Sunday, October 30, 2016

Warm Weekend

It was near 80 degrees both days this weekend, so it doesn't seem like November is about to arrive. Thus, my activities and eats are in between seasons. I still find time to sit in the backyard, but then bury myself under blankets on the couch.

In the morning:
 At the noon time:
A great treat any time of year:
 

Mega Meal Prep for the week ahead, also mid-season:

Kale and cabbage salad with sesame miso vinaigrette (kinda - I was missing some ingredients. Ha!)
 Cauliflower Leek Soup (it needs something extra, a little boring).
 No promises on a mid-week post. I have parent-teacher conferences this week, but I do have Friday off - which means there should be a bigger weekend blog!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

In the Hamster Wheel

I'd love a long weekend or heck, a week off, right about now.  I fully relaxed this weekend, went to three stores for groceries - taking my time to be picky, and get exactly what I want. Long walks, long sits in the backyard. I don't want it to end! But first: look at this tree in the evening sunshine!

Sarah inspired breakfast: TJ's Pumpkin Seeds on oatmeal (with pumpkin butter, too!), and a cup of Morning Thunder tea.
 On the search for fresh almond butter, I picked up a small indulgence. Oh my. The raw ball is like fudge.
 Suja was on sale at Whole Foods, but I only picked up one.  It was really good!
 And the best part of my weekend: this guy. He went to the groomer's, and wanted to show you his cuteness.
Back on the wheel tomorrow...

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fall-tastic

 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.
 Honeycrisp:
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!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Almost Autumnal

We experienced cold weather briefly, but have been living in the upper 70s the last week. Those temperature swings have started turning the leaves....
 Which means, I want toast (avocado on peasant loaf slices)
 And homemade pumpkin bread:
Which means I have to nearly die in my workout classes, so I can still eat it:
 But then, it doesn't matter anyway when I go to happy hour and order the seasonal punch (apple whiskey, cinnamon liquer, and I don't remember the rest.)
See you on Wednesday, with less bread and more greens! Ha ha!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Meal Prep Mania

I'm leaving behind lunchtime sandwiches for the foreseeable future, and that means: Sunday night meal prep!


 Group 1: asparagus, tomato, and shallot sauteed over rice pilaf.


Group 2: Cuban Black Beans with broccoli and couscous.



I have more than I need for lunches this week, so it might show up with a twist in my evening meals.  It's a crazy week, but I intend to post on Wednesday or Thursday! I hope you've had a great weekend!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Kansas Trip

A quick two day trip to visit Grandma and extended family in Kansas occurred this weekend.  I didn't photograph food, so I'll leave you with some scenery.  

On the road:

In the town museum:

Walking around town with Remy:

On the country roads:

Flower bushes in memory of my Grandfather:
See you later this week!