I know, I know, it’s like I couldn’t make up my mind about what on earth this is. It’s a loaf and works as a bar, so… yep. That’s as big as my brain can go at the moment! With lesson prep for school, a new kitty to integrate (see below!!), and general life to organize, it’s difficult to stay afloat sometimes without a little help. Chocolate helps. Bananas help. Onward ho for munchies! Continue reading
Ngghhh. I don’t know how else to introduce this, but it’s good. Really pretty on the slab and in my mouth. That sounds raunchier than it’s meant to be, but it’s Friday and my brain is somewhat fried :pAnd before you all dash off to see what’s what, don’t forget to download your super free copy of The Chocolate Cleanse Riot ebook (all vegan and mostly gluten-free, and of course 100% dedicated to chocolate!) Click on the pic below to jump in 😀
My last exam of the season is tomorrow, so naturally I’m procrastinating: reading fic, watching youtube clips on reincarnated Egyptians (Omm Seti), and generally plotting my life around comfort food. To totally legitimize this terrible behaviour I’m sharing something I’ve been munching a few times now for lunch with much glee: easy chickpea scramble that is so protein-packed you won’t feel hungry for a long while after.
I love freezer treats so hard. I even have a tag, as you may have seen. Nom nom! It’s a non-stop heat wave in our part of the world and there’s no way to indulge in anything that isn’t chilled to the proverbial bone. This is a little treat, size-wise, but cut it up into little pieces and you have a delicious bit of munch for every day of the week. Sharing is totally optional 😀 And don’t forget about the free mini ebook you can download! Holidays may almost be over but there’s no reason not to spoil yourself every day of the year to come.
Here goes nothing! My grandmother’s ginger pie veganized and healthy-fied! When I first saw the recipe I wanted to cry because there was so much sugar and processed ingredients, but this is hopefully still delicious, tasty, indulgent, and not too depressing for my grandmother, even though it’s totally different :p
Tomorrow is the big move! It’s crazy business at the moment but we are just pushing through and determined that everything will go well. If you’re into that sort of thing Man-thing is a Taurus and I’m a Capricorn, and 13 year old me would have nodded sagely at two of the most boring zodiac signs doing their best to live up to their own organizational standards. Let’s just say we have an open door policy for calming agents!
For fuel I decided on homemade, awesomesauce rice-based “calzone” and an easy sauce – my food processor and blender are going in the car with me since I don’t trust anyone with my precious life savers, but this is easy enough to make as a last supper of sorts, since all you really need is a baking pan at minimum and a panini press if you’re feeling fancy. Continue reading
The other day I managed to make some freezer treat pretzel bites with turkish delight that were very much Man-thing approved. The most perplexing part of all was that I had soaked my dates in coffee (decaf, admittedly), and he actually loved that! Man-thing doesn’t drink coffee, for the record, so this was an uber win for team awesome, because I’m going to take this as permission to add coffee to pretty much anything from now on.I’m pretty much wired by now to expect coffee straight after a meal, so adding coffee to the meal itself is really game-changing stuff for me. I’ll still have my coffee on the side, but any way that I can get more java is just grand.
Sometimes you just end up with a ton of leftover bits in the house – half a can of beans, pre-cooked rice…so begins the frantic efforts to eat everything up as soon as possible, but I find that detracts from the pleasure of a dish. This dish solved a few problems for us, and also got rid of the massive amount of tomatoes we had shored up, all in a tasty way!We’re supposed to having spring at the moment, but I have yet to build up the courage to show off my pale legs or frolick in the sun for long periods of time. It’s pretty chilly indoors at home because of the massive oak tree in our backyard, so soup it is as a thumb to the weather! Some of you northern hemisphere bloggers are probably starting to feel the chill for more legitimate reasons, so this one of the few times that we’ll converge on purpose and atmosphere! :p
Doughnuts! 😀 😀
Before we go on, remember that I’m still hosting a NuNaturals giveaway until 21 July, so get cracking and enter if you haven’t already done so. FOUR lucky winners will be spoilt with amazing goodies! Continue reading
Yesterday was my friend and former colleague Marmiet’s birthday! She’s sadly all the way in the Cape so I can’t help celebrate in person, but I figured the beauty of the internet is being able to share visual treats in lieu of the physical manifestation. The one is obviously superior to the other, but I just wanted Marmiet to know I was thinking of her, missing her company terribly, and that this is what she would’ve gotten if she were here!