This food addict will post every meal and every food purchase as a social and personal experiment to see whether publicizing these intimate choices will result, overall, in healthier behavior and weight.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Finally! The perfect vegan mac 'n' cheese!

As some of you have learned by now, I am a complete addict when it comes to mac and cheese. I keep trying over and over again to achieve the perfect mac and cheese, but this is difficult because I am a pretty bad cook. Tonight, though, I think I may have finally discovered the perfect vegan mac and cheese recipe. One of the problems, however, is that I tend not to measure anything, so I do not have a precise recipe for you. Nevertheless, it goes something like this:

Prepare whole wheat penne or elbow pasta. While you're waiting for your pasta to finish boiling, prepare the sauce in a separate bowl. I used a giant scoop of Tofutti sour cream, Tofutti cream cheese, about a teaspoon of Earth Balance, a tiny bit of the cashew milk that I made the other day, and some Daiya pepper jack cheese. Heat this up for about a minute, stirring every 30 seconds. You might want to add 30 additional seconds, depending upon your preference. Once your pasta is ready, strain it, and place it directly inside the bowl with your sauce. Give everything a stir. I added a touch more of the Daiya on top because ... why not?  I heated it up for about 1 minute with a dash of paprika on top.

The results were fantastic!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Vegan Cheeseburger Salad!

Tonight, I decided to make myself something new: a vegan cheeseburger salad. I made this with a mix of romaine and red leaf lettuces, dijon mustard, diced organic roma tomatoes, a Gardein burger patty, and pepperjack Daiya. I first made the underlying salad portion, which consisted of the lettuce, mustard, and tomatoes. Then I heated up the patty along with the Daiya. Afterwards, I cut up the patty with the melted Daiya on top and placed it on top of the salad. Delicious!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Juicing & Smoothie-ing

Today, I made fresh apple juice using 90% 90% Granny Smith apples and 10% Gala apples.

I will have the juice by itself as I choose throughout the next couple of days. I did not want to waste the skins, however, so I decided to blend half of the skins into a raspberry-banana smoothie. It was delicious and a great way to salvage all of the apples.

Vegas Eats

Aside from the Bellagio fountain, I probably enjoy the food in Vegas more than anything else. Todd English's Olives has the best mixed drink in all of Vegas, which is the Cable Car. It is made with magic along with a cinnamon-sugar rim.  I love that it's not too sweet. The olives at this restaurant are also amazing, and I usually hate olives.

1/12/15 - Soy Chai Latté

Probably the best shot chai latté Eber. Not too sweet. I got this from Palio in the Bellagio, Las Vegas.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

1/1/15 - Vegan BLT lettuce-wrapped sandwiches

Tonight, I tried something totally different: a vegan BLT sans bread. I used red-leaf lettuce, spread Veganaise on it, and added sliced organic tomatoes and crispy vegan Smart Bacon. It was delicious!

NYE - Vegan Sushi at Shojin!

Shojin has, hands-down, the BEST vegan sushi ever!  The only thing is that I, personally, am not a fan of the dynamite sauce, but that's because I don't like smokey flavors. Everyone else loves it! The cocktails were fabulous, too. Not too sweet... just perfect. :D  We topped it off with an array of vegan desserts. Everything was simply delightful.