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Part of the reason I wanted to participate in the mofo is because our food budget is out of control. It is not uncommon for us to go to the grocery store for one meal's worth of ingredients and end up spending $40. Do that a few times a week, and it just is way too much money. Or we just get tired and lazy and end up eating out. I mean, Soul Vegetarian is literally right around the corner. Closer than the grocery store. How can you resist that?
So I figured doing the mofo would be a great way to force myself to cook everyday. And surprisingly enough, I pretty much have. I think I went out to eat only once so far this month. Sure, I haven't posted as much as I was planning, but that's okay. I really just wanted to get back into cooking.
When I first became vegan, I made EVERYTHING from scratch. Granola, bread, vegetable broth. I didn't eat any processed foods. And then I discovered that lots of processed foods are vegan. And I became a bit of a junk food vegan.
I know that eating whole foods is better for me. I feel the difference when I eat loads of crap versus a nutritionally-packed meal. None the less. Convenience often reigns. I could stand to lose SEVERAL pounds. So it is time for me to clean it up a bit.
Here is a delicious and nutritious and quick meal (and cheap!) meal that I made for lunch:
Kale + white beans + shallots + splashed with hot sauce.