“Here I go again, my my…”

Soo, while I’ve been slacking on the blog, I have been cooking and trying new things out in the kitchen. Well, first off, my parents are going to Ireland tomorrow to celebrate their anniversary and leaving the house and the dogs to me for a week or so! So I stocked up on some groceries and produce this weekend! I got a lot of good deals. I do have to say that the local market where we shop for produce hasn’t been carrying my favorite apple (Galas) so I went with Pink Ladies, which are crisp, juicy, and similar to Galas. I’ve been craving something *crunchy* so I got these bad-boys:

chips

…which were very good! I also love those Snyder’s pretzel pieces and got some of those. For lunch the other day, I whipped out my Vegan with a Vengeance cookbook and made my first creation from that book, and here it is: the Curried Tempeh-Mango Salad. I subbed a few things, like dijon mustard for the Vegenaise, and Mango Poppy dressing for the lemon juice. I had it over some greens:

tempeh

tempeh close

I also bought some loose tea from work (by the way, thanks for all the messages about work– I’m over it now, and I’m not dying them! ha, just wearing different pants), but when I brewed it in my “Happiness” mug, the leaves fell through the strainer and I had tea with bits and pieces in it… not good! So I’ve got to get a strainer, tea ball, or make my own bags, I guess. I’ll leave you with a picture of it: It has it’s own hat!

tea

I ended up using a tea bag after my misfortune with the tea. It was Orange Dulce flavor, what else?! I sweetened it and added some soymilk. Yummy.

My parents, sister and I went to see Mama Mia last night! I L-O-V-E-D it, it was so happy and fun! I am inspired to take a dance class… you know, one of those with a cheesy performance at the end. Hip-hop? Salsa? Hmm, I’ll have to look into it. I have a really good friend who’s into Broadway and musicals and stuff, but she might laugh at me! haha, but I don’t blame  her, because, despite being in dance for 4 or 5 years when I was a kiddo, my skills in that area are limited

Have a great week!

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6 responses to ““Here I go again, my my…”

  1. I loved Mama Mia to! You really should take dance I love it, maybe a musical theater class?

  2. Wow, your parents trip sounds lovely!!

    Glad you liked “Mamma Mia” – I’ve heard nothing but positive reviews on that film!

    I train for dance competitions, so I can verify that hip-hop AND salsa are amazing dances to try – go for it!! :0)

  3. I love my tea ball…definitely get one! Oh and gala’s are my fave too! I was at WF’s the other day and they didn’t have organic ones so I also got pink lady’s. I’m guessing it is because apples are fall produce! But berries, peaches, etc. get a little messy to travel with!

  4. soymilk with tea? i shall definitely try!

  5. Oh wow, what a great recipe + picture! I love gala apples… well any apples really. I’m so grateful that they are a “healthy” food, because I eat so many.

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