Six more weeks of Winter!

Oh Phil I don’t care how cute you are, why did you have to see your shadow?

I don’t know if I can make it through another 6 weeks of winter. I suppose I will just have to do some extra Zumba to warm me up. πŸ˜‰

I’m glad you all enjoyed my drool worthy pictures from the FIC yesterday! I have to admit just thinking about that post is making me a little hungry. I don’t work again until later this week and I am really disappointed because they are having a new item on special today – vegan crab cakes with a rΓ©moulade sauce! First of all that just sounds delicious, but ive never had crab cakes before let alone vegan ones! I am hoping they will still have them on special this saturday when im working next so I can sample a few.

I got a new cookbook at the bookstore this weekend.

Can you guess which one it is?

I might have went a bit camera happy. My peanut butter cupcakes with chocolate ganache turned out perfect – and I decided to top mine with organic chopped dates. Yum!

On a side note the month of february is national sweet potato month! So now that I’ve informed you of this glorious month how do you plan on celebrating? I intend to eat massive amounts of my SP&NB soup – which ive made some alterations to…

SP&NB Soup V2

1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped

1 banana, chopped

1 packet of stevia

1-2 tbsp nutbutter of your choice

1/2 cup soy milk

1/4 cup of filtered water (interchangeable with soy milk)

1 tsp pure almond extract


Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Top with granola, fresh fruit, dried fruit, or anything your heart desires!

I came across an interesting article over at In the Raw – 15 tips to transition to a raw lifestyle. This article is perfect for anyone who is looking to incorporate more whole and raw foods into their diet (everyone can benefit from that!).

Dont forget to guess what my new cookbook is! πŸ™‚

Michal β™₯

Question of the day – How are you going to spend these next 6 weeks of winter? *grumble grumble*



  1. Well, I’m in SoCal….so it’s still rather warm. Chilly, but not freezing. πŸ™‚ You should come down here!

    I did not know it was sweet potato month! I’m so having sweet potatoes soon!

  2. WOW that sweet potato soup combination sounds fantastic! I’m bookmarking this post (: I so didn’t know Phil had a website haha! I am going to spend these next six weeks of winter the same way I’ve spent the entire winter so far – looking forward to spring! -Kylee

  3. balancejoyanddelicias · · Reply

    I hope the next six weeks pass fast… I hate cold winter and gray sky… it’s so depressing!
    that sweet potato soup looks delish~~~

  4. Oh my goodness! Sweet potato month? Who would have thought? πŸ™‚ I officially love February (despite this cold and nasty weather)!

  5. Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World??! Is that it? I’ve wanted that one for so long!

    Six more weeks of winter? Well, if the weather stays like this – not too cold and just a bit rainy – then I don’t mind. I think I can handle this. πŸ˜‰

  6. DARN you Phil.. ahh. I hate

    That soup looks fabulous.. what a perfect combo of yummy ingredients!!! πŸ™‚

  7. new cookbook, eh? vegan cupcakes, perhaps?
    the winter here is not harsh enough for my taste, actually. can we trade?

  8. 6 more months isn’t that bad. That means 7 weeks later, we’re in Spring! πŸ˜€

    Hmm…is it the “Vegan Cupcake Take Over the World”??

    National Sweet Potato month? Where do you find all this? Didn’t know that, and maybe I might have a sweet potatoe some time during this month! πŸ˜€

    For the soup, do you have to have stevia and pure almond extract? I want to make some, but I don’t have those two…anything you think I can use instead??

    How am I going to spend my 6 weeks? Transitioning into a healthier lifestyle, and walk some more to school! πŸ˜€

  9. That sweet potato soup looks so good! I’ve never thought to try anything like that before… very creative πŸ™‚

    As for the cook book, I’m going to go with “Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World”… your cupcakes look delicious though, regardless of what book they came from πŸ™‚

  10. peanut butter cupcakes?! ummmm could you send one to India?! pleaseeee?

  11. the shipping wont be thattttttt bad! πŸ˜‰

  12. I heard that there are other groundhogs besides Phil that predict when winter will come. One of them didn’t see his shadow. Also, Phil is only accurate 40 percent of the time, according to something I saw on the news. I’m am going to hope for the best πŸ™‚

    As for the cupcakes, I believe they are from “Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.” Obviously one of my faves.

  13. Is it Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World? Those look AMAZING.

    Thanks for the heads up about sweet potato month. Know I feel way more justified eating them so often!

  14. ughh we have six more weeks of winter over here too :[ booo.

    you sure do know how to bake girlie – those cupcakes look out of this world good.

  15. Peanut Butter cupcakes with chocolate ganache! Those are my two favorite foods! Yum! They look so good!

  16. […] SP&NB Soup? Hmm tasty, but not what I had in mind! […]

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