Archive | January, 2017

As Promised

25 Jan

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This is the Borracho Squash and Bean Burritos that I made last night from the Thug Kitchen 101 on page 104 and am looking forward to leftovers for dinner tonight. We had them with rice, salsa, Daiya shredded cheese and vegan sour cream. They are THE BEST burritos I have had in a long time. I did not use both cans of pinto beans but, used only one since my daughter did not want the “icky” squash in her burrito. I was stuffed silly and was very pleased with the flavor and taste.

I have a small confession to make I went ahead and ordered the other Thug Kitchen cookbooks, plus a few odds and ends for traveling later this year with my daughter. Sorry yes, I broke the dont buy anything rule but, after this I will be good and have no need or desire to purchase anymore stuff.

On a Roll Baby

20 Jan

Yes before I decided to do the whole buy nothing for a year besides things I can either eat or drink I bought based on a suggestion from a lovely and awesome fellow vegan worker at 1/2 price books (Hi Emily!) . She saw my purse by Calico Dragon that says “Live Love Vegan” and complimented me on it again pre buy nothing. She asked if I had ever heard of Thug Kitchen and me being well not up to speed on certain things said no. She showed me their latest book Thug Kitchen 101. I even got the last copy this store had fate I believe was smiling that day. I did ask if the food was vegan all of it is including drinks for grown ups aka me. The language is not suitable for youngsters in the cookbook. I actually love it because it has drinks for grown ups and that is has how long it will take to create the tasty bits inside. I am going to try if I can find Butternut squash in season still the Borracho Squash and bean burritos. It sounds super tasty, is vegan and will just be sooo much better than a plain and slightly boring bean burrito still tasty and vegan but, hopefully with more of a kick in the tokhes.
I realize that going out and getting yourself a copy of this will break the buy nothing buuuutttttttt, if you are in need of a cookbook of tasty and good for you vegan food again you will be making consumables then this will be allowed. After all we all need to eat and drink.

Plus there are others that they have available on Amazon and probably other stores as well Thug Kitchen the Official Cookbook and Thug Kitchen Party Grub. Sadly 1/2 price books rarely has the other books available as people tend to not give them up. I might get the party grub one for my daughters upcoming Birthday party.

When I make something out of the Thug Kitchen 101 I will let folks know and how it tasted as well.

Im back after a long break

19 Jan

The holidays are over! Very happy for that. It was just a lot of stress and well not so fun times. I am part of a buy nothing group and am having a blast with it! If you want to join me then dont wait to reap the savings of not buying any consumer goods minus food of course…we all have to eat.

My daughter and I have been watching Gilmore Girls practically nonstop. I love the show so if you have seen it no spoilers allowed. We love it. It has been fun cuddling on the couch with my daughter when it is cold outside.

Yesterday we actually got to see something strange and bright in the sky yup if you guessed the sun then you got it right. It has been very cloudy and for the most part raining. I know “it cant rain all the time” from the Crow starring Brandon Lee may he continue to rest in peace. I am just glad it has not decided to freeze. It is really pretty but, not so fun when traveling or when it decides to melt. My poor dad has been dealing with ice storm after ice storm.

My holidays were so rotten that I came up with a plan. I wont share it here for now but, it is great to have a plan and I even feel better even if I dont do the big mystery plan.

Heres to a better New Year!