Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
I get really excited and clean out the fridge every time we go grocery shopping. I scrub it down & reorganize EVERYTHING! OCD??? Probably.
Us dressed up for Camo night at church. I felt so cool wearing this I asked Philip if I could wear it everyday. He said no...
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
*Carrots (2 sliced thin) *Lettuce (Shredded)
*Cauliflower (Cut bite sized) *Dried Cranberries
*Pecans (Crushed) *Peas (I used canned cause that's all I had)
*Agave (1-2 tbsp)
*Croutons (I like to make mine out of g-free bread but I had some that needed to be eaten.)
(I didn't get exact measurememts so you're outta luck if you're a stickler for stuff like that. :)
Mix Vegenaise and agave in small bowl till smoothly blended. You can also add your favorite seasoning to spice it up!
Smooth over the top and serve. So GOOD!!!! And almost Completely RAW!!
I'm not going to give any lame excuses for my absence... Basically I've just been a bad blogger, FOR THE LAST 7 MONTHS!!!
At one point, I WAS working on a new blog with a new name because I was worried that "The Veggie Side" was too centered around food and I wanted to write about so much more. But...after MANY (and by many I mean 4 or 5) people's requests, "The Veggie Side" STAYS! YAY!!!
So I'll just jump right back into the blogging world by listing some of the exciting stuff that's been going on in my life.
*Running-The last time I posted about running I was very new at it and training for my first race. I'm proud to say that I'm now obsessed! I even signed up and trained for a triatholon this summer! But before that makes me sound way too awsome, I have to admit that I never actually participated in the TRI...It was canceled because of Tropical Storm Lee. (Not that big of a let down cause I'm a terrible swimmer.) There are two races coming up this month that I'm planning on doing, one's a 5K and the other a Dualathon.
*Biking-Because of the TRI, there had to be a LOT of biking over the summer so now I'm a "Biker". I LOVE it!!! And my neighborhood is perfect for it. Since I started training almost everyday, the neighbors are even joining in! The bad part is that I'm clumsy and with all the traffic, someone is bound to get hurt (ran down) by my "Ultimate Biking Skills" sooner or later.
*Family-My Hubby & Kya are great!!! A river runs by the back of our property, so at the beginning of the Summer we went Kayaking every weekend. That ended as soon as the Louisiana heat set in. I'm SO glad the weather should start cooling off cause we can spend more family time outdoors. One of our favorite things to do is spend the weekend in New Orleans. We hang out around the French Market shopping, the River Walk drinking coffee, the aquarium, and take the to trolly the zoo. So fun!
*Food-Ok, so here's the BIG ONE! I've been a very bad girl... Sugar and Gluten made there way back into my life over the last few months. They are VERY clever & attractive...I should have had more will power but I did not! All the pain, inflammation and other problems from before were back :-( The good news is, everything is back in order as of this week! It's all Veggies & Yumminess from now on!
Last nights running/biking expirence was the MOST EVENTFULL excersice I've EVER had!!!!
First, I get home and my lights are turned off!!! Thank goodness it's cool today or my dog(1st child) Molly might have had a stroke! Apparently, when I hit the send button for my light bill (I pay it from my phone) it never went through. So I pay the bill and get on my bike to start riding before dark. The whole time I'm praying that they'll come fix it tonight so that I don't have to worry about Molly or my groceries. Well, a few minutes later the Electric truck pulls into my driveway. Worried that I might know him and he'll think I'm an idiot for not paying the bill, I circle the street, driving back and forth in front of my own house. At some piont my Hubby and Kya come outside to talk to the guy. I try to drive by unnoticed when Kya yells "Hey Mommy, the lights are on!" I ignore her, look around like I'm wondering who she's talking to, and race off as fast as I possibly can.
The next Event happened after I ditched the bike to Jog. My sis was jogging with me and Mom was on her bike following behind. We pass by this house that has a tiny dog that always chaces us and barks. He's harmless. Well, the same house also has two large dogs fenced in the back yard. They were NOT fenced today!!! First the tiny dog starts running after us and barking. Then, I hear a very loud bark/growl and think to myself, "this is gonna be bad".
If you were a watching neighbor you would've seen this...Me leading the pack and completely freaking out, hollering "DON'T LOOK AT THEM, DON"T LOOK INTO THERE EYES!" as if they're gonna shoot rays outta them like some Sci-Fi Alien...My sis running right behind & obviously not listening to me as she slows down & yells in the dog's face!...Mom on the bike behind her also screaming at the dogs... A tiny dog...a PIT BULL...& at the back of the line, a ROTTWEILER! I kept thinking to myself "Someone's about to lose a leg"!
We excaped unharmed...
Now that Ive shared my humiliating evening with you, it's time for me to ask some questions.
*Have YOU ever been chaced by a HUGE animal?
*Do you Kayak?
*Do you ever desert you blog for long periods of time?
*Have you ever been to New Orleans?
Friday, January 28, 2011
Now it's time for some ugly...
Black & white effects make it look more serious...
They were still tasty but stuck to the foil so I did what anyone would do...
Pealed them off piece by piece & ate every last one!
Now I'm off to do some time on the elliptical.
What do you think about my new do? I was tempted to cut it all off! Maybe next time...
Have you ever gone "Extreme" with your hair? Cut it all off? Had a major color change? I love when my clients walk in and say they want something completely different!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I've had quite a few requests for more posts on quick & easy meals. They are coming from new Vegans, people who are just trying to live a healthier life, and some who work full time and have literally NO time to prepare a meal from scratch.
It's good to keep things simple. Even though I love to cook & come up with new recipes, it's not like I want to spend ALL my time in the kitchen. One of my favorite things to do is what I call "Healthify" traditional foods. Like lasagna, pizza, burgers, you get the picture.
(Portabella Burger recipe Here)
These requests came at the perfect time. I've been under the weather and unable to spend a lot of time preparing a meal. So here are a couple quick fixes from my kitchen.
First cook your oats. I add water till it's the right consistency for me. Then I put them in the microwave for about 1 min. (I don't like using the microwave that often, but sometimes "you gotta do whatcha gotta do".) To the cooked oats, I added one smashed banana (I took a bite or two before I smashed), a handful of dried cranberries, some almond butter & granola. Stir it all up & enjoy!
I just cut op whatever veggies were in the fridge, cooked them down in a little coconut oil (you can use olive oil or water if you don't have coconut oil), & added a pinch of sea salt. I added some Miso Mayo to the mix. (You can add your favorite dressing too.) Wrap it up in rice paper or your favorite whole wheat wrap and that's it!
I'm excited to share... my first FAQ!
Do you try to keep things simple? What's your favorite meal to "Healthify"? Right now, mine is sandwiches but I'll be working on pizza soon!
That's all for today. I'll have more recipe's later this week. I'm pretty sure chocolate will be involved!
Sunday, January 23, 2011
I take a lot of awkward pictures. Some (kinda like this one) are really strange.
(This was taken in a college dorm btw...not my house :-)
I work in a salon but HATE to take the time to get my hair done. I just can't sit still. So sometimes I just throw some color in my hair before I leave work, wrap it in a towel & jump in the car. (Yes, I get a lot of strange looks.)
That's all for now...I feel closer to y'all already!
And...There's a problem...
I CAN'T STOP EATING!!!! Oh My Gosh! Seriously, I canNOT satisfy the ravenous MONSTER in my belly! What's the deal? Can running really make you that hungry?
Here's something that filled me up. (For awhile anyway.)
2 tbsp olive oil (or vegan butter, or just plain water)
1 large pk baby bellas
Anyone else eat a lot when they exercise?