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Ready, Set, Jet!
Not the prettiest apple pie I've ever made, but it was eaten so fast it didn't matter!
We went to pick apples here and had an excess of sweet, tasty apples that were begging to be cooked. I have tried a few recipes and most are full of unnecessary sugar. This simple recipe will make a delicious pie and doesn't require extra sugar or take all day to make.
I also bought a vegan pie crust and to make it even simpler. I used a large 10.5 deep dish pie plate, but you can adjust this simple recipe to fit your needs.
Simple Vegan Apple Pie
2 Prepared vegan pie crusts
2 pounds apples
2 cups natural vegan apple sauce (unsweetened)
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 tablespoon nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350' (read the instructions on your pie crust)
Place one pie crust in the bottom of your pie pan.
Peel and cut your apples into thin slices.
Transfer apples into a medium bowl, sprinkle in spices and stir to coat.
Place coated apples in pie crust, add apple sauce till almost full and place the top pie crust over the apples.
Seal the edges, and cut small steam slices in top crust and gently brush with vegan butter.
Bake for for 50-60 minutes or until the apples are tender.
Allow to sit for 20+ minutes before cutting.
Tropical Depression/Hurricane Nicholas snuck up on us. We were already on the road to Texas when it hit. But we were still over 100+ miles away from the Gulf Coast and managed to miss most of the rain. It was downgraded to a tropical depression this morning and is dragging itself slowly over southeast Texas, leaving thousands in the dark and dumping a foot of rain. #OMG!
While waiting for the storm to pass, we decided to stay north of the Gulf Coast and visited River Park in Boerne, Texas. We had a lovely picnic on the river and avoided most of the weather.
The river was up due to the rains, but it was a nice break. There was plenty of wildlife out enjoying the overcast skies, and I'm sure, avoiding the high winds and rain south of us..
If you need a break watch the video...
I'm counting the days down to vacation and spending as much time as I can outside.
I took these picture this week with my iPhone 12 Pro Max and must say it hasn't disappointed. I'm so ready to go on vacation and see how it does on random nature shots.
We were supposed to be in Greece this month, but between covid and the wildfires it wasn't meant to be. BUT there are many other places on my travel list that I can't wait to explore.
And I do truly believe nature is cheaper than therapy!
What do you think? Pretty decent pictures for a iPhone.
Roadtrips later in the year mean finding fun at home this summer.
July has been about fresh fruit, eating healthier, and catching up with old friends. (Okay, primarily online, but still.)
I tried blackberry smoothies, baked way too much and also did a bit of gardening. I'm still looking for a good summer read, as I power through my TBR pile of books and is it me, or is there NOTHING on TV right now??
It hasn't been a bad month, just rather uneventful.
Catch up with you soon~
June was such a busy month I had no time to post!
Between working, writing, and exploring, I came home, crawled into bed, and slept like a baby. There have been some dramatic sunsets and some frightening fires, flooding and hot weather this summer.
New Mexico is experiencing fires and monsoons...so that it has been an adventure just driving down the mountain.
I have been binge-reading rather than watching Netflix. And will have a few new book reviews up for you shortly.
Right now, I'm late for a dinner date in town and need to at least brush my hair before I make the trip down the mountain,
Have a great July, and I promise to be back soon with more recipes and reviews.
Sakura is the national flower of Japan, the cherry blossom – translated into Sakura, represents a time of renewal and optimism. The proud pink blossoms mark the end of winter and signify the beginning of spring. Due to their quick blooming season, cherry blossoms also symbolize the transience of life, which is a major theme in Buddhism.
I believe mine are ornamental plum but they are still a very pretty way to welcome Spring!
We had snow last week and you can see the blooms are not as intense or colorful as normal, but still, nature finds a way.
Enjoy your weekend!
It's really a beautiful weekend in the Southwest! I've been spending as much time as possible outside, but when it's time to come in these are the things I'm obsessing over.
Here is a quick weekend round-up of what I'm reading, watching, and eating!
What I'm Reading: Reaper Man (Discworld, 11)by Terry Pratchett
I'm more or less a fan of Terry Pratchett - but I need small doses at a time of his British wit. My goal is to read all the 41 Discworld books, I think I've read about 4-5 so far. (I better get with it, no?) Currently, I'm about 110 of 352 pages in this novel and enjoying the book more than I expected. I will do a full review once I'm finished. In the meantime, you can read my review of Good Omens here.
What I'm Watching: Resident Alien
Looking for something new to watch? Anything that isn't depressing? I highly recommend this quirky comedy from the Syfy channel. This alien romp is based on a Darkhorse comic book series created by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse. (Which now I believe I MUST read.) It stars Alan Tudyk and a talented cast of misfits. The comic series has been published by Dark Horse Comics in installments of four-issue miniseries since 2012. Five miniseries have been completed, and a concluding sixth miniseries is forthcoming. The tv series premise: After crash-landing on Earth, an alien takes on the identity of a small-town Colorado doctor and wrestles with the moral dilemma of his secret mission, while also dealing with a 9-year-old boy who is the only person who can recognize he is an alien. (Wiki)
And speaking of aliens...
What I'm Cooking: Vegan Chickpea Cookie Dough (So much better than it sounds!)
Truth - I'm not a fan of cookie dough. I know some people would rather eat raw cookie dough than bake the damn cookies. (I'm not one of them.) But then I found this vegan, raw cookie dough recipe, and all that changed. This healthy alternative makes a nice dip or can be eaten alone as a snack. The simple recipe is here: Cookie Dough but be warned, you will be making this regularly.
Have a great weekend!
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