November 30 – Day 335

As I ruminate on mason jars for National Mason Jar Day, I come to terms with the fact that I’m a lot like that little old lady from the Franks Hot Sauce commercial

“I put that shit on everything”

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Except with mason jars, like, it’s more so like “I put everything in that shit”

Sorta the same.

Soup, beer, kombucha, peanut sauce, water, cocktails, ice coffees, painting supplies, pencils, green juice, green tea, chilli, urine samples… the list is endless

I salute you, John Landis Mason, for creating these sons of bitches, though I have a hard time wrapping my head around the idea that a man invented these, no offence.

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November 29 – Day 334

National Rice Cake

The food I always forget about but honestly think is great

I generally go for the brown rice cakes, when I am eating them for real (like with hummus and avocado, or with PB & banana), but for this holiday, I went ‘crrrazzzzyy’ by getting some dill pickle flavoured rice cake chips

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Pure salt and MSG no doubt

But I’ll be damned if they didn’t take a mean photo

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November 28 – Day 333

Being National French Toast Day meant … IMG_5585.JPG

French Toast !!!!!

100% vegan – 100% homemade! I used my super duper fancy domestic goddess vegan whole wheat flax bread   then made a concoction based on what varying parties on the internet said to do

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Nothing seemed ‘quite right’ so I had to go with my ‘gut’ :

  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 3/4 cup of almond/cashew/coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • dash cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg
  • Whole wheat bread 
  • berries & coconut for garnish

Combine the first 8 things into a pasty solution. Dip bread. Fry. When golden brown, remove and garnish

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This was totally fine but very smooshy and gooshy. I would definitely put forth more effort next time finding a recipe that has had positive feed back and then not make up something I know nothing about, in the future

 

November 27 – Day 332

Grateful for a National Holiday to celebrate that required a minor jaunt to the fridge.

I had thoughtfully bought an assortment of ciders last time I was loaded at the liquor store for Chrissy to drink so I could drink beer without her looking at me all like

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(cuz she isn’t fussy about beer)

However, due to the way this entire last semester went down, I never did end up being able to bust these ciders out for her and in fact, didn’t see her that much at all

So fancy ciders galore for me, a much less passionate fan of the brew type, on National Cider Day

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Gotta say, this cider is about as good as it gets. Nothing wrong with a nice dry cider, especially on NCD (that’s hip for National Cider Day, FYI)

November 26 – Day 331

As I creep towards the end of this blogging / Instagram process, I realize how much I probably spent at Whole Foods

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This little guy was sitting behind the display case, begging to be ravaged the National Cake Day 

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There is something so serene and soothing about these photos, I don’t know .. looking at them is kinda like going to a silent retreat

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November 23 – Day 328

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it’s National Espresso Day

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I had my usual at Elysian Coffee and Gary did some fancy foot work photographing for me..

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…but this is the only one that survives my 30 day storage of iPhone messages aaahhh bummer he put forth so much effort with the angles and capturing the brewing process…

November 22 – Day 327

National Cashew Day 

You don’t even know how much I love cashews. They are the best nut. Creamy and kind of soft and and they make great milk and delicious cheese alternative and I don’t know what I would do without them IMG_5555.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

The only drawback is the price point.
BUT if you think about how much effort goes into growing these fuckers, you’d realize they are a steal of a deal … takes THREE years to make one. Nuts!

Also, look how weird they are when they grow- they have their own ‘apples’

 

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For National Cashew Day this year, I made some vegan Mac and cheese by soaking some cashews and blending them with nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, garlic, and lemon

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No, it’s not a real macaroni noodle, it’s a rigatoni again

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it’ not real cheese either