Tuesday, September 29, 2015

MoFo Road Trip

Vegan MoFo: What would you bring on a vegan road trip?


Why money? Because I want Chipotle!

We do not have one where I live and I work at home, so when it's time for a trip - then I'm ready to have some favorites and explore as well!
I don't wanna eat snacks in the car ;)

Monday, September 28, 2015

MoFo Tacos vs Burritos

Vegan MoFo: Tacos vs Burritos. Where do you stand on this important issues?

I vote BURRITOS!! Hands down.

Love making homemade burritos - complete with homemade guacamole and salsa!

I didn't even know this was a controversy :) 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

MoFo Spices

Vegan MoFo: Favorite Herb or Spice?

I cannot pick just one!

I think I put garlic, paprika, and salt/pepper on EVERYTHING.

Including this simple meal of tofu and roasted veggies.

I only cook veggies until al dente.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

MoFo Lunch on the Go

Vegan MoFo: Lunch on the GO

This is a great, quick lunch!

I work at home, and that makes life so much easier to make healthier choices for lunch.

This is simply tofu with sauteed mushrooms and onions.


Friday, September 18, 2015

MoFo Husband

Vegan MoFo: Honor a human or non-human animal who inspires your veganism

This is my husband, Dylan!
He is the music to our #musicandmascara dream and you can check that out at www.musicandmascara.com

He loves to cook and experiment and makes my life so much easier since we do share the same food interests.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

MoFo Late Summer Food

Vegan MoFo: What's your favorite late summer food?

If you've been following me - part of this meal looks familiar, right?
Asian Green Beans and Tofu

Green beans is just a great meal for me to make when I want something hot, but light. Plus - Asian is probably one of my favorite meals.
For this meal, we made a rub for the tofu with Asian spices and my normal Asian green beans :) 
Super yummy and light - and I always want to sit outside when I have this.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

MoFo meal with Obama

Vegan MoFo: OMG, Barack Obama is coming over because he knows you make awesome vegan food! What are you going to make?

I'm making my favorite meal - I don't care if it's breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner!
Hands down - LOVE it!
Breakfast potatoes :)

I typically make this with what veggies I have available, but normally this meal includes:
Banana Pepper
Red Bell Pepper
Seasoned Tofu (Paprika, Salt, Pepper, Cumin)
Ingredients for taste and season to taste - I like garlic, salt, pepper, paprika.

As you can see here - putting it in a tortilla is yummy as well!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

MoFo Cookbook

Vegan MoFo: Tell us about your favorite cookbook!

The Vegan Family Cookbook by Chef Brian P. McCarthy

This is one of my favorites because I really do not like cookbooks. I do not like a lot of steps and like simplicity. Most of the time I 'wing it' and just figure it out as I go. This cookbook is great for me to take a look at and remember simplicity and not over-thinking.

It provides me with new ideas and suggestions when I get 'bored' :)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

MoFo Blue?!

Vegan MoFo Day 10: Something blue

Okay, this is weird right? It cannot be just me?! I have no clue what I would have that would be blue so you better believe that I am looking up other MoFo posts today :)

So, I'm just going to theme mine out because this is how my day feels...

You know...when you're feeling blue...and you take a picture of your comfort food...and it looks blue...

Yep - it's chocolate!

Whoever told you being Vegan is healthy - might not know how to cook ;)

JK - but really, Vegan does not equal healthy necessarily. Promise.

Monday, September 7, 2015

MoFo Movie Inspiration

Vegan MoFo Day 7: Make / eat some thing inspired by a book or film

Okay, first of all - I have not even seen this movie, but with good 'ole YouTube clips who needs to?

So, be sure to check out this movie clip to appreciate my decision:


My decision to 'hold the chicken' in my wheat toast 'mock chicken' salad sandwich :)

Simply mashed chickpeas (1 can) mixed with a tablespoon of Vegenaise and a tablespoon of dill relish and salt/pepper to taste on toasted wheat bread. Absolutely delicious. 

Sunday, September 6, 2015

MoFo Restaurant Meal

Vegan MoFo: Re-create a restaurant meal

I cannot be the only one that loves Nachos, right? Sometimes difficult to get as a Vegan, so I regularly make this as a meal and/or snack at home and can cater to what I want at the time.

This image is a true reflection of how I normally make them:
Black Beans
Chili Powder
Hot Sauce
Fresh Jalapenos

Yep - quick, yummy, and spicy!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

MoFo Sandwich

Vegan MoFo Day 5: Best sandwich ever.

I'm gonna pull a southern card on you here ;)

This is the best sandwich EVER!

A mater sammich :)

To all y'all non-southern people, this is a tomato and vegenaise sandwich on wheat.

Bonus benefit - extra sliced tomatoes with salt and pepper.

Friday, September 4, 2015

MoFo Weird Food

Vegan MoFo Day 4: Tell us about a weird food combo that you love

Challenging, for sure. So...I had to just pick.

This meal is falafel balls and spicy pickles. Weird enough in itself, but here's my confession...

I LOVE Spicy Pickles. Not just any of them...the Claussen Hot & Spicy ones in particular. Probably with about any food. I'm not judging.

Now, if you know of a better one, please share. I've tried a lot and it always comes back to these for me.

I think that they are easier to get that Cucumber Kimchee and almost guaranteed to be crunchy (yes, that's a firm requirement) is why I like them so much.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

MoFo - Quick, easy and delicious

Vegan MoFo Day 3: Quick, easy and delicious.

Nothing fancy, right? Look out - it's green beans! I know, it's first on your list when you think of delicious, right?

I love the simplicity of this meal. I prefer to use fresh green beans, but since the season is ending I purchased a huge bag of frozen fresh green beans from Costco (nope, I will not be doing it again).

I typically steam the green beans a bit so that they are no longer frozen first. Take a bit of sesame oil and heat in a pan. When hot, toss in baby portabella mushrooms, sliced almonds, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, crushed red pepper, and green beans. Saute until a bit tender and everything is hot (typically the almonds and seeds are starting to toast). I do like to throw in fresh spinach at the end to wilt, but I didn't have any today.

Once plated, drizzle a bit of Soy Sauce over...and enjoy!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

MoFo Breakfast

 Day 1 of Vegan MoFo 2015: Rise and Shine! It’s MoFo time! Tell us about your breakfast. 

Let's just start this blog off right with the most cliche of Vegan breakfast options. Yep, a smoothie :)

This one is made up of pineapple juice, frozen bananas, frozen strawberries, and frozen mixed berries.

I do not typically use pineapple juice, so this was a bit tart. It was delicious though and hit the spot on a busy day.

I use a Vitamix and keep frozen fruit (as if you could not tell from the ingredient list above) so this is super fast and easy for me to make in a pinch.