Thursday, September 27, 2012

Recipes and Reviews

In my last post I mentioned sharing some of the recipes that I've used lately that were vegetarian. I'll also throw in my review of them too.

1. Vegan Quinoa and Sweet Potato Chili from Milk Free Mom

Sean and I both enjoyed this chili. It was hearty, delicious and really tasted like chili, with a bit of a sweet kick.  I will say though that it makes a lot, so if it's just the two of you, you might want to half it to avoid having so much that you can't eat it all.

2. California Sandwich from EzraPound Cake

Photo via EzraPoundCake
This is by far, my favorite vegetarian recipe that I've made so far.  I eat this sandwich at least twice a week.  The only thing is, I haven't found alfalfa sprouts around here yet, but I promise it's just as delicious without them.  Give this sandwich a try, I promise you'll love it!
Photo via Zen Family Habits

Once you get over the chopping in this recipe, it's a fairly simple and quick fix for dinner.  The flavors are great, it's very filling and it's great for leftovers.  I love the mixture of the coconut milk and curry paste too.

4. Portobello and Summer Squash Lasagna from Eat Live Run

Photo via eatliverun

I think this was Sean's favorite vegetarian dish that we had.  In all honesty, it was the best lasagna I've ever made. The recipe says summer squash, but she subbed zucchini for it in the recipe. The zucchini prep and sauteing takes the longest time in the recipe, but once you get that done, it goes by quickly.  Plus you could always freeze half of it for dinner later down the road.

There you have it! Some of my fave veggie recipes we ate in the past couple of months. If you give them a try, let me know how you like them.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My Month- Instagram Style

I looked at the ol' blog the other day to check the last time I wrote a blog and it's been almost a month. How this is possible, I don't know.

This month has been somewhat hectic with us getting our household goods, our car, impromptu trips to Dallas and Wichita Falls to pick up our car and for doctor's appointments. As well as me hitting up Goodwill one a week to find bargains (oh how I've missed Goodwill) working on my Etsy shop, planning a blog redesign and just trying to keep in touch with people. Obviously keeping up with my blog has not happened, although I've had good intentions. catch you up in a fun way (with pictures!) I'm going to post some of my Instagram pics from the past month. 

Went to an Oklahoma State football game with my bestie. It's been six years since I've been to a football game at my Alma mater and I was beyond excited. Plus my friend's parents generously let me use one of their club level tickets which made me feel like a total VIP. We're talking free buffet and all the candy/pop/ice cream/chips you want. Ah-mazing!


I ate vegetarian for part of the month, so I got to try out a ton of new recipes. I'll have to share those with you guys in a future post, but here are a couple of my concoctions.

Speaking of food, Sean and I have been lucky enough to eat some delish food since we've been back in the States. Two of our favorites have been Avila's in Dallas and Opa's Schnitzel Haus in Wichita Falls.

We got our household goods. Our Italian packers SUCK. They didn't break anything per say, but they were very shady and packed stuff one way in front of us, then when our things got here, it was in completely different places. Like the DVD's that were packed in a box, somehow wound up in a suitcase. And some of my Barbie boxes were bent and smashed when I told them NOT to repack the box they were in. Instead they decided to put heavy kitchen stuff on top of it.

I bought a new (to me) camera. Finally upgraded to a full frame. It's a 5D, but the classic. Not the Mark II.

I've also got a new business card to go along with my Etsy shop. It's designed by Fran over at FreeBorboleta Designs. She did a complete redesign of my Etsy shop, my business card and I'm also having her redesign my blog and business Facebook page. She's great to work with and I highly recommend her. This is the back of my business card, the front obviously has some info I don't want to be shared with the whole world wide web.

That's the majority of what I've been up to. How about you guys? Anything noteworthy happened in your world this past month?