Monday, May 31, 2010

The Closest I'll Get To Mexico This Year...

This week the temperatures here have been hot! It's been over 30 for the last two weeks! (Over 86F if I have any American readers!)
I love summer, I love the heat, and I love the sun! (The sun, however, does not love me, but more about that in another post!)

Even though I have been enjoying this weather to the max, nothing compares to the sun in Mexico!



and food

uhh..minus the cheese.

Well, I thought nothing compared to Mexican Food...until this;

Homemade Pico De Gallo

*two tomoatos
*3 slices of red onion
*juice of half of a life
*couple dashes of hot sauce
*parsley (or cillantro)

Don't forget your Slap Chop!

1. Slice the tomato and then Slap Chop it into small pices.
2. Slap Chop 2 slices of red onion
3. Slap Chop 1/4 of a green pepper (last minute addition!)
4. Put all the chopped veggies into a tupperware container (make sure you have the lid!)
5. Squeeze in the juice of a fresh lime and add a couple dashes of hot sauce.
6. Add some chopped parsley (or cillantro, if you like that instead!) and a dash of salt.
(*Sidenote* You can't reall taste the salt in the salsa, but I find that it enhances the flavour of the tomato a little bit more!)
7. Shake, shake, shake! (Kind of like Slap Chop, Chop, Chop!)
8. Put the Pico De Gallo in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour so all of the flavours can mingle!

While my flavours were all getting to know eachother in the fridge, I made a quick burrito with meatless beef tips.

Don't forget a few chips so that you can eat the extra salsa on the side!

This year, that's about as close as I am going to get to Mexico.
Unless there is a Mexico inspired area at Disney, then I'll check it out in Auguest. If not, I'll just bring my own Pico de Gallo.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Best Thing I Ever Ate...Snack Edition

While Food Network Stars might enjoy some more elaborate meals;
Guy Fieri, Adam Gertler and Delilah Winder like bacon dishes and Duff, Tyler and Cat like dishes with noodles, salmon and broccoli, not only am I vegan, so do not eat bacon or salmon, but I am also a lot easier to please.
I like things that are plain, simple and for snack time, quick and easy to prepare.

Enter banana and granola bowl.

It's so plain and simple that it's incredibly delicious. It also takes less than 3 minutes from the time you enter the kitchen until the time you sit down to eat it.

*one banana
*1/4 cup Almond Milk (or dairy, if you choose)
*Peanut Butter Granola
*Vegan Chocolate Chips

Peanut butter, banana and chocolate? Yes, please. One of the best combinations out there.

Slice banana into a bowl and add your choice of dairy

Top with some peanut butter granola

And chocolate chips.

Sit, eat, and enjoy. Whomever though of the peanut butter, banana and chocolate combination, I am down on my knees, kissing your feet.

Oh, and just to prove how obsessed I am with this combination, this was my dessert last night.

Banana Soft Serve, blended with a scoop of Dark Chocolate Dreams topped with a vegan chocolate mint cookie.

I have spent a lot of time thinking about meals and cooking this week, it's like post-break up therapy, so stay tuned. I made something so good tonight, that it might be The Best Thing I Ever Ate...Dinner Edition.


Friday, May 28, 2010

Oh yea, I forgot

I have a blog. I just logged in and saw that I haven't posted since Feb 21st.

I admit, I got cought up in life. Occasionally I've said "Yea, I should start blogging again" and then I forgot.
Well, my boyfriend and I broke up this week (all on my part) and even though I know, in the long run, I will be a much better person, it's difficult right now. So today I was trying to find things to do with my time, to kind of keep my mind off of it until these feelings pass.

So, here I am, back and ready to go. Except...err, well I wasn't exactly ready to blog, as I had nothing in my house to eat or blog about.

So with the top down...

Bags and latte in hand...

Off to the grocery store I went...

It was a fairly small shopping trip. I am going to try and just do these from now on, as I tend to go overboard and buy every fruit and vegetable I see, and then they go bad. By the time I got home, I was ready to eat my arm.
Instead, I took a black bean burrito out of the freezer so fast, the wrapper ended up on the floor.

Heated it, and had it with some plain soy yogurt on the side for dippage. I promise steamed broccoli made it onto the plate as well.
It hit the spot.

I have told myself that it is okay to sit at home alone this weekend and sulk/pamper myself, so I am off to watch Dear John and eat a freshly baked Vegan Blueberry Strusel Muffin from Mama Pea.

Tomorrow I have to teach for a bit, then I am off to watch some of my dance student's in competition.
On the to-do list for tomorrow as well;
*remember I have a blog.

Until then...