Well, I hate to admit it, but my kitchen has been a little boring this month. With starting a new job recently, getting sick and then Terry getting sick – some things didn’t go quite as planned :/
Meal plans went out the window in favour of canned soups and take out a few times. Carefully selected recipes for weeknight meals were tossed aside. And time for shopping has been diminished. Ah well, such is life. I do have a few things to share with you.
We found our way to Animal Place’s Vegan Republic earlier this month. It’s the only vegan grocery store in the area. I absolutely adore it, but it’s an hour away, so we only make our way out there a few times a year. But seeing Kite Hill’s vegan ravioli and a box of Sjaak’s Chocolates were well worth the trip!
Simple Mills came out with a new cracker flavour. I have yet to try it, but am excited as I love all of their other flavours. These are so far the best gluten free, vegan crackers I have had. On sale at Whole Foods I found dried mango, black tahini and Better Bean refried beans, which make for a great quick beans on toast lunch. I haven’t tried the black tahini yet, but I’m sure it will be featured in a recipe soon. I also picked up some Go Raw crackers – the carrot cake are my favourite. They are a very good work snack. And I found fresh rhubarb at the market!!!! By far the most exciting thing in my kitchen this month haha.
A good friend of mine has been interested in eating more plant based foods and I happily made some food for her, took her on a vegan dining experience and lent her some cookbooks. In return, she gifted me the new Angela Liddon cookbook. Yay! I was super excited and have already made the Lemon Cheesecake for a friend’s birthday:
It was AMAZING.
I have been enjoying quick breakfasts like quinoa porridge:
I had to tweak it a bit as I was out of quinoa, so I used rice. And Terry can’t tolerate lentils very often, so I used mushrooms… you know me and mushrooms =) I was happy to find fresh asparagus and peas at the market. It was a lovely dish and came together quickly.
Outside of my kitchen…
We missed the Doggie Easter Egg Hunt Terry is horribly sick (I gave it to him…) and I’ve been hearing that this year is the worst it’s been for ticks in quite some time and Sunny seems to be a little tick magnet. So we skipped the hunt as it was in an open field. I managed to find her an Easter-themed treat at a local pet store:
I saw this super awesome vegan t-shirt:
And I enjoyed some rather delicious, very non-healthy food at the Butcher’s Son:
I’m hoping to get more in the swing of things by next month. I know it will help when we are both better.
What are you enjoying this April?