Thursday, March 29, 2012
Chris and I had a great time running the Winter Park 10k together!
Last year I ran by myself but running with a partner is alway more fun. I should mention though that we were the VERY last two people to start the race since we woke up late and barely made it over the time-chip mat before they broke it down. Our timer was actually a few minutes off because Chris has to swipe my chip before I was even there! I was illegally parking the car. Oops!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Don't you love how the coke stays so cold with the ice cream and the ice creams gets inside the carbonation and that foam gets all frosty!
Sigh, I loved them.
I was craving on the other day.
So I made one!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Kale Salad with Sesame Sriracha Dressing.
Look at how beautiful that looks. It's crunchy, sweet, spicy, tangy, sweet... pretty much perfect!
I wish I could let all of you taste this dressing so you could understand how amazing it tastes.
Monday, March 26, 2012
I'm not a stoner myself, but I am a vegan. They illustrate their recipes! It's a really super fun take on recipes. They are adorable illustrations. You can find other illustrated recipes here, even non-vegan ones!
I made falafel pie the other night based on the vegan stoner's recipe.
BEST idea ever!
Friday, March 23, 2012
At my house, a taco is anything delicious stuffed into a tortilla. The only rule is a tortilla. The debate occurs over the kind of tortilla...
Normally, because I'm a loving wife who often (always) forces her husband to eat vegan, we get flour tortillas as a compromise over the whole animal product situation. This week... I splurged. CORN baby!
Tempeh is my newest thing. Seitan is delicious and I'm obviously a giant tofu lover but tempeh is great. It's more dense than other meat alternatives. It comes in rice, soy, flax, barley and millet, the options! It holds up well in cooking, it doesn't break apart like the others can.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
I'm not afraid of carbs, but pasta feels undervalued, overrated, and normally... overcooked!
I've gotten into this brand though and I like the taste of this pasta. It's organic whole wheat with flax. It has a nutty flavor with a nice chewy-ness. I've had their penne shape and spaghetti shape before, all winners for me.
Pasta can also feel cliche because it's fairly simple to explain, but here we go!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
I like the golden ones just fine, but the jewel toned red ones... swoon!
I've come to recognize that beautiful food goes down much easier than unattractive food.
I saw online a little trick to roasting beets, so of course I tried it. A bunch of Organic Beets was $2.50 from Freshfields Farm today.
My bunch had 5 beets in it, plus the greens. I had heard that the greens were good for eating. I ripped off a leaf and stuffed it in my mouth. Not too bad... kind of bitter in a good way.
Friday, March 9, 2012
- 1 Avocado
- 3 ears of Corn cut off the cob
- 1/2 of a Red Onion
- 1 Poblano Pepper
- 1 Red Pepper
- 1 Tomato
- 1 bunch of Kale
- Lime Juice
- Garlic Powder
Thursday, March 8, 2012
- 1/2 cup Earth Balance Vegan Margarine
- 1/3 cup Flour
- 1 Tbsp Red Miso
- 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste
- 1 Tbsp Tahini
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- 3 Tbsp Tamari or Soy Sauce
- 1 1/4 Soy or Almond Milk
- 1/2 Cup Nutritional Yeast
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
It isn’t that I want to be preachy, it’s that I remind myself. It’s so easy to forget, isn’t it? It’s easy to forget about family and friends that live outside of town, come on, of course it’s easy to forget about injustices happening worlds away.
This blog helps me remember that I’m doing this for a reason beyond myself and I want to connect with the world.
What are you doing in your life that’s for a world beyond yourself? How is it going? Do you ever feel discouraged? Maybe we could chat :) Now back on to the recipe goodness!
I made Chris and I Sunday brunch this week because it was raining when we woke up but then magically before we even sat down to eat; it was sunny. I love mornings like that!
Chocolate Pancakes, served with Peanut Butter Syrup
I saw something online about chocolate pancakes and peanut butter syrup that stopped me in my tracks! I thought, How genius is that person!? I set out to make my own.
I loved Chocolate Covered Katie’s Strawberry Shortcake pancakes so much I thought I’d use her recipe as a base. Some people like flat thin and wide pancakes while other people thick smaller denser pancakes. I’m the latter. If you’re the first then you probably won’t like these.
Chocolate Covered Pancake Ingredients:
2/3 cup Unbleached All Purpose Flour*
1/4 cup Rolled Oats*
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp ground Vanilla*
2 Tbsp Sugar*
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil*
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
4/6 tsp Baking Powder
2/3 cup Non-Dairy Milk (Soy, Almond, Coconut)
Mix the ingredients together, but not too much. It’ll be big and fluffy.
Peanut Butter Syrup Ingredients:
1/4 cup Creamy Salted Peanut Butter*
1/4 cup Raw Agave Nectar*
Splash of Coconut Milk