I loved reading all about everyone’s new years goals.
I know that with a little determination, every single one of those goals that we set can be met and surpassed. So let’s get cracking! I took a mini risk. Today my friends and I went out to see a movie and out to lunch. Instead of going somewhere where I knew what I would order, we went to Applebees. Now while Applebees is no vegan paradise I was pleasantly surprised with that they gave to me. Now paying eight dollars for a salad with a bunch of veggies and some salsa was not ideal, but pushing myself outside of my comfort zone felt good. I took a teeny risk and you know what I wasnt too disappointed.
I also started reading a new book today – Vegan Freak written by Bob and Jenna Torres. Even though I am only about thirty pages into it they have already made some really good points and made me realize that I am not doing all I can to advocate animal rights. I can’t wait to continue reading!
Now for a new recipe which I came up with for my gift exchange with my good friend Sarah.
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar-free apple sauce (you can make your own with a food processor)
1/2 cup sugar or sugar substitute
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup dried cranberries (or other dried fruit)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together in a bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together the apple sauce, sugar/sugar substitute and the water until just blended. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients and bake in oven for 10-15 minutes or until tops are all golden.
Makes 10-12 muffins
Really simple to make, and no overly complicated ingredients gives you quick delicious muffins. You can also change the recipe by simply combining or adding different kinds of fruits and nuts.
I was at the store and saw these cute little 100 calorie bites from Raw Revolution! Flavored like Spirulina and Cashew these bars were really tasty. However they were a little bit greasy, and had a sort of film on them that made it quite weird. The flavor over all was good though. Would I buy this flavor again…. probably not. Would I try a product from this company again? Absolutely!
These past couple of days have been so relaxing and I have been able to be in the kitchen a lot. I have a couple new recipes im dying to share which I was able to try out on Earth Mama – she gives them both two thumbs up! A part of me still can’t believe that christmas vacation is going to be over in just two days, and then its back to the grind stone. Hmm… but on the bright side my favorite tv show is starting monday!
Question of the day – When is your christmas break over? Or when do you finally go back to your regular routine?