Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Good Eats {pumpkin vegan overnight oats, pumpkin grilled sandwich}

Welcome the return of Vegan Overnight Oats! Oh how I have missed you so.
These wonderful oats have been replaced by breakfast imposters over the last few weeks: cereal and milk, cereal and milk.  Oh boy have I been lazy! 

In the mix was my Pumpkin Pie Vegan Overnight Oats topped with sunflower butter and a granola mix.  Very filling and delicious!  Yum yum!
I know you are skeptical.  I would be too after looking at those photos!  But trust me it is good!  This was yesterday's breakfast, but I had it again this morning, only I mixed all the contents into an almost empty sunflower seed butter jar and ate it straight out of the jar this morning (Oats in a jar).  Mmmm.  Now I have a butter belly that may not feel so good when I head out in a minute to run 4 miles...but it was all worth it!

For lunch yesterday, I concocted this awesome sandwich. 
Pumpkin was on the brain.  In this sandwich: 2 slices ezekiel bread toasted with daiya mozzarella cheese, canned pumpkin spiced with pumpkin pie spice and red pepper flakes, sauteed collards with shoyu sauce and grilled tempeh. 
Open faced you can see all the mighty, wonderful layers.  On a griddle pan, I laid out both slices of bread and topped with the cheese (it is fake cheese) to toast and melt.  On the same pan I laid the slices of tempeh straight on the pan to grill.  In a separate pan I sauteed the collards with just a teaspoon of shoyu sauce.  I mixed the spices into about 1/2 cup pumpkin puree.  Once all pieces were done, I layered it on, smooshed the sandwich together and sliced in half.  This was mighty delicious!  I will probably be repeating it for lunch today!  Once again, all together now:
Yum, yum!  Who would have thought pumpkin on a sandwich.  But it worked well!

Yesterday was the first day of November, and maybe I have been bitten by the Pumpkin Bug, but I am now fully obsessed.  (Can you tell?)  The cooler weather begs for comfort food and if pumpkin ain't one of them then my name's not Pumpkin.  And yes, my name is pumpkin...ask my dad. 

November excites me for so many different reasons.  It is the month of my wedding anniversary.  I am already beginning to celebrate!  We have so many fun plans I just can't wait for next week! 

November is also voting month.  This year I feel awful about how uneducated I am.  I am not even sure what we are voting for.  Perhaps I can pull it together in enough time to vote today...because I refuse to be an uneducated voter...even more than I refuse not to vote. 

November is the promise of beautiful weather, and great hiking dates with my hubby.  Although last year we deemed it much too cold to camp, it is still a great time of year to spend outdoors. 

November also officially marks holiday season.  And while I'm not up for all the Christmas Carols and the hustle and bustle of the holidays yet, I love this time of year.  I am already beginning to plan my holiday feasts, my annual cookie party and the gifts I'm going to buy for Mr. Kummerow!

Tell me why you love November...or what month is your favorite?

1 comment:

  1. I pretty much love September in NC. It's cooling down just enough but the warm breeze is still there. I also have a thing for March here but just because I like it's briskness without it being bone-chilling cold anymore.