Waffle Time!

This morning I slept in really late (10:30) and when I woke up, the first thought that came to my mind was, “waffles.”


I called Tony into the bedroom and asked him if he wanted waffles and then got up and made some bad-ass waffles.



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Spice it Up

Lately, I can’t get enough spicy food! Worse, I seem to have built a serious tolerance for the spicy things in life. This is a complete 180 from just 6 or 7 months ago. Crazy! Here’s a few recent eats that I spiced up!

Check out the jalepenos and sriracha on that sandwich. I would tell you that it was not even slightly spicy, but you probably wouldn’t believe me.

Hot and sour soup full of jalepenos. (From the Forks Over Knives Cookbook).

Then I made chili tonight. I will admit that it was a bit spicy, it was nice. Tony told me that it was really spicy. (Side note: the other day I asked Tony if our sriracha had expired because it seemed to have lost its spice. He told me it was fine and still spicy.)

Here’s the chili:

In the slow cooker in the morning.

In our bowls in the evening.

Here’s to many more spice-filled meals!

(And no, I’m not pregnant.)

It’s a Vegan World

It’s always so cool to meet fellow vegans. One thing that I’ve learned is that the population of vegans is growing, and there really isn’t any one stereotype that you can classify them all as.

We come from every walk of life, but the one thing we have in common is our diet. Whether we choose the diet out of compassion, environmental friendliness, or health, we all are working toward the same cause.

I have a work friend who is a vegan–she works in the building for another company. We chat about food finds, restaurants, and recipes. The other night, I ran into a neighbor in our building and we got to talking. I learned that he is a vegan too! VEGANS TAKING OVER THE WORLD!

Some recent eats:

Pasta with TONS of garlic, veggies, and nutritional yeast. Glass of Sauvignon Blanc.

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Anniversary Trip Part II

There’s something about the time change, driving home from work in the dark, and mild drizzle that makes Los Angeles absolutely unbearable. It took me an hour and  a half to get home last night… a whole 17 miles.

I also think that I got a mild case of food poisoning Wednesday night. I believe the culprit was a kale salad from a salad bar. Eating at a salad bar is a real gamble sometimes.

I haven’t been doing much cooking lately, but I’m thankful for the sudden weather change to something a little more “fall” like. It went from 90 degrees to 65 in a flash! Time to defrost the butternut squash soup!

Here’s more pictures from our anniversary trip.

relaxing outside the De Young Museum

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