I’ve been married for 4 YEARS, PEOPLE.
In some ways, it feels like it’s been forever, because most of my vivid memories are post-wedding. On the other hand, it feels like it has flown by, and I realize that I wake up several days a week and remember, only several moments after waking, to my shock and awe, that I am indeed married.
There’s the good and the bad, but most importantly, there are the fancy vegan anniversary dinners :)
On that note, enjoy this full day of eats from our anniversary last week:
Brendan Brazier’s Recovery Pudding.
Oatmeal, 1/2 scoop Plant Fusion Cookies n’ Creme protein powder, 2 tbsp. peanut flour, almond milk, cinnamon, and fresh figs – my first time having fresh figs!
I can’t believe I hadn’t hopped on the train to fig-town prior to this, but they are quite good and will be a regular future summer purchase.
HUGE GREEN SALAD. When I was on a meal plan recently, I really got away from consuming raw fruits and veggies, so it’s been great to return to that!
Red leaf lettuce and raw kale massaged with a drizzle of hemp oil and lemon juice and topped with cherry tomato, red bell pepper, cucumber, carrot, clover sprouts, avocado, and sesame sticks. Dressing was a mixture of Whole Foods’ Fresh Avocado Vinaigrette and Trader Joes’ Fat Free Balsamic Vinaigrette.
PB&J rice cakes. Brown rice cakes topped with A Loving Spoon nut butters and some frozen berries that I microwaved, mashed, and added a bit of stevia to in order to make homemade “jam”!
A glass of red wine at home before leaving for dinner:
Anniversary dinner at True Bistro in Somerville:
A cocktail with dinner – the house-created Earl Grey Martini – Earl Grey infused gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
My Seared Peach salad: radicchio, cashew chevre, white balsamic, and hazelnuts.
Hubby’s Seared Canneloni: cashew tarragon ricotta, zucchini, and green garlic cream.
My Housemade Fettucine: zucchini, roasted tomato and oyster mushroom, and garlic.
BY FAR THE BEST PASTA I’VE EVER HAD! I hesitated to order the pasta because of “health” reasons, but I’m so glad I decided to just order what I was craving! It was fresh, light, and had an unbelievably perfectly chewy texture.
Hubby’s Vietnamese Crepe: honshimeiji mushrooms, fried tofu, mung sprouts, and spicy dipping sauce.
Blueberry Cheesecake (vegan)
We took dessert to go and hubby enjoyed it at home. I sampled a bite and then enjoyed some of our leftover almond milk froyo along with some homemade cookie dough I had whipped up earlier in the day :)
Since hubby is always wishing I made more baked goods, I surprised him with cookies for anniversary – Peanut Butter Oatmeal cookies from Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s book, Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. I wanted the cookies to be dessert, and not a “healthy” granola bar substitute, but I also didn’t want to overdo the refined sugar and fat, so I made them with Sucanat and replaced the canola oil with 1/2 coconut oil and 1/2 applesauce. They turned out delicious!
What’s your favorite thing to eat on a special occasion? Do you prefer to go out to eat or make something special at home?
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