What I Ate: Jan 15th

Welcome back to What I Ate for your Veganuary! 

It’s gotten cold again in NY and I have been craving more comfort meals

Breakfast: 

Didn’t take a photo, but avocado toast as always! 

Snack:

For lunch I made a soup today, and only needed a little carrot. So I ate the rest of the carrot and dipped it in a little beet hummus. 

For lunch I made my own personal soup and it was SO good!

Disclaimer on these recipes: Since they’re not technical “blog recipe posts” they’re not going to be super formal & with exact measurements. I tried to measure out the most important parts of this recipe but otherwise everything is by eye. 

1-2 tablespoons of carrot, diced. 

1-2 tablespoons of onion, diced. 

1 garlic clove

3/4 cupish cauliflower florets. 

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 cup vegetable broth 

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup passata 

1/4 cup orzo

1/4 cup white beans

handful of spinach 

*spices: thyme, pepper, nutritional yeast, sriracha” 

Add your diced carrot & onion and saute them in a little olive oil and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add in your chopped garlic clove and let cook for another 30 seconds. At this time also add in your pepper  & thyme. Add in your cauliflower for 1-2 minutes and then add in your tomato paste. Mix until the tomato paste is evenly distributed and add in your vegetable broth, water, passata & sriracha (optional). Let come to a boil and add in your orzo. Bring heat down to a simmer and cover pot. Let cook for 10 minutes or until orzo is cooked through. When done, add in your white beans, nutritional yeast & spinach! 

Dinner: 

For dinner I wanted pasta but was also craving a pesto-like sauce. I didn’t have a lot of basil so I decided to add in spinach to help make it more green. To make this sauce creamy, I used some of the leftover white beans I didn’t use from earlier. 

1/2 cupish white beans

1/4 cupish basil

large handful of spinach 

few glugs of olive oil 

half a lemon

salt 

pepper

garlic powder

nutritional yeast 

I added that all to my blender and let mix until smooth! I added a bit more olive oil as I went to help thin it out. 

I hope you guys enjoyed todays post! See you guys tomorrow 🙂 

*note that this sauce made more than just one serving so I saved the rest for tomorrow or a different day 🙂 

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