For lunch, I tried these “Good Dogs” vegan hot dog in a regular wheat bun. I couldn’t finish the dog; for me, the texture was too smooth, a bit dry, and the taste made it difficult to get the faux hot dog down. To fill me up instead, I tried cooking pinto beans and rice. I may need to sign up for some super basic cooking classes, because I failed miserably. The pinto beans weren’t nearly as good as I’ve tasted before, and I don’t think I cooked the rice all the way through since it was so chewy. I added salt, and even butter, for flavor, but nothing worked.
So I ate a Clif Crunch granola bar, which seemed pretty vegan in that it used soy to make chocolate chips, but it also contained honey.
Overall, I was disappointed with lunch and with my cooking skills. I was going to try a seitan dish for dinner tonight, but I think I’ll save that for a different day and instead have a meal I know how to make properly.