Oh my gosh guys I don’t know where to start! So I will start with Sunday, the day I got back from Florida.
But first, I’m so glad you guys enjoyed Maggie’s post. She’s such a sweet person with a killer sense of taste, creativity, and style!
*Warning* This post has tons of pictures!
I just heated up some soymilk and mixed in a pack of Uncle Sam’s cinnamon raisin instant oatmeal with soymilk. I threw in a couple more raisins into my bowl. On the side I had mashed kabocha with a little sample size of coconut oil that the folks over at Artisana generously sent me. This actually tasted better than the coconut oil I usually use. However, I’m content using the one I have (not to mention I just got a new jar of it).
Cranberry cinnamon swirl toast! A topped one slice with Artisana macadamia nut butter, and the other with cream cheese + some more dried cranberries. On the side I tried some of Trader Joe’s European style yogurt with a spoonful of Crofter’s superfruit spread. I loved the consistency and taste of this plain yogurt! It wasn’t too tart at all. Oof that macadamia nut butter is so good.
But I opened up a jar of my favorite BBQ sauce. How awesome is the name? I also got to try another Sunshine Burger thanks to the freebie coupons they sent me. This time I picked out the original Sunshine Burger. No joke, this is the best vegetarian burger I’ve tried! This one is definitely not bland and you can taste the carrots in it too! I just put some vegan mayo and BBQ sauce on top. I had a bite without anything and my initial reaction was WOW. I seriously could eat this thing plain.
This time I boiled some soymilk and poured it in with a packet of Nature’s Path Maple Nut oatmeal. Awhile ago they sent me a more than generous package. This was so good! Such a great tasting bowl of oatmeal for a cold morning. I also chopped in some dates, crumbled a bit of a Cranberry Apple Boomi Bar, swirled in Artisana macadamia nut butter. Once again, the macadamia nut butter was excellent with the Maple Nut oats. On the side I heated an apple up because I didn’t want anything cold. Then it was off to go to my 6-hour sculpture class. Good news? The morning part of class was cancelled. And what did that mean?
I got a purple sweet potato at the Asian market on Sunday. Ever since I’ve seen them on April’s blog I’ve been wanting to try one! I got Scuppernongs for my dad as well. I saw that butternut squash was on sale I definitely put them in my basket. Funny story with the white acorn squash actually. I thought it was also on sale and when I saw it wasn’t, I wanted to cancel the item. Then when the cashier assistant came over he said he’d give it to me for the sale price. Then he kept typing in the wrong keycode and after another try he just said, “here you can just have it.” Cool! Then I went to pick up my prescription and they gave me a freebie package and an entry to win $1,000! Double whammy!
Chickpeas + Brewed Mustard + Agave + EVOO + Pumpkin Butter = That up there!
Then it was time to go to the second half of my sculpture class.
I want to go to the different shop areas they have in the Fine Arts building and take pictures so you guys can see!
I had all the ingredients to make Mitri’s mother’s baked ziti recipe. That’s right folks! And I was making it for me and my dad.
In the mean time while it was baking I had to distract myself. I usually get impatient with things that require baking because I don’t really have to do anything. So I made tutorial of how to eat a scuppernong.
Ding! Okay I think the ziti is ready!
So I have quite the treat for you guys next post. I’ll give you hint: I have been testing my patience with more baking. And here’s an interesting fact for all you fall lovers out there. Did you know that pumpkin is actually a fruit?
p.s. candy corn devotees out there here’s a DIY recipe!