Oi. This week. What a week. What a crazy past couple of weeks actually. A lot is happening, has happened, will happen. Hoping to get a bit of a respite this weekend. Going to get my favorite pho tomorrow with a friend, headed out to Trader Joe’s (my happy place! That and Whole Foods) today, holing up with my books and research and other things that make me happy today.
On another note, it’s been COLD here! Like in the 20’s kind of cold. While that’s literally freezing, here it’s kind of catastrophic. No pun intended.
He’s okay with the cold though. Like me, he’s perfectly content to stay indoors (where he lives anyway…) and snuggle up under a fuzzy blanket. I’ve been lucky to have some truly amazing foods lately. So many. So much deliciousness. It’s definitely helped with the chilly week we’ve had down in these parts.
Gluten free tempeh rueben with a side salad at brunch last weekend. That purple kraut is homemade at the restaurant and wow is it ever amazing.
Lots of salads lately! This one was piled high with tons of veggies and black beans. Side of extra tomatoes.
Something similar with brown rice and raw broccoli!
The fuzzy jewelry thief.
Roasted, lightly salted peanuts and a banana. One of my favorite snacks.
So are apples.
Ok this. THIS! This needed to happen last night. By Thursday evening I’m usually exhausted and often cooking just isn’t going to happen. I went to one of my absolute favorite restaurants, Soul Vegetarian, and got an amazing mass of vegan and gluten free soul food. Their mac is AMAZING! BBQ tofu, cornbread, raw kale salad, and a slice of GF pizza. The little mac box i’ll eat today with the pizza as I only made it through a couple of bites with my big to go box last night. With a couple of episodes of Criminal Minds it was the perfect end to a long 11 hour day.
Earlier this week, we finished off a pint of Luna and Larry’s Coconut Bliss. One of my absolute favorite products and hands down my favorite ice cream. This one was cappuccino, which is SO SOOOO good. So is Mint Galactica.
With the absolutely chock-full-to-bursting week I’ve had I think that a little gratitude list is in order. (Check out this one also, she posts them nearly every week and they always make me smile.)
What else am I loving this week?
those long, white cat whiskers on that fuzzy demon child of mine; being surrounded by stacks of beautiful and interesting books; upping my French press game a LOT with some amazing coffee gifted to me by a friend; going to that pho place tomorrow; happy cilantro sitting in a jar of water on my kitchen counter; long happy workouts that make me feel amazing during and after; supportive friends and family who let me rant about life’s challenges.
Have a good weekend!