I went to the library yesterday which I haven't done in far too long. I haven't been reading as much as I used to and I want to change that. I was super excited to see that their vegan cookbook section which was already pretty big has expanded! If you're on a tight budget chances are you can't afford to buy all the newest cookbooks. And although I've found some great books at the thrift store, I've never found a vegan cookbook. Most libraries I've been to have a decent vegan cookbook section. It's also nice to be able to check out a book to see if it's worth buying because books can be pricey and I see them as an investment. I'm happy I found a book by Gene Baur. I admire him so much, and there are some tasty looking recipes!
I'm so excited to have teeccino back in my life! I gave up my daily coffee habit years ago, but sometimes I miss the richness of coffee that tea just doesn't have. Teeccino is more robust like coffee, with no caffeine. And it has health benefits too! And we all know I am a sucker for anything caramel. I don't have this often because it is on the pricier side but Natural Grocers has it on sale for $2.49 a box!
I was watching a What I Ate video on YouTube and the person had this really simple bowl for dinner and it just looked so good I had to recreate one for myself. I love trying recipes and making different dishes, but sometimes I just crave the simplest of simple. This delicious bowl has quinoa, oven baked tofu, shredded Brussels sprouts sauteed with lots of garlic, sauerkraut, and a spicy tahini sauce. Ever since I've started boiling my quinoa like pasta I have had nothing but delicious fluffy quinoa!
I really thought Joan would be the first kitty to really get up high, but it was Afro. Here she is trying to get down to the next level. I helped her down because I was scared she would hurt herself!!