As I look back on a week of meals, I see that we haven't experimented with any new recipes (or even used recipes at all for that matter). Part of the week we were visiting my parents. That's where I put together some smores, using graham wafers, roasted vegan marshmallows and chunks of a Go Max Go vegan Snap! chocolate bar. To be honest, I think I'd rather just eat the chocolate.
Here are the marshmallows I used, in case you are curious - Dandies classic vanilla air-puffed vegan marshmallows. They are pretty similar to the regular marshmallows of my childhood. Perhaps slightly sweeter.
While travelling, we stopped at Fortinos Supermarket and picked up some veg sushi to munch on in the car.
After we left my parents' house, we moved on to my in-laws' house, where my mother-in-law served us this delicious pasta.
She also made breaded tofu and a cucumber/tomato salad. Of course, there was red wine too. There always is.
My little gal had quite a bit of the fruit eaten before we even got to the table.
I persuaded (forced?) my husband to make carrot cake to bring to his sister's house one evening. It's from a recipe in How it all Vegan. It is simple to make (especially when you get someone else to do it) and turns out moist and delicious.
Now for a partial look at Monday's menu. (Partial because I didn't take photos of everything and frankly can't remember all that I ate.) I started off with a bowl of Jordans Morning Crisp crispy light granola clusters with 70% cocoa chocolate curls. I had never tried this cereal before, but it was on sale at the grocery store and I was attracted to the notion of chocolate curls.
To be honest, I figured the chocolate curls would be tiny. Have you ever bought those cereals with pictures of big strawberry chunks or chocolate squares or whole almonds on the box, only to find you could barely see the promised ingredients inside? Well this isn't one of those cereals. The chocolate curls are sizable and plentiful. Which means I had to fight my daughter to get some of this cereal for myself. And I ate it after the kids went to bed for the two or three nights that it lasted in this house. I'm going back to the store for more asap.
At lunchtime I made a quick salad of chickpeas, sliced cucumbers and minced garlic, dressed with olive oil, red wine vinegar and salt.
After the kids' swimming lessons and before my son's soccer game, we squeezed in a quick dinner of fajitas with vegan chick'n and sliced peppers. And I probably munched on some more cereal later that night.
What have you been munching on for snacks this week?
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