Here we are at Sunday again, wow! As you have probably figured, I have been struggling a bit the last few weeks with work drama and stress feeling overall burned out on the weekends. The details are long and boring, but I’ve been working out plans to be prepared for however this drama plays out and trying to get through the days and have more fun during the weekends to get my mind off of work.
The pups have been so sweet this week with Miko always ready to be my sweet dinner lap buddy and having carry time with Leela on our longer weekend walks.
Miko was a bit upset this weekend because it was time to put his favorite bed through the wash. He awkwardly got comfortable in his toy box while giving me the stink eye for not having his bed.
Last Sunday hubby and I headed into Sacramento for dinner at Lucca where they have a good vegan menu and are in walking distance to the Sacramento Auditorium. Hubby got spicy penne with artichoke hearts, I got fettuccine with red sauce finishing with great watermelon sorbet.
And we got out just in time to head over to auditorium to catch Weird Al’s Strings Attached show. It was the first time I’ve seem anything at this auditorium and it was huge with interesting old architecture.
We’re fans of Weird Al, a fellow vegan, and this is the 3rd show of his we caught. It was great and unique incorporating a full orchestra. Even though we got home late on Sunday night, it was such a fun night.
Other eats this week – lots of tofu veggie stir fries and sautes.
And salad with an interesting dressing. Since I added a can of chickpeas to the salad, I poured some of the chickpea liquid into the blender with a handful of walnuts, kelp granules since I’m on an iodine kick, apple cider vinegar, nutritional yeast, and ginger for a delicious combo.
Last weekend I braved Costco which is daring on a Saturday. I wanted to find natural crunchy peanut butter for hubby, but they only had creamy of the organic, no sugar added stuff and crunchy cheap stuff with sugar and other crap added. So I ended up grabbing NuttZo Power Fuel Crunchy for him to try which has 7 nuts and seeds blended in including chia seeds, flax seeds, and pumpkin seeds. And no freaking added sugar. I added a couple of tablespoons to blueberry oatmeal and it was delicious.
And hubby is happy with it so far, so thumbs up as a healthier alternative to peanut butter.
Last night we stepped out for a nice dinner on the patio at Mikuni’s where the vegan options included tofu nuggets, a crunchy tofu roll, a delicious veggie loaded roll, and the Saving Nemo roll topped with a kicky salsa.
After we walked around the shopping area to take in live music and found ourselves in Whole Foods looking for new products to try. Hubby is really excited about the Better Chew Vegan Fried Chicken.
I am excited to try the RightRice, Spanish flavored rice alternative made from lentils.
Today I got in an early run before heading into Sacramento for a potluck and planning meeting for the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge. And it was also a partial fund raising meeting for SacTown Vegfest. And we got info about a new program from Vegan Outreach called 10 Weeks to Vegan. Basically vegan curious can sign up for daily emails with recipes and info for support along the transition which is really cool and something I will be helping to promote.
I took a simple oil free bean parsley salad and others brought bean salads too, lol. Thankfully I never get tired of beans and the company was great.
After such a great weekend, I guess I’m ready to head into another work week of possible drama. But first the list.
- Global vegan diet can stop climate change study says.
- More on the positive environmental impact of quitting meat.
- Plant based business is thriving.
- Aramark is exposing more to vegan options.
- Excellent article on Miyoko’s Creamery.
- 18 easy vegan soup recipes.
- World’s biggest pork company launching vegan meat.
So cool to know that Weird Al is still doing his thing! I basically grew up listing to his parodies… Sounds like a really fun show.
I’ve tried the Chew Better ribs at an event, but never seen any of the products in stores. Can’t wait to hunt those down, they were really good.
Yes, his career started before I was born and he’s still a huge hit – awesome.
Hubby really liked the Better Chew vegan fried “chicken” and our local Whole Foods had a few varieties, maybe yours does too.
Good to know! I don’t often shop at Whole Foods these days so I’ll have to check in. I’d love to try the fried chicken especially.
Linda from Veganosity says
I laughed out loud at Miko in his toy chest. Too stinking cute!
Thanks for the great links.
Haha, he can be such a character!