I walked in the door last Friday and saw/smelled a bubbling hot Jimmy Daddona’s mushroom and onion pizza sitting on the counter. And buttery garlic knots. And their anything but vegan to-die-for salad dressing.
Calories only exist if you count them, right?
The next day when I was babysitting, the little kids both wanted Mitchell’s cookies and cream ice cream. After they finished their cheesy breadsticks. And pizza. With sausage.
What’s next? Corn pops?!
Hey, at least the oreos in the ice cream were vegan. But really.
Then, at our labor day cook out, every one ate Angus beef burgers and yummy hot dogs. Well thank heavens that my uncle was kind enough to have a Morningstar veggie burger waiting for me! Finally, some relief!
I wouldn’t have noticed if I was eating a shoe after all the condiments I put on that thing.
In short, my limits were tested, and I definitely ate some crapola and enjoyed every bite. But have no fear, I still managed to squeeze in some yummy vegan eats!
First thing’s first….chocolate.
I made my first pie! Vegan French Silk Pie from Mama Pea‘s cookbook. If you want the recipe, buy the book. I also made her PB & J muffins, which were divine as well.
This was a great pie! I did add a bit more chocolate and some maple syrup because I thought it needed a touch more sweetness. I loved that the crust was whole wheat and didn’t include partially hydrogenated oil like every other pie on the planet, including the peach pie at the party.
More labor day yums…
And of course, there was a family affair at Organic Energy.
Swiss chard roll ups with jicama and squash. Yummmm.
Yes, I ate the whole thing.
I also made Vegan Mushroom Cream Sauce from Daily Garnish. I used whole wheat pasta instead of spaghetti squash and added in some baby spinach. It was unreal. Make it now.
And then there was good old PF Chang’s Ma Po tofu with broccoli and brown rice. It had enough sodium for a year.
And multiple pieces of Dove’s delicious dark chocolate.