Green Juice Kick

Lately I have been on a huge green juice kick and it feels great! I have picked up some really great organic veggies this week which have made some tasty juices.  My favorite combination is romaine, cucumber, celery, carrot and a small green apple – when I have parsley I like to add that as well.

I sucked this all down from my National Life Idol mug- at my last job we had an American Idolish contest for the employees.  Honestly it turned out to be more like National Life’s Got Talent than an Idol show but either way it was a break from sitting at my desk and I got the huge mug to drink green juice from!

I have also been trying to keep lunch pretty light and raw since the summer is coming and raw food with soon be in abundance.  Raw veggies have the highest nutrients and are great for you.  The more you cook your vegetables the more nutrients are lost so try incorporate more raw and lightly steamed veggies into your diet.

Thursday night we finished off the last of our Daiya with some amazing grilled sandwiches.  These sandwiches were olive rolls stuffed with bbq tempeh, tomatoes, spinach, tofutti, and Daiya then grilled to perfection.  I served it up with some quinoa tabouli that was tasty and very refreshing.

Since I forgot my camera yesterday with all my pictures to post I had planned on posting everything above me last night so it’s a bit delayed but I figured still totally worth showing of the yumminess.  We ended up staying out until around 11pm last night for on of my girl-friend’s b-day parties so we didn’t get home until midnight and I was too tired to post at that point.  We did however have an amazing night filled with delicious food from American Flatbread- the hubby and I shared a double order of the Evolution Salad which has yummy arame on it and a Vegan Revolution Flatbread which was equally as delicious.  We also tried some of their house brewed beers which were delicious and then we headed next door to play Apples to Apples and have a Long Trail.

Now it’s time for laundry and cleaning/packing up our apartment but first a little menu planning from these two books:

Q: Do you plan menus for the week?

 

Green Smoothie Morning and Daiya Night

We have been having miserable weather this week in Vermont so I started my morning off with some light, refreshing and uplifting, a green smoothie!  This smoothie had unsweetened vanilla milk, vanilla hemp protein powder, half a banana and 2 huge handfuls of spinach.

After a busy and stressful day I was ready to come and make some comfort food.  I found daiya at Healthy Living and decided that I had to purchase some since everyone has been raving about it.  I also picked up some of my favorite low-carb tortillas that only have 45 calories each so they make tex-mex food guilt free.  I stuffed the tortillas with roasted sweet potatoes, sauteed mushrooms, onions and spinach.  I then topped with salsa and daiya and baked until bubbly. I then topped these yummy things with avocado-tomato salsa that I had made- HOLY YUM!

Q: What’s your favorite vegan cheese? What is your favorite way to eat it?

Drinking Macaroons For Breakfast

I had a hard time getting out of bed this morning; I think it’s because I got way too much sleep. Once I finally pulled myself out of bed and showered I decided to have some breakfast.  You’ll never guess what I had…..SOYGURT.  Today I had peach with oats, flaxmeal and banana.  I also made myself a cup of White Coconut Cream Tea from The Art of Tea. I just took a sip of it and this tea taste like a macaroon.  It’s like a cookie in a warm liquid form without all the sugar, fat and calories.  What can I say it’s a dream in a drink.

After this is all gone it’s time to get a bunch of house work done before I head off to work.  I look forward to the days when we don’t have to commute 45 minutes each way to work and when I don’t have to go in 3 hours before I have to be to my work…..or stay 3 hours after.  You might be wondering why we commute and well I used to work in the city that we live in right now so we decided to get a place here but I left that awful job back in December and now I work in Burlington with my hubby (he’s always worked there) and we have to commute until July 1st when our lease is up. WAHOO can’t wait to move.

Q: Do you rent or own? How long have you lived in your current home? How many places have you lived in the last 5 years? We rent and have lived in our place for going on 2 years.  However in the last 5 years I have lived in 8 different houses/apartments….crazy right!

A Picnic On The Waterfront

It was beautiful this afternoon so I decided to expand our walk into a lovely picnic on the water front.  Hubby has been working so hard at work lately it’s time for a little romance.  I picked up a wonderful spread of food from Healthy Living and Fresh Market and grabbed a blanket from the trunk of the car and we headed out for a walk. Hubby was so delight and surprised it was a great afternoon and BEAUTIFUL! We had lots of amazing food from snap peas with tamari almonds, baguette, olives, dolmas, artichokes, veggies, babaganoush, red wine and vegan truffles.

Wonderful food and a beautiful view.

Q: What do you do for your significant other to show your love and appreciation?