Hope everyone is having a great Sunday. I’m feeling relaxed this morning with cooler temps and overcast sky outside, perfect conditions for a run shortly. I also caught up on a lot of house work yesterday including a lot of vacuuming which the chihuahuas do not like.
It’s been cooler this weekend and cloudy, a nice change from the triple digit heat over the week.
I’d better enjoy it while I can since the heat is back all next week with a high up to 109! Our garden is hanging in there with the heat, the basil is thriving in the blistering sun.
And we’re starting to get little spaghetti squashes.
The quinoa plant has also doubled in size in the last few weeks.
I need to thin more pears off our tree! Every year it produces way more than the tree can support.
And still chasing codling moths on our apple tree which is not an easy process organically.
It can take seasons to fully get rid of them and I plan to treat the ground around the tree more during the dormant winter.
Friday we tried a new local Thai restaurant for dinner and enjoyed the vegan options including a kicky yellow curry tofu dish with potatoes and very spicy tofu drunken noodles.
I don’t think I could ever get tired of Thai food.
I made a simple kale salad yesterday with tomatoes, tofu, and Trader Joe’s vegan mozzarella shreds dressed with balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, and an Italian seasoning blend.
Very simple and fast to toss together in a big bowl and one of my favorite post-gym lunches on the weekend.
I also threw together a simple cabbage and potato curry stew last night to use up potatoes and have simple leftovers for today and the purple cabbage turned it a pretty color.
He likes the Chao cheese flavor, but doesn’t like that it doesn’t get as melty as other vegan slices. He is a fan of the Beast Burger as a satisfying alternative to a traditional burger which makes me happy.
Great quick squib on why Samuel L. Jackson went vegan.
Is the Paleo diet trend evolving? I hope so.
Vegan diets are healthier for gut bacteria.