Hello November! When November hits the calendar, it seems like it’s officially Autumn to me for some reason. We are still having up and down temperatures which is really confusing but for the most part the leaves have fallen from the trees and the rainy season has begun. It’s hard to think it’s now fall but in about 1 month it will be the start of winter! (Well at least in my mind…) Seeing as it is fall, it’s time to start kicking out the fall soup recipes and also hot breakfast dishes. There’s nothing like having a nice, hot plate in front of you on a very cold day. For us right now, we have to bake/cook all of our dishes on Sunday to get through the week (only time the kitchen is free to use) so the microwave is our best friend at the moment. That’s okay though since it gives me time to share with all of you our delicious meals of the week ahead of time for all of you to enjoy.
It’s not just pumpkin season people, it’s also still apple season!!! So in our household we used a few of our fresh from the local orchard farmer apples to make this delicious breakfast. It is a super delicious savory but not so sweet breakfast muffin. Actually I think you might even be able to call it a snack as long as you don’t tell anyone it was made for breakfast. Recipe Available here on G.K. on November 11, 2014.
Lightlife Smart Bacon is a product we tested this week for breakfast and Vegan BLT sandwiches. It is sold in most stores for $3.69. It fell short for us in taste and texture. For us, we would rather make tempeh bacon for $2.99 and a little extra work. Now our tastes are different than everyone else, so even though we would never purchase again, you might like it. Anyone else tested this vegan product?
Since we have to eat lunch without a method of heating anything up, salads are rather an easy option. We love salads though so it’s not hard at all. If there is a way to warm things up though, please let us know we would love to have warm meals too. This salad takes about 5 minutes to put everything together and serves about 6 meals. It has pinto beans in it, so it’s basically a one-pot meal. Recipe available here on Genki Kitty on November 6, 2014.
Chunky Navy Bean and Tomato Soup Recipe for those cold days all you want to do is cuddle up with a furry baby and read a book. You can either have this chunky like us or blend until smooth and creamy. Either way this is a winning autumn soup recipe. Recipe available here on G.K. on November 8, 2014.
Garlicky Tofu Fried Rice is so simple you will wonder why you haven’t already made it. It combines vegetables, tofu and rice into a tasty salty, savory treat for any dinner night. Thankfully it does freeze well and it warms up from the refrigerator up to one week without going bad. It’s a time saving secret recipe. Recipe available after November 9, 2014.
Stroganoff may be Russian but my German family used to make quite often throughout the wintery months. It is almost a comfort food, right up there with vegan goulash. Keeping to original Russian food culture, animal meat is generally the main attraction. In our household we wanted to make this dish but without the usage of a processed meat alternative. So we went ahead with mushroom stroganoff which boasts 14.4 g per serving of protein! That’s about 1/2 of your daily need of protein in one meal! Where do vegans get their protein you ask? Well, that’s easy from delicious recipes like this that can be made in under 30 minutes. Recipe Available here on November 12, 2014.
Still snacking on the treats from last week so we actually did not make any sweets or snacks. We have been delighting in a lot of tea featured in My Tea Collection, Pt 2, Pt 3.
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