It has been a long time since my last trip to Orlando, Florida and Walt Disney World. We planned a five day family trip with plans to visit three of the four parks – the Magic Kingdom, Epcot (see that gorgeous night time photo!), and Hollywood Studios. I did a little research before our trip on a website called Vegan Disney World, and even with the options listed, I still wasn’t sure what to expect. It turns out Disney is really vegan friendly! I am so pleasantly surprised by the food we ate that not only did I have to write about it but (a) I wanted to write about it (2) I recreated some of the meals at home and (3) I kind of want to back just for the food!
How delicious does that pot of food look? It’s lentil picadillo. I have to be honest, I’ve never had picadillo. But I am always looking for new dishes to veganize. And to work with lentils. So, here is my newest creation.
You guys! I have been writing this blog for 7 years. 7 years! I can hardly believe it. I have grown so much as a cook, writer and photographer. Thank you so much for being here, for connecting with me, and most importantly, for cooking my recipes. It means the world to me. Truly. And for my blogiversary, I have made some changes. Have you noticed?
Are you guys on Instagram? I joined about a year and half ago (@lisasprojectvegan) and it has been a really interesting experience. I have “met” some really great people – people who cook and post their meals, microbloggers who post recipes right on IG, bloggers who have blogs like me, and vegan cookbook authors. Recently an author named Jules Aron reached out and offered to send me her newest books and today my blog is the next stop on The Pretty Zen book tour!
When I was growing up, my Mom would always have My-T-Fine pudding in the refrigerator – chocolate, vanilla and tapioca. You know that stuff? I loved it! It was a great after school snack. But it comes in a box that says “artificial flavor.” Oh my God. I can’t believe I ever ate that stuff. But I do love a good pudding, so I remade all of my favorite pudding snacks (chocolate with avocado and tapioca with chia seed). This is my updated vanilla pudding.