Thursday, July 27, 2017

Don't Call it a Comeback

I usually end my posts with a kitty picture, today I figured I'd start my post with a picture. Afro saw me getting ready to snap a picture and posed extra cute for me. I think my girls have been missing their chance to showcase their cuteness on the webz. I've been pretty much staying off the internet this past week or so. Last weeks anniversary hit me pretty hard. I also have a healthy dose of homesickness too, so the blues have been strong. I really just wanted to pop on here and say I'm still alive, and I'm really trying to pull out of my funk. Starting next week I plan on getting back into a regular blogging schedule. I know pushing myself to be on a regular schedule will help me.
I've been drinking lots of smoothies. They taste so so good after walking dogs and traipsing around in the extreme heat. They say sweating helps with detoxing, and if that's the case I swear I am the most detoxed person ever.
I also discovered these at Smith's. They aren't the healthiest treat in the world, but they aren't the worst either. I have had no desire for vegan ice cream at all. I've been wanting to try and review the Simple Organics line of vegan ice creams, but all I want is frozen fruity/tart type things. Creamy chocolate has zero appeal to me! These hit the spot though.
Natural Grocers had daiya cheese on sale for three bucks, so I treated myself to the cheddar style slices. I made some sriracha mac and cheese the other night, and threw in a few slices to make it extra ooey gooey.The package says improved taste and texture, and they aren't lying. I ate a slice straight out of the package, and it tasted really good! And the texture is much better. It isn't moist in that weird way, and the flavor is much better. I'm excited to try their other flavors now. Chao is still my all time fave, but it's nice to see daiya stepping up their game!
I hope everyone is doing great and enjoying the summer!


  1. You and your little ladies were missed. Glad to know they missed us, too. Stay cool.

  2. I'm sorry to hear you're still having a tough time; I'm sending hugs and thinking good thoughts for you! <3
    Afro is adorable as always! The frozen lemonade looks like a great treat, and I know what you mean -- I bought some So Delicious ice cream on sale, but I haven't eaten any of it yet; I've just been having fruit popsicles, haha! The mac & cheese looks amazing as well; I'll have to keep an eye out for the new Daiya slices!
    P.S. I just thought you should know, I got ridiculously excited when I saw your tweet about this new post! :D I'd really been missing your posts & kitty pics!
    Oh, and a 2nd P.S. -- When I went grocery shopping this week, I saw the pupusas you'd posted about before, so I grabbed a box of them to try! :D

  3. Hugs for you. <3 <3 <3
    I recently bought a packet of Daiya Provolone slices that are the new and improved ones, I will be interested to see how they compare texture wise. I have never had this flavour before (I don't even really know what it is), but it was on special.

  4. I'm sorry that you've been having such a hard time <3 You know I'm always here for you if you need to talk. Glad you popped in to say hello though!

    I've heard about the new Daiya and I'm definitely going to have to give it a try! The soft frozen lemonade sounds really refreshing in the heat.

    Sweet Afro!! <3

    Take care of yourself. I hope that you start to feel better soon.

  5. Glad to see you back! Hope you are feeling better. I have missed the kitty pictures. Lemonade, anything seems to quench the thirst better than many things. Family in TX said they had 126 degrees yesterday. We were in the mid 80's. It was actually a little cold in our camper with the fans running through the night. Our campground is celebrating Christmas in July this weekend, so we decorated a little for the festivities. I am not ready for snow and winter travel. Well, have a good weekend- stay cool and hydrated.

  6. Glad you are back! I haven't seen that Daiya yet but looking forward to trying it. I really want some creamy mac and cheese. I may try that with some of the Daiya I already have. Those Minute Maid things are awesome! It's super hot here too. I'm about ready for fall.

  7. I'm with you on the TART flavor profile...I think that is why I'm a fan of adding apple cider vinegar and/or balsamic into my kicks it up a notch!