Tuesday, February 2, 2010


So I'm completely wiped out; this has been a rough week at work so far, so I'm keeping it short and sweet.

Lunch today brought a whole new meaning to "power lunch"-- starbucks and wheat thins.  This would be an important time to remember that vegetarian doesn't always equate healthy.  More on that a little further down.

[Insert a mental picture of the empty Wheat Thins box standing next to a drained SB cup on a shiny desk. I was too swamped to take an actual picture, but I trust you can all visualize this power couple of caffeine and carbs for yourself.]

For dinner tonight, I plan to undo the sugary carby goodness badness.  Leftover veggie & rice thai dish from dinner with my bestie on Sunday, leftover kabocha apple soup, and some grabby little munchies-- carrots, broccoli, blueberries, blackberries.  Delicious, quick, and hassle free!

In case you care to know, soft squishy tofu dumplings are much more edible the second time around.

Quick link

A quickie helper for people who may be interested...

I stumbled across this site and thought others might find it helpful, too.

PETA maintains this I Can't Believe It's Vegan site for a whole range of foods that are either purposefully or accidentally vegan.  While I'm sure the list is not exhaustive, it may help for some of those head scratcher foods where it's hard to decipher if it is or is not vegan.

Fun Factoids: 

The Cap'n protects animals with his Peanut Butter Crunch cereal.  The Trix bunny may get malnourished by those darn kids, but we have confirmation that he was never included in the cereal.  Another vegan loving bunny flavors your almond milk with Nesquik.  (Actually important to note: Ghirardelli has several vegan hot chocolates.)  You can keep your wings and stay vegan with Red Bull.  Dum Dums are no dummies.  The Keebler elves respect their forest friends with several vegan offerings.  Their animal cookies are homages to our friends; they do NOT include any actual animals.  My awesome lunch (whole box o' Wheat Thins) was vegan.  Betty Crocker's Bac-o's are great big fake-o's.  The little old ladies with their lint-covered Brach's are taking a stance against animal cruelty.  (You know they say the biggest voting population is the older generation... right down to their lozenges!)  Manwich sauce proves you can be manly and vegan all at once.

Important Points: 

Ghirardelli has several vegan hot chocolates and a vegan dark chocolate bar. Smuckers has a marshmallow topping that is vegan.  Hershey's syrup is vegan so you can continue to chocolate-ize... everything.  Several brownie, biscuit, and bread mixes are vegan, so you can sub appropriately to make it fully vegan.  Jello pudding mixes are also vegan-- easy peasy to sub out dairy milk.

Hope you enjoy all your new options!

What's your favorite "accidentally vegan" food?  What's your super quick go-to dinner when your battery is drained?

1 comment:

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Thanks for taking word verif off!!!!!!!

Hi sweets, I am beat too. What a week!
I have seen that site about what's vegan and not but thankx for the refresher.

And of course, for all your sweet comments and emails.