Wednesday, June 19, 2013
As I was posting last week's What I Ate Wednesday, I noticed that greens were absent from my meals. Then, I went to a vegetarian food fair on the weekend and was inspired by all the kale and green smoothies that were being served. So, my strategy this week was to buy lots of greens and to try to incorporate them into my meals and snacks as much as possible.
My menu plan for the week called for PETA's Crunchy Vegetable Wraps on Monday night. It's such a nice change of pace to prepare a meal without using a hot stove. Here are the ingredients for the wraps, above, along with a mixed greens and strawberries salad.
Labels: What I Ate Wednesday
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Shhh...don't tell my husband about this post. He really doesn't like to be featured on the blog. What can I do? I have to share some Father's Day pics. Like the kids delivering Daddy's breakfast tray, above. He clearly wasn't sleeping, but rather taking some time for his favourite hobby - playing guitar. Notice Jolene the dog on the right. She made some strong attempts at getting the food from the tray.
Monday, June 17, 2013
This weekend, my family reminded me that I had yet to share a look at a couple of little treasures my mom gave to us. This antique child-sized rocking chair was my mom's chair when she was a little girl. With apologies to Mom, if my childhood stuff is now "vintage," Mom's childhood stuff is antique.
I have an adorable photo of my mom sitting in her chair as a child, but I can't recall where I stored it at the moment. My brain is in the vintage category too.
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Last week, I skipped doing a menu plan entirely. We were so busy in the evenings that I decided to wing it instead. Super busy weeks are probably the best time for a plan, actually, but sometimes something's gotta give.
This week, I am taking inspiration from the Vegetarian/Vegan Starter Kit from PETA that I picked up at the Veggie Fest on Saturday. Browse PETA's recipes here. I was also inspired by all the kale and other greens on display at Veggie Fest. I'm off to Costco, a surprisingly good source of greens. I'll get organic mixed greens for salad, organic spinach and whatever mixed bag of greens they have this week.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
We have enjoyed another busy weekend so far. Yesterday, we travelled to our hometown of Hamilton, Ontario for the very first Veggie Fest, Hamilton's vegetarian, vegan and raw food festival. I am generally willing to travel for food.
We met lots of lovely people, like Jen from Apiecalypse Now (awesome name!), a vegan bakery in Toronto. Jen's baked goods contain no dairy, no white sugar, no lard, no chemicals, no GMO...and the list goes on. So what's left? Just delicious, animal-friendly treats, such as sausage rolls and cookies. More about that later.