Through the Looking Glass (A Day in the Life): Weekend Highlights
Yep, folks! It’s that time again! Time for another one of my digital journal posts! This past weekend was a rainy vegan wonderland filled with surprises, both culinary and otherwise. It started a little something like this, with a warm and sunny Friday.
I juiced and we had a hasty breakfast (of what I can’t remember) then headed over to Durham (yet again) for a trip to the Whole Foods and to pick up a baby present for Maddie’s sister.
We had a fantastic lunch at Whole Foods:
Steamed kale, General Tso’s Mock Chicken, orange glazed tofu, peach BBQ seitan, cucumber salad, Cajun tofu
For dinner, we had left over quinoa from this meal.
Maddie and I woke up to a beautiful rain that had progressed through the night. I hopped on over to my friendly little juicer buddy to juice up some deliciousness before heading off to breakfast and the farmer’s market:
Celery, ginger, parsley, apple, with the peel of a blood orange I ate the night before.
Then we pulled on our rain boots and headed up to the co-op for breakfast:
Scrambled tofu (with lots of mushrooms and peppers), skillet potatoes, fresh fruit, and a good dose of organic ketchup.
Then it was off to the market, umbrella and basket in tow. I adore this time of year at the far mar, when everything is transitioning from greens and taters to lettuce and ‘maters. Today our basket was almost exclusively green:
bok choy, spinach, lettuce, onions, all Olive approved. (She had a grand time licking the water off the spinach bag) Oh-and I also bought:
$1 organic tomato plant, perfect for container growing! Hooray!
Maddie was a sweet pea and took out the compost while I put away the fresh produce:
Olive was very concerned… (“Mom! MOM! It’s dangerous out there Mom! Come back!”)
And sipped some more delicious coffee:
Daily Threads, Saturday Morning Edition:
From the Bottom up:
Rain boots: ancient! And very well loved!
Jorts: Homemade out of my former pair of favorite jeans
Shirt: Just about as old (if not older) than I am! One of the freebies my mom got from Johnny’s seeds catalogue in the ’90s.
Hat: source unknown
After juice/market/co-op/coffee/photo sesh/cat cuteness overload we got all gussied up and headed off to Maddie’s sister’s for her baby shower. Unfortunately, no pics of the afternoon’s eats, but there was some delicious hummus and a vegan greek salad involved, not to mention mixed fresh berries, so we were certainly a happy pair.
Daily Threads: Shower Edition
Dress: Ancient! (had it since high school)
Boots: (not pictured) Maddie’s
Dress: Thrifted, originally handmade and oh so vintage
Belt: thrifted, originally Talbott’s
Photo cred: Maddie’s lovely older sister Natalie
There was another trip to the local co-op involved (thank all that is vegan that it’s only just up the street) and a quiet evening at home starting with some delicious kombucha:
Our precious stock of homemade brew is almost out and our next batch isn’t quite ready yet! What’s a vegan to do!?!!?!?!? Good thing these are on sale…
While I sipped my delicious grapey kombucha, I worked on prepping dinner…
Best. Taco. Salad. Ever. A bed of local lettuce from the far mar topped with beer beans, local green house tomatoes, orange bell pepper, avocado, and salsa.
Sunday was our nephew’s birthday party (mustache themed) so we packed up and headed off to Raleigh to celebrate. But first, juiced:
Celery and spinach with a squeeze of fresh lime.
Then wolfed down some leftover taco salad:
Then it was onwards and upwards and mustache party time, which brings me to:
Daily Threads: Mustache Party Adornment
Maddie: Scarf: once owned by my late grandfather, Hoodie: thrifted abroad, Jorts: (not shown) homemade
Photo cred again to Maddie’s beautiful sister Natalie, who also supplied the mustaches.
Nat also had a beautiful spread laid out for us party goers and even made us delicious spinach salad with tomatoes and oil and vinegar. I topped mine off with some hummus and veggies:
So simple and fabulous.
When we got back from the party, we snuggled up to watch Alien while I played with my new sewing machine.
Three sleepy sweeties having movie time…
Then we went for a nice long walk around down town Carrboro.
It was a lovely, slightly cool evening so I put on my snuggly hoodie and poured a jar of coffee with coconut/almond milk.
Beautiful wisteria dripping from the trees.
Dinner was a simple salad and a serving of gluten free noodles with roasted red pepper marinara sauce post walk but the photos of that didn’t exactly turn out well, unlike the rest of the pics for the weekend.
Hope your days off were just as relaxed and delicious!