Vegan BBQ Almonds and The Salad Monster
When I was young, you could have never convinced me I’d miss my hometown. I thought I couldn’t wait to get out of there! Last night we came back to our current town, after spending the weekend in my hometown, and the three hour drive is always a little tearful. I usually tell myself that it’s because the town I’m coming back to is so much worse, but the truth is I miss my family and trying to fit catching up with them into a couple of days is tough. But to be fair, there is better food and shopping there! Anyway, for the drive I picked up some snacks, including the Blue Diamond Habanero BBQ almonds I read about on Cooking For A Vegan Lover. Yum, I’m so glad Lindsay blogged about these because they are so tasty!
On the way out of town, I stopped by a local health food store to pick up a few things including nutritional yeast, brown rice syup, and tahini, but I also grabbed a Suncoat vegan liquid eye liner and Beauty Without Cruelty vegan mascara. I really like the mascara, but the eye liner turned out to be not so fabulous. Maybe I just got a dried out well, but it is rather dry and difficult to apply smoothly. Oh well, maybe someday I’ll find a good one!
This morning I pulled out an Elmo coloring book that my son had received as a gift and opened it, only to find a picture of Cookie Monster devouring a bowl of salad. Since when does cookie monster eat salad? I thought he sustained himself solely on cookies from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar! It doesn’t even look like a cookie salad. There are various pages of the monster formerly known as Cookie eating healthy foods throughout the book, but I haven’t come across one of him plowing through any sweets yet. Well, if he’s turned over a new leaf, I think the Salad Monster would probably approve of my lunch.
After an entire weekend of eating way too much delicious food, I really wasn’t hungry at all come lunch time. I decided to throw a salad in my Ninja and call it a smoothie just so that I had some calories to go out and play on. I tossed in kale, collared greens, an apple, and water to make my green beverage. It was fresh, green, and okay, maybe a little chewy. I’m planning on making lettuce wraps tonight to keep with my recovery from a weekend of awesome homemade mom food (my stomach can’t take any more stuffing!) so I’ll post those later. Hope you’re having a great day!