appy Valentine's Day!
My vegan-for-a-week challenge is off to a great start.
Breakfast was a bowl of oatmeal made with: 1/2 cup quick oats, 1/2 cup chocolate Almond Breeze, 1/2 cup vanilla Almond Breeze, 5 strawberries, 1 tsp natural PB, 1 tsp semi-sweet chocolate chips.
This kept me full until lunch, when I enjoyed Angela's Holiday Soup for the Soul, and an orange.
The soup is full of veggies, quinoa, black beans, spices and veggie broth.
For dinner I made this:
It was SO good!
Brown Rice with Tofu and Mushrooms
1 1/2 cups brown rice (I used long grain organic)
2 3/4 cups water
1.5 cups crimini mushrooms (sauteed)
1 T minced fresh ginger
4 cloves minced garlic
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 package extra firm tofu - diced
1 cup chopped fresh spinach
5 green onions (chopped)
2.5 T soy sauce
1.5 T rice vinegar
1.5 tsp sesame oil
Mix the first 6 ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove to a second burner, cover, and simmer on low for approx. 45 minutes (until rice is basically done).
When rice is almost done, toss in tofu and spinach. Stir and cover for about 5 minutes off of heat.
Mix the soy sauce, vinegar, and oil, and stir into rice. Serve immediately, garnishing with green onion.
I snacked on an apple with cinnamon, and 5 Mary's Crackers while watching The Bachelor.
What would be the hardest thing for you to give up if you went vegan for a week (or for any length of time)? If you already eat a vegan diet, was it difficult for you to give up any food in particular?