Hi everyone...Happy Tuesday! I didn't get the chance to post yesterday, because it was a pretty crazy day. That just means more pictures for you today. Last night for dinner I cooked Happy Herbivores meatballs and marinara sauce. Both were excellent! These were some of the best meatballs ever! And, I'm taking that back to way before I became a vegan...they rocked. I decided to use the spices that she used in her meatballs to make Tony his. He said his were excellent too. :o)
Over the weekend I decided to try my hand at making my own almond milk. I used the recipe in my Raw Food Made Easy cookbook, or I guess I should say "non" cookbook. Anyway, it was so good that I made some more last night. I soaked the almonds for 12 hours and then put them in the blender along with some water, dates, and vanilla. After that had blended for a bit, I poured the mixture into my nut bag that I won a while back. Finally I got to use my new nut bag. I squeezed out all the milk until just almond bits were left in the bag. Tony thought that was pretty funny. He told someone that they should have seen me milking the almond utters....anyway, the milk is great! Almonds are so expensive though, so I probably won't be making this all the time.
I soaked some steel cut oats over night and then poured some of my homemade almond milk over them. I also added some banana and dried cranberries. Yes, I poured a little too much milk in my bowl. Sure was good though. This is what I had for my mid morning snack yesterday. I had my usual smoothie first thing in the morning on my way to wok. I think I'm hooked on smoothies like most people are hooked on coffee.
I had half of a Kombucha yesterday. I drank it for my afternoon snack, and thought I was going to drink the entire thing, but I couldn't get it down. It was filling me up. I saved the other half to drink today. I really do like this stuff! I wish I could afford to drink one every day. I've been seeing where some people are making their own. I just wonder how hard that is to do? I need to check into that.
This meal goes back to Thursday night. Tony's mom made stew for everyone. Being the sweet mother-n-law that she is, she made me some with no meat. I went by her house on my way home and picked it up for our dinner. As I was warming it up, I decided to throw in a little kale for some green action! Her stew hit the spot!
Saturday night we decided to cook Mexican instead of going out to eat it. We made Tostadas. Mine had refried beans, some Fantastic Foods Taco Filling, lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, Daiya cheddar cheese, and some tomatillo salsa. I think this might have been the best tostada that I've made so far.
I've been craving kale chips, so Sunday I made some and ate them all by myself. :o) I massaged the kale leaves in some olive oil and then spread them on a cookie sheet in single layer. I then sprinkled a little salt, paprika, and some nutritional yeast on them. I baked them on 300 for about 10- 15 minutes. Total yumminess!
Sunday morning while I was sitting on the porch waiting for Maggie to use the bathroom, I noticed a momma mocking bird sitting on Tony's car with a worm in her mouth. She was really doing some talking too. She seemed to be telling me a few things. It was at that moment I noticed one of the shrubs moving. I thought what in the world....So, I went to check it out with momma bird pitching a fit. I then noticed this little guy. Bless his heart. He was learning to fly. I happened to have my phone with me, so I snapped his pic and then went back to the porch so momma could take care of her baby. I just love watching nature like that!
Question....Does anyone know what kind of flower this is? I think they are so cool looking! I would love to have some of these at my house! I've been seeing these around but never up close. These just happen to be at the retirement home where my mom lives.