So, we’re cribbing this series off of those lady magazines that ask, “What’s in your purse?” At some point, every vegan gets asked if they subsist on apples and whether or not yeast is vegan. Here’s a post that shows what, exactly, one might find in our lunches.
In my pink lunch bag, I brought some homemade chili. I also brought a book A Tiger in the Kitchen since you never know if anyone will be in the lunch room or whether they’ll be up for chatting. There was a chill in the air and it was starting to feel like fall. Nevermind the fact that fall in Central Texas is a brisk 90ºF, I was ready to pull on my knee-high boots and a cardigan.
While chili should technically not have beans, mine was filled with lentils and kidney beans. I also threw in some roasted corn and a red bell pepper for color. I would give you the recipe, but I did it all on the fly. Plus, you might see some variation of this at the Lone Star Vegetarian Chili Cook Off, which I hope that you all are planning to attend.
To round off the meal, I added a few pieces of toast and washed it down with water. I brought guacamole to add some healthy fat, but totally forgot to use it. It was a nice, filling meal.
What do you usually bring in your lunch?
MonkeyWrench Books is super stocked with an awesome selection of vegan cookbooks. This book bonanza is available now at their store on North Loop, and will also be on sale at Texas VegFest this Saturday! Add to, or start, your collection of vegan cookbooks by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero before, or during the festival! They’ve got Veganomicon, Vegan with a Vengeance, Viva Vegan, Appetite for Reduction, Vegan Brunch, Vegan Pie in the Sky, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar and more!
MonkeyWrench Books is the bestest, all around most amazing collectively-run and operated radical book store in Austin! It’s made even more awesome by the fact that two of our Red Hot Vegan bloggers volunteer there. Check out the MonkeyWrench website for info on how you too can become one of these superfly volunteers!
MonkeyWrench Books is also an amazing community space, and will be host to Austin’s local Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale event on April 29th! Can’t wait a whole month for a cookie? No worries! MonkeyWrench normally stocks vegan cookies and brownies by Celeste’s Best, and has vegan donuts from Red Rabbit Bakery on Sundays – come in on Sunday and you can even get a free donut with the purchase of a book. Books and donuts – sounds like a winning combination to me!