It’s been a productive week here while we try to stay safe and sane, lots of busy work days, Miko cuddling, and moving on our garden backyard project which I’m really excited about. Miko was happy to chill and pout at us for not going on enough walks during 4 days in a row of triple digit heat. Can’t blame him! Thankfully it will be cooler this week.
Eats have been all over the place from salads, odd looking tofu summer squash stir fries, marinara potato saute leftovers, and spicy Thai takeout.
We did get out for lunch one day to Pho Vegan Asian Cuisine and it was wonderful!
And trying to get creative and have more fun in the kitchen. Hubby had a very comforting plate of Meat-Free Korean BBQ Ribs from The Herbivorous Butcher and fries one evening.
And I finally ventured to Trader Joe’s today, I have not been since the start of the pandemic and needed a new shopping adventure. Our local Trader Joe’s is always crazy on weekends and I about turned around when I saw a massive line to get into the store since they were limiting the number of customers that could be inside. But the line moved fast, 10 minutes maybe. And once I got in the store, it was blissful smooth sailing with freedom to roam the uncrowded store and grab new products to try. And no line to checkout – it was actually a great shopping experience.
I was able to grab some fun new ingredients to try for dinner – hubby made sweet and spicy air fried tofu with ramen noodles while I made marinara black bean pasta.
I also dug out our fermenting crock from the back of the pantry this week to get back into making my own sauerkraut. I’m starting with basic salted sauerkraut using red cabbage, but looking forward to trying other fermented veggies, maybe spicy carrots next.
It’s an odd time with things trying to open back up while still not being safe. I hope everyone is staying safe and embracing these times. And this list is a positive way to start the week.
- Lizzo is officially a vegan now? Sweet!
- There is a vegan death metal restaurant. How awesome is that?
- Whoa on this vegan steak!
- I am excited about this vegan deodorant.
- Top vegan protein powders.
- Another new vegan milk, so many choices now!
- A greener vegan lifestyle with Ashley Renne.
- Vegan drinks to enjoy.
- Best vegan products to stock up on.
- The lost art of true rest. So true.
- Looking forward to trying this vegan feta.