…Back again. Kristie’s back. Tell a friend.
Don’t be hating, I know you all want to channel your inner Eminem.
I have a functioning computer! Huzzah!
The old grandpa computer that graced our living room for years on end finally had his plug pulled when we got hooked up with a new computer deal we couldn’t refuse. My laptop and other computer that I use regularly are still down, but I’m not as completely devastated as I was before now that I have access to a computer that actually WORKS and doesn’t take 10 hours for everything to load.
I’m not going to post a week’s worth of eats because that would be long and probably slightly monotonous (plus I didn’t bother capturing every moment of morsel to mouth because it was a snacky week so there was a whole lot of that). Instead I’ll go with some week highlights.
PETA’s Vegan College Cookbook In A Pickle Chickpea Salad. Mine was muchly modified though since I was missing a lot of the ingredients. For example, this recipe involves relish (hence the In A Pickle part). I had no relish. I cut up dill pickles instead. I know, genius.
I’ve done the Green Monster thing several times this week.
Had plenty of Leftovers Salads
One night I made a linguine dish from Crazy Plates. It was supposed to be a clam dish but who actually has canned clams kicking around their cupboard? Well I don’t anyway. But I DO have baby shrimp chillin out in the freezer so they dolled up this dish instead.
I also discovered that those Baked Banana Doughnuts go dry/stale very fast. HOWEVER. This led to the discovery of the best way to eat these things: toasted and smothered in yogurt+PB2 “icing”.
Almost as good as a pan full of baked amazing.
One morning I tried some Scotch Oats (water/almond milk, banana, strawberries, flax, almond butter), which I had been avoiding trying for a while thinking they would take a long time to cook. They actually didn’t take long at all. Next time I’m trying them blended!
Super exciting – Peanut Butter Puffins came back into my life! I hadn’t seen them at the stores in quite a while but they were finally back on the shelves this week and on sale to boot! There was no way I was passing that opportunity up.
This week I also got some mail – Woo! Can’t wait to get my hands on some of the POM goodness. It always tempts me in its pretty little bottles at the grocery store but the price tag kicks my booty in the opposite direction.
Oh and epic moment: I made my first non-delicious Green Monster this morning! Not impressed. I did the same old standard of almond milk, frozen banana, flax and spinach, but then I added a splash of cold coffee and a bag of green tea leaves. Somehow this mucked up my smoothie and made it taste kinda blech. Not terrible but I had to doctor it a bit – I like to enjoy my breakfast! So I added a scoop of chocolate Carnation Instant Breakfast mix and a small chopped apple to sweeten it up.
Oh lovely muck. This was more tolerable after my TLC. In taste, not in looks.
Other than the eats, my week wasn’t overly noteworthy. I went out a few times. I went to a country bar for the first time. That was interesting… I’m not really a country music fan so I wasn’t sure how much I was really going to enjoy that venture, but it was actually pretty darn hoppin. There were lots of people out busting moves and I discovered that country music is pretty good stuff to dance to. Maybe just maybe I’ll consider the country scene more often in the future.
It won’t quite yet replace my club nights though. As much as I love some good ol’ Cotton Eyed Joe, I need my fix of techno mixed beats. Saturday…
… it was a good weekend.
And with that, I’m off to sweat out some toxins Billy Blanks style.
Since I now have working computer access, I’ll be back posting again in much less than a week this time haha.