I'm pretty excited about this, a cozy for my beloved hot water bottle. It's not quite finished and it's all wonky colored, but I love it. I made this first one for myself using up remnant yarn balls, I will be making more for my Etsy store. How many of you use hot water bottles? I've had this one for about 6 months (thanks Mom and Dad=) it's a seriously awesome comfort for menstrual cramps.
Breakfast this morning was overnight soaked chia and oats, recipe here on Oh She Glows. I used vanilla powder instead of the extract, I am not always finding the alcohol in extract tasty lately.
Breakfast yesterday was chia gel, vanilla powder, lots of fresh strawberries and almond butter, d'lish!!!
Our sauerkraut was a success and tasted yummy. Very tangy and crunchy. I would like to season with celery seed and dill next batch, that sounds great. Here's a video I watched yesterday from The Renegade Health Show. The use of starter culture is interesting, they say it is a more controlled way of getting the real good bacterias and crowding out any bad that may be there.
Michael Franti is on the radio right now! love, love , love
Yesterday I was out and about during lunch, I like to plan and pack a lunch with me. I took a salad and my almond balls and water in our much loved Klean Kanteen.
When I pack lunch salads I like to place the dressing on the bottom and then stir when I eat to keep it all fresh and crunchy, although I am not against eating a wilty salad. Maybe you all do this, but it honestly never occurred to me until we were served salad this way on cold plates at the Macaroni Grill I believe. I thought it was pretty genious ;)
Here's my fork packed all clean in it's Plum Creek bag and linen napkin.
I'm often scrounging around for small clean containers here (seems like between Dave's lunch and prepped food they're always preoccupied) I often overlook the handiness of a ball jar and lid. Here's my dessert treat
I made the dessert balls earlier this week and we've been enjoying this yummy treat all week. Here's my ingredients.
1/2 c raw almond butter
2 T of coconut flour (3 T may be better next time)
1 scant T of agave
2 t chia seeds
vegan choco chips
and the balls after firming up in the freezer, store in the refrigerator.
other treats here have been this Larabar, it was pretty good.
and this slice of indulgence
I can't believe I ate this whole slice last night...I think I've satiated my sweet tooth for a while now ;) Please note this is in no way health food I am aware.
ok, now Citizen Cope is on the radio! What is going on? I may have to start listening again...2 or 3 years ago I was
alright, back to some food. Last night's dinner was awesome as it knew it would be coming from Get It Ripe. We had the Pesto White Bean Bowl. I used the recipe for pesto from Vegan With a Vengeance going light on the salt.
layers of quinoa, bok choy and pestoed beans
I'm not good yet about using dried beans (I've only done it once), here's the brand that we like to support. Eden is a local company to us, they don't line their cans with BPA ( I believe they never did), and the beans are cooked with kombu seaweed for extra nutrients and to improve digestibility of the beans.
Other eats here have been of course green smoothies
whole trade pineapples from WF
big green salads
The absolute simplest and tasty Portobello Soup from Get It Ripe with leftover raw cheddar cheese on Ezekiel bread.
one of our usuals Sesame Kale Soba (from GIR) and Miso-Glazed peas and Carrots. This was a super duper dinner!
You know what's delicious? Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Vanilla, becoming the bedtime ritual here. What's everyone's favorite herbal tea?