Monthly Archives: September 2012

“Cheddar” Casserole

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    Or Mac and Cheese with Stuff Floating in it:

1 cup Pasta Shells
1 tbsp Vegan Buttery Spread
3 strips of “Follow Your Heart” cheddar alternative
1 tbsp garlic paste
1 tbsp basil paste
1 no chicken bouillon cube
1/3 cup of coconut milk
1/2 can French cut green beans
1 veggie dog
1 cp diced carrots

1. Boil pasta shells and carrots in bouillon water for 10 minutes.
2. Drain the pasta carrot mix.
3. Put in a Pyrex glass, I used a 8×8 glass one. Add in green beans, “butter” spread,Veggie dog, and spices.
4. Mix in the 1/3 cp of coconut milk.
5. Top with the 3 spices of cheese.
6. Put in oven at 350 F for 15 minutes.
7. Take out and top with Veggie Parma and enjoy!!!

Theoretically, this could feed 4 people. But Jen and I finished it in one sitting. This is by far the most delicious vegan dish I have made.

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A Struggle

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I am going to go into detail, like I said I was going to try to be straight forward and honest in this blog, so those who don’t want a TMI moment skip this blog post and look forward to my dinner post tonight. 

I am so incredibly hungry. I thought at first maybe it had to do with the fact I was a week away from my period, (Ewww, gross, she does that?!?!) but looking at my food log I think I may have sabotaged myself in another way I hadn’t thought of. Soda… with me being on this veggie diet I had also cut out the majority of refined sugar. Last night was the Saturday of my weekend and I had a beer with sunkist as well as a vegan cupcake and I was craving sugar today like a no other. It’s kind of rediculous how this little bit of crud really hit my appetite. I ate till I was full.. but I ate well. So I ate about half a container of cherry containers and a handful of olives with jalepeños. 

I am curious, how have others dealt with food cravings on a vegan diet? I’d love some feedback from others.