Lunch: Spicy Kale….

….because I love spicy and I love kale!


This is simply sautéed red and yellow onions with kale and vinegar, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper and black pepper. It’s a quick and simple idea I got from FatFreeVeganRecipies.



Taco Night Revamped


Last night I had a hankering for tacos. So I made a taco-fajita-salad type dish with homemade salsa and homemade sour “cream.”

I had a few beautiful red, yellow and green bell peppers I got from the farmer’s market on Sunday so I sautéed those with some onions and garlic, then added some re-hydrated TVP seasoned with paprika, chili pepper, cumin, oregano, onion powder, black pepper, Garlic & Herb Mrs. Dash and Fiesta Lime Mrs. Dash to act as my taco “meat.”

The salsa was made from some heirloom tomatoes I bought from Trader Joe’s. I added some red onions, jalapeño and chunks of avocado then squeezed in some lime juice. I wanted to add cilantro, but I didn’t have any off-hand and didn’t feel like making a trip to the grocery store.

The sour “cream” was made with cashews, water and lemon juice. I didn’t pay much attention to how much of each I used. I just threw some cashews in the blender, added a tiny bit of lemon juice and a little water then adjusted the amount of water and lemon juice as necessary. I was actually kinda surprised with how well it went with the dish. I initially only put a little on in case it was nasty, but ended up using a lot more than what’s in the picture.

After I finished everything, I just threw it all on some chopped up romaine lettuce and ate it as a salad. I must say, it was pretty darn good. It would have been better with some cilantro though. Oh well, next time.

Weekend with My Daddy!

A couple weekends ago my daddy flew out to hang with me. We had fun 🙂

Me & my daddy

My dad’s a big Dodgers fan, so Saturday we went to a Dodgers game. They played the Padres. They won (thanks to two of their worst hitters of the season who decided to get the Dodger’s only two hits of the game at the bottom of the 9th for the win).

It was a good day for a ball game, nice and sunny. They even had a local children’s Taiko drumming group perform before the game because it was Nisei (which means second generation Japanese) week.

I tried to take a picture of my daddy in front of the Think Blue sign, but it’s kinda hard to see. If you get real close to the monitor and squint your eyes you can kinda see some blue in between the trees.

After the game we just hung out. I showed him around one of the areas I go to often and we stopped to eat at Famous Daves, which if you aren’t familiar is a BBQ restaurant. I ate broccoli. And corn. Not a very vegetarian friendly place, but that’s ok.


Sunday was really laid back. The church I’m attending had a service in the park so we went to that and hung out there for a little while then watched movies until it was time for me to drop him off.

Even though it was a short trip, I’m glad my daddy got a chance to come visit! I had a good time,  hopefully he did too 🙂