Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I can't spell for the life of me people! Give me a break!

I've been busy!

Stop yelling at me!

I know you guys hang on my every word and have a hard time getting along without me, but I've had things to do. It can't always be about you all the time...yeesh!

Anyway, I have been busy.  All this cooking and cleaning that I now have the energy to do is really taking it's toll on my blog time (and TV time, ahhh!).  Plus, my dear sweet cousin is getting married in July, so you know what that means....yes, lots of planning and smaming and tanning and canning...huh?

 what just happened, I got lost for a second, right then...Much to do!

Her bach party was last weekend and we went wine tasting! So fun! I know what you're thinking...."while being intoxicated for 14 hours (yes, you read that correctly) were you able to stay true to your new way of life, aka veganism?"

I'm so glad you asked!

I did really great! Ask anyone that went.  ("That seatbelt saved my life!") I ordered a veg salad with a vinagarette and ate with my hands over my eyes so that I could not see all the cheesy, white, pasta that I was surrounded by!  ("Why are we getting into white vans?" "Because we don't live here Amanda!") Back in the room, I may or may  not have had a chocolate covered caramel....come on, caramel? Anyway, I was proud of my drunk ass.

Moving on.  What else have I been eating? I know you are wondering, because what else could you possibly have been thinking about for the past week?  Well, let me tell you.  I knew I wasn't doing GREAT with my amount of veg intake, so I have been having a salad for lunch.  Half spinach, half baby romaine. They I just add whatever I have.  Beans (any beans, man I love beans). Peppers (any peppers, man I love peppers). Broc. Zuch. Mushrooms. Ect.  Then, I put this kick ass thousand island dressing, that I MADE (yep, read it right), on and shazam! Awesome yumminess!!

Also, I made these deliciouse enchiladas that I found at my new favorite place to live, My cousin was coming over to get her hair done (not by me in my house, because that would be illegal..) and my aunt came to watch the kiddos (while I wasn't doing her hair in my house because that would be illegal).  Mo brought a salad and I made the enchiladas.  We even garnished with faux sourcream.  SOOOOO good!  Ask the none vegans! They liked 'em too! These will become a staple for sure.  Pretty simple too.

Tonight I made some chopped up tofu sauted in safflower oil, and Nearly Normal (in Corvallis) tofu seasoning and added it to some cous cous.  Yummo! And Jack ate it! HOORAY!

I'm still doing my smoothies for breakfast, exept, at my new favorite place to live, I got a tip to add spinach or kale to the fruit smoothie (I know, ewww, this was my thought too), they said you couldn't even tell.  So, I gave it a whirl, and it's true! Can't tell. Love it.

I am still in the midst of reading The Kind Diet (don't worry, there will be a monsterous post about this book too), I don't get a lot of time to concentrate on reading alone.  And I want to soak in every word!  I will say this, all of the things I am doing right now (veganism, kind diet reading (Alicia is a little more intense on everything), gDiapering, ect.) is taking me down a path I never really thought of myself going down.  I am really begining to care deeply about the footprint I make on this earth.  I mean, don't get me wrong, I always cared about the Earth and what we were doing to it, but I was always one of those "Well, how much difference can one person make?" and "It's just easy to not worry about how much water you're using and water bottles are so convienent." blah blah blah.  Excuses. 

I"ll be the first to say, my mom (bless her heart) has recycled since before recycling was cool. Like had to haul your stuff to the thing and seperate it into the things.  So, that's always been something I"ve done and cared about because I was raised that way (another topic about teaching our youngins and the impression it can make!).  So I'm totally there with recycling...I am being more conscious about doing a good job, but I'm also trying to take shorter showers, use less dishes, be aware of what I'm buying and where it came from (can't wait for Farmer's Market!) use less plastic (including no more water bottles (sorry Mr. AP!) and no more soda bottles), we've been switching lightbulbs for a while now and the more I learn, the more I want to do!  I want to start a garden! I am home, so why not? I have the space, so why not!?  We can change things, if every person that reads this starts recycling, that's huge! And then you tell your friend and she tells hers, ect.  I just think we underestimate our voice and ability. 

Oh bother, now I'm all amped up to write what I've learned in the Kind Diet, but I"m not done yet! I really think you'll be blown away by some of the statistics and findings, I know I was.


Not now!

Not finished!

Ok, Peace love and recycle (at least!)


  1. Farmers Market has been up and going for the past 2 Saturdays in A-town my friend... better get there!

  2. Oh I know! I haven't been able to make it, but I am this Saturday! See you there?

  3. I was proud/impressed of your abilities to stay away from non-vegan food during the bach-fest! And I felt terrible for you at dinner...

  4. Thankyou, you were very supportive at dinner, I appreciated it :)