Wednesday, January 28, 2015

...W.I.P. Wednesday...a Multi-coloured Scarf...

...this is some of the pretty yarn that my sweet friend Elizabeth sent...
...and now it's a scarf...almost...

...and today's nākd Bar flavor is...
...Apple Crunch...
...even the crunchies only have 3 ingredients...
...and only 108 calories...
...no added sugar...
...definitely 100% yummy!

~Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

...vegan rice crispy bars...


...I did quite a bit of vegan cooking over the weekend...none of it with Julia though...

...I made vegan rice crispy bars...

...I know...I know...I've already blogged about it a couple of times before...

....once when I made some failed vegan marshmallows...which made perfect rice crispy bars...

...and again using the somewhat grainy Vegan Sweets Marshmallows...I can't find a link to those brown sugary marshmallows...so maybe they don't make them anymore...
...This time I used Dandies Vegan Marshmallows...and I must say that they are the closest thing I've found to non-vegan marshmallows...

...and I made them in the crockpot...
...just put your Earth Balance and a whole 10 oz. bag of Dandies in the crockpot...they will puff up and melt perfectly...
...then grease a 9 x 13 pan with some Earth Balance...
...mix some vegan crispy rice cereal with the gooey marshmallows...and spread in the prepared pan...

INGREDIENTS

3 tablespoons Earth Balance
1 package (10 oz., about 40) Dandies
6 cups crispy rice cereal

DIRECTIONS

1. Put Earth Balance and Marshmallows in Crockpot on high...

2. Add cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with Earth Balance. Cool and cut into squares.

...and today's nākd Bar flavor is Cocoa Orange...
...another very yummy bar...
...quite a filling snack too...with a cutie...and a small pot of tea...
...just four ingredients and a hint of flavor...
...another deliciously simple combination of flavors...

~Have a lovely day!

Monday, January 26, 2015

...From my back deck...

...we had a little bit of snow over the weekend...
...and we spied a pretty red cardinal among the snowy trees...

..I thought it was interesting that the Northern Cardinal is the state bird of 7 states...more than any other bird...

Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
North Carolina
Ohio
Virginia
West Virginia

...followed by the Western Meadowlark which is the state bird of 6 states...including North Dakota...

...and...
...it's time for another Vegan Nakd bar review...
...it was good...I liked the crunch...and it seemed sweeter than the cashew cookie one...but bananas are pretty sweet...

...another good bar...that I'll definitely eat again...

~Wishing you a lovely start to your week...

Saturday, January 24, 2015

...nākd Bar Product Review...

...how often do you get mail with the word nākd stamped across it...
...and this is what was inside...
...the nice folks at Natural Balance Foods sent me these healthy cereal bars to review...

...so...WOW!...and THANKS!...I love trying new vegan products...
...and the first one I picked up (a chocolate one...of course)...had only 4 yummy ingredients...
...but I decided to start the trial with the simplest one of all...only TWO (2) ingredients...
...100% yummy...100% vegan...love your body...
...so I tore open the Cashew Cookie bar right then and there...
...and WOW!...again...so yummy...simple and good...

...stay tuned next week as I try all of the bars...they don't have a lot of calories (most are under 150)...but I won't be bingeing on all of the flavors in one day...haha...

...so...hop over to Natural Balance Foods and check out these healthy cereal bars

~Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

...Master Bath Update...

...tiny bits of work continue to be done...
...the Man installed a 'timed' control for the overhead fan...so it won't get left on all day by accident...
...we took up the plywood that will be under the new tub and put down a layer of waterproof tar-paper...
...and we actually started hanging the new drywall...

~Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

...W.I.P. Wednesday...Christmas Socks FO...

...the Christmas socks are finished...
...I managed not to break any more needles...and the short one worked out just fine...and I love it when it works out that a project uses almost all the yarn...that tiny little ball is all that was left...and it'll be perfect for when I need to darn these socks...

...what about you?...any FOs?

~Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

...Vegan Gnocchi...

...we made a bunch of delicious VEGAN GNOCCHI DE POMMES DE TERRE...it was a lot of fun...I'd never made gnocchi before...
...the recipe made a bunch...so we froze some for later...
...then we sprinkled some with cheese and dotted with butter (vegan versions of course)...and made Vegan Gnocchi Gratines au Fromage...

...it was delicious...all of the particulars are over at The Vegan Version...

...Have you ever made gnocchi before?...

~Have a lovely day!