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Day 16-20

Finals are coming!  Sorry for the lack of updates, but the end of the semester kind of snuck up on me, so I’ve been busy studying and not writing my art history paper.  The good thing about this budget is that I’m not allowed to stress eat.. and honestly, knowing that I can’t, I don’t really have the urge to.

Day 16 – Sunday, May 16
Morning:  I had oatmeal for breakfast at home, and a muffin on my break at work.

Afternoon/Evening:  My co-worker and I went to WorldFest, and she made me eat.  But it doesn’t count, because it was free!  That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.  I had a Philly Dream with fries from One World Vegetarian Cuisine when we got there, and a bowl of Maggie Mudd vegan ice cream before we left.  Plus, endless free samples in tiny cups.  I also took a sample of V-Dog home to my Dachshund, and she loved it.

Day 17 – Monday, May 17
Morning:  Oatmeal.

Afternoon:  I made fried rice with tofu and green onion, and a salad (red leaf lettuce & olives).  And then I made the rice into PacMan, eating Sriracha power pellets.  What can I say, I met Tal Ronnen the day before.. some of his gourmet must have rubbed off.  (On a side note:  It’s PacMan’s 30th birthday, and you can play PacMan in the Google logo today!)

Evening:  I had planned on just eating the rest of my rice, but I got asked to work the next day.  I packed up the rice to take for lunch, and had pretty boring pinto beans and a rice cake.

Day 18 – Tuesday, May 18
Morning:  I had two muffins at work.

Afternon:  Leftover fried rice with lots of Sriracha.

Evening:  I was pretty tired after work and didn’t feel like cooking, so I decided to just make Top Ramen.  I sauteed half of a portabello mushroom with green onion, and added the noodles with water.  I was kind of hesitant to use the seasoning packet with a lifetime’s worth of sodium, so I decided to just add a little curry powder, and a dash of chili powder.  The broth wasn’t drinkable, but the noodles were perfect.

Day 19 – Wednesday, May 19
Morning:  Muffin.

Afternoon:  I made fried rice with tofu, green onion, and the rest of my mushroom from last night.  I also had a muffin before I went to class.

Evening:  I got home from school around 10:30 craving breakfast food, so I made scrambled tofu and home fries with onion.

Day 20 – Thursday, May 20
Morning:  Oatmeal.

Afternoon:  Leftover fried rice & Sriracha.

Evening:  I made rice with green onion, broccoli, tofu, and almonds.  It was gross.  I don’t know what happened, but I blame the Grey’s Anatomy season finale.  I also probably would’ve been more willing to eat it if I hadn’t had a salad first, or if I hadn’t left my Sriracha at work.  Anyway, the rice was way too moist, so before I packed up my leftovers I threw it back in the pan for a few more minutes.  It still looked kinda funky, but hopefully I’m too hungry by lunchtime today to care.  At least I have rooster sauce.  Rooster sauce fixes everything.

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May 21, 2010 at 9:47 am 5 comments

Day 11, 12 & 13

WorldFest is tomorrow in Los Angeles, and I’ll be stopping by after work.  I had counted on the fact that I wouldn’t be able to buy food there, but my friends have been telling me I should give myself a free pass for tomorrow.  Their thinking is that in reality, the benefit of being on a strict budget is to be able to spend a little money for special events.  That may be true, but it still feels like cheating to me.  I think I’ll have to settle for just making mental notes of foods I want to try later, and maybe get some ideas for cooking at home.  But I must say, I have been craving vegan ice cream somethin’ fierce.  Someone else sugested I should be able to eat whatever I can get for free.. I wonder if making really sad faces in front of the Coconut Bliss booth would be effective?

(I had exams this week and I’ve been a little under the weather, but I will catch up with posts in the next day or two.)

Day 11 – Tuesday, May 11
Morning:  Carrot muffin, banana.

Afternoon:  Leftover fried rice from Sunday night, and apple sauce.

Evening:  I got home from school pretty late and I really just wanted to go to bed.  I microwaved a bowl of mashed potatoes and peas while I checked my e-mail.

Day 12 – Wednesday, May 12
Morning:  Scrambled tofu, home fries with mushroom and onion.  I love this meal, and I’m glad I know how to make it now!

Afternoon:  I had been craving eggless egg salad, so I tried some on rice cakes.  The first two bites were delicious, but then I started to realize that it was actually kind of disgusting.  I put the rest in the fridge until I’d have time to make real bread, and had a muffin and some apple sauce instead.

Evening:  Gardein chick’n scallopini with mushrooms and onions, and a side of mashed potatoes.

Day 13 – Thursday, May 13
Morning:  Carrot muffin.

Afternoon:  I baked bread for the first time!  It came out pretty awesome, and the eggless egg salad sandwich was delicious.  Bread recipe from How it all Vegan.

Evening:  For dinner, I decided to make beans on toast.  Ew, right?  To be honest, back when I first heard that beans on toast is a staple in British cuisine, I was pretty confused.. and a little disgusted.  But I had one day ’til grocery shopping, and the only substantial things I had left were my bread, and a can of pinto beans.  So I sliced up a jalapeno and threw it in a skillet with the beans, and when they were almost ready I added some barbecue sauce.  Apparently it’s important to use buttered toast when making beans on toast – I Googled it – so I made toast with Earth Balance and topped it with beans.  I’m sure the homemade-ness had a lot to do with it, and I probably wouldn’t reccommend canned beans on Wonderbread, but this actually came out really tasty.

I mean.. look at the picture.  It even LOOKS gross.  But don’t judge beans on toast by it’s cover.  It was delicious.

May 15, 2010 at 8:50 pm 6 comments


Objective

To prove that I can feed myself tasty, ethical meals for cheaper than a fast food dollar menu.


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