I ran in to Target yesterday for a few things, and they are finally carrying the Just Mayo salad dressings! I've been waiting with baited breath for soooo long! They still don't have the cookie dough, but hopefully that's coming next. The good and bad news is that they were sold out of the ranch. Dang ranch loving vegans! But that also makes me soooo happy! They have Just Thousand, Just Ranch, and Just Sweet which I assume is "honey" mustard. As I'm typing this, I realize that I should have inspected the mystery dressing, but I was so happily surprised, and also frustrated with myself that I didn't have my camera or my phone with me to take a picture, that it just didn't occur to me. I guess that is a major blogging fail time two! Even though I don't need more salad dressing, I still had to get the Just Thousand! I have some Beast Burgers in my freezer, so I thought maybe someday soon I will get some buns and try to recreate a vegan Big Mac type of thing, using the dressing as my special sauce. I feel like I will use it as more of a sauce or dip than a salad dressing.
I like plant based protein better, so I hope it's that. Anyway, All of these changes in little old Target is pretty exciting. I was exposed to some graphic images yesterday that had me feeling so sad and helpless, and this made me feel a little bit better. I know none of it is enough, but in fighting what can feel like a never ending battle, you need to see the progress to keep going.
I made a play on vegan butter chicken last night. I watched this video awhile ago, and it's been sticking in the back of my mind that I needed to try this. By the way, this is one of my favorite YouTube channels, their recipes are really mouthwatering. I changed the recipe a little, I used some chickpeas I had laying around, and I used three tablespoons of tomato paste with 3/4 C. water in place of crushed tomatoes. I also didn't use any vegan butter in the sauce or the rice. I felt like the full fat coconut milk made it more than rich enough. This dish was so tasty, and the leftovers are even better, cause I just had some for breakfast.
I also used the Tofurky slow roasted Chick'n for the main star. The chickpeas were just extra fun.
Because the cuteness behind the Tofurky isn't quite enough, here's one more to really make your Thursday GREAT!