Lunches and…

May 28, 2010

Hello. I hope everyone is well. This is a quick blog but I will try to be back again soon. I have tried some new items lately and I cant wait to blog about them. We are now seriously counting down for the big move. Time is going so fast and we are so excited!!

I have had a couple really great lunches lately and I thought I would share.

The BEST Chinese food I have had in a very long time. Broccoli in Garlic Sauce with steamed rice from a small place downtown. So good that I had to go back a few days later and get it again.

Salad with veggies and Roasted Veggie Soup with a Tazo peach tea enjoyed outside in the sunshine. The perfect, most delightful lunch.

and…

Rusty! He is the doggie of my in-laws and we got to visit him recently. He is so sweet and funny.

Trent and Rusty. So cute!

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I have been listening to a lot of Laura Marling lately. She is amazing!

Happy Accident

May 14, 2010

So last night I was super eager to make homemade veggie burgers from a vegweb recipe. The recipe called for Gimme Lean Hamburger flavored crumbles. Of course the store only had sausage flavor so I ended up buying another fake meat brand. The crumbles wanted to crumble not form into patties. I almost gave up and threw it out altogether. Then I realized I could make it into my mom’s sloppy joes! I just threw in ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar. Delicious! It was so yummy and it tasted just like my mom’s recipe without the cow. Cooking is art. You have the freedom to be creative and impromptu as you wish. Last night’s dinner was certainly a happy accident.

Fresh corn cut from the cob sautéed with a little Earth Balance and salt/pepper…The BEST!

The meat-free sloppy joes along side a baked sweet potato & corn. Really tasty. I’m definetly making this again.

Breakfast/Brunch

May 13, 2010

I pretty much eat the same thing each morning/afternoon. My schedule can be pretty random. If I don’t have to wake early for a tour I usually sleep in. So breakfast can easily become brunch or lunch. I normally recommend never to eat the same foods over and over. But I love this combination so much that I have eaten it at least 4 days a week for the past year. I call them breakfast burritos but it’s really just lots of sautéed peppers and mushrooms wrapped in spicy tortillas. It’s so delicious and filling.

I always start with coffee.

I love peppers.

Veggies cooking. It seems like a lot but they get smaller plus there is nothing wrong with eating lots of veggies. 🙂

So good!

A side of fresh fruit.

I started out (a year ago) eating burritos with cheese and eggs. Then no cheese. Then no eggs. Now its just tons of veggies. I really need to add some greens to the meal. My journey with healthy food is always progressing. It’s really wonderful when you begin to allow yourself to change.

Me and Nardy!

Coffee Perfection!

May 5, 2010

I am a serious coffee lover. I like a medium roast with a little sweet cream. I used to drink the super sweet creamer with high fructose corn syrup. (ick!) Then I switched to Organic dairy creamer. From there I used Silk soy creamer. Although this is a very tasty creamer I wanted to get away from soy products. I have hypothyroidism and there are concerns that soy is not so good for me. So the next step in my journey was So Delicious Coconut Milk creamer. Dairy Free, Soy Free, and so yummy! It is true coffee perfection. I am now addicted and in coffee bliss each morning.

I got this super cute Snoopy coffee mug at a garage sale last weekend for 10 cents.

I LOVE coffee mugs!

“I hate it when it snows on my french toast!”

Still crazy for Silversun Pickups this week

Weekly Beauties…

May 3, 2010

There are a lot of little beauties that have made me very happy in the past week and I would like to share them with you:

This band

Silversun Pickups!

Trent has loved this band for a while now. I listened but nothing ever clicked until this week. I am now fully obsessed with them. Their music is intense and really exceptional. Their album “Swoon” has been on serious repeat.

I had lunch with my good friend Abby today. We chose Indian food and it was so delicious. I was happy to have lots of leftovers to enjoy for dinner.

Pineapple makes me very happy. It is now in season and so heavenly.

I eat so many pineapples in the summer that I have my own system of cutting them in record time. Fresh is always better than the pre-cut.

I cannot wait to wear these dresses!

Recent very lucky garage sale finds:

Great condition, my size, only $2!

Perfect for my new Chicago kitchen!

Vintage Clutch only 50 cents!

I love unique pottery

I found this fabric last week. I’ve been making it into very cool crafts.

Best cat ever. He always makes me happy.

Have a lovely week! Good luck with finals to my school friends!