Monday, July 19, 2010


A great fashion sense is something I mostly lack.  I choose functionality over fashion 95% of the time.  That doesn't mean I don't appreciate fashion, it just isn't something I have really ever "gotten".  I admire someone who can go into a used clothes store and see some piece of clothing and have a vision of what it could be like in an outfit.  Even more I admire someone who can pick out their own fabric, find a pattern (or make one themselves) and make something beautiful and unique.  I stumbled upon a blog yesterday of someone who fits these categories incredibly well.  Out of Order is an incredible blog filled with wonderfully assembled outfits and a an amazing joyous outlook on life.  I have spent the last hour or two looking at past posts and let me just tell you, this girl should be working in fashion.  She has fantastic style and a great personality.  And to top it off, she has inspired me to try to step my style up a notch.  (Or maybe just a half until I have some time to go shopping for some used clothes).  Check her out even if you don't like fashion.  She has some great pictures of other things as well.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Daiya Cheeze

Recently, the topic of vegan cheeze was brought up and I mentioned Daiya was the craze of the interwebs but that it couldn't be found in stores yet.  My boyfriend then informed me that the grocery store he works at does indeed carry it now.  He brought me home a package of the mozzarella style and I made quick work of it.  I enjoyed it well enough but it is not something I couldn't live without.  My omni boyfriend on the other hand, said it was horrible and nothing like cheese.  Oh well.  You can't please everyone.  The first thing I made with it was a meatless ball sandwich.

Then of course I attempted pizza.  I use premade dough from Trader Joe's and veggeroni from Fat Free Vegan.

The taste was decent enough and it definitely melted but it did have a weird sort of stick to the roof of your mouth quality.  Enjoyable enough, but I am just fine with cheeseless pizza 99% of the time.

The next weekend when I was at the Co-Op I shop at I found that they had the cheddar version so I bought some of that as well.  This was used to make burritos and quesadillas.

The above burrito is using a gluten free tortilla from Trader Joe's made of brown rice. I do not recommend.  They did not roll, did not soften in a pan and didn't taste all that great.  Below is using a traditional burrito tortilla.  Much better.

I have been having lots of foods topped by avocado and pico de gallo lately. 

Barley chili inspired by Vegan Eats & Treats and from 500 Recipes.

Roasted potatoes.  I have become a little bit obsessed with potatoes the last week.  I have always loved them but I have been making them a lot this last week.

Be back with some more yummy pictures hopefully tomorrow.  I did a whole lot of baking between the last two weekends. 

Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday Follow

So, since I don't really use my twitter for anything but following people and I know I have at least 2 readers here, I thought I would do a quick Friday Follow here.

First up is a blogger whose recipes I use quite often and am about to embark on a journey with tonight to make the yummy looking blueberry banana bread.  Fat Free Vegan

Next is one of my favorite bloggers for her amazingly upbeat outlook on life and her ability to always make me smile (not to mention some great recipes), Chocolate Covered Katie

And finally, the blog that brings a little bit of laughter into almost every single day, Peas & Thank You

Thank you lovely people for bringing so much knowledge and joy to my life.