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Lupicia Alphonso Mango Tea

2014-07-11 08.16.19Holy mango smell! Wow, as soon as I opened up the package I knew exactly what I was getting. I kind of wish I had kept this one at home because I have a feeling it would have made a brilliant iced tea but I’m drinking it warm at work. It’s fine warm, don’t get me wrong, but I have a feeling it would just be better cold, especially in the summer.

 

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S’mores Crumb Bars

S'mores Crumb Bars-3I didn’t mean to go AWOL this weekend but I was super busy. I had a ton of plans and barely baked! I got one baked good in though, these S’mores Crumb Bars from a past #SundaySupper.

S'mores Crumb Bars-2While the recipe wasn’t vegan it wasn’t hard to make it veggie friendly. I had Dandies marshmallows, dark chocolate, and margarine. These were super sweet (the marshmallows make it extra sugary) and I highly suggest you cut them a bit smaller than usual. Unless you are me, but hey, just fair warning. They are tasty though.

S'mores Crumb Bars

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Very Fudgy Chocolate Chip Brownies

Very Fudgy Chocolate Chip Brownies-3I can’t say no to a brownie, especially if it has “fudgy” in the title. I found these brownies over at Hungry Vegan reposted from the Vegan Chocolate book. I might need this darn book.

Very Fudgy Chocolate Chip Brownies-2These are made of science. Seriously. I didn’t do any substitutions (minus no chocolate extract or nuts) and they came out perfect. So many different types of sugar though: whole cane, granulated, maple syrup, they all lead to a brilliant fudgy brownie that I love with a crackly top. So very good, I loved them.

Very Fudgy Chocolate Chip Brownies

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What I Ate Wednesday 7/16/2014

  I generally do a look at my eats on Monday but they were really boring (and I didn’t eat much) so I switched it to Tuesday. It started off vegetarian, so that’s how I rolled. wpid-20140715_083414.jpgI’m out of muesli. Did you know Trader Joe’s doesn’t carry muesli? Yeah, that was a surprise. So for breakfast I had a croissant and fruit. Wow, it’s a good thing I wasn’t very hungry, I forgot croissants aren’t very filling. 2014-07-15 12.08.57Keeping with the vegetarian theme I just used the dressing that came with my salad instead of subbing it out with Green Goddess dressing. So sorry, so lazy. 2014-07-15 16.59.41Working through a pan of brownies myself. ‘Nuff said.  Dinner tasted better than it looked. A garlic hummus wrap with veggies and fake bacon with chips. It was light and just what I wanted. Well, I wanted more brownies but I didn’t. Go me.

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Numi Indulgent Chocolate Mint Tea

Numi Indulgent Chocolate Mint TeaThis is a good tea choice from the Numi Indulgent Tea line. Since it’s an herbal, I didn’t have really many conflicting tastes with the Chocolate Mint. The different tea blends plus chocolate are still a bit weird to me but this is straight up tasty. It was great as an after dinner sipper in one of my vampire bunny mugs last night. I’m not sure the chocolate would be good iced, but hey, it’s great hot with a brownie ;)

 

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Strawberry Banana Oat Muffins

Strawberry Banana Oat Muffins-3Muffins! I think the strawberries are seasonally on their way out but I can’t just let go. I made these Strawberry Banana Oat Muffins for a change of pace.

Strawberry Banana Oat Muffins-2This is a very basic recipe so it didn’t really need much else. Next time I make it I think I might want to add some vanilla, or strangely more banana. They were tasty though, and pretty healthy.

Strawberry Banana Oat Muffins

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Whole Wheat Waffles

Whole Wheat Waffles-2Saturday and waffles! Since I have to get up for tennis each Saturday I try to eat well after. You know, refuel with carbs. Today was rough and I could barely get this post off the presses without just inhaling my waffles and calling it a day.

I found this whole wheat waffle recipe and decided to give it a go. I’m all about sugary and froo froo waffles but these basic waffles were okay. They were actually pretty crispy which is what I like. I ate them plain with maple syrup but this is probably a recipe that could stand up to a lot of different flavour ideas.

Whole Wheat Waffles

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Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies-2Well, since I made the Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies off the Bittersweet Blog, you didn’t think I would just up and leave without making both recipes posted on the same blog post did you? Not with the peanut butter addiction we have in this house, that’s for sure.

Healthy Peanut Butter CookiesThese turned out great, not like I was surprised. The husband loved them, however just the agave left these a bit less sweet than my usual peanut butter cookies where I like to add brown sugar. Which makes sense because let’s be honest, I don’t NEED all that sugar, I made these because they were healthier. Which means I could eat more. Which is totally cool in my book!

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Potato & Grilled Corn Salad with Fresh Dill

Potato & Grilled Corn Salad with Fresh Dill-3This is technically a salad but I just like to call it a side. Why have boring potatoes when you can have awesome dill and grilled corn side. If I need a tried and true recipe I always turn to the Fat Free Vegan site.

Potato & Grilled Corn Salad with Fresh Dill-2This was easy enough, I had some leftover corn from grilling and I took it off the cob before storing so it whipped together easily. It’s quite tangy which I like and I’m really glad I used the dill. I missed out on the green onions but I generally don’t keep them in the fridge and I forgot when I was shopping for the dill. It was all good though, the husband gave it thumbs up and we kind of ate too much because it was a bit addicting. Oops!

Potato & Grilled Corn Salad with Fresh Dill

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What I Ate Wednesday 7/9/2014

 

wpid-20140707_095948.jpgWednesday really snuck up on me. Here’s what happened in eats on Monday. First day back in the office, it was kind of dead. Good thing because I had reports to get to. There were still bagels though!

wpid-20140707_124152.jpgI totally didn’t want to pack a lunch so I got a salad from downstairs. There are veggies under that pile of tortilla strips. I swear. I’d say the guy looked at me and saw that I neeeeeeded more tortilla strips but I ordered it online and I just picked it up at the cubby hole. I’m probably just in tune with my salad making bro.

wpid-20140707_170822.jpgI got home before the husband and had a few handfuls of cherries.  It looks so much more polite when I show them to you in my hand. Dinner was leftover bbq tofu (bbq curry chicken for the husband) and potato salad which I’ll write a post about. I had mine cold and he heated his up, both were tasty. I didn’t need anything for dessert since I ate cherries beforehand.

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