Ruby Lynn in deep thought…
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Categories : Curry, Fajita, Joe-Joes, Lentil, Pizza, Salad, Taco, Teese, Tofu, Tofutti Cream Cheese, Tofutti Sour Cream, Tomato Sandwhich
Sorry for the lack of posts lately; we’ve been so crazy with work (and the fact that i’m getting harrassed at work more so than ever for being vegan, yay), taking care of the yard and having a large out of pocket expense come-up recently that it has left very little time for proper cooking.
We’ve eaten a lot of junk during the past week; vegan burgers, fries, pizza, tacos and so forth. I did make a yummy veggie curry and barley dinner one night (which made enough for many lunches!!) as well as salads and tasty low-fat fajitas…so hopefully that has offset some of the bad stuff we have had!
I’m hoping to post again tomorrow some photos of the better dinners we’ve had and hopefully some of the delicious items i’ll have scored at the farmers market tomorrow night!
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I’ve had an awesome jam-packed weekend and even though today was pretty hectic, I had an excellent night!
I attended the Gene Baur reading & booksigning at the Borders in Buckhead this evening. It was the first animal rights related reading i’ve been to (the last one I planned on going to was canceled a few days beforehand), so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I enjoyed every moment and was so glad I went. Gene Baur is obviously very knowledgeable on the subject and was so well spoken and just a delight to listen to. There were quite a few folks there, including a class from Morehouse college, so it was really a great turnout. Some good questions were asked afterwards and I left feeling very elated and ready to tackle the world (I also came home to some pamphlets I ordered from COK – so anyone who wants to go leaflet with me sometime here in Atlanta, let me know!).
I purchased his book beforehand and he signed it with a very nice message! It was great to talk to him for a little while and thank him for coming to Atlanta.
I didn’t realize until the last moment that I had my camera with me, so I didn’t have time to adjust the settings…so please forgive me for the dark, out of focus shots I took.
As for our weekend, we were out and about for most of it, so I wasn’t doing too much cooking or baking at home (though I did make 2 dozen peanut butter cookies from the Damn Tasty Vegan baking cookbook Thursday night). We ate out at Soul Vegetarian Friday night and as usual, left completely satisfied and very full. I had my favorite meal there, BBQ cauliflower w/ macncheese and collard greens. YUMM. Mondo had the crispy tofu cutlets w/ sweet potatoes and collard greens. We both had some of their delicious vegan chocolate ice cream afterwards. I don’t have any photos of what we ate, since it’s kind of dark in there in the evenings, but trust me – it’s amazing.
I hope everyone out there had a lovely weekend, too! Spring is definitely sticking around here in Atlanta, so i’m looking forward to spending more time outdoors and more time trying new recipes in the kitchen!
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Categories : Animal Rescue, Gene Baur, Pizza, Teese
Thanks to Leigh at Cosmos Vegan Shoppe for saving me the VERY LAST pound of Teese in their stock (don’t worry, she said there will be more in by the end of the week for your fix). Thanks Leigh!!!!
I just love living in the same city as this rad store. I’m always so happy when we go there and I always find something new to try. Along with the Teese (which came in a very phallic shape that makes for plenty of jokes at home), I picked up their new tote bag (so cute and roomy!), a copy of The Damn Tasty Vegan baking guide, multivitamins, tartex (we love it on water crackers), a dark chocolate bar w/ raspberry filling (I can’t recall the brand, but it was for Mondo) and a Sweet & Sara’s s’more (for me).
The Teese isn’t so great on it’s own…meh…but melted in between two slices of sourdough breaded slathered with EB… phenomenal. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. As you probably already know from 50 million other blogs, it melts very well. It was so nice biting into the crispy, buttery sourdough and creamy teese. Oh yum yum yum, I can’t wait to try it on pizza and use it in dishes that call for a vegan cheese.
I knew that we couldn’t take a grilled sandwich to work for lunch, so I also made the lentil soup from YRR. I love to make soups (and cannot wait to try the Curry Eggplant Soup from Fatfree Vegan Kitchen) and lentil is one of my favorites because it’s SO EASY and tastes great. I didn’t get a photo of it, certains soups don’t photograph well and this is one of them.
Everything came together so easy; it was just Orecchiette pasta, sauteed garlic w/ cannellini beans and spinach pesto (I never add salt or lemon juice: spinach, walnuts, garlic, nooch and olive oil). I did add some small chunks of teese to it, to make it creamy. Mondo gave it the thumbs up between ‘mmmm’s’. We don’t eat pasta that often (like once a month if that), so I don’t feel too guilty that this is pretty high in fat. The taste made it so worth it!
I love spring; always something to do!
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Categories : Cosmos Vegan Shoppe, Dachshund, Pasta, Pesto, Teese
Early Saturday afternoon, the hubs and I went out to eat at World Peace Cafe. It was our second time eating there and we thoroughly enjoyed it! A little pricey, I think, but our meal (and desserts) were excellent!
We both had the ‘World Peace Burger’, which is made fron savory organic vegetables and organic oats. Mondo had his plain (lettuce, tomato and vegannaise) and I had mine the same but with a slice of vegan cheese. It comes with a side of roasted potato wedges (which were a little underdone this time around). I ordered their ‘Mock Mint Julep’, which had an excellent taste and flavor, and Mondo had a bottle of Virgil’s Cream Soda (which he proclaimed the best cream soda ever). We usually only drink water (and a lot of espresso/cuban coffee), so it was nice to mix things up.
I was stuffed by the time I finished my meal, but there was still dessert to be had (I swear I’m cutting back on sweets this week). I chose the Chocolate Almond cake and Mondo had a slice of their Strawberry cake. Oh boy, so delicious. I could only find room for a few bites, so I decided to take the rest home with me and to enjoy all over again later that night. Yumm!!
I’m lovin’ Atlanta so much right now!
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Categories : Animal Rescue, Cake, Tofu Scramble, World Peace Cafe
I had a crazy day (and I work with annoying people) so the last thing I wanted to do tonight was make a big dinner. Just something super simple that required as little of my time as possible (because i’m going to make blueberry muffins later, woohoo!!).
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Categories : Salad, Vegetable Masala Burger