Today I made some meat patties. They’re very simple, just like the cheese ones, but they need more preparation because everything has to be cold before you bake them.
– 1 bag of BOCA Soy Crumbles (Morning Star is NOT vegan)
– Empanada dough (already made)
– 1 can of tomato and garlic medley
– Olive oil
– 1/2 cup of mushrooms
1. Cook the soy crumbles in a little bit of olive with the tomato and garlic and seasoning. Cook until it looks cooked.
2. Put the soy crumbles in a container and put in fridge to cool for a couple of hours. If the meat is hot then the dough will melt and it will not stick. The soy crumble mix has to be cold.
3. Grease some aluminum foil on top of a baking pan
4. With a spoon, place some of the “meat” on the empanada dough **Side note: If you want to add some Daiya cheese for an extra flavor you can! It tastes really good!**
5. Close it and with a fork indent the edges of the empanada
6. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.
If you have some left over “meat”, you can eat it with some pita chips and hummus. You wouldn’t think the combination would taste good but it works wonderfully!!
They have A LOT of vegetarian options (with cheese) and SOME vegan options (with some modifications). We went for a light dinner and I had their Berry Salad (no chicken) and it was phenomenal! So much better than I expected! I added some avocado (Of course). I also had their mozzarella and sun dried tomato panini (no cheese, add avocado) and it was DELICIOUS! I love this place!
You can also have some black beans, salads, their veggie sandwich (no cheese) and COFFEE!!
They offer FREE (as opposed to Starbucks’ .60 cents up charge) for soy milk!
Hint: Get their panera card! You get free stuff!!
Today I went to Whole Foods and bought some delicious yogurt and chocolate pudding. I like to buy the soy yogurts and the coconut milk yogurts. Even though I don’t like almond milk, I bought some almond milk yogurt today I really liked it! It was surprisingly good.
I also bough some soy milk pudding. I must say I really enjoyed it! Even my boyfriend, who doesn’t like most things said it was pretty good. It tasted very yummy!
Next time you’re at Whole foods, make sure you check out the yogurt isle. You’ll find many vegan options for you there!
Some of the Soy Milk Yogurts
Almond Milk Yogurt
We had dinner at this place with some friends. It was delicious!
We had the guacamole as an appetizer. It was really yummy!
I had the mushroom tacos “no cheese please!” (grilled mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, and a tomato sauce). It came with yellow rice and their ensalata mixta (greens, balck beans, corn, and a yummy dressing.
My boyfriend had their vegetarian enchilada. He enjoyed it very much. The enchiladas were filled with cheese (he eats cheese), carrots, zucchini, green peppers, onions, mushrooms, and other veggies. It came with yellow rice and refried beans. He said it was different because he had never had the enchiladas with veggies but he really enjoyed it.
Overall, a very good place and good vegan options!
I know you guys have noticed that I eat avocado with everything (almost!) and it’s for a very good reason! Avocados are awesome, delicious, and the health benefits are magical!
Benefits of Avocado
I use Hass Avocados. They’re smaller and taste better. When they are ready, their skin is almost black and they should be soft. When you cut them apart you should eat them right away or else they’ll go brown. However, if you want to leave some for later, make sure the part you save is the one with the seed. The seed prevents the avocado from going brown. You may wrap it in some foil and put it in the fridge for later!
English: Avocado with its cross section. Pictured in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. App 18 cm (7 inches) long. Français : Un Avocat entier et en coupe. Photo prise à Dar es Salaam, en Tanzanie. Longueur 18 cm environ. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
My boyfriend made some tofu with peanut sauce for dinner (see I gave you credit!).
It’s very simple. You’ll need some pre-fried tofu (we get ours from an asian store around here) but you can also use regular cubed tofu or get some firm tofu and slice it in the size you want. You’ll need some peanut sauce and some peanuts.
Spray the pan with some vegetable oils and marinate the tofu in the peanut sauce until fully cooked (a few mins). Then add the peanuts and marinate.
You can eat it with some duck sauce to bring out the sweet taste!
Today I tried some of Amy’s Organic Soup: Lentil Vegetable. It was good for a canned soup. It’s very difficult to find vegan canned anything so the fact that this organic and vegan, it has my vote!
Anyway, I heated it in the microwave and then added some soy crumbles I had from some meat pies I was making. It was good. I like my lentils much better though and one of these days, I will make them for you!