i apologize for the complete lack of posts lately. i've been busy preparing for spring break, traveling home for spring break, and entertaining my family with my antics during spring break [not really]. i feel like i've done nothing productive, but i have spent a lot of well-used time visiting with family and friends. i even accompanied my brother for the purchase of his car. yay!
but here are a few pictures. nothing spectacular or anything. i did eat at chili's the other evening with my brothers...they've added quite a few things to their menu. one of them, the carribean salad [without meat!] is divine. i got the citrus balsamic dressing instead of honey lime. otherwise, it had pineapple, cranberries, cilantro, chives, and mandarin oranges on it. well, mine didn't have the mandarin but it was supposed to. i could have eaten 18 of those salads. i have also been utilizing the salad bar at other various hole in the wall dining establishments that my parents have taken me to.
i made this blueberry and strawberry smoothie twice the other day. smoothies are highly underrated in this world.
i made blueberry pancakes today and put some strawberries on top. i used maple syrup that my parent's friends brought back from an amish community. my parents didn't like it, but there's this hint of smokiness that i find delightful.
i made these cupcakes as a sample of what my graduation cake will be like. it's between the lemon cupcake recipe or the mocha chip recipe in vegan with a vegeance. i will say that i am incredibly annoyed when i make vegan items and my omnivore family tries them and then feels the need to declare that they're good for being vegan but not as good as theirs. yeah. okay. i get it. you're stuff is supposedly superior b/c i'm the weirdo that doesn't eat eggs or butter or milk and what i make is automatically inferior b/c i don't use those items. i like what i make and maybe it doesn't taste the same, but it tastes just splendidly TO ME.