I was incredibly lazy last week when it came to food. I didn’t plan a full menu again which of course meant our meals were nowhere near as vegietastic as I’d hoped!
One smoothie I like is made with banana, plant milk, oats, cinnamon and hemp protein. This fills me up for a while. I call it my ‘porridge smoothie’:
I made the Cauli-power Alfredo pasta sauce from Oh She Glows. It was quite tasty, though I should have added more plant milk as it was far too thick (I didn’t follow the recipe thoroughly). Or perhaps I could have added some vegetable stock. Anyway, I was thinking that if it was really thick, perhaps it could serve as a kind of bechamel layer on a baked pasta or moussaka. I’ll have to try that one day:
I found a packet of vegan rendang in the back of the pantry and cooked it up with some peas and coconut rice:
I made some filo parcels with a filling of chickpeas, walnuts and cooked brown rice. The kids weren’t crazy about them but the next day Arthur asked for leftovers so I’d say they ended up being a winner for one child at least!
Quite a bit of fruit:
Husband had gone out to a shopping centre and called to ask if I wanted anything from the food court. It was a hot day, I wasn’t in the mood to cook so I requested some Indian food. The Indian food outlets at shopping centres often have a few vegan dishes. My photo does not do it justice. My photo does not do the plastic bag justice:
Arthur and I baked the Sweet Potato Blondies from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. As always, I significantly reduce the amount of sugar used:
Sunday was Australia Day. Originally I had plans to take the family out to some of the free events going on, like the Government House Open Day. But we had a late change of plans, a really late night and when Husband and I woke up we were way too tired. We did stop at Mister Nice Guy’s Bake Shop on the way to visit my parents:
Mister Nice Guy’s made awesome Australia Day themed cupcakes (here are last year’s). I got the Golden Gaytime, which the Bake Shop described as a “vanilla toffee swirl cake with caramel frosting, topped with chocolate and caramel ganache and sprinkled with honeycomb”. Golden Gaytime is an icecream that has been around since I was a little girl and it was probably my favourite icecream-on-a-stick before I went vegan. So if something is ‘Golden Gaytime inspired’ I am THERE. We also got the ANZAC biscuit inspired cupcake and a donut. Arthur got his usual cinnamon bun:
To finish off the week, Husband and I went out to dinner at Magic Mint Cafe in Moonee Ponds. I got my usual veggie pakora for entree and the mixed vegetable curry for my main. YUMZ:
It’s Wednesday here and I haven’t used a meal plan this week either! The weather has been urgh-hot again, though today is lovely so I might get some baking done, or meals that can last a few days.
Fingers crossed I’ll get back to meal planning for next week…