I've had a couple races since my last post and I've signed up for the Dirty Dash again. I'm pretty excited. It was really fun last year. A bunch of my friends are doing it with me this year and I'm trying to get everyone to dress up for it.
I had to get groceries yesterday and I got some pretty delicious things.
Here's the list:
Franz Organic Willamette Valley Great Seed
Bottlehouse Yogurt Ranch
Green Bell Peppers
Mexican Mix Shredded Cheese*
Wheat Tortillas-All Natural-No Corn-Ready to Cook
Chicken Breast to Boil
Teavana Herbal Tea
SOBE Zero Calorie Water
Oh my gosh. Best grocery haul ever. Sooooo good! I am really enjoying the stuff I'm making from this. The butter and cheese I could probably find substitutes for that would be better choices or at least leas calories but I must admit...I love my fatty cheese.
Say Hello to Some Delicious Cookies
2 3/4 cup Oat Flour
1 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
3/4 cup All Natural Maple Syrup
3 Egg Whites
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Vanilla
2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 cup Raisins
1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Preheat and Bake at 350 for 11-12 mins.
OMG!!!! THE SET OF GLASSES I'VE WANTED ALL YEAR!!!!! I GOT THEM!!!! THEY WERE IN TODAY'S 50% OFF CLICK TOCK SALE AND THEN I USED MY "FIRST" CODE TO GET 20% OFF AND FREE SHIPPING SO IT WAS $28.00 AND I USED EBATES SO REALLY IT WILL BE $27.16 TOTAL!!!!! I AM SOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!! I'M GLAD I HELD OUT AND DIDN'T PAY $70!!!!
Baublebar.com is a swwaaaeeeeetttttt jewelry store and they are doing 20 days of buried baubles! Check these cute little gems out! Day 1-3, Day 5-6, Day 8-10, Day 12-13, Day 15, Day 16-17, and Day 19-20 are $10 each and come in different colors. Day 4, Day 7, Day 11, Day 14, and Day 18 are $20 and comes in different colors.
To celebrate my bday I took myself skydiving. Then I went to an awesome hippie restaurant in SLC called Oasis Cafe and ate DELICIOUS things: Tapenade, Hummus, Caponata, Spanish Cheese, Vegan Chocolate Cake!! OMG! Now it is the day before my birthday and I want to celebrate my last day of being 23 rather than celebrate me being older tomorrow :( UGH! So I am going to make a (hopefully) delicious Strawberry Almond Cake for myself to blow candles out on, buy Sherlock Holmes 2 as a birthday gift to myself, and have my friends sing "A very happy unbirthday to you" to me. It's going to be epic.
Anyone who is thinking about skydiving---IT IS AWESOME! I almost threw up on myself at the very end when we were about to hit the ground but besides that it was awesome and I would do it again. I recommend it to everyone. Even old people-I'm not joking there was an 80 something year old grandma that went up on the plane before me and jumped out, she survived....I'm pretty sure someone said she threw up in the plane but hey whatevs, she's still pretty dang cool if you ask me.
Holy hell I've turned into the exact opposite of who I thought I was....I HATE cooking and baking and yet somehow I have developed a slight obsession with it. OMG. How did this happen?
I came home from work today and I seriously just wanted to go to sleep and not deal with the world for a while. I was exhausted and mentally tired of trying to wrap my head around all the crazy stuff that has been happening lately. Instead of sleeping or something like that I went to the store and bought some zucchini, tomatoes, tahini, onions, chickpeas, artichoke hearts, and almond milk.
Four and a half hours later I had created a variety of things and by a variety I mean seven different recipes. Whoa. I am so insane.
I learned a lot of things from this little misadventure: my blender sucks at pureeing chickpeas, applesauce as a sweetener tastes awful in pumpkin egg omlettes, artichoke hearts are not by the pickles in Albertsons they are by the canned vegetables, and chickpea patties overflowing with parsley tastes just fine.
Here is a list of the things I made:
Spinach Artichoke Hummus
Barked Parmesan Tomatoes
Zucchini Fries and Tomato Slices
Zucchini Hot Cakes
Veggie Muffin Omelettes
Pumpkin Muffin Omelettes
The spinach artichoke hummus is delicious-a little thin due to me having to put water in there to get it to blend-but still good. The baked parmesan tomatoes were better in theory....baked tomatoes are not nearly as good at uncooked tomatoes...that's just me though. The chickpea patties ended up a disaster because the damn blender wouldn't blend them. I was also getting lazy at that point so I didn't chop up my parsley before throwing it in and there was A LOT of it. The goo mixture tasted just fine...it didn't look so great and it wasn't smooth because my blender sucks but still it was tasty. The zucchini fires and tomatoes were semi-good/semi-weird and I don't know how I feel about them. The zucchini hot cakes were pretty tasty but I messed up and put an egg yolk in and overall too much egg but besides that they were still pretty good. The veggie muffin omlettes were actually pretty good I wish I'd had a better variety of vegetables but still I thought they were rather tasty for what they were. The pumpkin muffin omlettes were interesting. I put stevia in two, applesauce in one, and brown sugar in another. The result....the stevia ones were the best. The applesauce one was disgusting but that is probably due to the fact that the applesauce was unsweetened and I forgot this at the time. The brown sugar one was way too sweet....barf. Anyways! In conclusion the hummus, zucchini hot cakes, and chickpea patties (minus the complications) were pretty good. The veggie muffin omelettes were decent and the pumpkin ones have potential but I will need to tinker with them some more and the zucchini fries and parmesan tomatoes are tolerable but not that great.