I just realized that I haven’t done a meal prep post in 2 months!
A few weeks ago I was on vacation in Vietnam and it took me a while to get settled back into my routine, but now I feel like I’m back to normal.
Here are two vegan dishes that I came across frequently while I was there, and that I really enjoyed:
The photo of the greens were taken at the family home of someone who was serving us a private dinner. It was really impressive and delicious!
I also ate a lot of dragonfruit and had the opportunity to try mangosteen. It was delicious but I didn’t have a knife so eating it was kind of an ordeal.
On to what I made this week…
This is a basic chia seed pudding made with almond milk. I made it on Sunday and left in the fridge without the fruits (pear, pineapple and strawberries), which I kept in a separate container. In my experience with overnight oats, for some reason they start to go bad if they’re mixed in. I didn’t have to add any sweetener because the pineapple was already sweet enough.
I went on a morning-long hunt for this spicy bean paste that’s important for the recipe, and it was very worth it (even though I accidentally bought one that was extremely spicy).
Normally the dish is made with pork, but this recipe subs in seitan instead. I was sweating my ass off every time I ate this because of how spicy it was, but it’s so good.
For dinner, I cut up some veggies and tofu in advance to make fresh spring rolls, not following a recipe. The last time I made fresh spring rolls, it took forever because I had to fry the tofu. This time, I just bought a package of already-marinated tofu and baked it for a few minutes.
The last time I pre-rolled everything, I had to wrap each roll in damp paper towel to preserve the moistness of the rice paper, and the paper towel ended up sticking to the rice paper.
This time, I soaked the rice paper sheets and rolled them at dinnertime. It didn’t take that long because I wasn’t trying very hard to do a good job LOL. As long as I can pick it up and eat it, I don’t really care.
Tomorrow night, I’m going to a knife skills class at Sur La Table. The class was on sale so I paid half price, woohoo. I’m excited because I have the worst cutting skills and I’m surprised I haven’t cut off a finger yet. Have a good week 🙂