Sunday, April 11, 2010

Stuff I've been eating and an apology

I'm so sorry I haven't been posting....been so busy with taxes and rehearsals, etc....and I know I missed last week's farmer's market and blogger of the week post. Again, I apologize.

It's 77 degrees and I finally have a day off.  In a week, I get to meet my 1 1/2 year old nephew for the first time, so I'm excited about that! Taxes are finally done...except for one small detail, but I have a lot on my mind.  I've been contemplating about buying a new camera and/or a new smartphone.  If I'd won the lottery, I'd buy both before my little trip next week. But......I don't know what to do. Maybe I shouldn't get either.  I don't want to take my big Panasonic camera with me on the plane....just too big. The one I've been looking at keeps getting more expensive and out-of-stock everywhere, because everyone wants it! Grrrrr......And I wish I had a bigger and better phone to use while in the airport waiting. They've replaced mine twice already....although I've had it for a few years by now. Maybe it's ready to go. And my wall phone charger just died too. Was that a sign??  I just feel cheated, because I've paid for insurance for the phone, yet they keep giving me ones with problems and that's what they'll keep on doing if I bring it back.

Ok, topic.

This week's farmer's market: strawberries, rainbow chard (excited about that...and it's so pretty!), collard greens, kale, shiitakes, brown rice, lots of lettuce, carrots, and sweet potatoes.

Stuff I've been eating:

My Mix n' Mashed Potatoes with Kale/Tomato gravy:

Sprouted Grain Pasta with brussels sprouts, tomatoes, nutritional yeast, fresh basil, salt, garlic, and pepper:

Refried bean quesadilla on corn tortillas with assorted sauteed veggies and a slice of melted Rice Vegan cheddar:

And I won a jar of Artisana Cacao Bliss from Elena's blog!! Thank you, Elena :)

We held auditions the other day and I made some Cocoa Banana Muffins in mini-muffin form from Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan. I used all whole wheat flour instead of half barley and half oat. I also used agave nectar instead of maple syrup.  They were really good and not too sweet.  I should've filled the tins a bit more, as they were rather small muffins (leftover batter used for regular sized muffins in this picture):

Blogger of the Week: Elena's EatHealthyBeHappy Blog.   She's written some really great posts, including one on reversal of hypothyroidism....very interesting. She's also got some really good recipes and giveaways!

Other giveaways:

Avery at LoveVeggiesAndYoga is giving away a $25 shopping spree for Chocomize! Go check it's a really clever idea.

Elena's Green for Life giveaway!

I think that's about all I can handle for today.

Eat smart,


  1. Thanks for the link back and never, ever apologize for not posting...we all have lives and 77 F weather = you not at your computer :)

  2. Completely understand your predicament - I say buy a new phone with a good camera! :) AND your quesadilla looks sooo so yummy, I'm a sucker for gluttonous mexican!

  3. Thanks! And I ended up finally ordering a new camera, since the phone I want hasn't come out yet.....grrrrr....



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