I’m taking it easy today and just doing a quick post about the wraps I made for dinner last night and then I thought I’d just do one of the Vegan MoFo memes that’s been floating around the vegan blogosphere.
Sticking to my meal plan, last night I made the Meditteranean Hummus Wraps from The 30-Minute Vegan (henceforth referred to as 30MV). If I hadn’t elected to make my own flatbread (recipe here (minus the thyme)) for the wraps, this meal (thanks mostly in part to the wonder that is the VitaMix) would have taken maybe 15 minutes to get on the table.
We loaded our wraps with hummus and cashew cheese (both recipes from 30MV), olives, cucumber slices, lettuce, shredded carrot, and balsamic vinaigrette (recipe also from 30MV). I ate two, my husband ate 3 (and said he could have gone for a fourth), and my daughter, “J”, said “I don’t like cashew cheese” and then followed up with “What’s cashew cheese?”. In short, these were great, the flatbread was soft and warm and, without a doubt, I will make these again.
A major reason why I really enjoy the vegan blogger community is because everyone is incredibly creative and supportive. My friend, Maida, over at Mission: Vegan left a comment on my last meal plan post asking if I’d ever thought of writing a leftovers night into my meal plan. I have to really thank Maida for that reality check. No, I hadn’t done that, but, yes, I really need to! When I was growing up, my Mom would have these nights every once in a while, but she called them “fend for yourself” nights (love it!). So, when I sit down this weekend to do my meal plan for next week, I’m going to include a “fend for yourself” night (obviously, I’ll still get the girls their dinner. If they were left to fend for themselves they’d dine on a meal solely consisting of M&Ms). I did take immediate heed of Maida’s advice, though, and cut myself some slack for tonight’s meal and decided to cook up some Luna Burgers instead of making my own veggie burgers.
I hope you all enjoy your respective weekends. We’re taking the girls’ Christmas pictures this weekend and hopefully purging some old toys to donate before St. Nick drops off some new ones in a few weeks (let’s hope we donate more than we get!). If you want to keep reading, below is my vegan MoFo meme offering and, if you feel like sharing, cut, paste, write in your own answers, and post on your own blog, too!
What is one food you thought you’d miss when you went vegan, but don’t?
I’m going to change this up to “what is one food you didn’t think you’d miss when you went vegan, but do?” and answer marshmallows. I know there are vegan marshmallows out there, but they cost a pretty penny. My friends have been having s’mores parties almost every weekend recently and I get a little bummed over not having a s’more of my own.
What is a food or dish you wouldn’t touch as a child, but enjoy now?
Maybe olives? I’ll eat them now, but I still can’t say I looooove them.
What vegan dish or food you feel like you “should” like, but don’t?
What beverage do you consume the most of on any given day?
What dish are you “famous” for making or bringing to gatherings?
Do you have any self-imposed food rules (like no food touching on the plate or no nuts in sweets)?
What’s one food or dish you tend to eat too much of when you have it in your home?
Granola. I will eat it non-stop if I don’t really watch myself. This isn’t a terrible crime, but some granola is incredibly sugary and, yeah, maybe shouldn’t be consumed in mass quantities.
What ingredient or food do you prefer to make yourself despite it being widely available prepackaged?
What ingredient or food is worth spending the extra money to get “the good stuff”?
Wine, although I almost never do spend the extra money.
Are you much of a snacker? What are your favorite snacks?
HUGE snacker! This is why I always keep rice cakes close by. Who knows what I would snack on if I didn’t snack on those? Vending machines can get pretty tempting when the 3 o’clock growlies set in if you don’t have a stash of “safe” snacks.
What are your favorite vegan pizza toppings?
Just Daiya and maybe some pineapple.
What is your favorite vegetable? Fruit?
Veg – Brussels sprouts; Fruit – bananas.
What is the best salad dressing?
Olive oil and lemon
What is your favorite thing to put on toasted bread?
What kind of soup do you most often turn to on a chilly day or when you aren’t feeling your best?
Lentil, maybe? I’m not really sure because I don’t usually turn to soup for comfort when I’m not feeling well.
What is your favorite cupcake flavor? Frosting flavor?
I’ll keep it simple with yellow cake and chocolate frosting.
What is your favorite kind of cookie?
The thumbprints I made the other day.
What is your most-loved “weeknight meal”?
We had some rockin’ burritos earlier this week, so I’ll say those! I don’t have a meal that I make at least once during a given work week.
What is one dish or food you enjoy, but can’t get anyone else in your household to eat?
How long, in total, do you spend in the kitchen on an average day?
1; 2 if I’m lucky.
How many fingers am I holding up?
I’m guessing none because you were using them at the time to type the questions out for this meme.
What kind of things are you doing for VeganMofo?
Trying to spend more time in the kitchen and trying to visit as many blogs as possible (which, with over 700 bloggers participating, is no small task!).