|vegan garlic bread swoon. this is everything I ever need: garlic-y, buttery, crunchy on the outside and squishy on the inside. and it's easy to make, combine fresh garlic and parsley, smoosh with Earth Balance and spread on a good baguette, wrap in tin foil and throw in oven pre-heated to 350 degrees for maybe 20 minutes. swoon swoon swoon. served with spaghetti (crock pot marinara!) and a salad covered in shredded vegan mozzarella, balsamic vinegar and olive oil, it makes the perfect (and easy) Italian meal!|
New products like Daiya Cheese Wedges made it fun to cook regular, boring stuff like vegan breakfast sandwiches and hamburgers! Despite the soul-crushing heat, I still craved spaghetti enough to boil water for pasta and to turn on the oven to make garlic bread. Typical Italian.
|vegan cheeseburger! waffle fries!|
|hell yes! slices of tofu pan-fried with a sprinkle of tumeric, nutritional yeast and salt and pepper, Daiya Pepperjack vegan cheese, vegan sausage and homemade guacamole. so easy and so yummy!|
Most of the time this summer, I just threw together little snackies. Many of them included avocados. These lazy meals were ideal to bring to work or throw together after a long day.
|vegan cheese and crackers!|
|avocado stuffed with salsa, olives and Sriracha|
|avocado squished on crackers with salt, pepper and a sprinkle of nutritional yeasts. yum!|
And then there were family BBQs! Chips, salsa, guacamole, beer and ice cream! I'm more than happy with eating side dishes and dessert. Who needs the meat part?!!
|My new favorite beer. And more homemade guacamole!!!!!|
|this happened. and it was amazing. vegan banana splits for life!|
|there was plenty of cat nip this summer.|
|and lots of leisurely walks at Murray Park|
|and lots of laying around with Darby! I like summer. :)|