what I eat in a day // hummus edition

In this what I eat in a day post I wanted to highlight one of my favorite vegan foods to eat and cook with, and that is hummus. For these recipes I used Sabra’s classic hummus (not sponsored, but if someone from Sabra sees this, hello!)

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Breakfast: Tofu scramble, spinach, white rice, and a cheesy hummus sauce.

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First, I made the white rice. My recommendation for cooking white rice perfectly is for every 1 cup of rice simmer it in 1 3/4 cups of water. I let it simmer for 18 minutes covered, then move it to a cool burner for another 5. Once the 5 minutes is over I’ll fluff it with a fork.

While the rice was simmering I scrambled some tofu over medium heat. For spices I used turmeric, black pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, and nutritional yeast.

For the spinach I sautéed it with just paprika and more nutritional yeast.

Finally, the sauce. I used 2tbsp of hummus with 1tbsp nutritional yeast, paprika, onion powder, cayenne pepper, and a little bit of water to thin it out. I also topped mine with sriracha for a little extra spice.

(My serving was 1/2 cup white rice, 1/3 of a package of tofu, and 1 cup of spinach.)


Lunch: dumplings and some more white rice.

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We buy these pre-made dumplings from Winco. I air fry mine so I don’t have to use oil, then I add them to a pan I preheated on medium high heat, add 1/4 cup of water, and quickly cover them for 1-2 minutes.

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For this hummus sauce I used another 2tbsp of hummus, a few drops of soy sauce, a splash of sesame oil, and sriracha.


Dinner: lentils and pasta with a hummus sauce

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I threw this together one morning for lunch before work, and now I’ve been eating it almost every day this week. This is some jumbo elbow pasta with green lentils and spinach. I mixed it all in a bowl with hummus, lots of nutritional yeast, paprika, onion powder, cayenne pepper, and black pepper. I store the pasta and the lentils separately, and whenever I want to make lunch or dinner I’ll measure out the portions and heat it up. This one is so easy, even when you’re in a hurry.

(This serving was 1 cup of pasta, 1/2 cup lentils, and 1 cup of spinach.)

Basically, I’ll just put hummus in whatever I’m eating.

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