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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!

1 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) November 18, 2009 at 10:00 pm

I’m doing Vegan 4 A Day too! Can’t wait to see how we all do!

2 Katie November 18, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Um I totally can not have sweets in the house. I just ate two vegan PB cups I made I only needed one, but it was glaring at me!

Being vegan isn’t difficult I try not to force myself to eat a way, but I do try to eat vegan 98% of the time. I think you’ll find you enjoy it once you try πŸ˜‰ Although nothing wrong with meat!

3 Nicci@NE November 18, 2009 at 10:12 pm

sweets are everywhere I look. Someone brought in a Vegan sweet poato pie, I was surprised how good it was. I need to try my hand at vegan pies! Eating a slice with almond milk right now!

4 chocolate pickle November 18, 2009 at 10:17 pm

I’ve been voting for you for the Sam-e good mood blogger….hope you win!

5 Evan Thomas November 18, 2009 at 10:23 pm

That blondie sounds divine! And that’s an awesome dinner. I’m sure you’ll be fine going vegan for a day. It’s not very hard so long as you watchout for pitfall items. You might never think it but some things like flavored nut butters or specific sauces have milk products in them.

6 Meg C. November 18, 2009 at 11:03 pm

YES she needs a website so i can order those. they look amazing.

7 Erin November 18, 2009 at 11:12 pm

I’m meal-planning for tomorrow — shouldn’t be too terribly hard for just one day but I’m reading ingredient labels closer than ever. Lots of veggies and fruits. πŸ˜€

8 Marissa November 18, 2009 at 11:27 pm

Yum! I’m excited to see your eats for tomorrow πŸ™‚

9 eaternotarunner November 18, 2009 at 11:39 pm

that looks like the best package ever!

10 kbwood November 18, 2009 at 11:45 pm

freaking awesome package!! love your unintentional vegan meal!

11 Karla November 18, 2009 at 11:45 pm

I think I over did it with the sweets today. I need to cool it before thanksgiving.

I still can’t decide if I want to do Vegan Thursday or not… I have a few hours til then haha

12 meyergirl November 19, 2009 at 12:00 am

I went unintentionally vegetarian yesterday. I was pretty proud of myself. πŸ™‚

13 bec November 19, 2009 at 12:15 am

that stuffed acorn squash looks amazing!

14 Amanda November 19, 2009 at 8:05 am

Those blondies look awesome!! How can I get my hands on some?!?

15 coco November 19, 2009 at 8:07 am

I really really like your unexpected vegan dinner…. I should get a squash and recreate it! looks delicious!
I’m the same with plan and restrictions, the moment I set a rule, I begin to want to break it! πŸ˜‰ I know, I have a commitment issue. that’s why I don’t plan meals and decide what to eat 30 min before!
oh… that blondie looks amazing too!
really like your creative meals Meghann! πŸ™‚

16 megan November 19, 2009 at 8:32 am

Just wondering when you roast the acorn squash do you put any olive oil or anything on it or do you put it in as is? I have an acorn squash I have been meaning to use but I have never cooked with one before.

17 Meghann November 19, 2009 at 9:13 am

Nope, I just roast it plain! I am a big believer in not adding extra oils when you don’t need them.

18 Amanda November 19, 2009 at 8:42 am

I don’t have a website yet, but feel free to email homemadebyamanda@gmail.com for more info. πŸ™‚

19 strawberrysuitcase November 19, 2009 at 11:58 am

I just emailed you, Amanda. your treats look delicious!

20 Jenna November 19, 2009 at 9:18 am

those blondies and brownies look delish! good luck tomorrow on going vegan for the day!!
jenna

21 greensandjeans November 19, 2009 at 9:26 am

those blondies look so tasty! great vegan day!

22 Kristie Lynn November 19, 2009 at 9:57 am

Raisins and couscous is such a great combo! Your unintentional vegan meal looks delicious πŸ™‚

23 Tina November 19, 2009 at 10:13 am

Wow that meal looks so good! I’ve been meaning to get couscous for a while.

24 Christine November 19, 2009 at 11:42 am

Ummm.. I’m hungry now. Hahaha. All of the food looks amazing!! I really like the vegan meal. I have some tofu in my fridge, maybe I’ll try something similar.

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