I have three hobbies: reading, writing/blogging (duh), and making food. So I present to you a brand-new tab for hobby number three. I’m vegetarian, so everything under this tab will be as well. Lately, I’ve been eating vegan, and I’ve never felt better! The only issue: making vegan desserts and meals. It’s 100% possible to make super tasty vegan food, but man, there’s a learning curve. From flax eggs to coconut oil, I’m definitely still in that process. The goal of this new tab is to share what I’ve learned with readers, as well as my favorite recipes!
Today, I am going to document my lunch. It took all of five minutes to make, and I’m loving every bite. I made a tomato and hummus sandwich with a fruit salad.
The sandwich was particularly easy. A lot of bread sold at grocery stores is actually vegan, so just check the ingredient list of your favorite brand. You might be surprised!
I bought some vegan roasted red pepper hummus (again, easy to find outside of a health food store), and smeared it all over a slice of bread. Be generous!
Next, I sliced up a homegrown tomato (my mother has a vegetable garden). Store-bought works too. If you want a really juicy tomato, but don’t have a green thumb, I recommend buying some at your local farmer’s market.
I added some shredded lettuce, slapped the whole thing together, and poof! I had a beautiful vegan sandwich. It tasted great, and I think it would have been even better with ripe avocado (but I ate all my avocado yesterday).
For the side, I decided to make a fruit salad. Right now, so much fruit is in season! I had apple, banana, blueberries, and strawberries in mine. It was delicious, and took no time at all to whip up!
And there you have it. A simple, tasty vegan lunch that doesn’t require a trip to the health food store. Comment below and tell me your favorite vegan lunch. Or whatever.