Tuesday, January 01, 2008

A mess of food..baby.

Poppyseed Bagel Toasted w. Peanut Butter and Homemade Iced Latte

I went M.I.A. for the holidays. There was no reason for it. But I'm back now.

Above was a breakfast I very recently had after realizing I haven't had a peanut butter bagel in...well...forever! I missed it so. It was delicious. I wish I had one right now. Perhaps tomorrow I'll trek out and get a bagel to make this wonderful concoction again.

Something I will make again tomorrow are my homemade latte's, always iced. Now I have my own espresso machine but I still would go out and buy myself an iced latte a few times a week. It gets to be very expensive. VERY EXPENSIVE!! Try adding up what you pay for coffee everyday for a week and then times that by 52 weeks and you can probably go on vacation or buy yourself some wonderful new clothes (which i need!). Since I need things and have my own espresso machine I make them myself now and they are better than what I get out so I win in the end either way.

Rice and Beans

I made an old favorite of Peter's the other night..Rice and Beans. We haven't had it in awhile. Nothing special about it. Just some beans, garlic, onions, jalapeno's and spices.

The Vegan Challenge Veggie Stir Fry!

What's the Vegan Challenge? My husband and sister are taking what they call The Vegan Challenge..where for 3 weeks (at least) they will eat only a vegan diet. Peter wants to see if he will really feel better like a forward to one of my cookbooks by a Dr. said he would. My sister likes challenges. She has even said she'd do it for 3 months..but she will see if she last the 3 weeks first. I wish them luck. Stay tuned for updates on their challenge for the next 3 weeks. Will they make it??? I hope so. Tonight we went to my sisters for the first dinner of the challenge and I made them a simple stir fry to start them off.


Not food but I like to chew on her ribs. It makes her laugh. The best thing in the world is when a baby laughs. Here she is all dressed up for X-mas. She got a ton of stuff. But nothing from us. I feel the fact that we gave her life this year was enough of a gift.

She is now 4 months old!

Happy 2008!!


Lori- the Pleasantly Plump Vegan said...

Happy New Year and welcome back! Reno is of course adorable.

Anonymous said...

I wish them luck.

reno is very cute!

Liz Ranger (Bubble Tea for Dinner) said...

Reno rib-chewing sound so adorable! And I love that you blogged about a peanut butter bagel - sometimes it really is the simple things like that that feel worthy of sharing.

Also, the vegan challenge sounds so interesting, you'll have to update us on how it goes, I'm super curious!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Awww, Reno is so adorable all dressed up!! And good for your hubby and sis taking on the vegan challenge. Hopefully they will love it and never go back.
Mmmmm, peanut butter bagel, I'm getting a craving now....
Wishing you the best in 2008!

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

welcome back!!! :0)

mmm, the Poppyseed Bagel with Peanut Butter sounds great - glad you enjoyed it!! and your other meals look fabulous as well - hope everyone can stick with the Vegan Challenge!! They won't regret it!!

Reno is too precious for words - I can't believe it's been 4 months already!! I remember when you were worried that she'd never come out of you, haha!! :0D

urban vegan said...

What a little cutie-patutie.

That breakfast looks like heaven to me. Happy New Year!

Ashasarala said...

Reno is so pretty and adorable! :)

I haven't had peanut butter on any bagels before. It was always either butter or cream cheese. I've gotta try it. I know I love it on toast, that's for sure.

Good luck to your hubby and sister. If they can go to health food stores and look up some easy recipes, I think they'll last just fine!

Unknown said...

look at her, how time flies!cutie girl!
I love that chickpea soup,too.
Happy new year!