Please excuse the bad pun in today’s title. This current mini ice age has frozen my brain cells. And my fingers. And everything else. (Dramatic? Me? No way!)
Anyway, I’ve been craving hearty, spicy meals lately, and my usual lunch salads are taking a time-out.
Some things don’t change with the weather, like my breakfasts. Sunflower spread on whole wheat toast, with a side of tomatoes and cucumbers.
But somehow those toasts didn’t fill me up, so I had another slice of whole grain bread, topped with peanut butter and jam. I’m surely not the only one who enjoys second breakfast once in a while. Or am I?
For lunch I made a big batch of vegan chili, loosely based on Laura’s recipe. I don’t make my chili crazy spicy, just a little kick is enough for me. I enjoyed it on a bed of quinoa, topped with avocado chunks.
In the afternoon I was craving something sweet, but I rarely have sweets in my house, besides some plain dark chocolate. So I baked a bunch of cookies. Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, to be exact. Oh yeah, they were amazing!
For dinner I mixed up a quick quinoa tabouleh, and tried a new vegan sausage from our local Aldi, which I cut into slices and fried in a pan for a few minutes. While I’m not a big fan of meat replacements, I do occasionally try a new-to-me product whenever I see one. It’s all for the sake of research. This sausage was okay, but not that good. Just like most of the tofu products from Aldi. The only exceptions are their vegan deli slices. Those a pretty good!
Is is already sunny and warm where you are? Or are you still cranking up the heating, like me?