Here we are at Sunday night again getting ready for the grind. Boo, but oh well. It has been a busy week, a busy few weeks actually with job changes for hubby and I. And poor Miko had a little health drama this week while Leela has been happy to sleep, sleep some more, eat, and more sleeping.
Poor Miko had a very unhappy rear end with a gland issue that was keeping him restless and unhappy. Usually I can take care of these little issues for him since they can be common for small dogs, but this time I was not having much luck. Thankfully I was able to make a last minute vet appointment for him Friday where we found he had infected glands that needed to be cleaned and he’s on two medications now that seem to make him a bit lethargic not wanting his usual long walks. So it’s been a bit lazy around here which is okay in the heat.
Eats this week have been all about simple at home dinners with leftovers for lunch – I am in a rut there! Marinara sautes, salads, and tofu stir fries with chilled watermelon.
But I ventured out and tried a new product – Miyoko’s Spicy Revolution Vegan Roadhouse Cheese Spread and it was delicious with carrots!
And made some extra cheesy grits for breakfast with So Delicious Dairy Free Cheddar Shreds.
Nature’s Path Organic Quick Cook Grits are a pantry staple here for simple, savory breakfasts. I love simple adding a little vegan cheese, salt and pepper, and serving with fruit for a weekend breakfast.
I decided to break my rut last night and dive into our extensive collection of vegan cookbooks. I ended up preparing the Chickpea Cutlets from Veganomicon slightly modifying to ingredients to use what I had on hand.
The recipe is simple and take about 30 minutes and is very easily modifiable to mix in different flavors. And the leftover patties will be great for fast weekday lunches.
Friday night, after getting Miko home from the vet and comfy, hubby and I stepped out to spicy Thai tofu dishes to celebrate making it through another week. It was delicious, peaceful, and nice to just talk. I also took my mom out to lunch today to Zest Kitchen where I am a fan of the Garden Veggie wrap with kicky chipotle sauce.
And I’ve added a new product to our kitchen to further reduce plastic use – Flip and Tumble Reusable Produce Bags. Perfect for produce, using as nut milk bags, or even hitting the bulk food sections. The bags are large and perfect for my goal of shopping more in just the produce and bulk foods sections.
Yes, Monday is almost here. But head into the week with this encouraging list: