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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #500 on: June 24, 2017, 02:32:11 PM »
I'm not sure any chips can really be considered healthy... well not in the quantity I eat them in at least :) I put salt, pepper, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, and red pepper flakes on the avocado - such a good combo, and use Ezekial toast as the base. I'll have to try the hemp hearts, thanks for the tip!

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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #501 on: June 24, 2017, 02:59:00 PM »
tofu scramble with lots of veggies, beans, salsa, and avocado on a wrap.

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« Reply #502 on: June 24, 2017, 03:30:29 PM »
Just finished making some cous cous with courgette and tomatoe to bring to a potluck lunch tomorrow. I'm underwhelmed. I cooked the courgette and tomato with some garlic and onion. Still have a couple more tomatoes to add raw with some feta and then was going to add the lemon and olive oil dressing. I don't think it'll make it any better. Actually, since the cous cous will undoubtedly soak up the dressing, it may make it worse. Oh well. At least the lentil salad I brought along today went down well - can't win 'em all.

But, does anyone have any hints for good cous cous? It's my first time ever making it and I chose it because it's so simple and wouldn't involve cooking. Just covered it with double the volume of hot water, as per the instructions, then fluffed it up with a fork.

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« Reply #503 on: June 25, 2017, 06:22:24 PM »
I think you add some kind of dried fruit to it. Maybe a bit of mint. Some vinegar, some olive oil. Black pepper. Some chopped onion.

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« Reply #504 on: June 25, 2017, 08:42:45 PM »
Today? 

Snacking intermittently on hardboiled eggs with salt, frozen strawberries (it's hot AF where I am), seaweed snack sheets, and applesauce.  It got cool enough I could pop some multi-colored carrots in the oven to roast, and I'll put dill and tzatziki sauce on them they're done, probably with some green salad.

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« Reply #505 on: June 26, 2017, 05:35:04 AM »
Just finished making some cous cous with courgette and tomatoe to bring to a potluck lunch tomorrow. I'm underwhelmed. I cooked the courgette and tomato with some garlic and onion. Still have a couple more tomatoes to add raw with some feta and then was going to add the lemon and olive oil dressing. I don't think it'll make it any better. Actually, since the cous cous will undoubtedly soak up the dressing, it may make it worse. Oh well. At least the lentil salad I brought along today went down well - can't win 'em all.

But, does anyone have any hints for good cous cous? It's my first time ever making it and I chose it because it's so simple and wouldn't involve cooking. Just covered it with double the volume of hot water, as per the instructions, then fluffed it up with a fork.
It seems the trick to cous cous might be to always check the package instructions. I followed the instructions in the recipe I had, which said to use twice as much water by volume. When I looked at the package to double-check, it said to use 250ml for 250g cous cous, by volume that's about 1:1. No wonder it tasted a bit watery. Thankfully, it improved somewhat with the addition of the rest of the tomatoes, the cheese and the lovely lemony dressing I made. And mostly, presumably, by being left overnight. Still, enough people were hungry enough that most of it was eaten and there was just one portion left over, which I'm about to eat for lunch.

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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #506 on: June 26, 2017, 08:14:54 AM »
Avocado toast! Mmmmm. (as a bonus it's also much healthier than me chowing down on a bowl of guac with a bag of chips...not that I would ever do that...)

Be careful. I've read avocado toast is the first step to bankruptcy.

For dinner yesterday I improved again. I had a can of spicy pinto beans, so combined that with sauteed peppers, onions, garlic and corn. Added jasmine rice. DH even liked it.

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« Reply #507 on: June 26, 2017, 08:15:35 PM »
A smoothie after working out at the gym.

Banana, a cooked beet, frozen cherries, frozen blueberries, frozen strawberries, frozen pineapple, and fresh squeezed lemon

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« Reply #508 on: June 28, 2017, 02:59:20 AM »
A bowl of accidentally-vegan breakfast cereal with soya milk.



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« Reply #509 on: June 28, 2017, 09:42:23 AM »
Actually did have avocado toast for breakfast today - whole wheat bread from Kroger ($2 for I believe 20 slices - not sure) and the avocado cost $1 but I only had half of it.  So about $.75 (rounded up) when you factor in the minimal amounts of Montreal Steak seasoning I put on it.

We cooked up a quinoa mix this week for lunches - quinoa, sweet potatoes, onions, red peppers, various spices.

Someone above mentioned chips not being all too healthy - see if you can find Beanitos near you.  They are, as the name implies, bean-based and pack a lot of protein.  Much better than the corn + oil chips that are fairly standard.  Costco had a sale this month (it might be over?) on 4th of July chips that were made with amaranth, some seeds, and some other ingredients (I can't remember) that were healthier than just corn.  A tad more expensive per ounce when compared to the Kirkland tortilla chips, but the sale brought it more in line.

Since this is my first post in this thread (new to the forums after lurking for a few months) - our goal is to buy veggie/vegan burgers if we can get them for $1/patty but we really strive to beat that when we can with sales and whatnot.  Unfortunately, Boca burgers are just pretty bad so it takes some creativity to find <$1/patties on veggie burgers.  The marsala burgers from Trader Joe's are a staple.
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« Reply #510 on: June 28, 2017, 09:50:49 AM »
Actually did have avocado toast for breakfast today - whole wheat bread from Kroger ($2 for I believe 20 slices - not sure) and the avocado cost $1 but I only had half of it.  So about $.75 (rounded up) when you factor in the minimal amounts of Montreal Steak seasoning I put on it.

We cooked up a quinoa mix this week for lunches - quinoa, sweet potatoes, onions, red peppers, various spices.

Someone above mentioned chips not being all too healthy - see if you can find Beanitos near you.  They are, as the name implies, bean-based and pack a lot of protein.  Much better than the corn + oil chips that are fairly standard.  Costco had a sale this month (it might be over?) on 4th of July chips that were made with amaranth, some seeds, and some other ingredients (I can't remember) that were healthier than just corn.  A tad more expensive per ounce when compared to the Kirkland tortilla chips, but the sale brought it more in line.

Since this is my first post in this thread (new to the forums after lurking for a few months) - our goal is to buy veggie/vegan burgers if we can get them for $1/patty but we really strive to beat that when we can with sales and whatnot.  Unfortunately, Boca burgers are just pretty bad so it takes some creativity to find <$1/patties on veggie burgers.  The marsala burgers from Trader Joe's are a staple.

I wonder if you can make veggie burger patties yourself, beans? mushrooms? ground flax seed?

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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #511 on: June 28, 2017, 10:45:48 AM »
Since this is my first post in this thread (new to the forums after lurking for a few months) - our goal is to buy veggie/vegan burgers if we can get them for $1/patty but we really strive to beat that when we can with sales and whatnot.  Unfortunately, Boca burgers are just pretty bad so it takes some creativity to find <$1/patties on veggie burgers.  The marsala burgers from Trader Joe's are a staple.

Yeah Boca burgers are loaded with so much junk! The Trader Joe's marsala and Dr Praegers burgers are ok. My favorite is Aldi's Chipotle Black Bean burgers, 4-pack for $2.79. Also have made these burgers from scratch (someone else on this thread recommended them) and they're really good, but takes a bit of time: https://www.budgetbytes.com/2013/05/chipotle-sweet-potato-burgers/

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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #512 on: June 28, 2017, 11:31:46 AM »
^We recently moved, but have been meaning to check out Aldi.  I'll put those black bean burgers on the list when we make it there.

UPDATE - WOW what a steal at Aldi on these veggie burgers.  They're so much cheaper than we've found elsewhere and the ingredients are almost all whole foods!
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« Reply #513 on: July 12, 2017, 11:45:18 AM »
meal prepped dal + brown rice + corn tortillas (naan not on hand, this is a great substitute) ;)
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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #514 on: July 12, 2017, 12:35:35 PM »
Just finished off whole wheat pasta + cooked broccoli and asparagus with these cheese sauce - http://simpledailyrecipes.com/video/jills-instant-pot-mac-n-cheesy-beans/  Obviously we skipped the bean part of this recipe but used the cheese sauce recipe and supplemented with some sunflower seeds.
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« Reply #515 on: July 12, 2017, 03:00:36 PM »
This morning for breakfast I had my smoothie - frozen spinach, frozen broccoli, carrots, banana, flaxseed, chia seeds, PB2 powder, 1/2 cup frozen berries, and 1 tsp blackstrap molasses. Yum. :)

For lunch I had a piece of Raise the Roof Sweet Potato Lasagna which I made on Sunday. Last night when my DH got home from work, he had the option of making cube steak sandwiches or eating a piece of the lasagna. To my pleased shock, he chose the lasagna! (He is a meat eater, and I am not.)

Tonight for dinner it will probably be a sweet potato and asparagus w/homemade cashew butter (maybe sweetened with cinnamon.)

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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #516 on: July 13, 2017, 09:11:06 AM »
This morning for breakfast I had my smoothie - frozen spinach, frozen broccoli, carrots, banana, flaxseed, chia seeds, PB2 powder, 1/2 cup frozen berries, and 1 tsp blackstrap molasses. Yum. :)

Yummy! I would not have thought to use molasses in a smootie. Must go. I have a smoothie to make :)

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« Reply #517 on: July 13, 2017, 01:20:08 PM »
This morning for breakfast I had my smoothie - frozen spinach, frozen broccoli, carrots, banana, flaxseed, chia seeds, PB2 powder, 1/2 cup frozen berries, and 1 tsp blackstrap molasses. Yum. :)

Yummy! I would not have thought to use molasses in a smootie. Must go. I have a smoothie to make :)

It's the only way I can tolerate it. :)

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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #518 on: July 14, 2017, 06:13:28 AM »
I'm having some yummy herb flavoured crisps.


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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #519 on: July 14, 2017, 08:36:11 AM »
I've got some Tabouleh for lunch.  It's surprisingly awesome and easy to make.

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« Reply #520 on: July 14, 2017, 08:38:13 AM »
I've got some Tabouleh for lunch.  It's surprisingly awesome and easy to make.

Do you have any recipe links?  Would love to try to make it!

Lunch today - lentils (with some spices & onions mixed in) + spinach.  A little boring but better than spending $8+ out!
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« Reply #521 on: July 14, 2017, 08:59:31 AM »
I've got some Tabouleh for lunch.  It's surprisingly awesome and easy to make.

Do you have any recipe links?  Would love to try to make it!

Lunch today - lentils (with some spices & onions mixed in) + spinach.  A little boring but better than spending $8+ out!



My wife makes it (and I'm not sure if she was following a recipe), but it seems pretty straight forward:

- 3 large tomatoes sliced up into little bits
- 2 English cucmbers sliced up into little bits
- A handful of fresh mint sliced up small
- Two handfuls of fresh parsley
- A fair amount of olive oil (between 1/2 a cup and a cup)
- Several splashes of lime (or lemon) juice
- Salt to taste
- 2 cups of quinoa or bulger
- 4 large cloves garlic
- 8 to 10 green onions finely chopped

We usually add a cup or so of beans in too.


Just cut it up, mix it all together and let it sit in the fridge overnight for the flavours to soak together.  No need to cook and no need to heat it up makes it awesome for summer.

EDIT - forgot the garlic and onions!
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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #522 on: July 16, 2017, 09:07:41 AM »
Leftover black bean stew with some pita chips. Glass of wine. Cherries.

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« Reply #523 on: August 03, 2017, 02:37:20 PM »
Blueberry salsa! Same as if you were making tomato salsa, but use blueberries and mash them up a bit with a potato masher or something similar. I also made tomato salsa because I had one huge tomato and all the other ingredients already out.

Tonight or tomorrow I will be making zucchini/corn fritters - I'm going to try cooking them with the waffle maker, which should hopefully be cooler than frying in a skillet.

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« Reply #524 on: August 03, 2017, 04:39:12 PM »
I've got some Tabouleh for lunch.  It's surprisingly awesome and easy to make.

Do you have any recipe links?  Would love to try to make it!

Lunch today - lentils (with some spices & onions mixed in) + spinach.  A little boring but better than spending $8+ out!



My wife makes it (and I'm not sure if she was following a recipe), but it seems pretty straight forward:

- 3 large tomatoes sliced up into little bits
- 2 English cucmbers sliced up into little bits
- A handful of fresh mint sliced up small
- Two handfuls of fresh parsley
- A fair amount of olive oil (between 1/2 a cup and a cup)
- Several splashes of lime (or lemon) juice
- Salt to taste
- 2 cups of quinoa or bulger
- 4 large cloves garlic
- 8 to 10 green onions finely chopped

We usually add a cup or so of beans in too.


Just cut it up, mix it all together and let it sit in the fridge overnight for the flavours to soak together.  No need to cook and no need to heat it up makes it awesome for summer.

EDIT - forgot the garlic and onions!

That sounds really good:)
I hate the taste of quinoa, but I love bulgur - I thought you had to cook bulgur? Is it safe to just eat after soaking it overnight in the dressing?
Also, do you use a particular kind of bulgur?

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« Reply #525 on: August 03, 2017, 05:33:00 PM »
Homemade lentil curry soup with spinach and mixed veggies. With Doritoes crumbled in because that's the way I roll. Store brand, of course.

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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #526 on: August 04, 2017, 02:27:14 PM »
I've got some Tabouleh for lunch.  It's surprisingly awesome and easy to make.

Do you have any recipe links?  Would love to try to make it!

Lunch today - lentils (with some spices & onions mixed in) + spinach.  A little boring but better than spending $8+ out!



My wife makes it (and I'm not sure if she was following a recipe), but it seems pretty straight forward:

- 3 large tomatoes sliced up into little bits
- 2 English cucmbers sliced up into little bits
- A handful of fresh mint sliced up small
- Two handfuls of fresh parsley
- A fair amount of olive oil (between 1/2 a cup and a cup)
- Several splashes of lime (or lemon) juice
- Salt to taste
- 2 cups of quinoa or bulger
- 4 large cloves garlic
- 8 to 10 green onions finely chopped

We usually add a cup or so of beans in too.


Just cut it up, mix it all together and let it sit in the fridge overnight for the flavours to soak together.  No need to cook and no need to heat it up makes it awesome for summer.

EDIT - forgot the garlic and onions!

That sounds really good:)
I hate the taste of quinoa, but I love bulgur - I thought you had to cook bulgur? Is it safe to just eat after soaking it overnight in the dressing?
Also, do you use a particular kind of bulgur?

Fuck yes, my bad, cook it!  Whatever starch you use needs to be cooked before hand.  This element is pretty flexible in the recipe though.  You can also use (cooked) couscous in a pinch.

FWIW, I'm not a fan of quinoa either but it's tolerable in tabouleh.

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« Reply #527 on: August 04, 2017, 07:04:23 PM »
I finally got my hands on some fresh tofu, so was able to try Japanese hiyayakko (basically, cold cubed tofu with garnishes). It was really good! I topped it with grated ginger, toasted sesame seeds, sliced scallion and tamari.

Served with rice, a bean sprout salad and snap peas with chile and mint (probably not Japanese, but all items purchased at Asian grocer) as a crunchy contrast. Would have been vegan except that I sprinkled furikake on my rice that had bonito flakes in it.

I also made a nectarine/blueberry crisp, but we're too stuffed with tofu to eat it - I think it will be breakfast with some yogurt.
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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #528 on: August 04, 2017, 08:02:59 PM »
I made a giant pot of black beans, (careful soaking beforehand), and cooked them til they were deliciously tender.

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« Reply #529 on: August 05, 2017, 10:25:54 AM »
Steamed carrots.  YUM!!  :)
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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #530 on: August 05, 2017, 11:58:35 AM »
Spinach and feta calzone.

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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #531 on: August 05, 2017, 09:03:03 PM »
I made an omelet with eggs, collards and onion.

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« Reply #532 on: August 07, 2017, 07:01:47 AM »
Cooked in bulk this weekend. So today's lunch is rice cooked with carrots, black beans, textured soy protein with bell peppers, a stir fried courgette-peas-tomato combination and scrambled eggs. I'll be eating a combination of the above this week with a leftover farofa from last week.

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« Reply #533 on: August 07, 2017, 07:12:23 AM »
Last night I made ratatouille (vegetarian, but not vegan, because cheeeeeese)
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« Reply #534 on: August 07, 2017, 07:12:46 AM »
SO made almonds roasted with soy sauce and rosemary for our moving-in get-together this weekend, so some of those have been my after-lunch snack today. For dinner I'm guessing... more leftovers from the get-together. Among them butter beans marinated in coconut, lime and shallots, and a kale and swede salad with red pesto. We already finished off the best bits, like focaccia, aubergine rolls and stuffed mushrooms.

I still have several portions of lentil loaf with barley and sauce in the freezer that I made last week while SO was still out of town and I was challenging myself to live off the cupboards. Guess that will be lunches for the rest of the week!

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« Reply #535 on: August 07, 2017, 11:31:02 AM »
Watermelon salad with pepitas and balsamic dressing.

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« Reply #536 on: August 23, 2017, 09:26:02 AM »
White rice with black beans & sauteed white onion and bell pepper. I admit to only being a 90% vegetarian, however.

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« Reply #537 on: August 23, 2017, 09:40:07 AM »
Made a baked potato at work by microwaving it for a few minutes then sticking it in the toaster oven. Then melted some vegan chao original cheese and mashed it up. Super delicious! I'm tempted to make a second one now.

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« Reply #538 on: August 23, 2017, 02:38:41 PM »
Made a baked potato at work by microwaving it for a few minutes then sticking it in the toaster oven. Then melted some vegan chao original cheese and mashed it up. Super delicious! I'm tempted to make a second one now.

I'm a big fan of baking a potato in the microwave, then throwing some greek yogurt and chives on top.

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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #539 on: September 06, 2017, 01:16:27 PM »
Chocolate avocado truffles, yum!

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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #540 on: September 06, 2017, 02:17:42 PM »
sprouted whole grain bread toast smeared with almond butter and strawberry jelly.

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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #541 on: September 06, 2017, 05:30:29 PM »
General Tso's tofu with a ton of veggies.

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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #542 on: September 07, 2017, 07:38:20 AM »
sprouted whole grain bread toast smeared with almond butter and strawberry jelly.

If your bread/toast has sprouted and is growing things, it might be best to pick up some new stuff rather than chow down.  :P

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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #543 on: September 07, 2017, 08:05:00 AM »
Created a stir fry the other day from some random stuff in the frig. Chopped up half an onion, a carrot or two, some broccoli, fresh green beans , and half a can of black beans. Grated a ginger root for about a teaspoon of it, splashed some tamari in it, and served it with some forbidden rice! Felt good about using what was in the frig, and I made something dang tasty!

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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #544 on: September 07, 2017, 08:12:51 AM »
sprouted whole grain bread toast smeared with almond butter and strawberry jelly.

If your bread/toast has sprouted and is growing things, it might be best to pick up some new stuff rather than chow down.  :P

haha.  A friend told me that freezing the bread, then thawing it out, and then toasting it makes the carbs not easily digested and broken down into sugar, and thereby creating carbs for the gut microbiome. Hence, this process of freezing and then toasting makes the bread a prebiotic.

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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #545 on: September 09, 2017, 12:02:36 AM »
Not eating it yet, but about to start work on a big pot of mushroom risotto.

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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #546 on: September 09, 2017, 07:29:26 AM »
Not eating it yet, but about to start work on a big pot of mushroom risotto.

Yum--I'll be right over!!
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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #547 on: September 09, 2017, 09:18:04 AM »
Veggie fried rice, yum
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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #548 on: September 09, 2017, 08:18:21 PM »
Variety of vegetables sautéed in some olive oil

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Re: What Vegetarian/Vegan food are you Eating Right Now?
« Reply #549 on: September 09, 2017, 08:22:02 PM »
Variety of vegetables sautéed in some olive oil

YUM!!  :)
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