Friday morning I baked some buns for the evening meal and tried my hand at vegan garlic and cheese rolls. Delicious! That afternoon I had to run a few errands. I picked up some soy milk, fresh produce, and hot cocoa mix from the neighborhood market. Then I went to CVS to take advantage of some sales combined with coupons to pick up some items we needed -- deoderants, shampoos, Zyrtec, face cleanser, and a few other small things.
My kitty kept trying to help me photograph our supper. This was our version of fast food. Boca Chicken patties with the fixings and sweet potato fries.
We started out Saturday with fresh fruit and the last of the carrot muffins. Then daughter and I had hair cut appointments. From there we went to what is the most expensive store in our area, but they are the only store that carries the vegan dairy substitutes that we like. I came home with cheese (mozzarella and cheddar), 2 tubs of "cream cheese" (on sale), vegan "butter", two containers of specialty coffee, and some peppermint sticks for hot cocoa. When we got in from the store I pulled together a few quick pizzas using on hand ingredients, some of the cheese we purchased, and the last of the crusts I had frozen. By the time the oven had preheated I had them ready to go -- bake 15 minutes and fresh from the oven pizza. Wonderfully quick!
While I was working on other things I also went ahead and cooked a big batch of dried kidney beans. I saved several cups out for meals for this upcoming week and put two containers with two cups each in the freezer for future. I've used all the beans I froze last time except for one bag of chickpeas and they'll go into chili this week.
This is my new hair cut ad I love it. One thing that I can say about eating this vegan plant based diet is that I feel better than I have in years. I told my husband I feel like I have the energy and mental clarity I had at 18 and I will be 45 this fall so that is taking off a lot of years!