Finally Friday tomorrow! I’m feeling a bit tired and strung out this week thanks to dog sitting, being on call at work and getting calls at unholy hours of the morning and a couple of family birthdays to celebrate. I’ve forgotten how miserable it can be running on a lack of sleep, I’ve been in a constant fog and irritable. Not good, but I’ve got some down time and fun stuff to look forward to this weekend – like wearing my new boots in cooler weather. One thing that I really love about fall and winter are boots, what girl doesn’t? But this is my first season since going vegan and I challenged myself to only purchase vegan boots as my old leather ones wore out. I’ll be honest, I drool a bit over the beautiful leather boots featured in the DSW and Zappos emails, only because I like the style and long for similar looks sans leather. While browsing Overstock over the weekend, I stumbled on these fun and cheap short boots. The temptation of the great price and reviews got me, so I ordered them in the coffee color.
Surprisingly they’re very comfortable for cheap boots, though the man-made material reeks a bit of rubber, which will go away soon I’m sure. They run a bit small side and need to be ordered a half or whole size bigger. The heel height is perfect for a little lift, but not uncomfortably high. They actually have more cushioning than a high-end pair of Born boots I have and the color is a fun, darker brown with a wood-grain sole. So far thumbs up for these cheap vegan boots. Perfect for long boot cut jeans or jeggings.
Nothing too exciting in the kitchen the last few days, I’ve been enjoying more butternut squashes from our garden and experimenting with a zucchini rosemary sauce I hope to be able to post soon.
I served the sauce sauteed with tofu cubes and broccoli for dinner last night and had again as leftovers for lunch, the firm tofu texture absorbed the sauce flavors nicely and dare I say it was a little better the next day after marinating in the sauce more.
Tonight was a lazy comfort meal that didn’t require much thinking, a monster salad with home-grown sprouts, spinach, cilantro, red cabbage, tomatoes and zucchini ribbons.
As usual, it was slathered in my favorite nacho hemp sauce that I make so much now I don’t need to look at the recipe anymore. :-P
This is a cute little bit about Cage Gratitude’s “May I be Frank” movie and I’m surprised I haven’t heard more about this adorable film. I really want to see it and sad that there are no screenings near me yet, the trailer itself is amazing to watch.
I’m going to continue to stalk the site for closer screens, I’ve gotta see the whole thing now.