One of the hardest things about being vegan is a lack of convenience foods. Jane doesn’t always feel like cooking, and even though we live in Los Angeles, a place known for its culinary diversity, restaurants can be problematic. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, I know we have it better than a lot of other vegans. But sometimes you don’t feel like getting back in the car. And try getting a vegan meal at a “regular” restaurant. You’re always taking a leap of faith. How much does your server really know about the ingredients in your meal? Never mind how those ingredients are processed (is the sugar refined using bone char?).
Most of the foods we eat at home are made from scratch, which can be rather time consuming. So Jane makes a point of having a few microwavable staples in the freezer for those nights when she just doesn’t have enough time or energy to actually cook something. Tonight was one of those nights. We had Gardenburger’s Black Bean Chipotle Burgers. They were very tasty. Jane prepared them with some home made guacamole and frozen corn, and put them on toasted multi-grain bread with vegan mayonnaise. That was all accompanied by a large green salad, as always.
It was a quick and easy dinner, which was delicious. We’ll definitely have this meal again.