Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My Unintentional Vegan Meal

by Meghann on November 18, 2009

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When I posted the photo of my office Treat Week goodies this afternoon, I wasn’t surprised to see so many comments referring to the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins right smack in the middle of the photo. I wanted to ensure all my faithful readers that of course I didn’t ignore the pumpkin muffins – I was merely saving them for my afternoon snack. πŸ˜‰

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I had grabbed two of the mini muffins this morning knowing they would make a wonderful addition to my afternoon yogurt.

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I was right. They made a fab addition! Delicious!!

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My dinner tonight was randomly thrown together using what ingredients looked appealing in the fridge.

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I started by baking 1/2 an acorn squash in the oven at 415 for 30 minutes.

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And while the squash I was baking in the oven I got started on the stove top with some onion, broccoli, & tofu.

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Cherry Tomatoes

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A lil BBQ Sauce

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Cooked Cous Cous with Raisins

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Once the flavors came together I topped the acorn squash with the cous cous mix.

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It was quick, it was easy, and it was good. πŸ™‚

In honor of Katy and Michelle’s Vegan Week I have agreed to give up dairy, meat, honey, and all other animal product for the course of the day tomorrow. That’s right I am going vegan for the day. Surprised? Yeah, me too.

I am not usually one for labels or putting restrictions on my diet. I’ve found the moment I tell myself I am not allowed to have something then its automatically all I can think about. Hence why eating in moderation works for me. πŸ™‚ However, I thought it would be fun to see if I could really go vegan for the day. But, if you see me gorging on ice cream on Friday because I wasn’t ‘allowed’ to have it on Thursday – don’t say I didn’t warn ya!

I’ve been struggling to plan my meals for the course of the day tomorrow, but as I was eating my dinner tonight it hit me that the meal was completely vegan! This just goes to prove my point even more that I don’t need to have the ‘vegan’ label to enjoy unintentional vegan meals. πŸ™‚

Of course Vegan for the Day doesn’t actually begin until tomorrow which meant I was still able to enjoy my non-vegan dessert from one of my favorite bakers who sent me a surprise package today!

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Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Blondies!!!

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Amanda has sent me several packages over the last year filled with her delicious blondies and brownies. In that same time she has started her own baking business. I was happy to see Amanda’s latest business flyer in my goodie box.

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Amanda – all you need now is your own site so I can link to you!! Until then if anyone is interested in testing out their own goodies from Amanda send her an e-mail at homemadebyamanda@gmail.com .

I had 1/2 of the Reeses Blondie after dinner.

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Wow!! Amazing!! These were so soft and gooey – Yum! Thanks Amanda!!

Wow, that was a lot of !! in one review. My bad. Could you tell I was very excited to receive that package? πŸ™‚

Alright, time to hit the hay.

Good Night!

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