Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My Unintentional Vegan Meal

by Meghann on November 18, 2009

Have you voted from this computer today? Go!

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˜‰


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


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


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


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


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


Cherry Tomatoes


A lil BBQ Sauce



Cooked Cous Cous with Raisins




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


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!




Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Blondies!!!



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.




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 .

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


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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