Meatless Mondays: Kathy’s Kitchen Edition

me and momThere’s no question that I get my fearlessness in the kitchen from my mama – there is no recipe she won’t try to make at least once! My mom has been the biggest support to my vegan lifestyle by making plant-based meals a big part of my entire families diet. She incorporates more veggie dishes at dinner, has bravely transitioned all of my old favorite comfort foods, and could probably list more vegan protein sources than most vegans.

Last week, my super mom surprised me with a Spicy Southwest Pumpkin Soup on Halloween. This soup is nice and creamy because it’s pureed, but it’s topped with Cayenne-Spiced Pumpkin Seeds and Roasted Onions for an added kick and crunch. Thanks mom!

IMG_7437-220x152Try pairing with Parsnip Fries seasoned with salt and cumin. Dip a cold glass in some stevia and cinnamon and pour some pumpkin beer for a great fall meal. Yum! 🙂

You can get the recipe here via A Spicy Perspective.

Trader Joe’s Soy Creamy Mini Chocolate Sandwiches

I cannot believe this amazing find! I try not to eat too much sugar to prevent my skin from breaking out but every once in a while this vegan gets a serious craving for chocolate ice cream. Normally, when cravings hit I grab a carton of Trader Joe’s coconut milk Chocolate Frozen Dessert, but this time I noticed a new green box in the freezer section.

Introducing, Trader Joe’s Soy Creamy Mini Chocolate Sandwiches!

soy creamy sandwich

These yummy sandwiches are only 90 calories and 2 grams of sugar each! They’re perfect when you’ve got a tiny craving for something sweet or if you’re first transitioning to veganism and are missing your favorite chocolatey desserts. 

If flavors got you concerned, these sandwiches are perfect replicas of your old favorite (Non-Vegan Mom approved!). The chocolate cookie on the outside even slightly melts on your fingers as you savor each mini-bite 🙂

The best part is the price! Vegans on a budget know that a tiny pint of ice cream can cost almost $6, but 8 of these mini-sandwiches costs only $2.99.

Have you tried them? I’d love to hear what you think in the comments section!

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XO The Fearless Vegan