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If you are bored and want a blast of travel goodness, scenery from the southwest and picture of critters, I got you. Check out my "shorts" playlist for that and more random goodness!
Most clips are under 30 seconds and should shift your mood and maybe even inspire you to travel.
Its HOT outside...
I am currently in south Texas (I came for the heat wave it would seem) and while I was riding the lift with another traveler their parting words were, "Welcome to HELL!" They weren't talking about the hotel (Its okay) the heat though was breaking records...
Cooling Lemon and Herb Spritzer
This refreshing spritzer is just what you need on a scorching summer day! It’s bright fruity flavor pairs perfectly with the warm earthiness of the culinary herbs and freshly grated ginger for a truly interesting combination. One taste and this is sure to become a new favorite!
Prep time: 15 minutes (+ time to chill)
Cook time: n/a
2 T. real maple syrup
1 c. water
1/3 c. fresh lemon juice
2 T. fresh mint, washed and torn into pieces
2 T. fresh basil, washed and torn into pieces
2 t. fresh lemon zest, preferably organic
2 thyme sprigs
2 t. ginger, finely minced
1 large lemon, thinly sliced
2 c. sparkling water
Optional Adults-Only Version:
4 oz. vodka
Now the temperature is rising its time for Slushies! Try this simple (and delicious) Mango Slushy today!
Frozen Mango Slushy
This delicious, refreshing frozen slushy does not require any added sweetener thanks to a healthy dose of fresh (or frozen) mango and orange juice. A small amount of fresh lime juice adds just the right amount of tanginess to balance out the sweeter flavors.
Prep time: 10 minutes. Cook time: n/a
2 ripe mangoes, peeled and cubed (or 2½ c. frozen mango)
¼ c. fresh lime juice
¾ c. fresh orange juice
½ c. water
8-10 large ice cubes
4 short fresh rosemary spears, bottom leaves removed
12 small fresh mango chunks
Hope you are well, warm and enjoying yourself. It finally decided to become winter here. So I've had spotty net and lots of cozy evening by the fire. I really enjoy the cold, especially if I don't have to go anywhere, lol.
We had company last month and I cooked liked a mad woman, I have started a 'Veganary Food" post which should be up by late July, LOL! No, really I have a few new recipes I want to share with you and cooking tips, but work has been so busy. Which, I am thankful for. But its keeping me very busy and then when I'm done I really don't feel like blowing. (Or doing much of anything.)
But with the travel restrictions easing up, it looks like we will be traveling again soon and I am so excited!
But in the meantime I'm going to enjoy winter here with my warm socks and hot tea.
But really, Brrr ❄️ ☕️ 📚
We have another snow storm expected next week.
So Spring will be late this year. I have the urge to go purchase 9,000 + plants but am holding off till I know my schedule. I hate the idea of purchasing a horde of plants and then leaving for a month.
As we continue to celebrate 2022, I'm cooking up a storm! I had non-vegan friends from out of state come for a visit last week. I wanted to cook dishes that would be both hearty and comforting for them and wanted to share some of my findings with you.
I bought Garden beefles tips and went to their website for ideas on how to make these work. What is pictured about is my version of a recipe found on their website. I used what I had on hand and jump it. IT WAS A HUGE HIT! I only have the quick photo because it was eaten almost before I could say "Vegan!" lol
This is based on a recipe I found on the Gardien website.
I made minor changes, using what I had on hand.
It was a big hit with my family and also the non-vegan company. I highly recommend this simple recipe.
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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I hope you are well and your week is off to a good start. I'm so late in posting today...Monday mornings are always busy for me because I have all the normal reports to run, plus certain other tasks that have to be done, even if we are traveling. By the time all that stuff is done it's time for online meetings with staff. Sooo long story, short- we had a very late start today, but we did a bit of exploring. If you want to read more about Roswell look here and visit here too to learn about the town.
In our quest to read the historical markers and learn more about the area we stopped at this little park. It is a very cute, and well maintained just outside of Roswell.
We were going to the International UFO Museum And Research Center downtown today, but were told that it was closed due to the pandemic. (If you are planning a visit call EVERYTHING first, there seems to be no rhythm or reason as to what is open or closed.)
This museum is focused on the 1947 Roswell Crash and later UFO incidents from all over the world. It was founded in 1991 as a nonprofit educational organization and is located in a former movie theater from the 1930s. The museum is said to contain an extensive library and exhibits focused on the history of UFO encounters. The Museum was opened in September 1991 and for some reason I always seem to skip going to this one... It also has a gift store with UFO-inspired souvenirs. Maybe #NextTime
And finished the night off with a gluten free, cheese free, loaded veggie pizza. I haven't had pizza (of any kind) this year! So this was a special treat. It was AMAZINGLY good!
I have work the rest of the week, so it could be a few days till the next post...but I will see you soon!
I was sitting at the bar in my kitchen today, (honestly texting) and had this odd feeling someone was looking at me....
I looked up and spotted this wee little Lady Bug on my Kale. Its cold here so I thought poor baby must be dead. But I gently picked it off the kale and found it to be very much alive.
Stay tuned for more of Barney's adventures lol.
Welcome to my (I'm excited to travel again) blog, my healthy Vegan lifestyle blog and my life! It's a lot, but it's my passions and I just love to write about it. Here I share tips, stories and photos from my adventures and life. This is the place where people can find daily inspiration to travel and motivation to live healthier lives and laugh a bit too!
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