Vegan Out: Day 15
I woke up without the assistance of my iPhone for the first time in 9 months. Cue the twilight zone music! Well, all kidding aside, it was sort of nice not to have my phone at work today. I wasn’t compulsively clicking for 8 hours at my desk, and didn’t really miss it at all. I’m thinking I might put it aside more often so I can really work on my, well – work!
That being said, not having my phone or camera meant that I didn’t get to photograph my breakfast or lunch. So here it is, quickly:
Breakfast was a Peanut Butter Apple and Sahale Almonds sprinkled on top. Pretty amazing, actually. Lunch was another Whole Foods stop, with some Cucumber & Avocado Sushi with Whole Grain Rice. Extra Wasabi, please!
I got home to a phone that looked and appeared normal, so I was excited to get back to the kitchen and snap some pics. I’ve been having some stomachaches lately, so the wise Big Guy suggested I cook up a big bowl of pasta to help. It was the perfect choice.
First bowl was just with some Smart Butter, Salt and “Parmesan”
Second bowl was a bit more traditional
It was a great call BG, and it made me feel much better. Thanks again babe!
While I was chowing down on some noodles, I had a big butternut squash roasting in the onion. Here’s the good word: Turn your oven to 35o and slice the squash in half. Remove all of the seeds and strings (think pumpkin carving!) then place each half down on a baking sheet. Add one cup of water to the pan and put in the oven for about 30 minutes or until tender.
This gooey roasted squash was a perfect first run for the beautiful food processor I got from my mom for my birthday! Thanks Mom! I scooped out the flesh of the squash and put it in the processor with some Smart Balance, Agave Nectar and Vindaloo Spice. (Curry)
The result was so creamy, savory and a bit sweet. Sort of like mashed sweet potatoes but with a nuttier flavor. I was so full from the pasta but couldn’t resist having a few big spoonfuls before packing it away for tomorrow.
Is it weird I take pictures of myself eating? I hope not.
On an end note, sometimes I feel that I spend as much time cleaning as I do cooking. Without a dishwasher, I’ve got to feel pretty motivated to cook as it usually piles up loads and loads of dirty dishes! I’ve got to wait for one side to dry before I can put them away and wash the other side.