Tuesday, April 26, 2016

New things

Some big things have happened since my last blog post. Here's the breakdown ...

We adopted a retired sled dog - His name is Joe. Joe is 8 years old and has been a shelter dog for a while now. It's sad people skip over older dogs but their loss is our gain! We're all adjusting great!

Vegan ramen is amazing! So far I've tried Miso, Tortilla, and "Chicken". About $2 a pop, they are perfect for a quick snack. Adding left over veggies is great to jazz up the Miso and Chicken, and is a nice way to use up stuff that might get tossed out otherwise.

The snow has melted just about everywhere, and spring is bursting from underneath!

Sunwarrior Warrior Blend Vegan Chocolate Protein - I like this for the time in-between no longer full from breakfast but I'll be hungry in no time so let's get to the gym sharpish. About 20 minutes after this, I'm ready for my pre-workout, and able to hustle a good workout.

Aaaaaand...I woke up last Saturday to punch 47 in the face. I'm a little older, and a bit more tired than I used to be but, life is good! I'm making better choices for myself and my family, and feel better mentally and physically than I have in probably the last 20 years.
Go vegan! Have more birthdays. Enjoy life more fully. Live genuinely.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Apr 1-13

I want to post more often to my blog but last week knocked me out! Monday thru Saturday I was down with a cold so bad I almost wished I had the flu. I figured if it was the flu I might have slept more ;) Since recovery began I've been catching up - on everything from vacuuming to getting back into the gym. The wheezes are slow to go but mostly I'm back in the land of the living. 

Being regulated to the couch most of the time was pretty boring. It did give me the chance to start the series "Under The Dome" though. Not bad... really weird... everyone is suspect! LOL No spoilers here. Still have a full season to go though - I'm really bad at Netflix bingeing. 

I did manage to take a few pics to remind myself about some of the things I wanted to get down in my blog. 

Tacos are medicine...you can't prove they aren't ;)
Baked chickpeas and bell peppers in rice vinegar, avocado, olives and 
my favorite Herdez salsa casera on corn tortillas.

Another discovery! This super easy to make and
delicious to eat VEGAN falafel mix! Mix it, cook em up in some grape seed oil, then toss them into pitas with some vegan chipotle mayo, tomatoes, butter lettuce and avocados.

And totally not vegan related...it's just really cool;
Tried out a fancy little Northern Lights app for iPhone
and took some photos - these are from April 12th.

Forward to today ... Today I received my first Full Circle box! If pressed to rate 1-5 stars I'd probably say 3 1/2. The parsnips were bendy (I recd 5 - a good amount)... and the artichokes, though there were 4 (4! I was impressed with how many I received!) the artichokes were more beat up and spotty than I would have chosen had I seen them at market. After my first look I sent a message to customer service asking for input because I wasn't sure I wanted to spend the money for so-so produce. They've already sent me a partial refund - and I didn't ask for it, nor was I expecting one. Pulled in by good customer service, I'm gonna stick with it and see how it goes. Nice move, Full Circle, thank you!

Aside from the meh stuff, the lemons and mango were really nice, and the kale and chard were both gorgeous. Also received was a bag of purple potatoes and a large sweet potato. With the exception of the mango from Mexico, everything else was from California or Washington - I wanted to keep things as local as possible.

With the Full Circle boxes produce is standard, and other groceries can be added as a regular item - including cheeses, meats, eggs, chocolates and a variety of produce in addition to the ones usually offered. The box scheduled for next Wednesday lists produce different from what I got today, too - it's nice things get switched up.

Tomorrow I'll be experimenting with rainbow chard ...I'll be sure to update on how it turns out!

Well if you made it this far, you did good! It's nearly Friday! Peace...out.