Chia pudding to power me through the morning.
chia, rice milk, raw almonds, golden mulberries, chopped cranberries.
I was in a rush this morning and went out with a friend last night so I didn't prepare a lunch. I walked across town in the beautiful "winter" sunshine to Lifethyme to pick up something fresh from their raw food bar.
This is zucchini pasta in pesto over a salad mix (mache, red cabbage, tomatoes, pea shoots, red onion) and a bit of raw cauliflower hummus on the side. The hummus was a bit bland on its own, but delicious with the salad. The store is pricey but has really top quality prepared foods and a juice bar.
I snacked on a Pure Blueberry bar and came home and made dinner. I can't remember what got this recipe stuck in my head, but I tried out a new recipe from Appetite for Reduction: 40 Clove Chickpea & Broccoli.
This is G's bowl, with his random ass carrot craving.
It was pretty quickly thrown together, even though I had to cook the chickpeas first (I e-mailed G during the day: "Can you soak some chickpeas please!!!"). I'm a huge fan of garlic and an even bigger fan of easy meals and simple ingredients. Like Isa writes, it's nothing to go crazy for but it's definitely a staple meal that vegans will appreciate.
Also, tonight begins some randomly scattered vacation time. At work, we have to either take our days or lose them (i.e. we can't get it paid out) and I always forget about it until the last minute, so I have nine days of vacation to use between now and the end of March. Hopefully I will be making a lot of fun things in the upcoming month or so to show you guys. If you have any suggestions on recipes to make, I'll gladly take them - or if anyone in NYC knows something fun going down, let me know. I need to get out of the apartment occasionally so as not to go crazy. Idle hands, ya know?
Have a good night.