Friday, December 05, 2008
Wrap it UP!
I have been wrap crazy lately. I am a little worried that Kevin is going to come home and find Eliot and Sylvia wrapped up in some cloth-version of a tortilla shell. I want to blame all of the wonderful women bloggers out there who tempt me everyday with their yummy mexicanish yummy food (ummm Jen!!! and Katy!!!)
In addition to making some run of the mill bean wrap-ups - nothing post worthy, I made a most wonderful fresh wrap last week, with some super duper lemon and rosemary potatoes from Vcon. It was amazing; super fresh, the mango stole my heart, and the avocado made me melt. Excellent combo - can't recommend it enough. I almost felt that I was in my favourite restaurant in Toronto munching on a lunch time Fresh veg wrap.
A couple of nights ago I made a baked rotini dish. Super simple - spinach, basil, pepper, tomato sauce and a yellow pepper. K was quite happy with it, and I admit to gobbling it up like a starved animal. I took the left over whole wheat noodles for lunch the next day - but I dressed them up in different clothes, turning them into an olive oil and lemon juice pasta salad (which, given my recent hunger, I ate at 10 am instead of 12).
Wednesday night was Kim's birthday, and I had it catered in a most unvegan kind of way (she adores the cheesy Italian variety of fare), but I did manage to squeeze in a bean and pepper salad.
Last night I was home all alone while Kevin performed one of his many talents to an audience of holiday time concert goers. Without my Cello player around I served myself up a bowl of super yummy soba noodle soup. I threw in some broccoli, edamame and fresh ginger. Perfect!
We are off to Budapest this weekend to visit some friends. Looking forward to it.
Oh! And Kevin bought me a new advent calendar. It is excellent - with little wooden drawers that I can pull open. The first of December was a morning filled with exhilaration...and inside my little drawer...a raw Brussel Sprout. Silly boy! There was another little treat though...some dark covered figs!! Yum Yum.
In other news - I have made a new blog. It is my new Vegan Mommy blog. I was feeling pains of sadness that VeganCowGirl was going to be taken over by my ever changing reality. And, damn it, I don't want that. I don't want to have that part of myself slip away. I need to maintain an identity that isn't just mommy, mommy, mommy. But, I also wanted to write about being pregnant, and being a vegan mom...so I made a new blog. I will share the address soon, soon, soon. And if you are at all interested, that is where you can head for pictures and updates on our little mango - who, at her check up this week, was doing just fine!