
GLOW Actor Kate Nash of going vegan.
Vegan wrestler Austin Aries has no issues with protein.
Vegan initiatives are taking off at work.
Lots of summer vegan recipe inspiration.
Zen Habits on letting go of shame and fear.
Plastic recycling sucks and we should use less.
8 ways to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle.
More Americans are going meatless.
Laura ~ RYG says
I really want to try that red lentil spaghetti! And 100 degrees, holy moly. Of course, we had 90 degrees here for the whole 4th of July week, too hot for us Northerners! Bleh. Hope you had a lovely 4th of July holiday. Honestly, I somewhat hate it because our pets hate the fireworks, scares them to death. Can we celebrate by snapping our fingers or something?!?
Yes, it’s delicious. And 90 degrees can be tough to with humidity! Yes and you too! Agreed, I’m over fireworks, especially with the dry fire conditions here.
Haha, I think it’s pretty funny that bay area kids start complaining when the heat hits 80 degrees! 100 is nothing to laugh at though. Stay cool!
I know, different perspective – haha. Thanks, at least it’s a dry heat. :-)
Linda @ Veganosity says
You have so many great vegan restaurants in your area. Lucky!!
Thanks for the great links.
Thanks, things do seem to be getting better here with more vegan options and good vegan options!