19 December 2012
Vegan Week take Two
The holidays are crazy, CRAZY, I tell you. We spent last week in Boulder celebrating with MAS' family and then soon we're off to Asheville for a very quick holiday visit with my parents. Meanwhile there are things like Eggnog and Christmas cookies and Panettone lying around our house. I don't think I'd eaten anything that wasn't a meat or a carb for three weeks prior to this Monday when we decided we needed a change. So we've gone vegan again for the week. We did it a while back and I've got to say, anything that can get me out of the cheese and cracker lunch rut that I so easily fall into is good by me.
So far we've had a series of really good meals, highlights being morning granola and almond milk (Although this round of almond milk making may have done our 8 month old blender in. LAME. I don't really want to buy a Vitamix, I mean come on with the price tag, but also buying a new blender every 8 months, that is not going to work. We're mulling this one over.). Oh and the Black Sesame Otsu from Super Natural Everyday was so beyond delicious. Last night I tried (and failed with) Butternut Squash Lasagna. I'm sure it's delicious when she makes it, but when I did it just tasted like a bunch of mashed veggies. Next up a few more Asian dishes. I always love an excuse to eat only Asian food for a few days straight. It's not our go-to in this house so it's a nice break.