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Friday Favorites

It’s finally Friday! I’m gonna share some things I have been digging lately that have brought me bits of pleasure during “the week that lasted forever” (aka the week before spring break).

I’ve used Dr. Bronner’s All-One soaps on and off for years, but find the scented ones too drying. I picked up the mild, unscented version recently to see if it is less drying. I’ve been using it as a body and face wash and so far so good! Non-drying and no breakouts on mah face!

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I have a problem with lip balms. I’m addicted to them. But I don’t wanna not be addicted to them…wait, what? I got these new flavors a week ago when Crazy Rumors had a 20% sale. My favorite flavor of the bunch is the chocolate strawberry followed by the red hibiscus. I have made a pact with myself to not buy anymore until I finish a couple of tubes, which is making me rub them on my lips like crazy because I want to try this brand next!

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I have been loving and craving all the Asian foods lately. One day, I will make my Asian meals from scratch like Hannah from Bittersweet, but until then I raid all the pre-made stuff at my local Asian market.

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Clockwise: Yeo’s soy milk, ramen noodles with some vegan fish chunks and green onions, sweet chili sauce, vegan gyoza.

In music, I recently discovered Florence + the Machine and have been listening to them non-stop. I’m a big fan of strong lady vocals.

My favorite quote…”ain’t nobody got time for dat!” by Sweet Brown.

This quote has really helped me manage my time this week. For instance, when I thought I should stay late at work to grade papers, I thought “ain’t nobody got time for dat!”. And when N suggested I clean up all the files on my computer to make it stop acting so buggy, “ain’t nobody got time for dat!”.  I’m sure next week when I think about all the things I should be doing instead of having fun, this quote will save me from wasting my life away because “ain’t nobody got time for dat!”.

Happy Friday!

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Waking up to pumpkin

I know some people get sick of pumpkin recipes during the fall, but not me.  Pumpkins and the color orange  remind me that it is fall and I love that!

I got this recipe for pumpkin spice latte from Cassie at Back to Her Roots.  It was incredibly simple (I’m talking mixing almond milk, pureed pumpkin and some coffee and spices simple) and made a lovely alternative to my Sunday cup of joe.

I got it all frothy using my new immersion blender (a present from N) and sprinkled pumpkin spices on top. They actually sell “pumpkin spices” at the grocery store which is a convenient mix of nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and clove for us lazy folks.

Happy humpday!

PS. Though Nikko looks like she is tenderly giving N a kiss, she is actually just trying to figure out what he ate for lunch.

The Florida Keys: Part III

It’s the last installment of our Florida Keys getaway (Part I is here, and Part II is here). For two nights of our stay at Deer Run B&B, we ventured out to Key West. The first evening was a nightmare because the cruise ships were at port so there was a lot of general douchebaggery everywhere.

But there were some nice chickens hanging out amongst the crazies.

In the eye of the drunken storm that was Key West, we found refuge at The Cafe. We snagged a cozy booth where we saw a hand drawn postcard from someone in Atlanta.

I started with a fresh lemonade with agave and mint and we shared the vegan spring rolls.

For my entrée, I got the Udon bowl which was a behemoth of a meal. The picture doesn’t convey the hugeness of this meal. It was like food for a giant.

It was really tasty though and full of my favorite veggies like shiitake mushrooms, edamame and seaweed. In fact, I want some now.

N got the BBQ tofu with caramelized onion sandwich special with a bean salad on the side. It was normal human sized food.

After dinner, we walked around. I couldn’t tell if this dog was real or not when I first walked up because he was so still. He was real.

Pedicabs were everywhere due to the cruise crowds and the exorbitant parking fees everywhere in Key West. I wonder if pedicab drivers have colorful stories to tell like cab drivers. I bet they do.

The second night we went to Key West was thankfully much calmer because it was a weeknight and there were no cruise ships. We ate at The Cafe again, but just shared a bunch of small starters and sides. From top to bottom: Cold peanut noodles, un-Wing dings (the bleu cheese served with it is NOT vegan), and spinach gyoza dumplings. Nom.

There was room for dessert that night so we split the vegan coconut cake.

After dinner, we went to see our friends in the Mike Lowry Band play at Hog’s Breath.

Since we were leaving the next morning *sniff sniff*, we didn’t stay for the whole set. While walking back to the car though, we found these giant and life-sized statues all around the outside of the Key West Art and History Museum.

We also saw a lot of stray kitties.

It was definitely bittersweet to leave the Keys. Who would ever want to leave a relaxing vacation so full of beautiful nature and bursting with vegan-ness?

But, coming home to this was good too.

CLICK here for Part I of the Florida Keys.

CLICK here for Part II of the Florida Keys.