Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Obsessed With Vegan Food

The title of my post refers to a comment made by Cami to me today. She asked if she could borrow my sprouts, and after telling her that she could I proceeded to inform her about how much I love sprouts because of their texture blah blah blah. She looked at me oddly and said "sprouts are just sprouts, you are just obsessed with vegan food"- duh only I would lecture about the yumminess of sprouts. My love of vegan food went a little above and beyond today.
Brekkie started with the LAST of my banana bread & coffee in this hilarious cup.

After breakfast I had to drive to UCLA to get my blood drawn. I am currently on Coumadin for blood clots that I have in my lungs which I found out about during a stay in the ICU for 9 days in December. I was in ICU because of complications resulting from a simple surgery that I had performed. Although my health is much better now, the medication I am on means that I have to moderate the amount of vitamin K that I take in (which is in a lot of veggies)- this is another reason why I keep track of what I eat everyday. My blood results were great though today and I don't have to go back for another 3 weeks, yey! Afterwards I visited a friend that goes to UCLA and then drove back to Malibu for advanced stats : / raging I know.

Lunch consisted of lots of greens & vitamin K!
Packed lunch for the day-leftovers from yesterday's meal (garbanzo & pea quinoa), TJ's herb mix salad w/ 1/2 small avocado, TJ's spicy peanut vinaigrette.
This lunch did not hold me over at all. Less than an hour later my stomach was growling. I went into the Cafe at school and picked up an enormous diet coke and Odwalla sweet and salty bar. These are the only bar options in the Cafe, but they are pretty tasty.

For dinner I knew I was going to need something to really fill me up, and what is a better option for filling your tummy than lots of carbs? Generally speaking I try to veer away from pasta, but tonight I was desperately craving fettucini alfredo. For the pasta I used whole wheat spaghetti and for the sauce I used a variation of this recipe. It ended up like this:

A little less than 1/2 package silken tofu
2 tablespoon Smart Balance
1/4 cup vegan soy shredded cheese mix
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/2 cup veggie broth
2 cups peas
Salt & Pepa

While i cooked the pasta I blended everything but the peas in a blender. After it was thoroughly mixed together I poured the mixture in a sauce pan, added the peas, and then cooked on low until everything was warmed. I then poured the sauce on top of the pasta. It was insanely delicious and very creamy, like it contained real butter and cheese.

I was still in munching mode so I nuked up some TJ's meatless meatballs and finished off the last of the sauce.

After dinner I was debating whether or not to go out to Taco Tuesday with friends but decided not to because I had to write a tribute speech. I ended up compromising and stayed in and wrote a tribute speech to the 60's while drinking some Yellowtail Chardonnay, my favorite ; )

Lastly, does anyone know of anyone who is selling their Coachella tickets? I was super bummed to find out that they were sold out yesterday, I've been planning to go for my friend's 21st : ( If I don't find any I may have to either try and scalp some or sneak in.... Should be interesting, i'll keep you updated.


  1. Oh my gaaaa. That pasta dish sounds outrageously good. I LOVE yo eats! Thanks so much for sending me over here. Do you have an About page?


  2. Thanks! I'm going to put an "About" page up soon : ) It's a work in progres


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