Melissa is confident there is a cheaper, faster way to acquire chili powder. Melissa is further convinced she's got a shaker-full already sitting on her counter. Melissa makes a homemade chili powder anyway. Melissa is a good sport about it all.
Whole Foods has a frozen "coastal blend" of vegetables, with carrots, corn, broccoli, and edamame, which I use frequently, but I happened to have all those veggies on hand today (in the past), so I made my own coastal blend (plus...
Vegan sausage, and chickpea pasta (with mushrooms) (in an Alfredo sauce), meal prepped, and plated; served with microgreens (and Parmesan) ((and pepper)). ((Sometimes "more fruits and veggies" looks like "more cheese and spices".)) ((It's a process.))
Chickpea spaghetti pasta, in an Alfredo sauce, with mushrooms, and a plant-based, vegan sausage by Field Roast (I know Alfredo sauce isn't vegan; neither am I), meal prepped, with some French (ass) green beans (NOM). ((What makes them French?)) ((Je ne sais quoi.))
((Get yourself some tiny tomatoes.)) ((Tell 'em I sent you.)) Black bean mushroom veggie burger, topped with mushrooms and onions, plated with red onions, spinach, cheese, and tiny tomatoes; served with a side of vegan, plant based potato salad ((ftw)).
My second attempt at a black bean (mushroom) burger (h/t: not vegan) ((h/t: put an egg on it)), meal prepped with sautéed mushrooms and onions, and a plant based potato salad made earlier in the week (all vegan) ((h/t: put a plant on it)).
If you are my friend in real life on this day (in the past) ((the internet is a lie)), you may (have) receive(d) some (plant based) potato salad of your own (today*) ((*you did; I know who you are already; it was awhile ago)).
This photo does absolutely no justice to how delicious this concoction was. I usually think the photo is better than the food (can't cook; not a chef), but in this case, it's the opposite. ((No bullshit.)) ((Try it.))