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!

17 comments:

Virginia said...

can't wait to check out your vegan mommy blog! i wasn't vegan when i was pregnant but i wish that i had been. i look forward to reading about your journey!

Jen said...

i'm not so good at making wraps, but i try anyway. this entry made me laugh. kitties+wrapped up in blanky=purrito. that soup looks awesome, what a great idea for the advent calendar. i'm stoked about your mom blog too--and i will use the information in the future once we start trying for #2 in the spring, because i'm going to make that one a vegan pregnancy.

jessy said...

the advent calendar sounds too cute! how thoughtful! the brussel sprout made me chuckle, and dark chocolate covered figs sounds DIVINE!

i am totally gonna check out your vegan mommy blog! that's so awesome!

the soba noodle soup look sooooo delicious! i love all the green yummies! i love your bean salad - and the pasta you baked, too! delish! oh yeah, that wrap - oh my gosh! it sounds soooooo tasty! i wish i were having one like it for lunch! lemon and rosemary potatoes!?! i'll take some of those, too! mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

lots of yummy eats - i love them all!

Becks - Not a Rabbit. said...

Advent sprout! That's very amusing! And just incase you cant imagine what a 'purrito' looks like~ you don't have to:
http://icanhascheezburger.com/2008/02/14/funny-pictures-purrito/

Dena the Machina said...

Lyndsay, I have so much fun reading your blog. I was in some boring training session this morning and started up on your vegan mommy blog, too. Keep writing. I love you!

thedalyn said...

I'm doing the same, though I haven't made the preggo blog public yet. I'll be very interested to hear what you have to say! Oh, and yay for wraps!!!!

shellyfish said...

I hear you about keeping the mummy identity apart from the youness...a rather important thing, especially at first!
Can I just say your advent calandar is the coolest ever! A sprout?! Love it!

T said...

That wrap looks great! Anything with mango AND avacado has my name on it. And how cool that you started a new blog! I will have to recommend it to all the vegan mommies I know.

By the by, I'm also headed to Budapest shortly! I love it so much, but I always have a little trouble with vegan food there. I would love it if you posted any cool places you come across to fill up on non-goulash style treats!

Mihl said...

You're cracking me up! A brussel sprout in an advent calendar and wrapped up companion animals :D

tofuparty said...

I think it's a very good idea for starting a vegan mommy blog. It will probably be an inspiration and help for lots of other vegan mums.
Looks like you have a funny and nice cello-player.

aTxVegn said...

I love that little Brussels sprout in the drawer! I'm glad to your hear you're feeling so good and even though my baby is 22, I will enjoy following your journey on your mommy blog.

Anything in a wrap is wonderful!

Bianca said...

Though I don't want to be pregnant at this stage in my life, I'm a little jealous of how much food you get to eat right now. I've always thought the eating would be the best part of being pregnant ... does that make me a food addict? Probably.

Anyway, I'm totally drooling over your Asian soup! I love soba noodles and edammame.

River said...

Hey, you never know, maybe Eliot and Sylvia would appreciate being all burrito-ed up if it's cold! :D

A sprout! That's hilarious!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

your soup looks so comforting and delicious! I have to try soba noodles and edamame sometime.

Holler said...

I hate spouts, I just can't get develop a liking for them at all. *sigh* Oh well, I love the advent calendar though and I am now craving a wrap for lunch!

Stacey said...

Your soup looks yummy! I've been craving soup like that. Did you eat it all with chopsticks? That's talent!

Vivacious Vegan said...

Kevin cracks me up. Seeing that little brussel sprout in your advent calendar is too funny!