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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

What I Ate Wednesday, casual meals


While I spent a few weeks cooking all sorts of recipes from various vegan cookbooks, this past week was all about casual, impromptu meals. Lots of wraps, quesadillas, quick noodles and that sort of thing. Like this bean burrito with stir-fried veggies and guacamole, above. We had mashed sweet potatoes on the side.



I was invited to a camping-inspired luncheon put on by the Peanut Bureau of Canada. They demonstrated how to make delicious, peanut-based recipes for camping or casual meals.


I enjoyed a wrap filled with tofu cubes, mango chunks, other goodies and a peanut-based hot sauce. There was also a delicious peanut butter hummus served with veggies. I never think to dip raw asparagus, but I quite liked it...and asparagus is so pretty on a platter too. The event made me think about putting a bit more effort into my food next time we go camping.


I also went on a school field trip with my son this week. We brought along carrot and cucumber sushi, baby carrots and quinoa cookies.


On the weekend, while my husband was away golfing, the kids and I enjoyed a casual dinner on the deck. After a day of chauffeuring my daughter to dance photos, I didn't feel like making anything fancy. I just popped some vegan spring rolls and Gardein chick'n nuggets in the oven and made a quick tofu and broccoli noodle stir-fry. I am avoiding rum and coke (more specifically the coke), so I had a cranberry vodka drink instead. Which got me thinking about vodka drinks for summer. Hence this post, 5 Fruity Vodka Cocktails for Summer.


Last night, I had quesadillas filled with Daiya vegan mozzarella shreds and refried beans. There was salsa and guacamole on the side, as well as carrots and a green salad.

What have you been eating this week?


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    1. Thanks very much. So kind of you. :)

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  2. Mmmmmm! I think my favorite meal has to be the tofu stir fry. Those wraps look so cool too! I've never had sushi before. I'd like to try it someday!

    xo,
    Leigha

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    1. Once you try it, you likely will be addicted. ;)

      Jo

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  3. I don't think I have ever seen a bad picture on your blog - it just seems like I could reach i to the screen and have a bite of something scrumptious!

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    1. Aw, that's so kind of you to say Jill! :)

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  4. This all looks delicious! And healthy. I can never get enough avocado.

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    1. Thanks Polly! :) I love avocado too.

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  5. Your food photos are always so bright and clean! (Do you increase the saturation/ contrast, or is it all really this good?!). I want everything I see here, wraps, sushi, spring rolls... oh my!

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    1. I always up the contrast a bit on my photos, food and other. :) But hopefully the food is good too. ;) Thanks. :)

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  6. Yum everything looks so fresh, I especially love the sushi

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  7. Great eats! Those burritos look amazing!

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