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?

Hike Recap

Hubby and I woke up this morning and headed out for a hike. Hubby has been begging me to go on a hike since the snow disappeared but the weather hasn’t been great so when we woke up to a bright sunny day it seemed perfect. We stopped in at Onion River and picked up some shot blocks and Gu.

We started on our hike and at first it was pretty hard especially since I have been nursing a cold. We hiked for awhile and then decided to share a piece of XoBiotic chocolate which unfortunately was a little stale but we ate it anyway.

One of the fun things about our hike is that the trail we picked was a historical trail with little things to stop at each way.  Below is me pretending to tumble into a 27 foot well from the 1800s.

So our hike started out pretty well and then we decided to go to the top of this summit and went down the otherside.  About 40 minutes later we decided that we were going the wrong direction so we turned around and went the other direction for about an hour and 20 minutes.  Then again we decided that we were probably going to wrong direction.  Finally I spotted a trail that might get us back to where we started.  To my delight we found a headed up the trail and at the end of it were 2 Bud Light cans that we had seen earlier in the day and I yelped with joy.

Neil was pretty excited too. We were no longer lost.

After our 5+ hour hike that should have taken ohhhhh 2.5 hours, if we hadn’t have gotten lost, we headed to The Alchemist for some beers and delicious food.  When we got there they weren’t serving a full menu so we started with Genius Waters, beers and pretzels with spicy mustard.

Then we got a second beer, sweet potato fries to share and each ordered a tempeh sandwich.  Our eyes were bigger than our tummies though so we only ended up eating half of our sandwiches.

Now we are hanging out at home relaxing our bodies and drinking tea.

Q: What did you do today?

Trading the Beach for the City

Hey Everyone!

I’m so glad it’s finally Friday and the weekend is here! I am finally feeling better so this weekend will be great.  I also started a cleanse which is making my body feel wonderful.  The good people at Garden of Life sent me their Raw Cleanse kit to try out as well as their raw prenatals; no we are not pregnant but I am preparing my body for the future how ever far that might be.

Anyways I am on Day 2 of my 7 day cleanse and it feels great already. Basically there are three steps that you take each day for 7 days and it helps cleanse the body and aid in digestion. Now powders are the most appetizing but if you over look that and consider how your body feels it’s worth it, so far.  I will update you again in a few days and once I have completed my 7 days.

Also news that I am so excited for we ARE going to go on a vacation this year but it just isn’t going to be down south we have traded the beach for the city. You are probably asking….well What city then?

WASHINGTON DC! Now I haven’t been there in like 10+ years and it will be hubby’s first time so I would love suggestions of places to eat, shop, see, drink, ect.  So please send any suggestions my way. Thank you in advance.

Q: Are you a city person or a beach person?


So after staying up way too late last night researching places to go/stay, we’ve come to the conclusion that it’s just not going to happen this year. We won’t be packing up our beach bags and heading anywhere warm anytime soon. I guess we will just be enjoying some local vacations this year to NYC, Boston and lots of camping.  I am ready for our NYC trip Labour Day weekend though, even though it’s months away.

This morning was pretty unproductive since I stayed up way too late and haven’t been feeling well (bad idea) I am exhausted today and just feeling pretty crummy.  I can’t wait to go home and crawl in my bed and sleep. This morning I had one large coffee at Speeders and snacked on a Odawalla Bar. Then I had to run all over town and find a ‘Get Well Soon’ card per the request of my boss.  I’d never imagined it would be so hard to find a nice card that wasn’t humorous, religious or too girly (the card was for a firefighter).  Finally I found a nice simple one at Barnes&Noble and then it was time to get down to business.

Q: How’s your morning been?

A Cold, Red Curry and A Vacation

I had to take a day off from blogging because I am slightly under the weather.  We had a work meeting yesterday and the place was damp and cold and I came home with a sore throat and a cough.  I hung out in bed all last night and have been lounging around today.  I think my rest, miso soup and fresh green juice has been helping but I’m not 100% yet.  I did get a workout in this morning and a walk this evening with hopes of sweating out some of this cold.

Tonight I made some red curry tonight because what’s better for a cold than something nice and spicy.  Not much of a recipe to tell basically sauteed up some onions and peppers; added the red curry paste; add 2 cups vegan chik’n broth; bring to a boil for 8 min; add bokchoy and a can of light coconut milk; serve over udon noodles.

Now hubby and I are hanging out on the couch with our MacBooks (romantic right) doing some vacation research.  We have almost settled on Costa Rica but are also considering other Puerto Rico and other countries in Central America.  It is a lot of work trying to figure out the place that has everything we want for the right price!

Q: Where is your favorite place to travel?