When I mentioned to Shen that I'd had almost the same dinner as her on this day, (okay, now that I look at the two photos, they look kinda different) she asked why I didn't post it, if it strayed too far from the "Food Feud brand." I use the blog less as a food diary these days, though I used to, mostly because I eat so many repeats and it gets tedious. Because of that, though, I end up snapping occasional photos that never make it to the blog. I might intend to include them and just get distracted with something else or don't find them important enough to warrant their own post. I usually try to eat pretty healthily but nobody's perfect. Anyway, here's a kind of catchall post of some stuff I've eaten or made recently that could kind of be considered "off-brand" from usual FF posts...
This is the dinner in question. It was pretty pathetic, maybe that's why I didn't show it off. Two slices of GF brown rice bread with slices off the Daiya cheddar wedge (you guys keep raving, I couldn't not try it!), topped with onion, heirloom Farmer's market tomato, and cracked black pepper. The lack of green depressed me, so I ate some random spinach on top of it all. Actually, the whole dinner was rather disappointing: The cheese didn't melt cuz I was too hungry to wait, the bread fell apart in the toaster, blah blah. This was my first time trying Daiya, though! It's not bad.
These are some cinnamon rolls I made G the other day.
I am nowhere near as on top of things or motivated as Allysia and her brunches, so this was more like a late afternoon snack. I used the Happy Herbivore recipe, mainly because they don't call for a rising time. G was happy with them but I refused to eat that much sugar. He later went into a total sugar coma. The other five rolls are in the garbage.
Got drunk one night and tore into a box of these. Tried them the next day and didn't like them much at all.
This meal is "off-brand" only because I don't eat out all that often, though that is changing. Basically I just want to show off this tasty sandwich:
Greg is in San Francsico right now so we went out to lunch before he left at one of his usual lunch haunts, Bite (this is a big difference from the send-off I got when I went to NC, GREG, jerk.) We both got the half sandwich/side salad combo. For a side salad, it was pretty great - and big. The half sandwich is a Middle Eastern Vegan, with hummus, roasted eggplant, roasted red pepper tapenade, field greens, and plum tomatoes. You can have it spicy or not; I obvs went with spicy all the way. G is really good at finding radom restaurants and finding delicious vegan food on a not-really vegan menu.
He is also really good at eating cake:
This is a slice of vegan red velvet cake from a really random green grocer near the apartment. I don't even know what the place is called. We thought it was Clementine, which is a newly opened vegan bakery in the hood (that I also haven't been to), but it's not. Anyway, technically not off-brand for me, since he didn't even save me any, but it is for the blog. I probably wouldn't have tried a piece anyway because I'm zero fun.
Okay that's all until next time I get really curious about what food normal people eat tastes like. (Which will probably be sooner, rather than later.)