Posts Tagged ‘cats’

July Shenanigans & Recipes…

This summer has been one of the best.

Bobby and I have been cooking up a storm…

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^^A moscow mule (a drink my dad introduced me to).^^

This was mine, but I gave it to Bobby – after one sip I didn’t want anymore! It’s delicious but I wasn’t in a drinking mood. {HERE} is the recipe I posted 5 years ago when my dad first told me about it. It’s a mix of ginger beer, vodka, lime, and mint. Sometimes we do half seltzer / half ginger beer. Gingerale also works.

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^^Sweet and Savory Tempeh with Onions^^

I started off following Gwyneth Paltrow’s recipe for Tempe Manis (Sweet Tempeh) but changed it… a lot. As you guys know, I’m not really into sweets that much, so I cut out just about all the sugar, and instead caramelized some onions to give it sweetness. I will hopefully remember what I did so I can post my version of the recipe later. So delicious.

A Day in the Life {Blog Every Day in May}

Day 15, Wednesday: A Day in the life (include photos from throughout your typical day).

Sometime between 7:30 – 8:15am – Wake up.

Make and drink coffee, read, do some cleaning. Sometimes I blog in the morning (like today).

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This coffee has ground cardamom in it, Columbian-style. I went to Juan Valdez cafe a couple weeks ago and discovered this delicious trick.

If I have time, maybe I make lunch or do some food prepping. This morning I was up around 6:30, which is earlier than normal. I was able to make 2 different soups based on recipes in the Vegan with a Vengeance cookbook (carrot soup and butternut squash soup).

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^^ Roasted Butternut Squash Soup – had it for breakfast! ^^

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^^ Blending the carrot soup ^^

(Recipes for both to come.)

10 Things That Make Me Happy {Blog Every Day in May}

Day 14, Tuesday: Ten things that make you really happy.

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1 . Walking barefoot on the beach in cutoff jean shorts.

2. Stargazing in the summer and seeing bats flit around the sky.

3. Hugging my cats.

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4. Hugging my husband!

5. Going out to lunch with a friend and then looking at my watch to realize that an hour and a half has gone by in a flash.

6. Going to a really hard yoga class. Or a relaxing yoga class. Or an easy class. Or any yoga class, really.

7. Checking things off of my to-do list.

8. Eating a really delicious, fresh salad.

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(hijiki salad)

9. Curling up a with a good book and a mug of hot coffee. Decaf if it’s after noon.

10. Spending time with my family.

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