So before I get into the photos I have 2 side notes:
1. Part of the reason this week has sucked was because my car finally died (it was a 1998 Nissan Altima) and not only did I have to part ways with it but car hunting has been a nightmare and I have to depend on others to get around. It has been incredibly stressful and I just can't wait until this is done.
2. After eliminating gluten for however long it has been I decided that it just isn't doing anything so I'm adding it back in (in moderation) so some of these meals do have gluten in them.
Ok, let's get into all the things!
So up first are the things that I got from Trader Joe's that I've never tried before. I have heard great things about the Miso Ginger Broth and thought it would be perfect for a quick dinner during the cold months. I also got the Maple Leaf Cookies (which I'm sure will be awesome with tea), THE VEGAN BANANA BREAD (!!!! It took so long for us to get it at my store!) and some of the Thai vegetable gyoza.
My first meal was an Asian Chopped Salad that came straight from the bag 😂 It was really delicious and it was a nice departure from my usual Caesar style salad.
I tried the gluten free Daiya Pepperoni Pizza and it was pretty good! I would probably just get the plain cheese next time because I'm just not a pepperoni fan but I was pretty happy with how it tasted. I wouldn't never pay the regular price of $10.49 for it but I would definitely get one the next time it is on sale to keep in the freezer.
This, my friends, is the piece de resistance this week. I made this amazing soup in less than 15 minutes with 4 ingredients. I used 1 cup of the Ginger Miso broth pictured above, some baby bok choy, the Thai veggie gyoza (also pictured above) and some green onion. It was so incredible and will DEFINITELY be a winter staple meal.
I made some zucchini noodle pasta with sauce and beef less crumbles to bring to work for lunch.
And here is a piece of toast with crunchy peanut butter and banana which I have been craving FOR SO LONG.
So that's what I have for you today! I hope you all have a wonderful week and hopefully I'll have a happy car update for you on Friday! 💜