Thursday, October 20, 2016


 Backyard foliage with Hank the Gnome.

Pumpkin bread (it's a little dry - I used applesauce instead of oil, and in the future I'll do half of each.)
Pumpkin Latte with Almond milk:
 Leftover Cuban Black Beans from last week, asparagus and rice pilaf.
My neighbor from a few doors down made a huge pot of vegan & gluten free tortilla soup, and wanted to share.  I added some Garden of Eatin' Guacamole Tortilla Chips and a quinoa-garbanzo salad.
See you this weekend!


  1. Oooh so festive for the fall! I'm loving it all. The fall is seriously the best time of year. The pic of the tree with Hank is so beautiful, look at those colors. We are just starting to turn here and barely have color so far but hopefully soon. Pumpkin bread sounds so good, I definitely need to make some soon. The tortilla soup looks incredible, how nice of her to share! The salad looks like the perfect pairing.

    Hope all is well! <3

    1. I agree - it is the best time of year! The trees are really peaking now, and I fear the leaves will all be on the ground shortly. I can't believe this is the last week of October. Oh my goodness!

  2. Great tree you have in your yard. I cant tell what it is under all the Virginia Creeper.

    Could put some Earth Balance on the Pumpkin Bread;-)

    Is this a different neighbor who made the Soup, not Frankie's Mom? Your complex is all so friendly. Maybe folks in Colorado are just that way and I am not familiar with it.

    1. It's a tree stump - six feet in height, straddling my property and my neighbor's. I'm not entirely sure why it wasn't removed before I purchased this place, but I trim the creeper to keep it looking good!

      Yes, the pumpkin bread was quite dry and I did use EB on it towards the end of the loaf.

      No, not Frankie's Mom! We can't eat together because she is allergic to gluten, tomatoes, garlic, onion. And now she doesn't eat sugar. Basically, we can have salad together. Ha ha! This soup if from a gal two doors down, and she tried veganism for two weeks recently but gave it up. I think she's still trying, though! I've not had such friendly neighbors anywhere else, and neither of them are natives like me...

    2. that is hilarious that it is just a tree stump! not many folks would decide to embrace it.

  3. How cool to have a neighbour that makes vegan food, let alone one that will share it with you. I've never tried pumpkin bread before - is it sweet like banana bread, or more like a traditional loaf type thing?