Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer is Rolling

 So, really embarrassing story to share......

I know the month is going rather quickly (didja notice?)
But Wednesday I thought it was going at a
"week for a day" type pace.

Got to work and was looking at the calendar and
thought to myself "I cant believe its the 22nd already!"
But that just didn't seem right so I looked again and it said "Friday 22nd"
It was actually "Wednesday the 13th" but someone thought it would
be fun to switch the calendar and not switch it back.
Great coworkers :-/

But anyway here are some of the goodies in my surprise Freewill bags:

In other news.....
The cactus is blooming!

A delicious lunch I had the other day.......
Auntie Person wanted to go to Sam's after the Sunday meeting
and I would have died or bought a 50 pound bag of crackers
if i went to Sam's hungry, so I suggested we stop for lunch at Green Mango
(yay to having two centrally located Green Mango's)
I had the Summer Roll with tofu. Delicious!

Dont hate me because I am beautiful....

Her mango salad with tofu looked good too,
but she was jealous of my summer rolls....

I don't blame her
I also didn't share...
maniacal laugh maniacal laugh
(if you get this movie quote reference you get a gold star)

Sweet Innovation....
A new way to eat my oats:

Oatmeal Blueberry Smoothie

1/2 c oats
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 c frozen or fresh blueberries
1 to 1 1/2 c almond milk

The texture is thick and you will want to chew it, but that is a good thing since
its suggested you "chew" a smoothie to aid with digestion.
Cold refreshing, just sweet enough considering its a breakfast.
Filled with yummy coworkers blueberry and oats.
Yay iron in non pill form!

Oats, Blueberries, Frozen Bananas before the Almond milk bath

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Clouds, Pasta and Liquid Rain

Have the clouds been rediculously beautiful where you live?
Big and fluffy and decadent?
They sure have here.

I find myself just staring up at the sky when Im outside.
But not when Im crossing the street.
Okay maybe once, but I was in the lines of the cross walk
And the white person was telling me I could cross.

liquid sunshine
Even the rain shower yesterday was accompanied by
some beautiful cloud-age.

It was more of a Liquid Sunshine Situation
since the sky was still predominantly blue.

Remember liquid sunshine from my Hawaii posts?
It would spontaneously start raining and the
sky would be almost completely blue with a few white clouds.

OH! For Me????

So I came home the other day and the above was sitting on my porch.
I was way too excited considering 
I hadn't confirmed it was actually for me.

It was!!!!

I seriously have the best friends!
I will show you some of what I got in these
big bags of clothes, purses and shoes!

Not Goodwill

Love it!
On a Final Note...
Black Bean Mushroom Pasta

Monday, June 4, 2012

Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes!!

This recipe was accidentally gluten free.
I just didnt have any flour, but did have a crazy craving.

I had these beauties to carb up for Zumba class.
So tasty!

Oatmeal Pancakes for One


1/2 c Oatmeal flour
(oats ground in a smoothie maker)
1t baking powder
1T sticky rice flour (optional)
1 pinch salt

1t vanilla
1/4 c milk or water
1/4c frozen blueberries
(or any frozen fruit)


1 T honey
1/2 T coconut oil


mix all dry together
slowly stir in wet
stir in blueberries
cook like a pancake
top with coconut oil and drizzle of honey

But while we're on the subject......

Here is a yummy burrito I had on Saturday
(the day that never ended).

The filling was exactly like the original bean and rice
 (delicious) but the wrap is different.

It reminded me of a more solid crepe.
On its own it had in interesting sweetness.
But all together it was delicious!

Unfortunately I didnt get to eat the whole thing.
I microwaved it on a paper towel and it got stuck.
So don't do that when you buy it!

The silly things we do when we're at work and starving.
And delirious because its Saturday.

Friday, June 1, 2012

June? JUNE!

Did june sneak up on anyone else like it did me?
It came up behind me quietly
and smacked me in the back of the neck
with a feather.

Yup! Thats the truth.
It happened just like that.

Oh look! More soup!
Soup is so hearty and filling.
Its a great budget meal and so very balanced.

This one was stellar.
And for once well photographed.
Good job me.

I could so eat (i.e. inhale) one of these right now.
The ingredient list is pretty simple but the flavors blend

Instead I think Ill make blueberry pancakes for dinner tonight.
I need to carb up for zuumba.
Ill use vanilla almond milk and throw in some extract

I like it when I open a tea bag and I can see
exactly whats in the tea.

Starbucks has some great tea bags.

No I did not break budget and go to Starbucks.
My friend treated me to some tea from there.
It was really cold early on morning last week.

So there!