Hope your week was amazing!
The other night I mentioned that something yummy was baking in the oven, and boy did it taste amazing!
I made a vegan blueberry and walnut loaf from this recipe @dailygarnish!
* I made two different changes; 3 bananas and sucant sugar
Vegan Blueberry Loaf
Walnuts and Blueberries
Ready for the Oven
Ready to Enjoy!
It was super moist and delicious. The best part is that it is healthy and all natural!
Today’s lunch was left over pizza from the other night and an organic apple.
I took Pete on an hour-long walk today, along with the dog park… He is totally pooped now!
I also went to an hour-long yoga class, which felt so awesome and I really love this new studio.
Veggie salad with an organic egg on top.
Enjoyed while reading these…
Hope you enjoy your night!
HAPPY HUMP-DAY EVERYONE!
Wednesday’s are always the best because you see the light of Friday staring at you in the distance
Last night the hubby and I went too…
It was a pretty amazing show, especially on Broadway! I have enjoyed every show I have seen thus far on Broadway; Lion King, Sister Act, and Wicked. My all time favorite has to be Lion King, but I am also a little bias because I love animals and the story of the movie But, each one has been amazing and I recommend seeing all of them if you can!
This morning I woke up to my usual breakfast
Oats and Coffee, always the best
This afternoon Pete and I headed out on a long walk. It amazes me how he still has energy after an hour-long walk, hyper little dude.
Once home I put together a yummy lunch of : Ezekiel muffin, organic egg, avocado, hummus, veggies, apple, and mini vegan cookie.
* I really love the new Ezekiel Muffins I have found. Super healthy and only 80 calories!
This meal was definitely yummy and filling.
I hit up the gym for a light cardio workout today… 20 minutes elliptical and 20 minutes bike. I was pretty sore from the past few days of attending Yoga everyday so I took it a little easy. I definitely will be back at yoga on Friday to take advantage of the free unlimited week of classes at Yoga Vida, so far I LOVE the studio!
Dinner tonight was AMAZING and filled with PINEAPPLES!
Vegan Pineapple and “Ham” Pizza
Sautéed onions and “fakin-bacon” in 1 TBSP of olive oil.
Rolled out dough that I made from scratch using a basic pizza dough recipe, but swapped for wheat flour.
Add toppings; onions, fakin-bacon, pineapple, basil, tomato sauce, soy cheese.
Baked for 15-18 minutes at 400.
It was super yummy and the hubby loved it! Definitely will be making this again soon.
I have something yummy baking in the oven for dessert..it may include blueberries, banana, and walnuts Pictures will be posted tomorrow, but I can assure you I will be having a slice tonight for dessert. YUMMM!
Well, hope your day was awesome…enjoy this beautiful photo I took tonight from our apartment. See ya later!
Long time, no-see! Hope things are going well your way!
The hubby and I have been doing lots of fun stuff lately here in NYC because we will be moving soon
So, with that, I have been a little lacking on the blog…sorry!
Here is a photo tour of the past week or so of our food and fun adventures!
Empire State Building
Easter Sunday Brunch
World Trade Center Memorial
It was absolutely beautiful.
Flounder Fresh Fish Tacos
- Corn tortilla
- Tofutti Sour Cream
- Soy Cheese
Tomorrow night we are off to see Wicked, so excited!
I will get better about posting everyday
Have a great night and day tomorrow! XOXO
Workout: I joined a Yoga Studio for 7 days of unlimited classes for $10 as a new member trial! AWESOME
How are you doing?! I hope well
Today my stomach has been feeling a little wonky, but by the end of this post you may understand why lol…
First, lets back track a little to dinner a few nights ago…
I started off by cooking some long grain brown rice…
Then diced up some onions and sautéed them…
Continued to add many different spices (I just googled spices in Chana Masala), along with some garlic…
Then added these + 1/2 cup water to the dish…
Cooking away on the stove…
Served with a side of spinach and rice, enjoy!
Last night I headed to another cooking class at The Natural Gourmet Institute.
The class was called Vegan Express, which was based on quick easy vegan meals that someone could cook during the work week. The class was by far my favorite that I have taken and the food was AMAZING!! Really, everything tasted so good and there were a lot of really friendly people in the class, which made it even more fun!
Here is a photo recap of the night…
There were so many great dishes like: soba noodles, lentil burgers, curry beans, kale, mushrooms…it was all awesome!
With that said, LOTS of grains and veggies were consumed and today my stomach was a little wonky lol. I am pretty used to eating lots of grains and greens, but last night was a little intense. Next time, I will make sure to only eat 1 dish at a time haha.
Anyone, hope you have been well and I will see you this weekend!
HELLO EVERYONE, HAPPY MONDAY!
Hope your day was filled with lots of fun stuff and amazing eats.
Today I went grocery shopping and on the way over I ran into some show filming…
Gotta love NYC, always something going on
After that I ate some lunch, which was leftovers from last night, then completed a 40 minute yoga DVD. A while later I took Pete (who was having cabin fever) for a long walk and to the park, he definitely enjoyed letting out some energy.
As I promised you yesterday here is a recap of what I cooked for dinner last night…
Black-Eyed Pea’s Gumboish Stew
I started off the meal by toasting 1/4 cup whole wheat flour on the stove for approximately 5 minutes. Make sure you continuously stir so the flour does not burn. Once that is done remove from the stove and set aside in a bowl.
Next, dice up all the veggies for the stew…
Mushrooms. Celery. Bell Pepper. Onion. Corn. Peas.
Add the mix to a large pot with 1 tbsp of oil and sauté for a few minutes. Once that is complete add the flour to the mixture.
Mix well, then proceed to add the beans+tomatoes+3 cups veggie broth.
Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes.
With about 5 minutes left add in 2 TBSP BBQ sauce, 1 TBSP coco, and desired Cajun spices.
And enjoy with some soy cheese and tofu sour cream
As for my Paula Deen inspiration, I made her sweet potato biscuits to go with the meal…
Here is her recipe, but I veganized it by switching out the butter and milk for vegan friendly options.
Earth Balance Butter…
Everything tasted awesome. I hope you enjoy the recipe!
In addition to my usual oats and left-overs for lunch, I also munched on this today…
- 1 cup frozen organic berries
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/4 avocado
- splash of vanilla
Avocado makes smoothies really creamy and thick with an extra punch of healthy fats, but no worries you can’t even taste it!
Well, hope you had a great day….off to watch Bethenny and Dancing with the Stars!
Hope you’re doing well! Sorry I have been lacking on the blog lately, I have been a bit lazy when it comes to taking photos. I am going to try to get better about remembering and this week I have picked out 4 different recipes to try, so I will have some good stuff for you! I am also taking another vegan cooking class this week, so I will have a recap of that too.
So, this post is a bit random with photos, but it recaps the past few days here…
Enjoy the photo tour
Hay Stack Pasta
Some of the ingredients…
Sauce a cookin…
Noodles+ everything else…
This week I tried a new Amy’s dish for lunch and found it to be pretty good!
I try to not eat too many frozen microwave meals because they are not the healthiest, but when I am lazy and want something quick I love Amy’s options. One of my favorites from the Amy’s line is the vegan mac and cheese. Being that I am lactose intolerant I think I get extra excited when I find something that would be typically office limits to me. Kind of like, you always want something you know you can’t have…but thanks to Amy I can!
This weekend the hubby and I decided to explore the Natural History Musem
Because we are moving in about 2 months we decided we should probably hit up everything that we wanted to see here in NYC, including lots of the amazing museums. We both enjoyed spending the day here and our favorite thing was watching the IMAX film Born to be Wild. It is about 2 sanctuaries in Kenya and Indonesia that care for orphaned baby elephants and orangutans. It was such a great film, and I would totally love that job!!
After the museum we headed to Blossom’s Cafe, which is one of my favorite vegan spots here in NYC.
I ordered the Tofu Benedict…
Super yummy! I also had an almond milk latte to go with it!
After that the hubby and I stopped into this awesome store next to Blossoms and I picked up this….
And I had a 20% off coupon, yay!
Today has been filled with lots of relaxing and stuff around the apartment. I am making a great meal tonight and if it turns out well I will post the recipe tomorrow! A little hint of my inspiration for the meal…
See you tomorrow, night!
How have you been? I hope all has been well your way.
This weekend was spent hanging out with my two favorite boys.
The coolest people around town
The hubby and I took Pete to the dog park on Saturday then headed to the West Village for dinner @ Extra Virgin.
It had fabulous reviews online and looked super cute, so we gave it a try.
I started the night off with a pomegranate mojito…
We shared the scallops for an appetizer…
They were very yummy!
As for dinner, I ordered the Salmon…
And the hubby had short-ribs…
We both really enjoyed our meals. And of course ended with dessert!
We had a fantastic night together with some great food
Sunday we woke up and headed out to grab some donuts at Donut Planet.
We have heard about Donut Planet while living here so we definitely wanted to give it a try before we move.
I order the Tres Leches…
And the hubby had the Peanut Butter and Jelly+Regular Glaze.
They were pretty yummy, but I still can’t find a donut that beats my home-town spot SK Donuts!
After that we made our way to the movies and saw….
Oh yes! I really just started hearing about this series a few weeks ago, so I decided to see the movie and man was it awesome. I am definitely hooked and now want to read all the books!
We had a fantastic weekend and I hope you did too! See you tomorrow with a recipe