Happy Friday friends! How are you?! Still enjoying these posts I hope? I do get emails pretty frequently that you guys are still loving and using these vegan friendly meal ideas for inspiration 🙂 I hope so!
I’m pretty good over here. We’ve had a good mix or rain and sun this week. So a bit of beach time and a lot of home time. It’s been good. A lot of cooking, like always. So much soup, like always. Marlowe has been in the kitchen a good bit lately. She’s been coming up with her own meals that she wants to eat. Thankfully it’s mostly really healthy stuff! If it were up to her she would eat acai bowls, sushi, miso soup, and rice and beans every single day. If it were up to me Id have acai bowls, and soup (all kinds– but preferably noodle soups) every single day. And nachos, but my body stopped tolerating nachos a looonngg time ago. But whatever, right?
Marlowe starts camp this coming Monday– I’m not sure what were going to pack for lunch though! I gotta figure it out. Probably quesadillas and sushi. But not together, cause that would be weird. Oh and she’s only going to one week of camp if you’ve stopped and asked yourself, “wait she’s starting camp at the very end of summer???!” This summer just flew by. And I promised her she would go — so here we are signing her up for the very last week of camp!
Oh so before we get into the post, tell me, what do you think of the new blog. A lot of you guys have emailed me with concern/glitches– and of course I’m doing my best to fix everything I can! But if theres anything else, please don’t hesitate to let me know. Email, whatever, I’m here. Oh and if you signed up for the newsletter, you know you haven’t gotten any “news” yet haha. But I’m going to work on changing that this week. The first thing I want to do is start giving away cookbooks to subscribers 🙂 I thought that would be a fun way to say “THANK YOU for subscribing!” It means a lot to me that you guys even come here still. And I know a lot of you guys always tell me that I’m the only blog you still read— which is such a big deal. I know blogs are dead and dying, so the fact that you come here at all means a lot– and then when you’re doing things like commenting, messaging, substring, etc, well damn– I def feel more special. Seriously. I don’t take you guys for granted at all. I’m so glad you still enjoy this place.
Do you guys get tired of me saying thank you? I feel like I say it often. But then I worry that I don’t say it enough, haha. Okay, I’ll stop rambling… on to the food! Oh one more thing! I’ve been drafting up posts like crazy. I finally have that fruit pie recipe done. I have an eco-friendly sustainably clothing /accessory post I’m doing, canada posts, and so many more! Okay now on to the food! Cheers!
Sushi everyday— well, if it were up to her. Do you guys want a sushi post? Probably not, right? Let me know if you do! I can do what we put inside, or tricks on rolling, whatever! Marlowe always gets avocado, carrots, and greens in hers.
Sometimes you just need a plate of roasted veggies. Potatoes, carrots, broccoli. We’ve been upping our broccoli intake a lot over here 🙂 I hated it as a kid, but Marlowe actually enjoys it (thank god). So lots of broccoli it is. Also, I think this was a pre-dinner or post dinner snack– not just dinner— though to be honest, I’d be cool letting her eat this just for dinner.
In Massachusetts. Hummus, salad, carrots. nothing fancy. More like an appetizer snack thing, but it was photographed, so here it is!
Veggie pad thai. This was actually my bowl– but we had all the same things: brown rice noodles, carrots, cabbage, greens. I always add cilantro to mine (she doesn’t). And I had marinated sesame garlic soy tempeh— she had tofu. I freaking love tempeh so I always choose it over tofu, but I know it’s a very particular/ acquired taste. (pad Thai recipe is in the cookbook— but now I make it oil free. I still owe you guys an oil free post, yah?)
I’m not kidding. We love noodles. I mean, if it were up to Marlowe and Alex, they would have rice everyday, but for me it’s noodles 100%. I know my hispanic friend + family would shun me for this, but I could never have rice again and be okay. This is similar to the soba recipe is cookbook, but made with this sauce and buckwheat noodles.
Mmmmm yellow dal (if you guys haven’t tried making it yet, it’s so easy!) okra chips (do you want a recipe? it’s stupid easy) and a red veggie curry. Side of brown rice.
That kale salad again. She’s been asking for this almost everyday this week. No sweet potato for her. Sometimes we put quinoa, but we didn’t have any made so she had just kale + raisins.
We recently started making this red coconut chickpea + green curry. It’s SO good. I need to share a recipe with you. Like alll our Indian type recipes, its crazy easy. And then we made, what we call, Indian mashed potatoes 🙂 It’s like a mix between the yellow daal + mashed potatoes 🙂
Real mashed potatoes + peas + broccoli. I’m sure you know this, but this + miso soup is my go to easy meal for Marlowe and I.
Spinach saag + quinoa. Except she did NOT want the quinoa at all– and instead asked for a second helping of saag. Which I’m of course okay with. This, ale chips, and the kale salad are the three guaranteed ways for her to eat her greens. She asked for the saag three days in a row. No complaints here.
Sushi again + carrot ginger dressing on romaine. Actually this is one of the FOUr ways I get her to eat greens. She’ll ask for this for like a week straight before she tires of it. Thinking about making a recipe for this too. Marlowe eats it with plain romaine and sometimes carrots. alex and I add a ton more things to ours 🙂 Dressing is the same though.
Alright friends! I’m off to untangle my hair. Maybe have a snack (still my favorite late night, healthy snack lately). And work on some more posts for you guys. Hooray and cheers friends!