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Weekly Wrap Up

I had an idea to start sharing a blog as a recap of the week, so, if you missed something from Did You Bring the Hummus you can find it all here with links to posts, podcasts, or whatever has gone on that week and to highlight anything I have coming upon the following week. Let me know what you think about this, I know this one is posting on Sunday but I think going forward I'll post these wrap ups on Saturdays.

I spent the first two days of this week in bed as I was quite sick. I chose the photo above of a snuggly, napping cat to counter how my week began. And really, who can resist such absolute sweetness and peace?

Thankfully, I am a bit ahead with prepping and scheduling podcasts so this week's episode posted without a hitch. If you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, you can find it on your favorite podcast platform and here on my website.

In this episode we discuss climate change, Judaism, inspiring others to go vegan, and how appreciative we are of the younger generation who seem ready to start correcting our mistakes. Richard also highlights 6 Jewish mandates which speak to veganism and explains how using animals the way humans do violates each one of them.

I learned a new way to make tofu!

fried tofu on a fork
Tofu Katsu

Make sure you read this entire recipe at least a day before you plan to make it, there is a lot of inactive time but it is worth it. Just make sure you plan ahead, okay?

The crunch on this tofu is pure perfection. Find the recipe from Adam at Cinnamon Snail here.

I made nacho cheese!!

To watch the pour, click on the image to go to the Instagram post. The recipe is from Toni Okamoto's Plant-Based on a Budget. You can find the recipe here.

I then took that cheese sauce and added some mild chiles to it the next night to add to what wound up being something like deconstructed nachos.

Friday was pizza night....but we ordered instead of making it.

Hey, it happens and that's okay. Sometimes, taking care of ourselves means letting someone make food for us.

Vegan pizza from Mama's Cafe Baci with green peppers and artichoke hearts
Vegan pizza from Mama's Cafe Baci with green peppers and artichoke hearts

We have an Italian restaurant in town that has multiple menus including a full vegan menu. When I say full, I mean pages! If you find yourself in Northwest NJ check out Mama's.

I also baked a chocolate cake with a lovely ganache topping!!

This recipe is from Isa Chandra Moskowitz's cookbook Isa Does It! Isa's were the first recipes I made when I first started learning how to cook 20+ years ago. That means I've made A LOT of her recipes and you know what, there's never been a bad dish. Her cookbooks also have tons of info on cooking techniques, stocking your pantry, info on ingredients a newbie vegan may not have yet discovered, and so much more. She has tons of recipes on her website too so click on her name at the top of the paragraph and try out a few. Let me know in the comments which one(s) you made! I've been craving her caesar dressing from Veganomicon so maybe you'll see that one in the coming week!


What's coming next week? I'm so glad you asked!

Don't miss this appointment with The Content Doctor, Sandra Nomoto!

Food wise - I'm definitely making a vegan biryani and trying out some baklava, you won't want to miss these! I'm excited to see where my cooking takes me next week.

I'm signed up for April's Ultimate Blog Challenge and there's still time for you to join me! It's free, it's fun, and it's a great way to drive traffic to your website. You receive daily prompts via email which you can use for inspiration (or not), a Facebook group where you can share your blogs and get interaction going (make sure you visit the blogs of other participants too), and tips to make your blogs work for you. I learn something (usually a few somethings) each time I participate.


What do you want to see here? Is there a question I can address for you? Post it in the comments and I'll address it in the next blog!

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