crisp apple mushy blueberry strudel ♬♬♬
Thursday’s afternoon snack – leftover Bouchon pastry – was still amazing. Even after being unearthed from the freezer and ding donged!
Consumed with some sugar snap peas:
Remember when I said freezing tofu whole will change its texture? Pressing it first makes it super easy to cut into cubes too:
I didn’t really know where I was going with this recipe last night – I knew I wanted to incorporate one of the specialty beers we recently acquired -
A friend of ours got some amazing deals on mixed cases of fancy schmancy booze so Abe bought a few for cheap. I don’t drink alcohol, but I will eat it, so I used a little of the Orange Blossom Cream Ale to deglaze some zucchini sauteed in Coconut Oil:
To the pot I added the tofu, a palmful of each of these spices…
…and a can of Trader Joe’s tomato sauce.
While that simmered away, there was a small organic spaghetti squash roasting in the oven.
Each half got shredded into strands and tossed with a little parm and Coconut Manna
Then topped with the “chili” sauce, which we have plenty of leftover – probably not a good idea to refreeze tofu that’s been frozen already, but I’m doing it anyway!
Super filling and delicious. Abe was raving about this dish (the rest of the beer he drank, however, not so much).
I’ve been waiting for this Oprah episode all week!!!
“The Sound of Music” reunion
You could say I’ve had a lifelong obsession with this musical…
…when we were kids, my cousin Hannah and I pretended we were the stars…
…eventually, I got to play “Maria” my senior year of high school!
A taste of Vegan English Toffee, in honor of Dame Julie Andrews – who I actually met at my cousin’s wedding a few years ago!!!
Have you ever met one of your role models? I have not only been introduced to, but become pretty friendly with a number of folks I grew up idolizing. It’s pretty awesome, but ultimately, ya gotta remember – we’re all just people! Still, when I stop and think about it, I recognize how fortunate and lucky I am, and am very grateful to be living my dreams, even though it can be really hard. I simply remember the opportunities I have had, that it’s difficult for everyone, take inspiration from that…
♬♬♬ …and then I don’t feeeeeel so baaaaad! ♬♬♬