Hello! Happy hump day! I hope this last week of January (!? how did that happen) is treating you well!
I get a lot of questions like “what do you eat?!” when people find out I’m vegan and have a few food sensitivities to popular foods (like gluten, avocado, banana and apples). So today I am linking up to Jenn and Co. to share a day of my eats! So sit back and get ready to feast your eyes (get it? ‘Cuz it’s food?) on this!
Breakfast – Plain Coconut-based yogurt with pepitas, chia seeds, walnuts and thawed mixed berries
After this I had a mug of coffee with a splash of unsweetened almond milk. Unfortunately this didn’t fill me up for too long so between breakfast and lunch I had a snack of hummus with sesame crackers.
This kept me satiated for a while so I had a bit of a later lunch of Gluten Free pasta with marinara and veggies, topped with Hilary’s Original Veggie Bites.
After this I was feeling the need for something a little sweet so I tried something new I found at Whole Foods: a mandarinquat. (A hybrid of a mandarin and a kumquat).
I have to tell you… it was GROSS. I peeled it and popped the whole thing at once. It was a sour-bitter combo with at least 12 seeds. I will not be eating the other one blech.
Hours later, when I had properly recovered from what is now called the Mandarinquat Disaster of 2016, I made dinner! I tried something I’d seen on pinterest: a quiche with a “crust” of just sweet potato slices! I had low expectations going into it but I have to say it was pretty awesome! The sweet potatoes don’t hold together super-well, but adds some extra veggie goodness and flavor which was really nice! I made mine with tofu and vegan smoked gouda style cheese and added chopped onions, chard and garlic. It was delicious!!
It turned out so creamy and with a tasty flavor! I ate about 2.5x more than the pic below 🙂
For dessert I had some Nighty Night herbal tea and a handful of Enjoy Life chocolate chips before I could remember to take a picture.
And that is my day of eats! It was pretty tasty. Except for that nasty mandarinquat. Blech.
I also drank lots of water throughout the day! I never photograph that (do you really need to see many pics of my boring water bottle?) but it is important to note! Drink up!
Have you tried a new food recently? How did it go?