Sunday, May 13, 2012

quick love

Happy Mother's Day to all Moms!!!

And Happy Sunday to all non mom's!

I didn't post yesterday because I was very sick and didn't get out of bed the whole day. My doctor's office didn't' want to see me so this morning I went to quick care and found out I have a horrible sinus infection and I'm now on prendisone, nasonex and z pack. I don't feel as terrible as I did so they nasonex most be working! Yay!

So I definitely have to do a hippie love Vlog one day this week. I'm hoping I feel better tomorrow and am able to do it. I also have my first day of class tomorrow and it goes til 10 pm so I'm definitely hoping to feel better for that.

So today Scott decided he wanted pizza and being the nice wife I was said go order some. I haven't had any dairy or meat in 3 weeks now and let me tell you cheese did not agree with me. For now on I'm going to be using diaya not just because of my stomach but because of the animal cruelty that goes on and for health. 

My wonderful husband bought me veg news and skinny bitch swaps for mothers day! I love that mag I think I'm definitely going to be subscribing! If you never heard of vegnews its a vegan magazine with articles on animal welfare just not in the US but all around the world, they have enviromental articles and tons about health. It always has recipes and tips throughout, I also love that all of their advertisements are VEGAN and HUMANE not all mags (health mags) have like minded advertisers, I'm soooo happy that this one does!

Well I am not feeling too good again, so Im going to go back to laying down.

Good night world I hope you are feeling good and having a wonderful, beautiful day!

Friday, May 11, 2012

hummus love

So I am going to be gone all day long going to IRS.. financial aid office and of course registers office and the campus book store because yours truly will be starting one hectic schedule starting monday! Wish me luck <3

Here is a recipe for you guys to enjoy.. hopefully i'll be able to put up another post later =)

Spinach Garlic hummus

1 cup dry garbanzo beans (chick peas)
1/4 cup cooking liquid
1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 handful spinach
1/2 tsp garlic (maybe more if you like it really garlic) or 2 minced garlic cloves
1/2 tsp cayenene pepper
1 tsp cumin
2 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp olive oil

1) 1 cup dry garbanzo beans soaked over night at least 8 hours up to 2 days

2) Cook beans for at least 1- 2 hours

3.) drain the beans but keep the excess liquid

4.) in food processor put 2 cups beans, spinach, lemon juice, garlic, cumin tahini, and liquid. Start that processor and while its going drizzle the olive oil in until it is in a nice consistency.

Enjoy with Carrots, Preztels, broccoli, crackers, celery or whatever else you would love!

Hope you are having a wonderful day!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

snack attack

Good Afternoon

Today I opened up my email from nature box and it said that men 20 + on average eat 923 empty calories a day and women 20 + eat 624 empty calories a day  by snacking. This is surprising to me! I mean 923 calories!!!!! How many calories are people eating? 

For the most part I track what I eat either by writing it down, or on weight ( I don't always agree with weight watchers but tracking my food through them works well with me and weighing myself every week) 

Healthy snacks or super foods are very easy to find.... I believe in snacking between meals, but I make my snacks count. Here is a list of our go to snacks

trail mix ( i norm make our own)
banana chips
pop chips ( only 9 at a time)
pop corn
peanut butter with apples 
hummus and carrots
peanut butter on celery
kale chips
a spinach smoothie
2 slices of dark chocolate( hey its full on antioxidants) 
pumpkin seeds
sun flower seeds
a small salad
a slice of toast with peanut butter and sliced banana on top yumm
soy yogart
dark chocolate cover acia
pretzel chips with hummus

So if you are looking for a nutritious snack.. try one of these plus there are a TON more!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Spelt Protein Brownie

Now Scott came home after making these and thought I went out and bought a ghirardelli chocolate box mix... so they are good and kind of addicting.

1 Scoop sun warrior or any protein powder ( you can also omit this and your brownie will only have 2 grams of protein)
1 cup Spelt ( or whole wheat or gluten free)
12 TBSP unsweetened cocoa
3/4 truvia baking blend...  you can use 1 cup for a more sweeter taste
1/4 cup apple sauce
1/2 cup earth balance vegan spread ( or butter)
3 flax eggs ( 1 tbsp flax with 3 tbsp water per egg)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup walnuts ( you can omit)

preheat oven to 350

1.)Melt the earth balance with the cocoa and then add the sugar, take off heat. After its off the heat mix in the apple sauce

2.) Add the sun warrior, spelt, "eggs" and vanilla. Mix it well.

3.) Grease your pan ( I used a 9 by 9 pan)

4.  put the walnuts in the processor or crush them with a hard object ( that way you can take out some of her frustration. lol) and put it on top of the brownies

5.) bake it for 30 mins... Don't over bake or it won't be as fudge

Nutrion facts for 1 of 12 brownies

12 Servings
Amount Per Serving
  Total Fat7.5 g
     Saturated Fat4.3 g
     Polyunsaturated Fat0.5 g
     Monounsaturated Fat2.1 g
  Cholesterol16.6 mg
  Sodium6.6 mg
  Potassium106.0 mg
  Total Carbohydrate15.6 g
     Dietary Fiber3.0 g
     Sugars7.3 g
  Protein3.4 g
  Vitamin A4.7 %
  Vitamin B-120.2 %
  Vitamin B-60.6 %
  Vitamin C0.4 %
  Vitamin D0.0 %
  Vitamin E0.7 %
  Calcium1.1 %
  Copper10.6 %
  Folate0.5 %
  Iron6.4 %
  Magnesium7.0 %
  Manganese11.3 %
  Niacin0.8 %
  Pantothenic Acid    0.4 %
  Phosphorus    4.3 %
  Riboflavin1.3 %
  Selenium1.3 %
  Thiamin0.5 %
  Zinc2.5 %

Reuse it babe

Good afternoon ya'll

So I get kind of annoyed with advertisements for something new like every five mins, like why fix what you have, just buy a new one. I, like everyone else, love new things. I also love to reuse things that can be fixed to A) save money and b) to help the planet. 

We bought Connor a lot of his Thomas the tank engine stuff from consignment store's because they looked brand new and saved us up to 90% off the brand new one. We also do hand me downs in clothing for Connor and then we give it to one of Scott's friend's son. This isn't just good for your wallet its going for the environment. You are saving the energy of making something new, of the materials needed to make the product and whatever else needed to be for the product. 

Now I do not think everything should be reused. There are some things that definitely shouldn't, but be economical and save the environment. 

Instead of buying water bottles buy a brita pitcher
Use reusable bags at the grocery store
Some beauty brands  will let you hand in your old bottles of beauty products for a discount on a new product

Did you know that by eating less meat you helping the planet? The meat industry is the biggest offender of greenhouse gas emissions??? The meat and dairy farmers who keep over populating the cows for meat eaters who eat wayyy more than they should are the main cause for the ozone layer depletion. This is a fact there are plenty of websites that support this just look it up on google and you will find 100's maybe 1000's of links to websites. 

So if you don't want to give up meat, just maybe do a Meatless Monday and help save the environment! Buy local meat and dairy if you can. 

Everyone should buy local because it's definitely better for the environment and its better for you!!

Wednesday for us is farmers market day! We love farmers market day! I cannot wait for the the on Penn Ave to open the first week of June... 

Well I hope you guys enjoy your day!!!

Do you buy anything local?

Have you started a meatless monday?

What do you do for the environment?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Answers baby

A is for age:  23 til the end of the month, Although I still feel like my 16 hahaha
B is for breakfast today: one vegan spelt brownie ( I'll be posting the recipe later) and a blueberry smoothie! Yummm, plus lots of water. 
C is for currently craving: currants, I got some in my Nature Box last month and have yet to use them... Maybe I will make some oat balls or something with them. 
D is for dinner tonight: vegetarian shepherd's pie... you can get the recipe in my menu for the week
E is for favorite type of exercise: dancing is definitely my favorite exercise, esp dancing to offspring fly for a white guy with Connor.... Tooooo cute. We love 90's pop hits on pandora. 

F is for an irrational fear: every time I am putting something down the garbage disposal that its going to magically turn on, on its own and get my hand... 
G is for gross food:] cottage cheese, I just can't stand it

How can people eat that YUCKKK
H is for hometown: Shoey 
I is for something important: My family

J is for current favorite jam: jack johnson banana pancakes... but thats like always my have
K is for kids: 

L is for current location:  My bed writing this blog while Connor watches bolt 
He loves his apples!
M is for the most recent way you spent money: Weis this morning on whole grain bread, which had no price tag on it and ended up being 5 bucks... Ugh I am definitely going to buy the ingredients this week and make my own. 
N is for something you need: A maid to clean and cook for me... 
O is for occupation: taking care of old people... i love it
P is for pet peeve: the sounds made when eating and drinking. It grosses me out and I have to leave. 
Q is for a quote:

R is for random fact about you: I can sing all 44 presidents..  in order that they were in office I learned the song in 3rd grade and it really stuck haha
S is for favorite healthy snack:  Favorite snack would have to be pretzel chips with my yummy garlic spinach hummus dip... i could eat it all day long, maybe I'll post a recipe but i never measure anything out.
T is for favorite treat: Coconut  "ice-cream" with cookie dough or brownies or both yummy
U is for something that makes you unique: My style... I have a hippie/ chic/ bohemian/ laid back kind of style any day of the week.. hahaha

V is for favorite vegetable: BRUSSEL SPROUTS!!! 

W is for today’s workout: dance hour with connor to 90's pop music
X is for X-rays you’ve had: umm my leg a million times, my arm, my head, um my stomach, pretty much my whole body
Y is for yesterday’s highlight: I guess going to see a friend's classroom and connor loving it
Z is for your time zone: eastern time zone

your turn! pick the letters from your initials and answer those in the comments below!!!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Random 10

Good Evening Everyone... Today has been quite enjoyable and stressful all that the same time. I just have sooo much on my mind. The next 3 years are going to be jam packed, but I think in the end it will all be worth it and all of our hard work will pay off...  I decided to do a 10 random things today Hope you enjoy

1. For dinner we had Quinoa "Spaghetti" and meatless balls
2. Transferring to another college is beyond stressful!

3. I have to write an essay about my mom tonight, to turn in tomorrow. This is not going to be easy at all.

4. I love hemp granola, it's beyond addictive. I could sit there and eat the entire bag ( I won't of course.... flexing my self control muscle hahaha)

5. Connor just loves to run around the house yelling and squealing.... esp when my nerves are shot.

6.  He was SUCH a good boy today at College, He loves it there!

7. I need to go to the library to get another book.  I'm lost when I have nothing to read.

8. Its very stressful to go out to eat when you are vegetarian. Omg it takes forever to pick a place and then to figure out what you are eating! AHHHHHHH

9. We went to Texas Roadhouse of all places but I love their sweet potatoes and steamed vegggg

10. Its sooo weird to think of my friend as a teacher who is teaching in my old homeroom.

Makes me feel soooo old and we aren't old but its just weird...

Well I hope you all are having a wonderful day... its time to open Word and start cracking on my paper! Wish me luck <3