It’s that time of the year again! Vegan Month of Food or Vegan MoFo!
The difference this year is weekly themes with daily prompts. If you aren’t a blogger or a blog reader, there will be lots of people participating via Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.
Day 1: What’s your Favorite Food? Make it and share it!
I made BBQ Butler soy curls and hasselback potatoes recently with my favorite new oil – Nutiva’s Organic Buttery Coconut Oil.
I was a little wary of the butter flavor but it’s vegan and not an artificial flavor. The Nutiva website says it’s made from coconut oil, sunflower oil and mint. Interesting right? Anytime I want some good fat and I’m not making Asian inspired dishes, I’m using it!
Day 2: How to make friends – What’s your go to “impress” me meal?
I love to make South Indian food! It’s fun to make a large quantity of rice, sambar, coconut chutney and a masala dosa fresh for each person. I’ve been making my own sambar powder for years and have a baby curry tree so I never run out of leaves.
Day 3: What’s your “easy cook” meal? That you make when you can’t be bothered to cook much?
When I don’t feel like cooking much, scrambled tofu and a little avocado toast is a great meal at any time of day!
Day 4: Eating out – Where do you eat when you want someone else to cook for you?
If I eat out, I like trying something new. It gets old going to the same place all the time and or having to eat a veggie burger or taco again.
Some friends and owners recently invited me to their new meat-free restaurant in North Austin – Citizen Eatery for the soft opening last Friday. It’s a casual place with a contemporary feel. They have breakfast all day – including a vegan breakfast platter that has perfectly buttery cannellini beans, a smokey vegan sausage crumble that was such a savory delight, and a blend of local greens. They smoke onions and mushrooms for this dish and also for their burgers. They aren’t using pre-made soy substitutes as all of they dishes are scratch made.
Citizen Eatery – Vegan Breakfast Platter
Aimee has been working on a veggie burger patty for as long as I have known her and it is so highly flavorful. It beats all those black-bean patties I have to suffer through at restaurants that have it as an afterthought for vegans. My husband and daughter tried a couple of their burger offerings. I want to try the Assam burger the next time I go in along with more of their Texas Tumbledweed veggie fry bundles.
I’m so excited when a new restaurant opens that has so many options to choose from! Thank you so much Aimee and Michael! I hope that if you are in Austin that you will head to Burnet Rd and try it!
Day 5: Late Night Snack – Tell us what you’re midnight snacking on!
The only time I eat a late night snack is if I’m out on the town salsa dancing. If it’s past midnight and I’m hungry, it’s fun to go to Frank. I like to get a Chicago Dog with that happy Day-Glo relish with either their vegan hotdog or specialty vegan sausages. They also have yummy waffle fries!
Day 6: Comfort food – Something that always cheers you up.
I really like biscuits. Biscuits with vegan sausage is great. Biscuits with vegan sausage and vegan peppered cream gravy is even better! I had some biscuits this morning for free at Green Vegetarian Cuisine in San Antonio, TX. I was visiting family and this is probably one of the only places in San Antonio to get a vegan breakfast that isn’t just fruit or oatmeal.