We Have a Winner!!! Also, poor girls kombucha

……And the winner of the Journey Bar giveaway is:

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Congratulations Anie!!! Shoot me an email with your address and your Journey Bars will be on their way!!!

 

And to make this post a bit more interesting. I discovered how to make cheater kombucha ๐Ÿ™‚

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Take a can of zevia (any flavor will do! I made ‘apple pie’ kombucha with cream soda zevia and cinnamon!), pour it into a cup to let the fizzles go down, add a dash (tablespoon or so) of apple cider vinegar and your good to go!! You get the vinegary-ness from the acv, and the sweet, slightly fizzy, flavored part from the soda. If you need to add a bit of sweetener, go right ahead -but this costs wwwaaaayyyyyy less than bottled kombucha and the acv has a ton of benefits (even if its not quite the same as ‘real’ kombucha). And you can make any flavor you like!

Thats all for now!

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WIAW A busy busy month

Whooo! April is over! That was insane. Way too busy. Now I only have one more week (next week) of busyness from a dance show and AP tests and its a free ride till summer.ย getherefasterplease

April was full of too many days like this:photo 3-43School followed by auditions followed by eating in the locker room while doing hair and makeup for my musical. AKA bringing more food, clothes, and makeup to school than school supplies. Thank you 14 hour school days, I am through with ye!!By the way, that was sweet potatoes, curried veggies and an indian spiced veggie burger ;)Not every meal was this crazy though! How about some recent eats yeah?photo 5-19Blueberry and green apple oats topped with almond butterphoto-90And more recently: Red pear oatmeal topped with what Im calling “final stretch” almond butter. AKA homemade Coffee- chocolate -Get through AP tests and Finals-almond butter. Not quite good enough to post yet though, unless you reeeeaallllyyy like intense coffee flavor ๐Ÿ˜‰photo 2-44This was actually a lunch! Mexican tofu breakfast burrito in an Udis GF spinach tortilla (<quickly becoming my favorites)photo 3-42First watermelon of the season from Trader Joes!! Was slightly dissapointingphoto-91Obviously I cared. ย I may have been the only one eating it and it may have been gone in 4 days…photo-93Ugly pic, one of the best pizzas of my life!! We made this crust and ‘cheese’ sauceย with almond butter instead of pine nuts, and topped it with a polynesian/bbq tomato sauce, red and green onions, mushrooms, zucchini and pineapple. Ahhhhhhssoooogooodd!!!!!!photo-95Island bbq portabello burgers on toast with sweet potatoes and broccoliphoto 5-18Fresh coffee flavored kombucha on tap at Earth Day. This was awesome.photo 2-43Vegetarian Ethiopian Plate (also at earth day)photo 3-41And a vegan lemon lime ice cream popsicle from Dave Pops (also at Earth Day!)photo-92The new Luna Bar, because I found it at Target. Not bad, not my favorite but pretty good!photo 2-45Okay. Im addicted. Sorry! (this one tastes like Gingerale!)photo-89Ginger noodlesphoto-94And quinoa brownies for dessert!!!FYI, if you make them with flax eggs and almond butter (instead of chicken eggs and oil), they come out more like baked pudding/custard, since flax doesn’t bake the way eggs do. But they are still delicious and fudgy and awesome!!Who’s ready for summer??

WIAW: Something old, Something new, and Someone easily amused

Happy WIAW guys!!!Thank you to the Lovely Jenn (that is her name now, Lovely Jenn ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) for this party every week. Now Lets get started!photo-79Breakfasts are nothing new usually (you all know I like my oats and nut butter) -Im generally on auto pilot in the mornings. But wait! What is that flavor of nut butter???photo-72Ahhhh!!!! Look what came to my grocery store!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ The vanilla espresso was highest on my list and it is amazing (honey pretzel-you are next)photo-70Also, it is delicious in Katie’s Cookie Dough Dip (made with dates, espresso nut butter, and eaten solely with a spoon because I have no shame)photo-76But with the return of warmer days (and also spring break so longer mornings) come breakfast parfaits! whoop!! This was vanilla-almond-cinnamon overnight oats, lemony soy yogurt, berries and pears, and cascading farms ‘fruit loops’.photo-68I made these just a few days ago, and every single one is gone (whomp whomp). At least that massive craving for banana nut bread is satisfied! Keep a lookout for a carroty easter version within the week (aka as soon as our carrot supply is replenished-teehee sorry i eat all the carrots)photo-84Hey look! Its my favorite salad! (beans, veggies, squash, cranberries and mustard)photo-73And then another salad because I was pretending it was summer and caved on the Driscolls. They were unsatisfactoryphoto-74Obviously I didn’t care and just ate them with chocolate (pudding)photo-75But then it got all cold and rainy so I decided to roast some potatoes and carrots and that turned into all the veggies and that turned into stew. Still in the roasting pan…(fun to wash)photo-83photo-77I like kombucha. It makes me feel like a yogi.photo-86I also like popcorn. I often stand there mesmerized by the magic of an air popper ๐Ÿ˜‰photo-71Last night I made mexican pizzas for all! Brown rice tortilla topped with refried beans, shredded veggies, and asparagus/onion/corn cooked with salsa, popped in the oven at 400 until warm and crispy. It was kinda like a gigantic nacho!Anndd in other news:photo-69I go to Trader Joes for my nuts (they were out of almond butter again! Blast! So I had to make my own)photo-81Someone posted this on Facebook….hehehephoto-78AND I GOT MY PROM DRESS!!!!!!!! AHHHHHH I FEEL LIKE A PRINCESS!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ :DHappy Wednesday everyone!!!!Are you easily amused/distracted?ย I am most definitely. Just ask my friends…for instance, yesterday I was at Target with my best friend having a completely normal conversation when I caught the bedding aisle out of the corner of my eye, and veered over while saying “pink?”…uh yeah ๐Ÿ™‚