Tuesday, July 29, 2008

An Award!

Ve*ganChick has awarded me this awesome award. Thank you so much; I am really honored! Ve*ganChick is another soon to be bride! She is getting married August 8th (I think). So now I must nominate seven others for this award.

These are the rules for the people I am awarding:
*Put the logo on your blog.
*Add a link to the person who awarded you.
*Nominate at least seven other blogs.
*Add links to those blogs on your blog.
*Leave a message for your nominee on their blogs.

Drumroll please! Envelope? Here are the nominees!

Jess of Jesser

Jennifer of the adventures of miss president

Michelle at What Does your body good?

Avery at Commune Tested, City Approved

Alice of Alice in Veganland

Veggie at so what do vegetarians eat anyway?

Dynise at the urban vegan

So Eric and I are getting hitched in five days. I'm not really stressed or nervous. I'm excited for the wedding and for our honeymoon! Now it's time to start packing!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

My New Rice Cooker

A couple weeks ago, Eric and I received a package in the mail. It was a wedding gift from a friend of Eric's father. He sent us a rice cooker! I never thought I needed a rice cooker until a few months ago when I heard about this one.

Our rice cooker is a Zojirushi model. Yes, it's Japanese. The coolest thing is this--it uses "fuzzy logic." That means it changes the temperature automatically in order to cook the perfect rice. It constantly adjusts and then it's done when it sings a song. Really. It plays songs in midi-type format. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star when it starts and some other song when it's done. It's so cute! And it makes good rice! I'm trying my hand at steel cut oats this morning.

My mother would probably tell me that I'm bringing bad luck upon myself by using a wedding gift before the wedding. But I don't care! I am using it anyway!

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Bachelorette

Yup, that's me with the goofy hat. Last Saturday was my bachelorette party. We had so much fun!!! Eight of us girls took a limo into New York, and let me tell you, the limo ride alone was half the fun! By the time we got to where we were going, we were all pretty buzzed!

We met three more friends at Lucky Cheng's for dinner, drinks and fun with drag queens. After dinner, we sang karaoke with a live band. It was awesome, but a lot more difficult than traditional karaoke.

Here's another fun photo. This is after the drag queens pushed my face into the cake.
We're now 13 days away from the big day, which explains my very infrequent postings! But we're almost there. The wedding plans are just about complete--we're now enjoying the process of planning the honeymoon! Eric and I are looking forward to exploring the Pacific Northwest including all of the awesome vegetarian restaurants!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

26 Days

I have photos on my camera of things I'd like to blog about--like the best foccacia bread ever. Yes I baked it, and that's according to my family. Or my cute as anything niece Kayla who is five months old now.

I'm not working but I'm crazy busy. Yes, 26 days until the big day. That means most of my time is spent making phone calls to vendors, ordering last minute gifts and other things. I can't believe how fast it's coming up. I've got so much to do and I'm really trying to be very organized about everything which is not my nature.

So I hope all of you can forgive my infrequent bloggings as of lately. Things will get calmer around here after the wedding or so I hope.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Vegan Comfort Food

You know you're a tree-lovin' hippie when your idea of comfort food is not mashed potatoes with loads of gravy but quinoa with stir-fried greens and garlic, some tamari roasted chickpeas and miso tahini sauce. Now that's good stuff! I finally got around to making the chickpeas from Eat, Drink and Be Vegan and they certainly did not disappoint! Today I discovered they are awesome on salad too!

Yesterday, I made the nearly-instant Thai coconut corn soup from Vegan Express. To be honest, I thought it was just okay until I had a bowl for breakfast this morning. I think by today, the flavors had really meshed together and it was simply delicious!