I decided to put away my school work for the day and immediately tried to think of something to do that needs to be done. Then I realized I’ve actually done quite a bit today and now I’m blogging so that I can relax for the rest of the evening!
The day started off with a fabulous breakfast!
A strawberry brownie parfait! All I did was layer some strawberry yogurt, oats, sliced strawberries and thinly sliced leftover brownies (had a craving at about 10pm last night!).
After this delicious parfait I headed out to The Carrot Common for some groceries. As usual, I only planned to buy specific items and came out with a LOT. Yay! for my tummy, boo! for my bank account!
Blurry, I know. I told Alan that our next house MUST have great natural lighting in the kitchen!
Here’s the low-down:
- green onion
- coconut butter(!!!!)
- nutritional yeast
- Earth Balance
- New chips to try
- tofu x3
- macadamia cashew butter (!!!!!!!!!!)
- Cool Mint Clif Bar
- S’mores Luna Bar
- Pecan, Banana and Coconut Lara Bars
This loot cost me $74!!!! Oye…
But look what else I found while there that I could NOT resist!
A purple pepper!!! I’ve never in my life heard of these and they had a whole whack load so I immediately snatched one up to try. Anyone else had one before? What did you use it for? It’s so pretty!
Anyway, while I was out I thought I’d pick up an equally expensive lunch at their juice bar. I brought it home and had it after I unpacked my groceries.
The 3/4 drank juice was the Sprout for Joy which contained: bananas, strawberries, oranges and sprouts. It was really tasty and the orange added quite a kick! You could taste the sprouts but after the first few sips you became accustomed to it.
The sandwich was the Grilled Tempeh and it contained: tempeh, tomatoes, cucumbers, greens and honey dijon on 7 grain bread. It was equally as tasty, the dijon was fantastic and although they packed in the tempeh it didn’t stuff me up like it usually does! I added leftover salad from last night for more greens!
Then I had to take out my first dehydrator experiment!
RAISINS!!! I figured it would be an easy and simple thing to try for my first go and it worked out beautifully! These are plump raisins! I think they’ll go really well in some hot oatmeal! I had to free the dehydrator up to put in some cherries and strawberries and now the house smells of strawberries! Yum!!! I’ve decided to dry a lot of fresh fruit for toppings in the wintertime (I don’t want to use them now as I want to take advantage of all the fresh fruit I can). I’m going to dehydrate a bunch and store them!
I then proceeded to work on both my final project and final paper until my brain was mush.
Now I must be off to prepare a late dinner for Alan and myself! I’m making Ginger “Chicken” from How It All Vegan! This is my second recipe from this book today! I also threw together the Green Goddess Dressing, can’t wait to try it!
Have a fantastic night my friends! Enjoy yourselves!