Instagram is great for taking a quick food photo, here are some of the foods we’ve enjoyed over the last week or so.

I made Shutterbean’s Vegan Banana Walnut Waffles. So good, I will make these again for sure. But they made me realize we have a “belgian” waffle maker and so the waffles end up real big & perfect for sharing.

Lunch most days is a soup & sandwich. This day Tom had a vegan lentil & I had vegetable barley.

One night I went to Sean and Amanda’s for dinner and brought a baked ziti. Her oven worked really great for getting the cheese all brown. I usually have to switch my to broil near the end to get the bubbly browned cheese.

I tried out Quorn’s Vegan burgers, and I love them! Quorn is my favorite meat-substitute but I have always wished they offered vegan products so when I make things like soup I can use their fake chicken. I am hoping this means they will start offering more. This day I had leftover vegetable chowder inspired by Mrs.McPorkchop’s instagram feed. I just made a vegetable soup using veggies I had on hand, spices, and 1 cup of plain almond milk. Then an immersion blender to blend it all up.

More sandwiches…I like to toast the side that has cheese in the toaster over to get it all melty. I also have an obsession with Claussen mini dill pickles.

One night we made pizzas…veggie and then a vegan cheese/sausage pizza. We used the Mexican Chipotle Field Roast Sausage links and just broke it all up into chunks.

I made flannel cakes one morning when we had friends spending the night. They are kind of like a crumbly pancake. Pretty good but I probably wouldn’t make them again. But look at that cute packaging!

Lunch is some times leftovers, I kind of hate leftovers so I have been forcing myself to eat them up. Ever since we watched the film Dive! on Netflix, I have been much more conscience about not wasting any food. Trying to just buy the produce we will use in a few days so nothing goes to waste.

Amanda made these cookies and they were amazing, so much so that I asked her for the recipe so I could use up some leftover ricotta. Unfortunately I ran out of white sugar and substituted brown sugar, and only had about 8 ounces of ricotta…so they didn’t taste as good as Amanda’s. Even though the dough had lemon juice in it I added chocolate chips to the rest of the dough and made chocolate chip cookies that the kids actually liked.