Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Midweek Munchies

Hello friends. As I write this, I have a majorly stuffed up neck. I cannot move it properly to drive, or turn to look at something, or, you know, exist without it being in pain. As someone with chronic pain, I am used to dealing with being in pain, but this is a notch above my usual. Fun times. So let's distract ourselves with snacks.

This is a pantry meal I made a while ago. I was curious about these vegan cheese-stuffed ravioli, but I realised after I bought them via mail that the cheese was coconut oil, so I was wary of eating them. I sauteed up some sliced Tofurky sausages, added a super easy and yummy stir-through pasta sauce, cooked some frozen peas along with the pasta, served with some broccoli on the side, and topped all with some FYH parm. It was a good dinner.

Pantry Pasta Meal

Pantry Pasta Meal

Everyone was getting excited about this new brand of chocolate, Nomo. I bought a bar of their fruit and crunch. You know what I am going to say. Far too sweet for me, but would be great for those of you who enjoy a milky style of chocolate.

Nomo Chocolate Bar

My mum got this salad dressing for her, but I ended up using it. It is SO GOOD. I've been using it with salads or with roasted veggies, but I would love to serve this as the sauce component of a tofu/rice/broccoli bowl. Highly recommend.

Marion's Japanese Ginger and Sesame Dressing

Yumi's is a brand that has a lot of different falafel-style bites, as well as burgers now as well. I tried these cauliflower and potato bites. They were fairly bland, but in that good way, and made a nice addition to a meal.

Yumi Cauliflower and Potato Bites

Someone sweet soul at work picked me up some of these Golden Oreos. We don't have all the fun flavours that you have over in the US for Oreos, and the flavoured Oreos we do have are not vegan. But the original oreos are vegan, as are these golden ones. They were much as you would expect an Oreo to be, just vanilla.

Golden Oreos

Finally, these salad toppers I got are really fun. They add a crunchy and flavourful component to any sort of salad or bowl you might be making. The seaweed one is my favourite (especially in a salad with the dressing I spoke about above), but the Tuscan one is good too. Lots of ways to use these.

Salad Toppers

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

Dim Sim

Dim Sim is going in for some tests tomorrow, for something that could be scary or could be nothing. I'd appreciate all good thoughts for her. I will let people know more once I have a better idea of what is happening.


  1. I hope your neck feels better soon!
    I've had a Marion's Kitchen sauce before and it was good. This one sounds right up my alley.
    You know I would love the milky chocolate! I used to love Cadbury's fruit and nut bar.
    Dim Sim, I'm thinking all the good thoughts for you!!!!

    1. I thought of you when I ate the chocolate bar. And I didn't know that Marion's Kitchen was available outside Australia! Good for Marion!

  2. I'm sorry about your neck! That happened to me once after I pulled in pilates, and it was awful! Couldn't turn my head for a week, and it was during a vacation! I hope Dim Sim is okay!!! Thoughts going out to her! My Gelfling (my black kitty) has some scary stuff going on too. Weird mass under his tongue that we have to get cut out. Ugh. I hate scary stuff with pets. The ravioli looks fantastic, and I'm sure I'd love that chocolate bar. I usually like the things people say are too sweet! On Oreos: You're not missing out on too much! The Golden ones are my fave anyway. Love Oreos, but vanilla always wins my heart.

    1. I will send some good thoughts to you and Gelflin as well. Our babies should get to be well always!

  3. I really hope your neck gets better soon.
    And poor Dim Sim, I'm thinking and sending love and good thoughts!

  4. The salad dressing sounds great! I hope your neck feels better soon, and hugs to you and Dim Sim! <3