WIAW-just desserts (well, almost)

Happy Wednesday! If, in fact, you are reading this on Wednesday, and if it happens to be 12:05 pacific time, that means I am 24 hours away from SUMMER!!! yessss….

So this week I just so happened to take a lot of photos of dessert. It happens sometimes. I ate other stuff too, but you know, not as pretty 😉

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My sister, myself, and my brother 🙂 (told you I was short)

First and fore mostly, I want to congratulate my big sister on her college graduation!! I love her so much, and I couldn’t be more proud of her! She already has a job with the state too!

I was all caught up in the celebration and didn’t snap a photo of the food at the party, but (with the exception of the chicken) it was all vegan and delicious!

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okay so I took a picture of the cupcake-priorities 😉 Strawberry lemonade-and I may have split a red velvet with my mom too…delicious

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Normal food! We ate dinner at a place called Lettuce, which was like a build your own salad (think subway or coldstone), and they also had soup and quinoa salad (pasta, dessert, sandwiches, fresh bread, etc too) It was amazing. I do strongly believe they should become a chain!

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Matcha tea latte made with almond milk from whole foods -so frothy!! Can I please have a milk frother and fluff all the drinks? Please?

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A yummy portabella burger (i have to check every time I spell that) on the bbq! We also had grilled cabbage with an avocado balsamic dressing. Super yum.

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Aaannnddd because I wanted to prove to you my watermelon addiction. See this bowl? This is a very large bowl. It was filled to the brim-overfilled actually-with an entire watermelon on monday afternoon. This is what it looked like Tuesday afternoon. 24 hours allbymyself. *i don’t have a problem 😉

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I just thought this onion was pretty…

photo-122Ahhh yes, on to dessert!!! Here we have chocolate pudding…

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(sweet potato black bean) brownies (and strawberries)

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Hot Chocolate… well, its supposed to be raw, but I killed it and made it hot chocolate 😉

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This is very different, but good! Its a not too sweet, creamy cacao drink with warming spices and excellent stats! If you are looking for a traditional cocoa, just add a touch more sweetness and its awesome, otherwise its a good drink to get that chocolate craving without triggering that ineedmorechocolate button (you know what I’m talking about-the sweeter and richer the chocolate, the more you want ;). Very, sophisticated, tasting.

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And that Raw Carrot Cake I raved about last week! I made another one hehe.

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Its all gone now…:(

Happy Wednesday, and Happy Almost Summer!!

WIA-since my last WIAW…

Woah how long has it been since I did a WIAW? Like a month? Gee whiz!

Well I have some photos of the better meals for you today, that I have randomly taken but never got around to posting! Then next week we can start all over with more recent times!

photo-104Okay breakfasts are still kinda the same…OIA-(Homemade cashew butter) J. We go through nut butter like its our job. We always have at least 3 different kinds, and OIAJ is a regular occurrence for me (I finally have my family trained to leave the jars at prime picking!!)

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But when the jars aren’t empty, they are full of Caramel Macchiato Almond Butter 😉 Shameless plug.

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Told you its been a while!! Mothers day Breakfast! I made Heather’s Samoas Pancakes!

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They were quite delicious. AKA why don’t I make pancakes more often?!?!

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I tried a Kevita with my Veg News, but I think I prefer Kombucha. I want to taste them all!!
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WATERMELON!!! (while cleaning my room…that awkward moment when your mattress pad is a really good backdrop)

I may or may not have single handedly consumed 2 large and one personal watermelon in the past month. The most recent was a large melon in a record 4 days!

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I made Laura’s Blood Orange Avocado scones and we had them for dessert as strawberry shortcake (with lemon soy yogurt). Yum.

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Sweet potatoes topped with curried lentils and sautéed kale

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Feelin Fancy with my Free Time! Roasted red peppers stuffed with a curried lentil-farro grain-green peas mixture and lemon pepper balsamic broccolini on the side. I’m getting good at this 😉

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I made delicious comfort food too!! Not as pretty but just as yummy! Vegan Mac n Cheese (using this recipe) with peas and mushrooms. Because when I was little my mac always had peas in it. And sometimes hot dogs. Slash hamburger helper. mmm dinner in a box 😉

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the kabocha is tasting especially fine lately!

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First bbq of the season!!! I made mexican tempeh-black bean-cauliflower burgers that my stepdad grilled along with sweet raspberry chipotle asparagus and corn on the cob (that I can eat sans braces whoop!!)

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This was eaten during my stress month, can you tell? What better to put on chocolate pudding than chocolate brownies amiright?

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And its only fitting for the final picture to be of the final slice…of this amazing Raw Carrot Cake. The saddest part is that I couldn’t edge off more cake even out the rest of it when I was done…Guess I know what Im making tomorrow 😉

Summer is in the air, can you feel it?

What are you looking forward to this weekend? My big sister is graduating from College on Saturday so we are going up to see her!! Im so excited and proud of her!!

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. 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 😉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.  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’ sauce 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??