It was -8 when I woke up this morning, so I skipped the morning group run in Crystal Lake. I would wait for it to warm up a bit before attempting a run. I cleared out the vegetables in the fridge by making a tofu scramble. I followed the recipe from Vegan Brunch, which I don’t think is that different from Vegan with a Vengeance. Both recipes are good. I added mushrooms, red pepper, onions, and green olives marinated with garlic that I bought for another recipe, but never used. We also had cumin & turmeric home fries and mixed berry muffins for carb-y deliciousness. I subbed applesauce for half the oil in the muffins, so they had a little less fat, but they were still really good.
After breakfast, I went to a yoga class at the gym and tried out my new yoga mat. It’s way better than my old ones. (Thanks, mom!)
This afternoon was the big game – Chicago and Green Bay. I learned on NPR that wings are the big thing to eat during a football game, so instead of buffalo wings, I made buffalo tempeh from Appetite for Reduction. I also made some more Veg News mac & cheese (love this stuff!), which we had with steamed broccoli. The food was much better than the game. The Bears will not be going to the Superbowl.
I made Arabian Lentil and Rice Soup from Appetite for Reduction yesterday and H had some of that for dinner (so good!), but I was still full from our late lunch and the cookies I made. I used the recipe from Vegan Cookies Invade your Cookie Jar. The dough is a big mess and the cookies are flat. They taste good, but they are too flat to be the perfect chocolate chip cookie. I also made a gluten-free version by replacing the all-purpose flour with a combination of millet flour, white rice flour, and tapioca flour. It has a bit of a grainy aftertaste, but its not too bad.