What’s that in there? Lunch!?
It’s a pretty rare occasion that I share what I eat for lunch around here. Usually I stick to dinner leftovers, or other randoms. With the change of weather I’ve begun to crave a more fresh approach to lunch, and this week I’ve turned to my favorite tried and true sandwich. Courtesy of my iPhone camera, enjoy foil wrap (for the record: I save foil wrap and reuse it as long as humanly possible. D thinks this is a little over the top but really, why waste?), and my lunch.
What’s smushed into that?
- Sabra classic hummus
- Sliced tomatoes
- 1/4 sliced avocado
- 1 leaf green leaf lettuce
- 1 slice Galaxy Vegan American Flavor cheese
Honestly, it’s a simple sandwich but tastes so fresh and savory. Really. Usually I crave sweets after I eat lunch, and this just hits the spot – always. It’s pretty much the only vegan sandwich that I enjoy that doesn’t include a tofu/tempeh. So, just keep that in mind.
And as for dinner, I worked late seeing two clients tonight so it needed to be quick and easy, and for that I am grateful for Trader Joe’s frozen options. I grabbed this two weeks ago when I noticed a specific stamp of approval on top:
Yup, vegan it is!
And this was so, so simple to turn into a meal. I crumbled up some pressed firm tofu, let it marinate about 5-minutes in soy sauce and a dab of sesame oil, then let it pan fry until browned. I then threw in the rice and dinner was ready nearly 5-minutes later.
The flavors in this are spot on. It isn’t too salty, and each bite had a hint of peas, corn and onion that I find true and necessary for a rice stir fry’s flavor. The balance was unquestionable. Also unquestionable? That I will absolutely buy this in the future, even if it sits in the freezer for 2-months. There are always days when I need meals like this (more often than not), and for less than 3 dollars it’s worth the freezer space.
I also think it’s important to mention that some of us get so stuck in the routine of cubing tofu for stir frys and crumbling for scrambles only. This meal I think was heightened by the crumbling, which allowed the marinade to really cover more ground in less time and keep the flavor kicked up. This also meant that the tofu flavor didn’t overtake each bite, and contributed to an overall balanced contrast.
Now I’m going to curl back up on the couch with a Pomarita, blueberry muffin, and wait for Losing It to come on and make me regret those last two decisions. It’s only Tuesday people!