We have plants y’all! Quick updates – The spinach, tomatoes, and baby tomatoes are sprouting. I am worried that the spinach seeds may be planted too close together, so we’ll see how they grow. The potatoes have erupted like crazy! I’ve added more compost and soil to their mounds. Once our homemade compost is ready… Read More The Gardening Chronicles – April 4th 2020, we have plants y’all!
It’s spring break and the project the girls chose was to start a garden. A fucking garden. I do not have a green thumb. I never have. The only plant I’ve been able to keep alive for a while is a pothos and even that ended up dying after about a year or two. And… Read More The Gardening Chronicles – The Beginning, March 14th 2020
Sprout’s finally had a jackfruit waiting for me and yes, I brought it home where it belongs. If you are unaware of my love affair with jackfruit, you can read about it here. It may help you understand why it is so exciting for us to have one in our home! The first time I… Read More Jackfruit – my love has come home
February 2020 – The #adventuregang visits Universal Studios, California Our first family vacation of the year was a semi-spontaneous trip to Universal Studios in California. In December, my mom and I had been talking about going on vacation together sometime soon… then 10 minutes later a trip was booked and paid for. I guess we… Read More #adventuregang – Universal Studios, California
On our weekend trip to Universal Studios, we stopped in Redlands for dinner at Plant Power, a vegan fast food restaurant that serves classics like chik’n nuggets, burgers, french fries, and milk shakes. I was starving by the time we got there and didn’t get any pictures of our food before we scarfed it down,… Read More Vegan Food Adventures – Plant Power, Vegan Fast Food
Our love of junk food is strong in the Valdez household, but in moderation of course. Here are a few favorites that we veganized for ourselves at home. Most of the time, I fly by the seat of my pants when I’m creating something in the kitchen, so if you would like a recipe for… Read More Snacksssss…snacksssss… A few of our favorite homemade junk food concoctions
On today’s episode of Vegan Food Adventures… How does that sound? Fun? Corny? It’s a work in progress. After Christmas tree shopping with the fam bam today, we drove to Glendale to visit “Mi Vegana Madre”, a vegan take on some favorite Mexican dishes. The owners used to serve their fare out of a food… Read More Vegan Food Adventures – Mi Vegana Madre
I’m sitting in the library looking at the folding chairs and tables leaning against the record player. The house has been washed of fall decor. We shopped ’till we dropped. The food worshiping holiday is over. We did it. We survived our first holiday since Grandpa has passed. That sounds really sad, I know it… Read More The food worshiping holiday is over. We did it.