🌱💓Ham and Cheese Sandwich💓🌱
Wanted to test the melt-ability of this aged cheddar...I think it passes 😆
@followyourheart Vegenaise, homemade cheddar, homemade ham, pickles, and hot sauce! All vegan!
Happy Tuesday! ❤️
One of our best pasta creations! ❤️ noodles, zucchini, mushrooms, carrots, kale, onions, and @gardein Meatless Meatballs (but shredded up into lil pieces...their texture is impeccable) all tossed in a creamy cashew San Marzano tomato sauce. 🌿
my mom and i are eating #alltheveganfood while she’s visiting LA 💚
there was a time i would have been terrified to eat out so much or to celebrate special occasions like my birthday with dinners and desserts, and i wouldn’t have been able to truly enjoy myself at all.
freedom from disordered eating isn’t an easy thing, but the work is so worth it.
ps: the cashew raclette from @plantfoodandwine is one of the greatest things i’ve eaten ever 🤤
go immediately and get it. #birthdayweekend#edwarrior#ilovemymom
Oh yes it’s piZzZZzZzZzZaaAAAaa night! And the feelin’s right! Oh yes it’s pizza night, oh whaaaat a niiiiiight 🎶🍕
Friday night is unofficial pizza night in the Bauer Haus, with homemade dough, sauce, cashew cheese, and lots of toppings. Even though it’s a little more work than opening a jar of sauce, using a bag of cheese, and pre-made dough, it’s such a nice way to kick off the weekend together. We dance around and chat about our day and tag-team putting everything together. Teamwork makes the (pizza) dream work!
🌱'Chicken' Pot Pie🌱
This was allllllll @ianjekelis 😻
Exactly how I remember it...amazingly classic and ultra comforting ❤️ just what I needed ❤️ Isn't it beautiful that we don't have to "give up" our favorite, family classics when we go vegan?! Compassion wins always🐔🐥🐓
Our dinner last night has quickly become one of my new favorite warmer weather go-tos! Lentil tacos from @isachandra’s Isa Does It cookbook AKA my vegan bible! Cooked brown lentils, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, and coriander, sautéed onions and garlic. Mix it allllll up in a pan, adding water as needed, and a bit of tomato paste. Top liberally with guacamole, salsa if you have it, whatever you want! Serve on corn tortillas warmed up first so they’re nice and foldy. Yes, that’s a technical cooking term. 🤣 I’m hooked on this chipotle cashew cheese...recipe is in my story from last night! 🌮😋🤤
I gotta say...these just might be better than the original...(I mean besides the fact that they already are infinitely better because no animal had to die to make em 🐥🐥).
....but I'm gonna fry em next time 😂 (see previous for full dino nugget glory 😍)
🦕VEGAN - BAKED🦕
🌋 If at all possible, I recommend finding someone who will make vegan dino nuggets from scratch with you at midnight. 🌞 @ianjekelis 🌟 ...and also loaded fries, corn off the cob, green beans, and three dipping sauces (chipotle crema, bbq, and ketchup). ❤️
🎉🥥IT WORKED!!🥥🎉 My prayers to the yogurt gods were answered and the coconut milk yogurt recipe from @minimalistbaker that I posted on my IG story Monday worked! Check my highlight or google “minimalist Baker coconut yogurt” and just follow that. I just added a dollop to my post-workout smoothie and it made it so creamy and delicious. I can’t believe it is SO easy, I am like astonished that people pay $39.99 for jars of this stuff. ASTONISHED I TELL YOU. That’s some funny money right there. 💸 unless it is infused with water from a fountain of youth, I legit do not understand paying that much for it. Sooooo happy I can now get my coconut yogurt fix whenever I want! And for those who asked, it is very low in protein, so if you’re on the hunt for a dairy-free protein-rich yogurt, this is not the yogurt that you’re looking for. Pretend I said that in an Obi-Wan Kenobi voice 🤪
✨Soup & Sandwich✨
Leftover minestrone soup and a chickpea salad sandwich! 😍 I like to add some extra broth to soup leftovers before putting it away.... because those noodles like to suck up all of the yummy broth and then you end up with pasta salad 😂
I was trimming some cheese blocks/wheels to make them more evenly shaped and made a simple little cheese plate with the scraps 😍 Not the most gorgeous...but pretty delicious 💚💚
🌱'Chicken' 'Bacon' Mac N Grilled Cheese🌱
I mean, honestly...what else was I going to do with that leftover mac?! I also may have added a lil extra Muenster, some @followyourheart Vegan Ranch, and some hot sauce 😁
🌱She's ready for her close up! 💋
Plated pic of the grilled 'chicken' 'bacon' mac n 3 cheese!
The slightly burnt crispy cheese pieces on top were EVERYTHING. 😍 Who else is a fan of burnt cheesy goodness?! Ian is not....so more for me 😁 *picks off more of the topping* 😇
🔥'Chicken' 'Bacon' Mac Bake!🔥
Jumbo macaroni noodles, grilled 'chicken' (from previous post), 'bacon', and green onions tossed in a creamy cheddar, smoked provolone, and muenster sauce! All vegan 💋please stop eating animals and products that are taken from them🖤
Fettuccini Carbonara @crossroadskitchen - Fun dish from @crossroadskitchen new Spring Menu!
Perfectly cooked Fettuccini, Shitaki Bacon, Peas, Parmesan, and a house made “Egg” that scrambles beautifully into the mix.
Crossroads has been one of my top LA vegan restaurants for multiple years running now because they consistently offer dishes that push the “vegan food” envelope without sacrificing taste. Taking an EXTREMELY non vegan dish like Fettuccini Carbonara, and making a vegan version that tastes good, looks good, and feels effortless in the plating deserves a big 👏 . Absolutely worth a visit if you’re in from out of town.
🖤 Minestrone Soup & Garlic Bread 🖤
Desperately clinging to the last little bit of cool weather over here! This soup is loaded with wonderfulness. Fusilli pasta, red kidney beans, northern white beans, carrots, green beans, kale, fire roasted tomatoes, zucchini, celery, onion, roasted garlic, and lots of herbs! ✴️If you're not already adding some Texas Pete hot sauce to any and all veggie soups...do it. 🖤
💚Vegan Spicy Chicken Burrito💚
...I think this might be my new favorite burrito 😍 Adobo spiced 'chicken', sour cream, green jalapeno hot sauce, mozzarella, cheddar, and homade Mexican rice 🖤 Imagine a big chicken enchilada...with rice inside 😂
💕🍟Homemade Fries Forever🍟💕
Topped with homemade sour cream, soy 'bacon' bits, and fresh chives!
Cut potatoes and soak in cool water for 20 min. Dry well (I put them in a towel and roll em up). Preheat air fryer to 330 for about 5 min while your fries are drying. Toss fries in a small amount of oil (I use Grapeseed), and cook for 5 min. Open tray and shake fries, increase temp to 390 and cook another 15-20 min...depending on how many fries are in there. Give them a check and a shake every 5 min or so to make sure they cook evenly. Transfer to bowl and season 💋💋
💚plate of plants!💚
The rest of the meal that the beautiful tofu from earlier was a part of 😍 Jasmine rice (cooked in the Instant Pot....that thing makes flawless rice!), steamed veggies (carrots, cabbage, broccoli, and sugar snap peas), mushrooms with soy sauce, roasted cashews, and chives! All covered with my favorite sauce! It's just @followyourheart Vegenaise, Sriracha, fresh lime juice, and a bit of sugar! 💋
This is the High Protein Extra Firm Tofu from Trader Joe's! It is wonderful! 14 g of protein per serving (3 oz) and you don't need to press it at all 😁 Sliced it into planks and brushed it with a Soyaki/Teriyaki sauce mix (I just pulled some bottles out of the fridge and mixed it up 🤣). Bake on a lined baking sheet at 400° for 40 min, flipping and brushing with more sauce every 10 min. Then just cut into cubes!