Boots and pumpkin flavored everything

The weather is starting to feel like Fall!

Today I broke out my Target over the knee boots and Urban Outfitters floppy hat

to add a little excitement to my white vintage dress.

Fall to me means two things:

Boots and pumpkin flavored everything.

So now I’m going to go use The Baking Birds recipe, and make some vegan pumpkin cinnamon rolls to go with these boots!

http://thebakingbird.blogspot.com/2008/05/vegan-pumpkin-cinnamon-rolls.html

Busy bee

I swear I haven’t forgotten about the blog!

It’s been 3 weeks since I’ve posted. Which is unacceptable. It’s been 60 hour work weeks, friends having babies, other friends moving away, and a series of guest blogging on nutrition that has kept me away. I did finally get a day off this Sunday, and I just wanted to show you what I wore on my big day off, and of course say hello.

Oh how I love you Sunday Fun day.

Empty Nest Syndrome

Chicken update

The little girls are all grown up and in their coop!

We decided to save a little money and build our own coop

here is some pictures of each stage

(The coop is made mostly out of an old bunk bed, but we talked a contractor into letting us dumpster dive for some extra wood.)

Step 2 is the frame. This was the hardest step because we didn’t use any set plan. We google imaged for days, and decided on a triangle shape.

Step 3 turning the frame into a home

Step 4 the detailing! (This step was my specialty. Painting is a lot easier than power tools)

Now the Ginger and Nugget are out on their own!

Happy 4th of July!

Alright so I’m a little late, but we were all out having fun anyway.

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Thrifted patriotic outfit!

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B.Y.O.V. (Bring your own veggies!)

My 4th was terrific. I’ve been under a lot of stress lately, and this holiday was just what I needed. We spent the day at the lake, cooked out, and watched fireworks on a hidden bridge. How was your Independence day?

 

105 degree why are you making me wear clothing outfit

I don’t know about where you guys are, but here is smoldering! The last two weeks have been over 100 degrees. I’m from south Floida (where its been in the 80’s) , and I still cannot handle this. I’m an outside kind of girl. Can we go out to eat? Only if we can sit on a patio. Want to go see a movie? How about if we go to Movie’s in the Park. This is not true this week. I’ve planned every day about how to spend as little time outside as possible.

This is my “eventually you have to go outside” outfit.

Thrifted floral dress, purse, and belt

Target sandals

and free case of camera shy

Three quick vegan junk food

Vegan Jalapeño poppers


These are everything I could ever ask for!

Cut a few jalapeños in half and clean out seeds

stuff with Tofutti cream

dip in milk substitute (almond, soy, etc.)

coat in a flour then panko

pan fry in a small amount of oil

TLT!

This is my go to meal when i don’t feel like cooking, but want something filling.

Just cook up some toast ( I use gluten free, but be careful lots have egg in them)

sauté some bacon tempeh, LightLife Fakin’ Bacon is wonderful

throw on some of your favorite sandwich veggies

a little bit of vegenaise

and you’re set!

Cheater Blueberry Pancakes

2 cups Bisquick

1 full banana

1 cup soy milk

mix until banana is completely mashed and consistency is even

add a hand full of blueberries

and cooking in a skillet pan with vegan butter

till both sides are golden

ps. adding fresh blueberries on top makes it 10x better

It has been a great couple of days!

Stocked up at the East Nashville Farmer’s Market this wednesday. The market runs every wednesday from 3:30 to 6:30 for those of you Nashvillians. There is also a similar market at Sevier Park every Tuesday from 3 to 6.

Cooked up some of my new fresh veggies. Sautéed the veggies in a light balsamic vinaigrette, and then put them over tomato garlic risotto. So delicious!

Then it was time for Supper and a Song at Imogene and Willie

A bunch of friends, local food, and live music! Imogene and Willie does this every wednesday night during summer; it’s always a great time.

 Finished a great couple of days with some quality time with this little friend of mine.

Hope you guys have been having a great week too!

Super Easy Vegan Pad Thai

Vegan? check. Gluten free? check. Super easy? check. Delicious? CHECK!

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Ingredients:

8 oz rice noodles (fat style)

2 tbsp peanut butter

1 tbsp olive oil

1 package firm tofu

1/4 cup soy sauce ( I prefer light sodium)

2 tsp rice vinegar

1 Tbsp ketchup

2 tsp Sriracha (optional)

scallions

peanuts

1 lime

Directions: Cut the tofu up in to squares and lightly cover with oil: bake at 400 degrees until golden

Cook the rice noodles according to package

then in a large skillet add the peanut butter, ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar, and sriracha. Cook on medium until peanut butter melts: Add the tofu, noodles, and scallions. Mix until sauce is thickened and spread evenly. Garnish with peanuts and lime and serve!

For those of you wondering about the chicks, they are doing great! They are growing so fast. I’ve had them for officially one week today, and they are twice the size already. 

See those little tails popping up? The yellow one, I haven’t named them yet so for now she goes by yellow, can fly! Well fly for a chicken haha. I put them in a box today to clean the brooder and turned around and she had flown out! The black one is a little jealous. I need to hurry up and get the coop done! We went dumpster diving for wood yesterday at some construction sites and hit the free would jackpot.

Stay tuned for more recipes, bigger chicks, and a finished coop!