It is finally not as smokey here, we’re getting blue skies and pretty sunrises for our morning walks, or more morning carries for Leela. Miko has been full of energy lately, ready to play and play in the evenings bringing us multiple toys from his toy box until we start throwing one for him.
But also a little couch potato in the mornings burrowing into his blankets until I say the magic W word.
Friday we ventured out to try Movie Studio Grill, finally because that location has been there for years – haha. It’s a movie theater that serves booze and food in the theater. And there’s a nice bar and seating area while you’re waiting for your theater to open.
We saw Mission:Impossible-Fallout and the theater was packed even though the movie has been out for awhile, every seat was full. Vegan options on the menu are decent, but not too exciting – veggie pizza without cheese, black bean burger option, hummus plate, edamame, chips and salsa, etc. Hubby got the veggie pizza and I got the hummus plate appetizer to call dinner with was actually very filling with a pile of seasoned flat bread, veggies, and bowl of hummus for dipping.
I liked the experience, but I liked being able to have a beer while waiting for the movie to start more than the food, that seemed like a funner way to take the edge off after a busy week while getting ready to see a great movie. Eating food in the dark while the movie was playing was kind of awkward and messy making me wonder how often the seats are cleaned especially seeing many greasy burgers and fried foods were served. And the seats were older and smaller compared to the newer, super luxo theaters in the area, they didn’t recline and less personal space. But the service was great and they have an impressive system with the wait staff taking orders and getting the food served promptly before the movie started.
I have been eating a lot of Tofurky Sausage this week after Sprouts buy one get one sale and that’s not a bad thing because one sausage has half of the daily protein. This Spinach Pesto flavor was delicious in a simple veggie saute with kale, carrots, and potato.
I also scored big time at Grocery Outlet finding So Delicious Mozzarella Shreds.
The I tried them on reheated Tofurky sausage leftovers and they melted nicely making a gooey treat. I can see these being perfect for vegan pizza, yum! I also scored Vega Yogurt, lots of hummus, and flavored soy milk deals on that trip, our fridge and pantry is getting too full!
Other eats included monster salads and simple tofu stir fries with veggies.
It was a crazy week at work, so it was about keeping it simple at home.
Last night I had a little fun with another Grocery Outlet find – Pacific Organic Curried Red Lentil Soup. It’s slightly sweet with a warming fall flavor. This time I simmered veggies and Tofurky Sausage in the soup for an interesting experiment.
The soup added a delicious creamy and sweet curried coating. I added a bit more curry powder and garlic powder, but it was a tasty and simple meal to whip up.
Okay, to the list!
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Hannah Kaminsky says
I was also excited to find the So Delicious shreds and Vega yogurt at my local GrocOut, but was pretty disppointed by both to be honest. I thought the yogurt especially was surprisingly bitter. Maybe I just got the wrong flavors?
Me too, I rarely see vegan cheese are our local GO. Interesting, I liked the So Delicious shreds, but mixed on the yogurt and like it better blended into smoothies.
Gotcha, fruit smoothies might help cover up that off-putting flavor. Great nutrition facts, at least!
That sounds like a cool theatre! What wonderful eats! I have been thinking about you – and your pups, too! And of course, have been thinking about you guys with the fires! Continued thoughts/vibes!
Yes, it was a fun change of pace! Aw, thanks and the smoke is clearing here a bit finally. :-) Hope all is well with you.
Laura ~ Raise Your Garden says
That dairy free mozzarella looks like the real deal and I need to try it for myself! Now…if I could only grow a mozzarella tree…..
I know! I guess it’s kind of like that to nut-based “cheeses”! :-)
Linda from Veganosity says
LOL! Glad to know that I’m not the only one who thinks about how clean, or not, the seats are in movie theaters.
That picture of Miko under the blanket is too cute!
Haha, I’m usually not so worried about it, but there seemed to be a, uh, greasy film on the arm rests – ew!