Trying to Find Staple Foods

31 Aug

We finally got to try one of Amy’s frozen vegan meals, a burrito. I liked it but the other said it was “alright.” I think the meals are a pretty good vegan option for someone with very little time. (Although many of Amy’s meals are not vegan, they’re organic and offer a lot of gluten free options as well. The packages are clearly marked which I definitely appreciate. I learned about the brand via my sister who has celiac.) Amy’s also has a vegan/gluten free macaroni and cheese option made with rice noodles and soy cheese that I want to try.

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We’ve been eating lots of rice, I finally bought more brown rice and a few bags of frozen vegetables. We need to stock up on the mixed frozen vegetables; now that veggies are a primary food source, I use a whole bag in a meal for two. There are two vegan sauces that I bought to try from Thai Kitchen, I like the pineapple chili one better but both are great. The soy sauce I already had in my fridge is vegan, but several others I had included bonito flakes or some other fishy ingredient.

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The other night I had a meal where I was actually stuffed on legit vegan food (versus getting stuffed on a bag of chips that happen to be vegan >.<). I had a bowl of organic veggie soup, a salad, and a baked potato. On my baked potatoes I've been replacing butter with a splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and using a mixed "steak rub" spice. Baked potatoes have helped my cravings for rich and wholesome and not salad. I would like to make a big batch of vegetable soup that I can freeze and use for awhile, but this meal's was from a can.

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