Rachel’s Team Pick:
I’ve been meaning to write this article myself for approximately a year. See, the thing is, while I do really believe that veganism is healthy and makes me happy, and while I own eight vegan cookbooks and follow innumerable blogs which frequently feature recipes like garlic scape pesto pasta and blackberry cornmeal pancakes, 90% of what I eat is chips and salsa. And I don’t mean by that “the type of food category to which chips and salsa belong,” I actually mean tortilla chips and jarred salsa. About once every two weeks I pull it together and make something with more than two ingredients, but ultimately working on this website is very time consuming and even if I do plan to eat something with real vegetables in it they often go bad in my fridge before I can actually make that happen. Anyways, someone else on the internet beat me to the punch in terms of coming clean with you guys about this. It’s cute and worth a read. He’s not wrong about the Goddess dressing.
Respectfully, I’d like to add a few items that I feel were overlooked:
1. Mixing chickpeas in a bowl with a bunch of tahini and lemon juice and eating it with a spoon
2. “Fancy salsa,” which involves mixing canned black beans and Mexicorn in with Tostitos salsa and involving more than one food group
3. “Nooch toast,” which is just like regular toast except you also put nutritional yeast on it
4. Putting some almond butter on a spoon and then pouring maple syrup over it, then putting it in your mouth
5. “Tasty Bite” ready-to-eat packets of Indian food, to be bought outrageous amounts when on sale at Meijer.