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12/24/2010

Alexa Chung, best dressed in 2010?……um….yes, yes and yes.

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Winter Solstice

12/21/2010

Happy Winter Solstice.  I missed the Eclipse last night due to all the rain we have had in LA, I think we must have brought a storm cloud with us from Seattle, besides the Palm Tree‘s, I feel we haven’t left.

Pretty crazy though,  the last Lunar Eclipse to fall on Winter Solstice was in 1638, the next one wont happen until 2094. I’m  sure there was wild, witchy stuff happening last night. I cant wait to do some research on that.

 Anyway, in 2 days Aaron and I will be on a plane to VA for some snow and holiday cheer with family. I can’t wait.

Wish List

12/17/2010

The holiday season is upon us. I love the holidays, of coarse, I will be celebrating the Pagan holiday, Winter Solstice,  X Mas, to be clear.  Although, I don’t get upset when people write “Christmas” on a card. There are more important things to put my energy into, like my holiday Wish List!

                                                       1. Shoes from Urbanoutfitters.com

                                                        2. Coffee Thermos

                                                       3. Influence, Mary-Kate &Ashley Olsen

                                                       4. Victoria Secret Gift Card

                                                       5. Tocca Perfume, Cleopatra

Photographer Crush:
Sofia Ajram
Read about her Here

I dont think I need to say it again, but, I will, I love this girl. She has been a huge style inspiration for me lately. Thanks Studded Hearts for posting these photos!  Alexa Chung
L’Officiel August 2010

I just want to take a minuet to wish myself a Happy Birthday! I will be 29 in 7 min. Also, a quick shout out to my parental units for raising me and loving me!

This last year has been one of the best. I celebrated 2 years of marriage, 2 years of being Vegan, 1 whole year of  living in one place (for us that is huge, good thing we love our apartment) My first trip to NYC, 6 years of doing hair, I ended one band, and started another, spent a lot of time with good friends, and ended some relationships with bad friends, I also read 29 books. Wow, I am awesome!

I will set some new goals for my 29th year tomorrow! We have some really exciting things coming up, so now its time to learn some patience and enjoy the summer. I also stopped blogging for a bit. It’s always good to have a fresh start, so here I am at WordPress!

Birthday Party.

05/09/2010

This last weekend was a Bff’s birthday. I was stoked that she didn’t decided to do karaoke or rollerskating, which have been her ideas the last couple of years. Yes, I hate karaoke, and yes, I hate rollerskating. Some would call me a fun-hater, that is fine with me. For her birthday this year, she decided to get a crew together and visit the Zoo. I cant say I was excited about this either. The Zoo is such a sad place! I would talk about how terrible humans are but that is not what this post is about. I try really hard not to come off as a pretentious vegan so I do my part as a friend. After all, we are going to Bamboo Garden for dinner, I cannot complain!
I decided to get out of my creative (or lack of) rut and make some presents.
I made a make-up bag and a drawstring bag, I thought would be a good travel bag for toiletries
since she visits her now fiancee Nate, who lives in AZ (who made a surprise visit to propose on her bday weekend!).
Also, made some pretty good chocolate cupcakes with vanilla lemon frosting!
I think this can go down in the books for being the best birthday a friend could have.

  I scored major points for this dinner, in the kitchen and with the husband. I am already planning the next time we have friends over for a hangout and I can impress them with my awesome cooking!This was the first time I used Soy Chorizo and my first time making enchiladas.
This is how I did it:

 Soyrizo Enchiladas

I always start with rice since it takes a little longer to cook. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.                    

Warm up a can Vegetarian Refried Beans (I always add a little soymilk to the beans to make them creamy).

Chop up Tomato, Avocado, Spinach and grate some Follow Your Heart Mozzarella.
Next, in a skillet, warm up a whole package of Soy Chorizo.
I have found that Tortillas roll up better if they are warm , I put a stack in the microwave for about 1 minuet.
Fill up a Tortilla with Rice, Beans, Soyrizo and Spinach. Roll up and place in lightly oiled pan. Repeat.
When you are done, pour Enchilada Sauce on top (Trader Joe’s brand is really good) and Cheese.
Bake for about 20-25 min.
Top with Tomato, Avocado and Tofutti Sour Cream .



Veggie Tarts.

04/24/2010

I got this idea from a recipe in the April issue of Woman’s Health. They did a handful of recipes called ‘Garden Variety’. It is so awesome to read all my usual zines and see so many vegan/vegetarian options: food, clothing, designers…etc.
I wanted to make desert tarts with strawberry’s and blueberry’s but thought dinner was more important, so I made these out of this:

Veggie Tarts:

Pie crust:
1 1/2 Cups Flour 1/2 Cup Margarine
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1/4 Cup (+ some) of boiling water
Pinch of Salt.
Separate into 6 small balls and roll out each one, cut and fit into 1 dozen oiled cupcake pan.
Prick Sweet potato with knife and microwave for 6 min. Peel and cut into little squares, mash into
bottom of crust.
On top of sweet potatoes, I used pea’s, corn and Kidney beans.
Bake for 20 min @ 425 degrees.
Top with mushroom gravy.

Thursday is my Friday, I have 3 days off in a row. I am the luckiest person ever. Since Aaron is laid-off we have a lot of time to do super fun stuff. We have had some beautiful Seattle weather and Thursday was perfect. I got off work at 3, walked the mile home and hit the gym for a quick 3 mile run. Then we went to Mama’s Mexican Kitchen to sit on the sun soaked patio and have an early dinner. They have a bunch of delicious veg options! We decided to share the Nalasco Burrito (pictured below) with tofu and beans and rice on the side. With chips and salsa this was the perfect amount for us to share, not to full, not still hungry, just right.
We live about 5 blocks from Mama’s and I cant wait to hit up happy hour this summer and cool off with a very Alcoholic Cadillac Margarita. Mama’s has been in business since 1974, that is because the food is so good and the servers are pretty rockin. Go here.

After Mama’s we got coffee’s to go (in our own cups) walked down to Myrtle Edwards/Sculpture Park and sat in the sun, watched puppy’s play in the water and talked about our weekend.
I am so happy in my life right now and I am stoked about the future.
Yay for Weekends!