Summer is a few steps behind us now, and although I (sadly) may be spending a little less time drinking $3.00 beers on my favorite rooftop bar, I also have autumn to look forward to.  With this new season, comes a new running schedule.  I really enjoy running in cooler weather.  During the summer I feel like I run for 10 seconds before giving up, so I think that my sneakers will be happy to finally get some air.

There are a group of food blogs that I regularly read,  and many of them do more of a food journal thang.  Essentially, they post every meal they eat.  I would love to show you guys exactly what I’m eating, but to be honest, I think you might get a little bored.  I eat a lot of the same things during the week.  I’m trying to gain readers, not lose ’em!

I wanted to share a few of my recent favorites. I’ve been making some plate-licking (vegan!)meals recently.

Breakfast (weekend, obviously.  Can you imagine if I made myself these on a Tuesday morning, packed them up and ate my pretty pancakes sitting in my little cube?): Blueberry Banana Pancakes

I’m not much of a baker, so I can’t really give you exact measurements for these pancakes (what kind of a responsible blogger am I?)  But I think it went along the lines of this:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 T vegetable oil
  • flax egg (1 T ground flax + 3 T warm water)
  • 2 T agave
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup water, or so… to desired consistency (I would have used almond or soy milk here, but I was out)
  • pinch of salt
  • dash of cinnamon
  • peanut buttah and bananas for on top

Please forgive me if I forgot some vital ingredient and your pancakes fall flat. I promise I’ll write down what I threw in the bowl next time. Or feel feel to make additions/subtractions!

Green lunches.

Organics! Arugula, broccoli slaw, pea shoots, Dr. Praeger’s veggie burger with roasted red pepper hummus. Dr. Praeger’s makes some really delicious products that I happily throw in my tupperware on my greens.

Last night I made Mama Pea’s Chickpeas and Dumplings. 

Oh mama. This was freaking scrumptious.

I know it doesn’t look very tasty, but I promise, you won’t be disappointed.  It tasted like Thanksgiving.  And that really means a lot coming from a person who has been panicking over what they going to eat on November 24th this year.  It’s not the most vegetarian friendly menu.  I used to (wah!) have a favorite Thankgiving sandwich from this little shop in D.C.  which I used to dream about.  I had dreams about a sandwich, people. Literally.  If that doesn’t explain my Thanksgiving food devotion, I don’t know what does.  Please head over to Mama Pea’s blog for the recipe and much more appealing photos of this deliciousness in a dumpling.  DO IT.

Well, now that I have been thinking about that sandwich, I’m going to go dream peacefully.  Later, dumplings!