Hello all! This morning for breakfast I made a smoothie. Surprised? Today's smoothie included the following ingredients:
1 cup organic blueberries
1 cup organic spinach
1 organic banana
Coconut milk, enough to blend
So I looked in my fridge this morning to see what I had to work with. As far as veggies go, I had half an avocado, frozen organic spinach, half a zucchini, and a lot of organic baby carrots. Seeing as I already used the avocado in my smoothie this morning, that was one less ingredient. Hm...what can I make. I dug in my freezer and found some old rice paper. SPRING ROLLS! I took out my Spiralo and made the rest of my zucchini into raw noodles. Then, I cut up some carrots. I grabbed a few mint leaves from my garden too. I wrapped all that up into zucchini, carrot and mint spring rolls! I had some leftover peanut sauce that I had made a couple days ago to go with my black bean burgers. I put that in my lunch tupperware too. Oh! I almost forgot to say what I did to make peanut dipping sauce! It was just plain crunchy peanut butter, organic soy sauce (or braggs would work), tiny bit of lime juice, a tiny bit of agave, and garlic cloves.So I made a successful lunch of spring rolls with peanut sauce, two of my last chai cookies, and an Assam tea. Did I mention I LOVE Assam tea!? My husband could not stop laughing at how ugly my spring rolls looked. I didn't think they were THAT bad. I have an excuse though! I woke up at 8:10 and I start work at 9:00 so I didn't have a whole lot of time to assemble.
Normally I wake up, straighten the front of my hair only (just so it will not be frizzy and not enough time to do the whole thing), wash my face, put on foundation, powder, and mascara, feed my cats, guinea pigs, and noggin, throw my wet pants in the dryer, wait for them to dry, make my lunch, make my breakfast, let Panther outside for a couple minutes so he stops meowing, water my plants, kiss my husband, and then run out the door and try not to forget anything. It's no wonder I look like a wreck every morning!
I have a question. Why do people, once they find out you are vegan, ask you questions like: So do you eat fish? What about just chicken? What! No dairy or eggs either?! WHAT DO YOU EAT!? Cue freak of nature looks. First of all, why in the WORLD would I be a "vegan" or "vegetarian" and eat chicken? How do you guys normally respond to this? I have only been a vegan for a year now. I was a vegetarian off and on through childhood, but then made the switch to be a full on vegan about a year ago. I know a lot of you have been doing this a lot longer than me. So, how do you answer them?
Sonic wanted to say hi!