Fall is officially here and I’m pretty happy about that! Maybe we’ll even get some rain soon. It was a quiet week here with hubby on business travel, it was me and the pups for dinners and lazy evenings.
It was a little tough with Leela since she needs to go outside a lot and is a little high maintenance with regular cleanups with age. But she still seems happy and loves to eat – she can go through a lot of V-Dog lately.
We went pumpkin shopping to decorate the house where I could have easily bought 20, but limited myself to 6 to decorate the front porch and around the house. The fall leaves, gourd, and tiny pumpkin make a great fall display with LED candles for a dining centerpiece.
Since I was home alone and Sprouts Farmers Market had a great sale on tofu, I kept dinners and leftover work lunches simple with veggie tofu stir fries and steamed spaghetti squash with chickpea marinara and Follow Your Heart Vegan Parmesan.
The vegan parm is very good, close to the dairy stuff in texture and flavor and even melts well.
Hubby got home Friday evening and we opted for Thai takeout and wine to keep it simple and watched more episodes of Ozark and Superstore. I know, exciting. But perfect after a busy week and Miko was happy to have him home for dinner too.
The next morning I whipped up a loaded tofu scramble with kale, black beans, and southwest seasoning for a fun breakfast.
And we ended up at Blaze Pizza last night for custom vegan pizzas and beer.
Roasted corn, black olives, roasted garlic, and artichoke hearts make a great combo with the vegan “chicken” chunks they offer for toppings. And hubby can never get enough red pepper flakes on his.
Today we stopped at Zest Kitchen for lunch before shopping and I need to get there more!
I got the veggie quesadilla because I love the vegan cheezy sauce as a healthier throwback to Taco Bell days. It’s loaded with fresh veggies, a kicky chipotle sauce, and avocado.
Hubby went for the chickpea tacos which were also a party of flavors and textures. So it’s been a good week and weekend of fun and eats and back to the grind tomorrow. But first the list!