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Vegan Eatin’

November 29, 2009


I hope your day is going well!  My morning was work, work, work– I teach some online courses in addition to the actual classes I teach at PSU, so I’ve been working on that all morning.  It isn’t hard work, but it sure is mind-numbing. 

Around 11, I broke for a quick workout: twenty minutes of speedwork on the treadmill, and 20 minutes of toning/strength moves form this month’s Shape (with Giada on the cover! I love her!).  Some of the moves were really hard!! Anything involving lunges kills me.

I also did twenty minutes of yoga this morning when I woke up, and have been drinking lots of water all day…feels pretty “back on track” to me! 😉

Last night, I went to the grocery store to pick up a few items that we can’t get at the smaller produce market we stopped at on our way home from DC.  I tried out a new grocery store that’s actually closer to our house than the one we’ve been using.  Ryan has stopped in there to get me flowers before, and he wasn’t too impressed, so we hadn’t been using it for shopping…but then we kept hearing from our colleagues that it was definitely the place to go, so I decided to give it a whirl.

I LOVED it!  They had so much produce selection, and a HUGE organic section!! I was so excited that I…went a little crazy.  I definitely spent more money than I should have– but, what can I say?  Good grocery stores really get me going.

One spontaneous purchase? Vegan cheese.  I’ve been wanting to try it for a while now, so when I spotted it in the organic section, I tossed some in the cart.  I got the Follow Your Heart brand of mozzarella, and I knew that it would be making an appearance at today’s lunch:

Tacos!  These are Garden of Eatin’ tacos filled with Sabra hummus, sprouts, and Follow Your Heart cheese.  Some avocado would have been an awesome addition, but alas, we had none. 

The verdict on the vegan cheese?  It was good!  It does melt, just like they promise on the package, and honestly, it added that melty, cheesey texture and flavor just like a regular ol’ melted cheese would.  I don’t think I’d eat it on its own, or even on crackers– I think melted is definitely the way to go.  But overall, I was pleasantly surprised!

Here are my tacos, along with a PA apple from the market, and a clementine:

As you can see from the sun, we are having gorgeous weather here in central PA today!  Lunch was enjoyed on our screen porch, sans jackets! 

I topped lunch off with some organic chocolate covered goji berries.  They’re basically like raisinettes with health benefits— yum!

Okay– NOW we are off to buy Christmas decorations!  Woo hoo!

Hope your day is going great!


4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 29, 2009 7:32 pm

    Goji berries are good, but chocolate covered goji berries sound awesome. Have fun Christmas decoration shopping!

    • November 30, 2009 2:19 am

      It’s funny; regular goji berries don’t taste good to me at all…they taste kind of…dusty? But these chocolate covered ones are awesome!

  2. November 29, 2009 8:51 pm

    I am excited you tried vegan cheese! I need to get over to Whole Foods and find some yummy vegan alternatives to try!

  3. November 29, 2009 9:57 pm

    I agree a good grocery is a must. We drive 20 min to get to one that we like even though there are 5 with in 5 miles of our house. I had tried a vegan cheese in the past and I didn’t like it. I will look for the brand that you bought and give it a try. Thanks for the info.

    Have fun Christmas decoration shopping. I can’t wait to do the same next weekend.

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