Oh my God this is delicious. I wouldn't change a thing. It's also probably the last healthy thing I put in my mouth for the next 72 hours.
Modified an It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken Recipe | Serves: 2 as a main | Time: ~30 min.
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp coconut aminos
1 tbsp agave
1/2 tsp liquid smoke
8 oz button #mushrooms, destemmed and sliced
Chickpeas (I went rogue here. This is a soy-free zone!)
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tbsp coconut aminos
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Blue "Cheese" Dressing (by Key Ingredients because their recipe is soy free! It ends up tasty like tahini instead of blue cheese, but it works with the salad.)
½ cup vegan mayo
½ tsp garlic powder
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp Tahini
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
½ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp mustard powder
1 tsp parsley
Pinch of salt
8 cups romaine or iceberg #lettuce, chopped
1 1/2 cups grape or cherry #tomatoes, halved
1 cup #corn
1 #avocado, chopped
2 tbsp chives, chopped (for garnish)
Preheat oven to 375 F.
In a medium bowl, mix together the olive oil, coconut aminos, agave syrup, and liquid smoke. Add the sliced mushrooms to the bowl and gently toss to evenly combine.
Spread the mushrooms slices in a single layer over a parchment paper or silicone mat lined baking sheet, and pour over any leftover marinade. Bake for about 20 minutes until dark golden and reduced in size.
While the mushrooms are cooking, heat EVO in a frying pan over medium heat. Saute 6-7 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and saute another minute or 2. Set aside. I actually chopped the lettuce ingredients before I started on this.
Blue "Cheese" Dressing
Mix that sh*t together and set it aside. Duh.
Divvy out your romaine lettuce. Top with the smoky mushroom bacon, chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, corn kernels, and avocado. Add the vegan blue cheese dressing to taste and garnish with chives.
Today's fruit and veggie count: spinach, orange, tomato, lettuce, avocado, and corn. Given that most of those were more than one serving, I'm in good shape... though that's not how I look.
What I ate and drank today
64 oz of water
Egg whites with spinach and sriracha
Bread with hummus
1/2 cup special K with cashew milk
2 diet cokes
Whiskey and diet