The recipe is called Spicy Italian Vegetarian Sausages. After watching the video on how to make the sausages, I knew it was simple enough for me to try it for myself. You mix the dry ingredients, then mix the wet. Then mix then those together. Take half a cup of gluten dough mixture, shape it into a roll, put it in some tin foil, steam for 30 minutes and you have some tasty tasty stuff! I ate one straight out of the steamer, so did my Dad. The others were cooked up in a pan with a little olive oil. That's the way my son enjoyed them. I was going to share these with the vegan family playgroup that I am involved with. But I was selfish and kept them for us. I want to make some pasta and throw them into the sauce. Gonna be good! So good.
My husband brings Lily to me when she wants to nurse or if he needs to do something without Lily under his feet (i.e. getting laundry started or stirring the compost). He takes her back and I'll see them again for the next visit. I'm lucky, right? I know I am. I am thankful. Very thankful. So I better get back to work.
Just add the first four ingredients in a pot on the stove. Blend them together. Once that is done, pour in some chocolate chips. Turn off the heat, stir until chips are melted. Then add the cereal. Pour into a greased 8x8 pan, pat down, and put in the fridge.
When they are set, it tastes like fudge! But it seems like healthy fudge since there is hemp seed butter and peanut butter (you can use any nut butter you want) in them.
Vive Le Vegan by Dreena Burton is one of my favorite cookbooks. I use it every week and it has my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe in it. Well worth the cost of the book!
Yesterday I groomed her (especially her tail, Allie has always loved her tail) with Henry as we talked about how she was sick and we might have to let her go so she wasn't in pain. As hard as that talk is, it needs to happen. I want Henry to understand what is happening to her. He cried a lot at school yesterday and was hanging on to the idea that maybe she would get better. But she was 16 years old and the kidneys were shutting down. There wasn't any getting better for Allie.
I don't look forward to picking him up. This will be hard. My dad thinks we should plant a tree in Allie's honor. I think that is a good idea. Have something positive come of today.
Allie, I'm glad you are not in pain. We loved having you in our family.
Went to my brother's yesterday for dinner. I always bring a dessert for Henry to have, so he doesn't feel left out when that time comes. Last night it was s'mores. Vegan graham crackers, chocolate, and Ricemellow spread. Sticky but good! I'm having some while I take a break from work.
Veggie Grill in El Segundo, originally uploaded by erin32mc.
My son likes to go here as much as possible. They have simple burgers and salads. Nothing too fancy. Nothing too pricey. Bright light due to lots of windows, high ceilings, friendly staff. My only complaint is the loud music. My son tells me I'm too old if the music is too loud. But I really don't need to hear Teena Marie blasting so loud that I can't hear my son talking who is less than two feet from me. Plus, who needs to hear Teena Marie anymore? Wasn't she popular about 25 years ago?!!?
Anyways, go to Veggie Grill if you get the chance. They also have a restaurant in Irvine. I've never been to that one, but it's the same food. And their desserts are pretty good too. But we walk over to Whole Foods and hope for vegan cookie dough ice cream in a cup. That is really worth the drive!
Today is the first day back to school for Henry, our oldest, so it was nice to do something special. He had this for breakfast and there is a tiny cinnamon roll in his lunchbox, too. I'm sure he'll lick his fingers clean!!!