When we first got back from our week long cruise vacation, Smokey was not happy with us. She was right at the door as soon as we opened it with suitcases in hand to yell at us for not being home for a week.
And it continued most of the next day with her following us around the house, she made it clear we had some explaining to do and owed her a lot of attention.
Sweet Miko has just been really happy we’re home and extra clingy and cuddly.
I’m not the type of girl that has a huge collection of shoes or boots. It’s tempting, but trying to find quality, stylish vegan boots in my size is a challenge. And I’d rather spend the money on tech toys and running shoes. So I was excited when I found these new vegan riding boots from Jambu with a 2-inch heal, all terrain, anti-slip sole, waterproof, and faux fur foot bed for extra warmth and comfort – the Jambu Denver-Vegan Riding Boot. I splurged on them because I saw myself living in them for the cruise – stylish, warm, and ready for any adventure. I was right! Plus I figured if they survived the cruise, they would be useful if we get super rain this winter as predicted.
I wore them on our rainy glacier hiking excursion in Juneau, all over the ship deck on glacier bay day, and thoroughly tested how waterproof they are on our rain forest tour in the pouring rain in Ketchikan stomping through many deep puddles.
My feet were nice and dry and the soles are very grippy in icy and wet conditions. Plus they look better than your average rain boot, right? I found them really comfortable to wear and walk in all day too which is a huge deal. If you’re looking for new vegan winter super boots, go get these while you can get an extra 20% off at Amazon!
Anyway, it’s back to salads and smoothies this week after a week of rich eating and I’m getting in the fall mood with this dressing – sweet apple paired with curry, tangy vinegar, and savory miso blended with creamy hemp seeds. Curry is a great fall salad flavor because it can be both cooling and warming in a raw salad. And this dressing adds a festive, warming kick.
Curried Apple Dressing
- 1 apple, cored and chopped
- 1/2 cup shelled hemp seeds
- 1″ chunk of fresh ginger
- 1 tbsp. curry power
- 1 tbsp. white miso paste
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 3 tbsp. nutritional yeast
- 1/2 cup water
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend to a smooth and creamy texture. Serve and enjoy! Makes 4 servings.
It’s a warming color with a creamy, rich texture.
The flavors worked great with a loaded spinach lentil salad.
The curry flavor is poppy and strong, but balanced with the sweet apple and brings plain spinach leaves to life.