Squeeee new products

14 Dec

Just wanted to let folks know about a few new or at least new to me products. In no particular order

Daiya has Macaroni and “cheese”, in alfredo style and white cheddar style with veggies.

Annie’s has an organic vegan mac and cheese.

Earth Balance also has a mac and cheese.

Ozery Bakery has morning rounds in Muesli, apples and cinnamon and one other which I forgot.

I have tried the Daiya Mac and cheese and it is great. I love the fact that one of my favorite foods and comfort foods is now available in vegan. If you love your cheesy mac goodness in a pouch form verses powder then this one is for you.

The Ozery Bakery I have only tried the Muesli and it is great for a breakfast on the go or if you just want a hot breakfast. It is really great with almond butter or whatever nutty buttery goodness you like best. I personally cant decide between chocolate almond or my chocolate hazelnut butter both are really great. Plus having a little chocolate for breakfast is not a bad thing.

Hope you enjoy and let me know if you try any.

Happy Holidays!

Crazy time

10 Dec

It has been crazy here with almost all of us getting sick. We have been feeling better for awhile now thankfully.

Plus with all the holiday craziness you just feel it in the air.

I finally got to watch on Netflix Ghosts in the Machine no not the type of Ghosts that were discussed in I Robot. It was a great documentary about a woman who is a photographer. She goes to the “disgusting places” like slaughter houses, fur farms etc and tries to bring these pictures to the public. It was somewhat difficult to watch but, well worth it. I am so glad I went Vegan and do not regret my decision to do that. I felt so bad for the animals…the minks, foxes, and cows that she photographed. She stated that it was hard very hard not to want to liberate the animals. I believe her because if I was doing what she does I would want to open those cages and let them all be free. I really admire people who go into laboratories and fur farms and other places to shed light on the horrible treatment these animals endure.

Remember this holiday season think of the animals who have given their lives for your food this holiday season. Treat all animals with respect, kindness and above all love!

I will be taking more time off so will post again next year at least that is the plan for now. I might share our holiday craziness before then.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Until all hearts are free.

Thanksgiving

24 Nov

This Thanksgiving we are doing a few traditional dishes and something nontraditional. Our “traditional” dishes include a few sweet potatoes yum, and pumpkin pie vegan style of course. Our non traditional is that we are having quesadillas with refried pinto beans and shredded vegan cheese yum. It will still be yummy and good for us.

I did earlier this week adopt “Spunky” the turkey from Farm Sanctuary. It was a great way to have a turkey for Thanksgiving without the cruelty and a great way to give to a worthy organization. It just makes me feel better.

This past weekend my daughter and I both had the ick that has been going around. My daughter was running a fever and then she got sick at school and I was unable to get to her and felt bad but, my significant other was able to get her picked up from school. I was just really tired and slept a lot until Sunday evening when I got sick. After I got sick I felt like climbing Mt. Everest and taking over the world. I was unable to work Monday because my daughter was still not feeling so great. Tuesday I subbed. It was crazy the kids knew it was a holiday. My poor fur baby cat has had the ick and has been sneezing her head off. I hope she feels better soon.

As for holiday shopping I am done. Except for a last minute item my daughter needs so will pick that up for her next pay check. If you must shop I suggest especially Friday to not do that. Remember to be thankful for what you have not for what you want. At the very least shop online this way you can avoid the lines, the possibility of getting trampled and the parking hassle. Maybe even give back such as Amazon has Amazon smile where part of your purchases go to a worthy cause of your choice. There is always the option of a gift card no clutter and no fuss or muss.

The other option for a gift is an experience gift of movie tickets, concert tickets, tickets to a play, or even better what better way to not deal with holiday stress than to get or even give yourself a massage.

Happy Holiday and be kind to our fellow creatures that we share this planet with.

Friday and other news

16 Nov

As I was having a personal crisis. I called a good friend of mine and while she is trying to help me with my crisis. She tells me that her husband died and she moves on in the conversation. I told her wait, wait a minute. What happened? How did he die? Was he in a car accident? My friend told me that he committed suicide. I asked her if she saw this coming and she said that looking back on it there were tiny clues. I told her that if the clues were tiny then there was no way she could have known what was going to happen.

It makes all the BS that I have been going through with my significant other seem stupid and inconsequential. Hey lookie there my first big word. LOL. I know some of you may feel that suicide is a sin or whatever but, just remember that it is NOT anyones fault that a person decides to take their own life it is a choice. It also made my problem seem stupid too.

My problem is this I am a substitute teacher and dont always work every day. This is fine but, I had not worked in over a week now going on three weeks. I got put on the no call list (even though we are in desperate need of subs) because I did not respond to an email. I am not even sure I got or it might have gone into my spam box and I dont check that. So I have to meet Wednesday at 2 pm because there are “concerns” . I have no idea what I could have done wrong or what the concerns are so wish me luck and keep my friend in your thoughts. She and I need all the help and support we can get.

Vegan Eggs

3 Nov

Ok I finally tried the eggs I talked about in my previous post. They are really good as a scramble and to make yummy breakfast burritos. The only thing I dont like is the smell. They smell like eggs too much for me with an almost too much sulfer smell.

Hope everyone had a spook filled Halloween and a great Dia De Dos Muertos as well.

New vegan products

19 Oct

I recently tried Daiya’s yogurts. I tried the peach, blueberry and strawberry. I loved the first two but, the strawberry just tasted off to me. I know that one persons taste buds are totally different than mine and that what I might not like someone else will.

I also picked up Follow Your Hearts vegan eggs. I have not had a chance to try them yet but it does seem promising. If you are on the lookout for them try your baking section. This is where I found mine. It was not in the cold section where they keep the non vegan eggs. I will let you know what I think of the eggs when I get around to using them.

Break

7 Oct

This week has been fun. It is my daughters and of course by extension my fall break as well. It has been nice. My dad came into town so we spent some quality time with him. We have seen two movies the “newer” Ice Age movie (which was cute) and the really new movie Stork again super cute.

We went out to eat a few times once with my dad for lunch and then just the two of us at a very fancy smancy restaurant. The fancy restaurant was over priced and with no vegetarian options except for a salad so basically I spent way tooooooooo much for two salads. I was not impressed. It was still fun so I guess for an experience it was somewhat worth it. We got my daughters hair trimmed as well.

Today we just went and got a very belated holiday gift from my daughters aunt it was a gift card from Target so she got a DS game that she has been wanting for awhile.

Tomorrow my daughter is going to my husbands work so it will be quiet really quiet tomorrow. I have also been trying to get my house cleaned up so that way when school starts back up Monday I will not have to deal with that in between working, taking care of my daughter, cooking dinner, and taking care of the animals needs.