Going Away Giveaway!
Buongiorno! How is everyone? Wonderful? Great. Today was a relxed and delightful day, full of fantastic food. If you read through the post you’ll find my Going Away Giveaway at the end! It’s bossy.
I rolled out of bed at 7:15 this morning and played with my hair for a bit. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with it, so I was trying to figure out what to do with comb-over bed head (you know, a part all the way on one side of your head). It reminded me of the hours I spent in junior high sitting in front of the mirror, trying to do magical things with my blonde locks. I’m awful at hair construction, so I rarely do anything fancy with it (down wavy, down straight, low pony, bun to make it mavy). Did not mean to share all that. Moh well.
Monday night I assembled some overnight chia banana oats. They turned out phenomenally:
Playing all night: 1/3 C oats, 1 C water, 1/2 naner, 1 T chia seeds, scant 1 T shredded coconut, pumpkin pie spice and then faux-pb drizzle en la manana. This was fun and chilly! It’s freezing in San Fran, but I recommend this if it’s supah hot where you are.
I barely remember what I did all morning at work. I was in a jovial mood though, as I listened to Tha Carter III while getting ready and putting my face on prior. ‘Cuz Wayne win, and they lose; I call ’em April babies, ‘cuz they fools. Isn’t that genius?
Today was my last day making lunch! This is both sad and happy. Sad because it’s a last, but happy because that pressure to make something delicious is gone. Somehow, I made a killer last lunch:
The chili was based off a recipe I found on the VegNews website. It was so easy to throw together! It was basically 1 onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 can black beans, 1 can kidney beans, 2 cans pinto, 28 oz. marinara (we didn’t have tomato suace) and a ton of different spices. I topped the bowl with Daiya for a true chili experience:
We didn’t have a gorgeous cake or ice cream after lunch, just some laughs. And I snagged two chocolates later in the afternoon.
Insert more working here, several bathroom breaks, and a bite of a macrobiotic bar I’ll share tomorrow.
Eventually I mosied home, lay on my bed and chatted with MamaJ. Financial issues are so not my thing and I needed her help! Thanks Mumsy!
I thought about running, but I’m going to switch my running schedule to mornings for the rest of the week, so I skipped any physical activity today. Lounging and chatting with fellow VegNewsies was far more important tonight.
Dinner continued the ch- theme. First chia oats, then chili and for dinner, I needed cheetahs:
I gave an Asian yam a go. It was lovely! Not as sweet or moist as my beloved sweet potato, this has a milder but roasty flavor. Jeeze Louise, I’m so articulate sometimes. On the side I had TJ’s balls and steamed broccoli sprinkled with Parma!
So now it’s time for biz-nass! SnackFace’s Going Away Giveaway! As you all know, this is my last week with VegNews Magazine. Next Wednesday, I’ll be flying back to Ohio to start and finish my senior year at Ohio University. Wow. Can’t believe I’m saying that.
Anyway, here’s the Deluxe VegNews Gift Set, customized specially for SnackFace. You’ll win:
-an oversized VegNews tote bag
-an American Apparel VegNews tee
-6 enormous Alternative Baking Company Cookies
-the current issue of our mag
–A year subscribtion to VegNews
-an Eco-tool makeup brush (you know I need that for my bronzer addiction) with journal (I’ve had one since I was, oh, six?)
–an signed copy of Sarah Kramer’s Vegan A Go-Go! cookbook
You want it? Just leave a comment on this post! Answer the following question:
-What was the best summer you’ve ever had? Spill!
For another chance, link back to this post! And if you don’t have a blog (or if you do and you want a third chance–gahhh I don’t know how to make this fair?!?!), you can answer a second question:
-How long have you been reading SnackFace? (I ask because…I’m just curious.)
***Forgot to say: I’ll be announcing the winner Friday morning!!!
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