November has always been an interesting month to me, a conflicted month. It should be a great month, the holidays and fun times with friends and family are here and that is great. But there’s also a consistent, underlying anxiety. The stress of getting ready for the holidays and pressure to make them great. With the decorations, music, and so much build up to the holidays and the slump that follows when the excitement is over, the anticipation of that roller coaster I think especially after the roller coaster of the last nearly two years. But I am looking forward to the holidays and loving our fall wintery weather – look at the beautiful fog this week. So pretty and a great excuse to enjoy the fireplace and cozy projects at home.
Miko was not so sure about the chilly fog this morning when we stepped out for a walk, he took in the chilly, wet air, peed on a shrub, then forcibly dragged me back into the house. But we got our long walk in later when the sun was out.
He has been very happy to sit on his podium stairs at our table and enjoy meals with us.
We stepped out for That last night at a good local Thai restaurant for kicky tofu dishes and I made a huge dinner salad for dinner tonight using goodies from a Trader Joe’s shopping trip today.
There has also been savory curry noodle soup with soy curls and veggies, kale salad, simple tempeh stir fry, and kicky chili mac leftovers vegan cheddar shreds – recipe coming soon for that.
I am still using up the Miyoko’s Liquid Vegan Mozz, that’s five pizzas from one container now and counting. I created this fun mini pizza Friday night using a personal gluten free vegan crust, the liquid mozz, and Big Mountain MMM Might Mushroom Bites chopped as a topping.
For healthier, more whole foods based vegan protein alternatives, the mushroom bites have great flavor and good texture after baking on a pizza. They are hearty and savory with a good umami mushroom sausage flavor and the crispy edges made them a winning addition to the pizza.
Sigh, back to work tomorrow. And Thanksgiving is around the corner! I am looking forward to some down time and fun with good company. And wonderful recipe inspiration from the list.
- Viral vegan recipes. Lots if interesting options here.
- More vegan products from Billie Eilish.
- Vegan gifts for men.
- 44 vegan Thanksgiving recipes.
- Whole Foods has a vegan breakfast sandwich.
- Vegan advent calendars.
- There’s a fully vegan TV network now.
- More vegan gift ideas.
- Babette Davis makes 70 look good.
- Best active vegan gifts.