Saturday, September 19, 2015

Vegan MoFo ~ Lunch on the Go!

Happy Saturday!  Today's Vegan MoFo 'starter' is Lunch on the Go!  Well, I do PLENTY of these because I'm often on the go during the week for work!  Usually I will have a sandwich, pita pocket, wrap, salad, or veggies/nuts/seeds/fruits to munch on.  Another thing I have done many times is any kind of veggie with various flavors of hummus!  

Here you will see the last hummus I made at home and ate...Shriracha Hummus!

Here's the recipe:

2 C Chickpeas
1/2 t Cumin
1 Mini Red Bell Pepper
2 Cloves Garlic
2 T Tahini
1 T Lemon Juice
1 T Shriracha
Water if needed
Cayenne Pepper, Pink Himalayan Sea Salt to taste
Top with more Shriracha to taste


I eat a lot of salads.  For Lunches and Dinner.  Sometimes because it's all the restaurants offer that is vegan and sometimes its by choice because I really do love them regardless!  What makes a great salad is 'eating the rainbow' but also a good dressing!  I make a lot of my own.  I'm sure we all do!  Here's on that I made with carrots as the base a while back.


Because I have been making a lot of these Vegan MoFo posts based on what I have on hand in my pantry and cupboards I wanted to share with you this extremely simple, fun, and flavorful tip/trick I came up with the other night!  Now that I know just how much I LOVE this I will be making it often so I have some on hand at all times!

I introduce to you...Pine Nut Parmesan!  

I've done other vegan parm's before but this one 'takes the cake'!  Here's what I did...

1 C Pine Nuts (Ground in a coffee or spice grinder)
3 T Nutritional Yeast
1/2 t Garlic Powder
1/2 t Black Sea Salt

That's IT and it really IS that AMAZING!

In case you were wondering what to do with this yummy sprinkle...here's an idea...


1 Small Sweet Onion
1 Small to Medium Zucchini

pan fried and topped with the Pine Nut Parm!  YUMMO! 

21 comments:

  1. I will be making that sriracha hummus soon! Thanks for the recipe, great post!

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  2. Vegan parmesan seems to be the rage at the moment, I've made some too but mine is with almonds, I love pine-nuts but just find them very expensive. I love hummus, its so versatile - I've been enjoying a Piri Piri one spread on a bagel. So yum yum to your lovely lunch on the go.

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    1. I swear there is 1 million different flavors of hummus :) I only get Pine Nuts when I can find them at a good price - I agree they are expensive

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    2. I usually buy them when they're just about to become out of date - they're super cheap - and they have always proved to be okay for a while after their best before date.

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  3. I have never made my own Hummus (or my own Guacamole). Freshly made is always so much more delicious, that is for sure.

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    1. Hummus and Guacamole is great to make at home! You should try it!

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  4. Hummus and sriracha is a good match!

    Thanks for the parm recipe!

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    1. Sometimes I will put Sriracha on anything!

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  5. Everything looks delicious! :) Cooking with ingredients you already have feels so satisfying. Do you think I could do the parm with sunflower seeds or almonds? That's what I have on hand :)

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    1. I think Sunflower Seeds would work well :)

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  6. Mmm, love home made flavoured hummus. Your Parmesan recipe sounds excellent.

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  7. Great recipes, I'm quite the fan of salads too! :-) The sriracha hummus sounds amazing, we'll need to try that soon.

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    1. Thanks! I bet your hubby would like the Sriracha Hummus :) I thought of you guys when I made it!

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  8. Oh I love the sound of your pine nut parmesan! Yum!!!

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    1. Thanks! It was neat because once you ground/grind the pine nuts they are a bit moist so when you add the others with it they stick nicely!

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  9. Thanks- this post is full of loads of great ideas and recipes!

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  10. Hi Jennifer,
    I love any recipe with Shiracha in it! I can't wait to try this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing your Shriracha Hummus and Pine Nut Parmesan with us at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Link Up. I'm pinning and sharing.

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