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Friday, February 16, 2018

A Vegan Bowl Of Goodness and a Good Read

Each week I take time to cut up my veggies, this makes meal preparation a snap for the rest of the week. I bag all the chopped veggies up and keep them in the fridge. Once the bag is empty I clean it out and then keep it in the bottom of the fridge drawer so I can refill it at my cut up session.

For lunch and dinner most days I eat my Vegan Bowl of Goodness, sometimes known as a Buddha Bowl, or as my mother calls it, my bowl of weeds!

A pot of green tea and a VBG!

I steam my veggies, I will always have a couple of servings of greens, collard or kale, red cabbage, diced tomatoes, nutritional yeast, mushrooms and Brussel sprouts, the other veggies are added as the mood strikes me. I like sweet potato, rutabaga, turnip, parsnip, carrots, beets. 

Brussel sprouts and sweet potato
Collard greens, purple cabbage and mushrooms

The veggies go in the steamer first, then I dump in the greens and cabbage and top it all off with some sliced mushrooms. I put some diced tomatoes and lentils in a bowl and heat them in the microwave, and then add a couple tablespoons of nutritional yeast (nooch). 
Once my veggies are ready, ten minutes at the very most, I simply dump them on top of my lentil, tomato, nooch mixture and ENJOY!

For dessert I enjoy a half a cup of frozen blueberries.
Lentils and diced tomato
Nooch added to my lentil, tomato mix

My most favorite Vegan Bowl of Goodness is my morning bowl of oatmeal with a couple tablespoons of ground flax seed mixed in, it is sooooo yummy and I just absolutely love it. I often have a second bowl of oats in the afternoon for a snack, really I could live only on oatmeal and be quite happy.

Ahhh, me lovely oats!

I am so enjoying my "more reading" for 2018. I am devouring books and all have been good so far. Earlier this week I whipped through Symposium by Muriel Spark, it was excellent. It is a well written story, a wealthy London couple host a dinner party for ten, some of the guests know each other, and some know of, but don't know each other. There is a bit of mystery, a lot of comedy, a fabulous plot, no one is as they seem, and it is very enjoyable. Highly recommend it.

The second book I started this week is by Armistead Maupin, Tales of the City. This book is an absolute kitchy riot! It is laugh out loud funny, as it depicts life in the mid seventies in San Francisco, the gay scene, the drug scene, the one night stand scene, the restless, bored, never satisfied uber wealthy people and their scene. Lives intersect, part, regroup, in a constant changing scene of depravity, it is great stuff. And the kitchy part, OMG, the descriptions, from the milk crate book shelves, the macramé plant hangers, shag carpeting, hang in there baby cat posters, you can just picture it all! Highly recommend this book too.

Well good people that is all I have today, I've gotta get back to my Tales in the City babies!

Peace be with you,



Rebecca said...

We need a catch up visit!
You've made major changes in your life.
Mine (in some ways) is the same and in other ways not....

affectioknit said...

Hi...I'm Teresa (aka Affectioknit)...just found your blog hopping over from BLD...Your bowl looks yummy...I love Muriel Spark...just read A Far Cry from was good...

~Have a lovely day!

Bean said...

Hi Rebecca,

Nice to hear from you. Are you ready for spring? I am getting weary of this cold weather.


Bean said...

Hi Teresa,

Nice to meet you. Hey you like to knit, me too. I haven't read A Far Cry from Kensington, will pick up a copy from the library. Muriel Spark is a gem of a writer. Have you read any Barbara Pym - another excellent writer - she has been described as the Jane Austen of the 20th century -


Maureen said...

Amsted Maupin, I read all of his books back in the day - having discovered one I romped through them. Such twists and turns!

I have a collection of Barbara Pym, my favourite keeps changing but Crampton Hodnet is up there with the best.

Maureen said...

I've just seen that you like John Wyndham. On Youtube is a complete audio version of The Day of the Triffids beautifully read by British actor Timothy West.

Bean said...

My first introduction to Pym was Excellent Women, and it is still a favorite. I also like the sad Autumn Quartet. I really enjoyed Crampton Hodnet too, it is funny. On YouTube there is a nice little film starring Patricia Routledge as Barbara Pym, and it is based on a day out for Barbara to go to the BBC for an interview or something, I watched it a number of years ago, it was quite enjoyable.
I also really, really like an Unsuitable Attachment.

The Day of the Triffids is a good sci-fi.

I have The Bell by Iris Murdoch on hold at the library, so will be reading soon. Thanks for the recommendation.