Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Year's Eve Eve

I'll begin this post with my afternoon trip to Sprouts.  It was the first time I've been grocery shopping since our return from Kansas.
Avocado, kale, green bell pepper, cabbage, green onion.
Celery, shredded lettuce, shallot, onion, oranges, red bell pepper.
Oats, white corn tortillas, seitan, broth.

Any guesses on what I might produce this week? ;)
On to the meals. . .
Today started with a favorite breakfast:
Everything bagel (toasted) with Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese


Tall Soy Latte (with a smidgen of snow)
Banana Chips
Dinner: stuffed bell pepper
Brown rice, soy crumbles, tomato sauce and paste, onion, garlic, celery and spices inside a bell pepper.  There are two more that I will have another time.

The evening ended with a trip to Caveau with a friend and a few glasses of bubbly alongside great conversation.  I would have taken a picture, but they keep it really dark in there.  

I wish you all a wonderful New Year's Eve tomorrow, and I'll see you in 2013!


  1. Happy New Year Ingrid!! Looks like you are going to be starting off 2013 with a fridge fully stocked with amazing produce! I can't wait to see what you make with all of it! Your meals also look really delicious! You know I'm always going to love the bagels. I'm a jewish woman from NY, loving bagels is coded in my DNA. ;) The slaw looks so delicious!! Your stuffed pepper looks great! I'd love to try a zucchini stuffed with that mixture, I bet it would be delicious! I feel like my life would be so much better if I liked bell peppers.

    I hope you had a great time with your friend!! Sounds really lovely!

    Have a very happy and save New Year Ingrid! See you in 2013.

    1. Happy New Year, Sarah! I don't eat plain bell peppers often, but steaming them (you put a layer of water in the bottom of the baking dish, cover with foil) with a filling makes them really soft and not very strong flavor-wise.

      Yes, it was a good time and great catching up!

      Here we go, another year!

  2. The bell pepper looks great! Chock full of fun stuff.
    Really nice grocery haul too; it's been far too long since I've actually gotten groceries for myself (not holiday cooking) and I am sorely feeling the lack.
    Happy Happy New Year, Ingrid! Sounds like you already celebrated pretty well - are you doing anything tonight??

    1. I've been so bad, only picking up three or four items when I would pop into the store, thus causing me to return two days later. Not cost effective! I had to sit down and think about what I wanted to make this week, and then do a proper trip!

      I was invited out, but decided this year I'd stay in - I had a champagne split and was in bed right after midnight! Ha!

  3. I would be all over that Thai peanut slaw! Anything that's Thai + peanut is good in my book. :)

    Your haul looks just as great as Sarah's. Yum! No guesses on what you'll be making, but I'll definitely be staying tuned to see. :)

    I hope you and Remy have a great night and a very happy, healthy new year!

    1. Thanks, Molly! I hope you have a fantastic New Year as well! The peanut slaw actually wasn't great, and I wouldn't get it again. It's unfortunate because I love thai and peanut stuff, too! Oh well!

  4. Happy New Year, Ingrid! What a wonderfully, fresh and healthy haul. The Sprouts in our area is a bit too far from us to go there regularly, but when we do, I love it! The prices and selection are great. My mom gave me a $30 gift card there for Christmas, so now I have an excuse to go. Here's looking to a wonderful year ahead!

    1. Sprouts does have better prices than Whole Foods, but since they merged with Sunflower, they don't carry many of the vegan items I like. Boo! I hope you make it to yours soon!

  5. We have a disappearing comment issue again, as I found Shen's in my inbox:

    The Shenandoah Vegan has left a new comment on your post "New Year's Eve Eve":

    Happy New Year! I predict Enchiladas in the future?

    Shen, there will not be enchiladas but there will be tacos! ;)

  6. Happy new year! I'm hugely jealous you can buy readymade seitan. I have to make it myself - which is fine, apart from when I broke a glass into it, like yesterday. Not a flavour I'd recommend.

    1. Thanks, Joey! I really should try to make my own, as I believe it would taste better. I'm using it in a recipe, so it should hopefully be good. :) I broke a glass in November, and my hand enjoyed two big slices - good times! I hope no tastebuds or other body parts were injured in your house. :)