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VeganMoFo: What I Ate Wednesday (Post 1)

Breakfast: toasted bagel, EB, Nooch, Upton's Seitan Bacon, tomato. #vegan #veganmofo #veganmofo2014 #veganfoodshare


Last Wednesday I posted 3 times throughout the day for What I Ate (That) Wednesday. It was fun and a bit challenging. I’ll admit to eating better that day then I do most days. :) I’ll be doing the same today with 2-3 posts. 

I of course tried to start my day off with my Cold Brew Coffee. Unfortunately I bought a new container of Almond Milk yesterday and found it open this morning. No one remembers opening it! I felt like I might have so I used it anyway in my Iced Coffee but the first small sip tasted so weird I had to dump the whole thing. So I’ll be off to Starbucks in a bit. I have a free drink waiting there for me on my gold card. 

We had a midweek treat for breakfast today. I picked us up some bagels at Fairway yesterday. My 3 family members ate theirs with EB and Nooch. I had mine with EB, Nooch, Upton’s Naturals Seitan Bacon and Sliced Tomato. It was delicious and I’m ready for the rest of the day now. 

Now I’m off to get that coffee! 

See you later this afternoon!

Upton’s Naturals Seitan

I've been reunited with Upton's Bacon Seitan! Thanks @vegancuts #vegan

Upton’s Naturals Seitan

A few weeks ago Vegan Cuts had a deal for 6 boxes of Upton’s Naturals Seitan with included 2 boxes of their Seitan Bacon! 2 BOXES! I was lucky to try the Seitan Bacon through another websites deal a year ago before the product even had its own box design. I wasn’t going to miss a chance to try it again. I loved it so much. Two and a half boxes of this seitan has been consumed already. I sauteed up the chorizo seitan to serve with some rice and beans. One box of the seitan bacon has been used with breakfast and a few other meals.

Dinner: Quinoa Pasta w. Swiss Chard Almond Cream Sauce and Seitan Bacon #vegan

Quinoa Pasta w Swiss Chard Almond Cream Sauce and Seitan Bacon

My favorite meal so far with the Upton’s Seitan products is the Quinoa Pasta with Swiss Chard Almond Cream Sauce topped with Seitan Bacon. I love it because it’s gluten free and not gluten free at the same time. Reno was able to eat the pasta with the toppings of her choosing and we were able to eat it with some toppings of our choosing. Everyone was happy including Miles who loves his “pada” (pasta). Food shopping with him is hysterical when we turn down the pasta aisle. He screams “PADA!” and rushes for the boxes and bags of the good stuff!

The sauce on this pasta is my recipe for Mushroom Cream Sauce with Swiss Chard standing in for the mushrooms minus the spices used with the mushrooms. It definitely is a more delicate version of the sauce and the chopped up and sauteed until crisp Seitan Bacon finished the dish nicely! I have 1/2 a pack of the Bacon left and I’m tempted to just make this meal again.