Monday, September 24, 2018

Budget Sunday

I can't believe it's the last week of Vegan Mofo!! It has really flown by! Week four is occasions week. In my mind I am an occasions person. In my mind I bake all the things and make all kinds of holiday food. But in reality I am not an occasions person, and I rarely do holidays if I'm being honest. So I probably won't be following many of these prompts. I did get a picture of everything I ate yesterday, and I kind of accidentally followed the prompt for dinner.
I had this very filling smoothie for breakfast. It had frozen mixed berries, half an avocado, hemp hearts, goji berries and a banana. Hemp hearts are a great way to get a lot of protein in your smoothie if you don't care for protein powders. And hemp hearts are lots cheaper!!
I snacked on a few of these chips with salsa while I was cleaning. These chips are seriously the BEST tortilla chips ever, and this salsa has been a fave of mine for years! And it's still the same price as the first time I tried it! This is why I keep going back to Trader Joe's even though the small aisles plus crowds can be really uncomfortable!
Yesterday's prompt for Mofo was Sunday Dinner. I don't recall any kind of Sunday dinner tradition growing up, and I've definitely never started one of my own. I think of Sunday dinner as any day where maybe it's a grey day and you're spending it indoors and you make something that has to cook for awhile and makes the house smell AMAZING! I love those kind of days and meals. Yesterday was a day off, and it was grey and cool-ish so I made eggplant lasagna with no noodles. I layered thinly sliced eggplant with tofu and almond ricotta, marinara sauce and some shredded Chao cheese.
My apartment smelled so delicious and this meal was warm and comforting. I ate this on the couch under a blanket and watched Wonder Woman. Yum!



12 comments:

  1. I love your smoothie model. She would make anything look appealing.

    How was Wonder Woman? I've not seen it yet. My sister loved it.

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    1. She is a top model for sure!
      I seriously didn't expect to be so blown away by Wonder Woman. Even though I've always heard it was amazing. I think it's a perfect movie, I loved everything about it!!

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  2. Oooh what delicious looking meals! Those tortilla chips are seriously the best!!! I have to agree with Blake, your smoothie model is adorable. Dinner sounds absolutely delicious. I should try making that with zucchini instead of eggplant and some sort of creamy garlic sauce instead of red sauce. Yum!!

    I'm with you, in my head I'm festive but when it comes down to actually celebrating I'm kind of blah about it. I hope to be more festive this year though.

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    1. The tortilla chips have spoiled me for all other chips!
      I just watched an Edyn Jacks video where and she made little pizzas with zucchini as the base. They looked so tasty!

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  3. I don't remember having any sunday dinner traditions either with my family. This looks so yummy.

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  4. That smoothie sounds great!
    As a kid we often went to grandma’s house for an early dinner, she lived a ways away and we didn’t like for her to drive home in the dark from our house. She was famous for her pies!
    Now sundays are the day I’m most likely to take on a cooking project that takes a while to make as well as do some meal prep for the coming week. Your lasagna sounds like such a perfect fall meal!
    Ttrockwood

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    1. I feel like Sunday's are definitely for cooking and being in the kitchen all day with the house smelling amazing!

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  5. That sounds like such a great Sunday night. Delicious food, a good blanket, and Wonder Woman kicking some butt.

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    1. It was really a wonderful day. And Wonder Woman blew my mind. I'm kind of over superhero movies but I can't wait to watch WW again!!

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  6. Your eggplant lasagna looks great; the tofu and almond ricotta sounds particularly delicious!

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    1. The almonds make it a little denser and fattier and it kind of reminds me more of Ricotta cheese than plain tofu ricotta!

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