Friday, March 25, 2011

One More Week

Well, I've booked the movers, the car transporter, and even the pet courier -- yes, that's right, Monster is a spoiled little baby and gets to travel in his own posh accomodations.

It's worth it to take our buddy back to Texas where he was born and raised. We got him as a puppy right after we moved to Austin the first time in 2006.  He'll love going to the Boston Terrier meetups and seeing his doggy friends again.

I've started packing little things here and there. Last night I did the books. Ten boxes! Our stuff that we don't use very often is still in boxes from our last move, so that gives me a head start. In one week, we hit the road!!

Here are some recent forays into the kitchen:

Pumpkin Chocolate Bread Pudding from Urban Vegan. I used up my last can of pumpkin, left over from the holidays, to make this.  I loved it. Of course I did; I'm the pumpkin fanatic in the family. Tony didn't care for it. The mushy texture of bread pudding is not for everyone. Do you like it?

Tofu Omelets from Vegan Brunch, filled with homemade seitan chorizo. After I took this pic, I doused it in salsa. Yum! Garlicky chard on the side.

Pizza with homemade vegan pepperoni, pickled jalapenos and faux parmesan for me and Tony. Plus a couple pieces with just sauce and cheese, for the babies.

Finally, Coco-Manda Muffins from Urban Vegan. I made these last night for a bake sale at Tony's job, to benefit a coworker whose daughter is battling cancer. I don't have a lot of stuff in my cabinets right now, but fortunately I had a can of mandarin oranges and some shredded coconut. So I was able to make these little treats and contribute something. The coconut oil and coconut extract in these muffins makes them smell absolutely heavenly.

Have a lovely weekend!


  1. Dang! I hope you still create such great meals once you're back in Austin. They all look excellent.

  2. Everything looks great. We just moved so I know what you are going through.. Take it one box at a time.. drink lots of water to stay hydrated :-)
    Blessings, Debra
    Raw Vegan Diet

  3. Yum, I love those tofu omelettes & your one looks perfect. Good luck with the move!

  4. That's so sweet of you to make those muffins for the benefit.

    I'm jealous that you get to move. We want to, but have to wait another 5 years until my stepsons are out of the house. I hope all goes as smooth as possible for you!

  5. I can't believe you're still so calm and organized that you can make such great-looking food. I hope your move goes as smoothly as possible!

    I grew up with a sweet Boston Terrier named Spike. (Maybe calling him "sweet" is an exaggeration.:)

  6. Wow, you have tofu omelette flipping skillz! Congratulations on your upcoming move, it sounds like you have it well under control. I just moved across town last October and didn't have the zen calm you're projecting :)

  7. aww your puppy is so sweet! you must know Fisk, he's a BT with a little funny walk, owned by ex-new yorkers and vegans Jeff and Allyson. can't wait to meet your little guy at one of the potlucks!

  8. Thank you so much for your comment! Looking forward to following your blog :)

  9. That was very nice of you to make the muffins for the benefit - I'm testing for UV's second cookbook too but never got around to making anything from the first one! They look great, as does the bread pudding!

  10. What gorgeous, deeply inspiring food you create! Safe travels and best of luck getting back into the swing of things in Texas. I can't wait to see more of your postings, but take all the time you need to get situated, mama. :)