Monday, July 26, 2010

Easy Vegan Meals on Vacation in a Small Farm Town

This weekend I visited with my BF's family in Reedley, California. Reedley is a small town about 4 hours (Of psychotically fast driving courtesy of my BF) north of my home in So Cal. Surprisingly, I found tofu a plenty, frozen vegan burgers, non-dairy milks, and even Vegenaise so cooking vegan really wasn't much of a problem.

My BF's mom has never tried tofu before, so the first night I cooked up some Simple Tofu Taco filling (I left out the kale). We used the filling to make burritos stuffed with some of my BF's mom's amazing home cooked refried beans and Spanish rice plus avocado slices, diced tomatoes, and shredded lettuce. Easy and delicious!

For an early lunch the next day, his mom had already prepared some homemade breakfast potatoes. I added some chopped green bell peppers, onions, and seasoning to the potatoes and cooked some of my Barbecue Tofu to go along with the meal. Another success!

I was also recently nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award by the Weekly Vegan Menu! The lovely lady who runs this blog seems like a "super vegan" I swear! She has 3 amazing vegan kids who help her cook up a storm, she is beyond creative with her meals, and truly gifted in her recipe creations and photo taking skills! Honestly, I am so honored people are actually looking at my blog I am so stoked right now!

So to go along with my nomination 7 things about me:

I am obsessed with condiments. I would die without my ketchup, vegan mayo, and homemade vegan ranch! God bless you Vegenaise!

I cry whenever I see that HSUS Commercial on TV with Sarah McLachlan's "In the Arms of an Angel" song playing in the background.

I love Romantic Comedies and Scary Movies!

I get insanely happy when I find new uses for old jars that I rinse out and save, I don't know why... Yes I collect glass jars, especially pickle jars! I also love reusing ziplocs!

I am obsessed with comfy clothes. The first thing I do when I get home from work is put my PJ bottoms on along with some flip flops (Summer) or slippers (Winter).

I hate clutter. I throw everything away, sell, or donate it. My BF is the exact opposite and clings to his old possessions. I think we balance each other out though :)

I really have only one pet peeve, when people step on the back of my shoe. I get pissed!

Other blogs I love:

Obvious ones:

Not as well-known but amazing:

And... I would like to mention:
This blog is just starting out but is/ will be amazing :)

1 comment:

Vegan Aide said...

I did the jar thing, too, for a long time!

Thank you for sharing some things about you; really neat stuff.

Hip hip hooray for Veganaise!