Monday, August 30, 2010

tired life

nice little juice drink i made of the below ingredients:

this is quite possibly the best sandwich ever [okay, just that i have made]. it has spinach, 1/2 avocado, jalapeno hummus [by wild garden or something], tomato from the garden, onion from the garden, and that bread is homemade pitas i had made earlier this summer and frozen.

two more variations of the avocado w. jalapeno hummus and garden veggies.

zucchini spaghetti w. garden onion and pico de gallo salsa on top.

guac w. carrots

cantaloupe. such amaZing cantaloupe.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

and thus begins my grad school journey...

this grilled portabello salad was amazing!

i was making my dad [non-vegan] carrot cake. so, i decided i should get a carrot-y treat too. so, i made these muffins with maple syrup and apple sauce instead of sugar and added some cardamom [arguably too much] to spice them a little. they are pretty great. i really enjoy how moist the carrots make them. i am also fond of the heaviness of their texture. i froze some to keep for breakfasts this semester.

not much to say...busy busy busy

i can't believe it has taken me this long to begin putting soymilk in my smoothies. i will never go without again.

this raspberry salsa from our local apple orchard is wonderful. sweet and spicy in the most perfect of ways. i cannot wait until they open for the fall. the time is coming!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

nothing too exciting here

decided to try almond milk b/c it was on sale!

this is what was leftover of my black bean burger at lunch the other day. my mom and i decided to try a little restaurant i'd been wanting to check out. the burger was a bit spicy, but i like that. i definitely want to go back not only for this, but also to try a few of their other options.

upon sorting the goods in the freezer my mom found some chili from i have no idea when. i thought it would be okay to eat though so i made one of those 'hot dogs' i got the other day. the hot dog was okay, i don't really miss meat so it wasn't anything super special that i would buy again. but it was delightfully smokey tasting.

i made this sandwich last night for dinner and today for lunch. the key ingredients are onion, cucumber, and tomato from my dad's garden. i spread half an avocado on it and toasted it. DELICIOUS! those tomatoes are absolutely divine and i don't think i could ever buy another from the store.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

a very epic shopping trek

i visited my aunt and cousins in aurora last tuesday and we headed into naperville to go to lunch && then to a few stores that are not available to me at home.

first, we ate lunch at a place called pomegrante cafe. the only problem i had with this place is their charge to substitute avocado for cheese on their veggie panini and the fact that when i arrived home and decided to eat my second half there was a little cube of chicken in it. hmm....

the following are the items i picked up on our stops to world market, whole foods, fruitful yields, && michael's fresh market...

argentine wine. mmmm!

the following would have to be my favorite item of the day [BY FAR]. it has no fat it in it. NO FAT?! it's made with pear and apple[?] juices. it was so fudgy and delicious i almost fainted.


not much to say

these photos speak for themselves...