Friday, June 29, 2018

May & June MiniMoFo

Hi everyone! The theme for the May & June MiniMoFo was “food with friends,” which I expanded to “food with friends and family” because the biggest event in June was that my sister got married! There was some really good vegan pasta at the reception, and I brought home lots of leftovers, which made for easy lunches!

pasta with olive oil, spinach, broccoli, garlic, and mushrooms

And I got to spend some quality cuddle time with Blu while Alena was away on her honeymoon...

For my dad’s birthday, my family met up for lunch at Franconia Heritage Restaurant; they have a separate vegan menu, and four of us ordered from it. Zach got the black bean & corn quesadilla (as did my mom), Alena got the vegan tortellini, and I got the chicken parmesan (Beyond Meat chicken strips with pasta sauce and Daiya mozzarella; it came with a salad but I gave that to my dad haha).

(photo by Zach)

(photo by Alena)

Here’s Cringer being her cute little self...

In garden news, I’ve continued to harvest snow peas, but now I have a bunch of golden wax beans coming in, too!

And here are some more flowery affirmations...

flower with original eight colors of the rainbow flag

jasmine (original photo)

snowdrop (original photo)

Peace. :)

Friday, June 22, 2018

Cherry Lemonade Popsicles

Hi everyone! This week I made cherry lemonade popsicles, and they turned out great! 

2 cups cherries (pitted & diced)
½ cup sugar
½ cup lemon juice
½ cup water

Bring ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan, then switch to low-medium heat, stirring every now and then for ~10 minutes. Turn off heat, cover, and wait until cooled before pouring into popsicle molds to freeze.

I also made the tofu bacon (another marinated tofu) from Vegan Vittles and used some in a bagel BLT; it was pretty good! 

After Leela fell asleep on the bed, Daisy settled in nearby...

I did some more sketches, some with text, some without. Here are several of them…

dandelion (original photo)

aloe (original photo)

aster (original photo)

geranium (original photo)

columbine (original photo)

Peace. :)

Friday, June 15, 2018

Spicy Hoisin-Glazed Cauliflower Bites (My cat loves Daiya!)

Hi everyone! The new recipe I tried earlier this week was the spicy hoisin glaze for cauliflower bites from My cat loves Daiya! I left out the soyaki sauce since I didn’t have any, but it still turned out great! I made another batch of green chili mac & cheese to go with them, and it was a perfect combination. 

Absolutely delicious, and the leftovers were great as well!

Cringer and Daisy shared the warm computer when I had the window open for them

Cringer got tired of bird-watching and turned around.


Daisy makes funny faces when she gets startled by noises.

I’ve done some more flowery affirmations…

Coreopsis lanceolata (original photo)

strawberry blossom (original photo)

sweetpea (original photo)

Delphinium elatum (original photo)

On my last post, Sarah shared her favorite quote…

spring starflower (original photo)

Let me know if you have any text and/or flowers you’d like to see!

Peace. :)

Friday, June 8, 2018

Buffalo Tots

Hi everyone! This week I tried something nice and simple – the buffalo tots from My cat loves Daiya! The tater tots were really good with the hot sauce, but I did discover that I am not a fan of vegan blue cheese, haha!

I also included a spicy Boca chik’n patty and some spinach.

In other news, my garden is coming along nicely; I had my first harvest of snow peas earlier this week!

Leela was hanging out in a box last night before I went to bed…

And here are some more flowery affirmation sketches…

amaryllis (original photo)

daffodil (original photo)

clover blossom (original photo)

moonflower (original photo)

I’m having fun with these, so if anyone has any requests/suggestions for text and/or flower type, let me know in the comments and I’ll see what I can do!

Peace. :)

Friday, June 1, 2018

Classic Baked Tofu (Isa Does It)

Hi everyone! I tried another marinated tofu this week, the classic baked tofu from Isa Does It, and it turned out great! I had it with brown rice and asparagus, and added some spoonfuls of warmed leftover marinade as a sauce.


Cringer and Daisy were watching birds together this morning… 

And I started my daily summer sketching with a flowery affirmation… 

dogwood blossom (image source)

Peace. :)