Eat, Drink, And Be A Saucy Vegan
Today was an Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan day! I started off my day with a little almond butter on toast, rather than my normal juice or smoothie. I don’t know, it just sounded good so I went with it. As it came close to lunchtime, I remembered I had been wanting to make the Thyme and Basil Hummus (page 53) from Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan, but when I opened the book I realized I had soaked the wrong type of beans! Oh well, I was going to make it anyway with garbanzo beans. I otherwise made the recipe exactly as written, except I blended the thyme and basil into the hummus a little more thoroughly than I think was directed. The result was a delicious vegan hummus spread with the flavor of a creamy pesto. For the little man, I spread some on a piece of whole wheat pita bread, and we ate ours with thick pita chips. Yum!
We spent the late afternoon playing outside because I knew there was leftover Enchiladanomicon and we were having to much fun to go in and prepare a big meal! When it was time to eat, I reheated last night’s leftovers and put some purple cauliflower in a pot to steam. Purple cauliflower!! I was so excited to find it because I’ve never had it before! Anyway, while the awesome purple cauliflower was steaming, I set to making Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan‘s Peanut Passion Sauce (page 84). This one I made exactly as written and drizzled over the purple cauliflower (I’m 99.7% sure I’ve seen Danielle of Coffee Run do the exact same thing and I know she loves Peanut Passion Sauce!). The peanut butter, lime, ginger, and garlic flavors were definitely a different flavor combination for me, but the sauce was very rich and delicious. I’m excited that I have more left over to use, but what should I pour it over?
After a delicious day, I decided to make something from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, so definitely more on that treat tomorrow when they’re ready for their picture to be taken. I hope everyone had a great day!