Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hello!

There's a little grocery near the bus I catch going home from Daisy and Ivy's house that I never really go to. It's not near my little Trader Joe's, Sprouts circle. I stopped in to pick up some cat food the other day and found this gluten free pasta on in a discount bin for one dollar! Total score! When I got home my downsizing neighbors gave me this lifetime supply of powdered peanut butter because they don't drink smoothies and didn't want it. I don't like powdered peanut butter as peanut butter, but I do like it in smoothies. This jug is over a pound, so this will last me forever!
Here is a spinach, mango, banana smoothie with added peanut butter powder. Pretty tasty. I figure with all the walking and sweating I'm doing extra protein can't hurt right?
I put some of the gluten free pasta to good use with this roasted poblano mac and cheese. I just made a quick cheese sauce with light coconut milk, nutritional yeast and some seasonings. I roasted a poblano pepper, diced it very finely and added it to the sauce. I thickened the sauce with some tapioca starch. Super simple and really, really tasty. The final touch was a nice drizzle of Green Dragon sauce.
Here's Etta's cute little feet poking out from her favorite spot. She loves to sleep under the chair. Sometimes Kanye joins her.
I might be a little absent for the next week or so. In seven days it will be exactly one year since I lost it all, and it has hit me hard. I feel a lot of emotions, and so between that and dealing with this heat I am just in a funk. I feel lost, and sad, and wondering how Chunk, Scrappy and Animal are kills me everyday. There isn't a day that I don't think about them. Not knowing is the worst, and it's weighing heavily on me. So I'm just trying to make it through as best as I can. I just figured I would explain my sporadic posting. I'll get it together soon hopefully.
Happy Wednesday!


17 comments:

  1. Bless your heart. That's actually how I found your blog, when Vegan Crunk (Bianca) posted the go fund me link. I know things were really bad but I hope that you can think about what life is like now. You have come a long way since then. You have a good life and I hope you consider us friends on here because I feel like we are friends in some way. We all care about you and want you to be happy or as happy as you can. Sometimes you have to let go of the worry and trust that your babies are okay so you can be okay with it. I've had so much happen in my life too and with a lot of counseling have gotten to a point where I can get up each day and look forward to it. It was hard but it does happen eventually. If you ever want to talk please email me, I would be happy to chat with you that way. bookitty777@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you so much. I definitely feel a friendship. In many ways I feel like the friendships formed from this blog are stronger than some friendships I've had in person.

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  2. Stay strong Hillary, and take some comfort in the fact that you have a lot of supporters out here in cyberland. There are so many of us who not only enjoy your food and kitty posts, but love hearing about your journey and are rooting for you every step of the way.

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  3. Thinking of you Hillary. I realised the other day that it was coming up to a year. Sending love and hugs xxx

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    1. Thank you. It's not an anniversary I ever wanted.

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  4. Sending so much love. xxx Whatever you need. <3

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  5. You know I'm always thinking about you and if you need me I'm always happy to listen. You know where to find me <3 Stay strong, we are all here to love and support you during this time. Sending you so much love and lots of hugs.

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  6. Aw, sorry to hear you're in a funk! Sending hugs (and kitty love from my herd!). Man, that is the biggest tub of PB powder ever! I go through so much of that stuff. It's great for smoothies but also for making quick peanut sauces!

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    1. Thank you, and thank your herd! I need to try to make a peanut sauce with this stuff. I know, I've never seen a tub that big either!

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  7. I never thought the PB Powder went in Smoothies, that is a great idea.

    Seems longer ago that you left Seattle for Salt Lake City. You should feel proud to have pulled yourself up and out of that.

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    1. If you use berries and bananas and the PB powder, it tastes like a peanut butter and jelly smoothie.
      It seems both longer, and also just like yesterday to be honest.

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  8. You mac & cheese looks so good! Etta's feet sticking out are too funny; Leela does the same thing, usually under the bed! Thinking good thoughts for you during this tough time and sending lots of hugs! <3

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    1. Thank you so much, I really appreciate it!

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  9. I do like that pasta! I have been wondering about those peanut butter powders. My sister adores them!

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