Thursday, September 19, 2013

My New Addiction and New (to me) Grocery Store

For about a year I have been loving Daiya shredded cheese.  During my recent trip to Whole Foods I discovered their sliced cheese and pizza!
I did buy the sliced cheese to have with my veggie burger.
Two minutes before taking burger off the pan I added a slice of the Daiya cheese.
It melted and it was awesome!
I need to remember to take my phone into the kitchen more often to take pictures.
The burger was delicious!

I am a big fan of the library and more so with trying new vegan recipes with the cookbooks that I have found.  Right now Betty Goes Vegan is my newest find.  Beautifully written with a guide to vegan products, tips and tricks.
One brand it mentioned I've never heard of.
After googling it I find that there is a (new to me) vegan and organic grocery store a little over 2 miles away.  I can't wait to check them out and add them as my go to store for vegan products.

They have a way too easy guacamole recipe that I tried and my teen loves.

Dan's Guacamole
(serves 4-6)

2 large ripe avocados
2 tbsps lime juice
1 minced garlic clove
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 tsp onion powder
1 diced jalapeno (I omitted this ingredient and it was not missed)
1 tsp hot sauce (I omitted this ingredient and it was not missed)
crushed pink Himalayan salt and crushed black peppercorns (sea salt and pepper was just fine)

mash your avos into a paste and mix in the rest of the ingredients.

My teen loves to use this as a spread for her sandwiches!


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Vacation time is over...

and we're back to school!
It's official.
All of my kids are out of the homeschooling years and into the public school years.  It's been great thus far.  Homeschooling have truly prepared them in their studies.  They have learned to work independently and look for the resources to help them with various projects.

We've had a wonderful summer driving cross country and visiting my mom in Florida.
The kids reacquaint with a few cousins and hang out with Abuela. We visited all Disney parks and even brought home some mosquito bites!

All in all, it has been the best vacation we ever had.

My only complaint is that I had a hard time finding vegan products in the area.
We had to take an almost 30 minute drive to the nearest Whole Foods to find tofu, nutritional yeast, and other vegan eats.

*My writing is a bit more rough than usual.  I guess I'm still in vacation mode. ;-)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Back from vacation...

and have some yummy recipes and tips to come!
I am a work in progress.

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