food

Vegan Cream Cheese

I work at a little coffee shop that sells bagels. So, naturally, I have a stash of cream cheese at home to either bring to work or use when there are leftover bagels at the end of the day. I thought I would do a quick comparison of a few of the brands that I have used.

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Kale & Mushroom Tofu Scramble

Hey guys! Here is the tofu scramble recipe I promised. I tried to use as little oil as possible, which did make it slightly dry, but I wanted to try making it a bit “healthier.” I also use cast iron cookware and the tend to have oil already because of the seasoning process. I topped my bagel with a drizzle of olive oil instead of my usual Earth Balance. Tofu scrambles are really inexpensive and one of my standards when it comes to breakfast.

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My favorite noodle spot

Hi everyone! I ended up being a lot busier than I thought. This break has been too short (it is a week shorter than normal…) and I was cramming in as much personal time with family and friends as I possibly could. Here is a quick post about one of my favorite places in Santa Cruz to get an inexpensive meal from when I’m on the go or have friends in town.

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Black Bean Veggie Soup

Soup weather is upon us! The rain has finally started consistently falling in Santa Cruz and cooking is what helps keep our apartment warm. I had a lot of leftover veggies this week (some from Thanksgiving, some that had been overlooked during Thanksgiving) so I decided to make soup. Simple inexpensive ingredients too! Most of my veggies were from Trader Joe’s and all organic. I know I need to start writing down the prices more often but I believe organics at TJ’s are at least a dollar more, depending on what you buy. I want to say that the amount of vegetables to make the soup is around $10. I get canned beans in bulk from Costco.

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Crispy Lentil Fritters

I have over a dozen cookbooks, including Eat Vegan on $4 a Day, but mainly get inspiration/recipes from The Internet. Pinterest and Tumblr specifically. These two sites have helped me find some amazing affordable and easy recipes to make.

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