Saturday, July 1, 2017

It's Vegan Haul Time!

It's haul time again! I didn't do a budget week this week because I needed a few condiments and such. But I mean, it's basically the same stuff because I'm always on a budget. I probably spent forty dollars instead of thirty. I just went crazy, ha! Believe it or not, I've been eating pretty basic foods for so long now, I really don't crave a lot of the gardein and tofurky and such. It's super surprising to me to be honest. I do still mourn bread and all things sandwiches every single day, but that's it. I need to get over my fear and start making some of the breads from my new cookbook. Anyway, here is my off budget but still budget haul for the week.
Frozen strawberries,bananas,iceberg lettuce,limes,cauliflower(!!),complete cookie,tofu,lemons,coconut oil,gyoza sauce,red lentils,red and sweet onion
Potatoes, sriracha,tomato paste,bulk Jasmine rice,sprouted brown Jasmine rice on clearance ,raw cashews,nag champa,avocado,garlic,gluten free pasta, blueberries
Booch! And drinking vinegar
The nag champa should have been with the booch, as those were my Natural Grocers items. I couldn't resist, they had the Live beverages drinking vinegar and the Kevita booch on sale for $1.75!!!
I forgot to show these in the haul. I forgot my beloved fruit frenzy bars from Trader Joe's, so I tried these lemon bars. Really good and no weird ingredients. I promise I will try the Simply Organic almond milk ice cream, but lately all I want is tart and fruity frozen things, not creamy. But I'm sure sometime soon the chocolate will be calling my name, if you know what I mean.
I plan on using the cauliflower two ways. I'm going to make cauliflower wings with the gyoza sauce, and I will use the other half in a new batch of cauliflower Alfredo. I'll up the cauliflower and lower the cashews a bit and see how that turns out.



I had neighbors move out, and another neighbor who's mom is moving in with her, so they are majorly downsizing. Because of these changes I have been the lucky recipient of some new to me stuff! My favorite so far is this little teapot. It holds about two and a half mugs of tea and I love it so much. It has just made my morning and typing this blog so happy, cozy and cheerful. One man's junk and all that!
Here's a rare shot of Roxy being calm and good out on the deck. Of course as I was taking this picture, Afro and Etta were trying to sneak down the stairs!
Happy Caturday!



10 comments:

  1. Oooh great haul!! And look at you going for that cauliflower!! I love it! :) The teapot is so cute, what a great little gift. It's really nice that they are passing it along instead of getting rid of it or selling it!

    Aww sweet Roxy! What a great pic!

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    1. I just ate half of the cauliflower last night!So crazy. If you would have told me five years ago that I would eat and enjoy cauliflower I would have laughed in your face!
      I love the teapot so much! It just makes my morning tea more of a ritual!

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  2. Love the little teapot! I'm a big believer of giving things away that I can't use and taking something from someone else if they are done with it. Someone can always use the items. I'm also the same about food, I'm so used to just making my own stuff that I'm not buying the processed stuff quite as much. My hubby does not eat vegan like I do, so I'm very interested in your cauliflower wings. He might actually try some if I make them, lol. Love the pic of Roxy. So cute!

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    1. I believe that too. That's one of the reasons I love thrift stores for shopping and donating.
      Here is the first recipe I ever tried for cauliflower wings. I seriously am obsessed with this recipe!
      https://www.rawtillwhenever.com/general-tsos-vegan-chikn/ The only thing I do differently is I don't do the panko, and also I cook my cauliflower at 400, and after adding the sauce I turn down the heat to 350. But they're so amazing! And you can do whatever sauce you want, you can use wing sauce or BBQ if you think hubby would prefer that. They're so good!

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  3. I really need to make cauliflower wings again! OMG that teapot is adorable! Sounds like Roxy was in on Afro & Etta's sneaky plan as the cute distraction, haha!

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    1. I made them last night and they were so good!
      I love my new teapot, it just makes my morning! She might have been. I do sometimes feel like they plan their escape attempts! Afro in particular is so curious about what is at the bottom of the stairs!

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  4. It sounds like you have the nicest neighbors! That tea pot is a nice color (similar to your blog XD)

    Mmm... cauliflower. So yummy.

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    1. I really do have nice neighbors. And I love my new teapot!!
      I just made cauliflower wings last night and they were soooo good!!

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  5. The teapot is super cute! I love when things get new homes that may otherwise have been thrown out.

    You are a cauliflower machine!

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    1. I am loving my teapot! It really makes my mornings special!
      I'm really trying with the cauliflower! Tonight I will tackle cauliflower Alfredo again, with more cauliflower and less cashews!!

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