I have the best girlfriend ever. Other people might think they do, but I know the truth. Right now, I'm waiting for a massage client to show up and Janet is back at her place making vegan chocolate peanut butter cups for us to take to my Grandma's birthday party. And she woke up about four hours earlier than usual just to do it. If that's not love, I don't know what it is <3
Okay, so how cute//amazing//fantastic my girlfriend is isn't actually the point of this blog post. Before I get to the point, though, here's a Tiny TINY-HOUSE update: My friend Jim is in the middle of helping me with framing plans and it's looking AWESOME! He's out east till the beginning of June though, so it'll be a few weeks before we can continue//finish the framing plans. I'll post some pictures soon of what it's looking like so far.
Okay, back to the point: DELICIOUS VEGAN FOOD. Janet got me a bunch of amazing vegan cookbooks (including the one she's using right now to make the peanut butter cups), plus I go a little bit wild on pinning recipes onto this board.
Last month, I really wanted vegan potato salad & coleslaw for my family birthday dinner. I did a quick search on pintrest, and found the following two recipes. Janet helped me make them the day before the party. AND HOLY MOTHER OF ZEUS --- WHATTTT!!!!!!!! THEY WERE SO GOOD. My mom and sister, who aren't vegan, pretty much went nuts over it. It wasn't too difficult to make either.
We used THIS RECIPE FOR THE POTATO SALAD. We used a combo of baby red potatoes and yukon gold, and didn't bother to peel them. We also went the cucumber route (rather than broccoli). We used Veganaise for both the potato salad & the coleslaw, and had to run out in the middle of making it and buy a second jar. Totally worth it, though.
We used THIS RECIPE FOR THE COLESLAW. It's not very sweet at all, which everyone else really appreciated. I love sweet coleslaw, though, so I'll probably up the sugar next time I make it. For some reason grating the onion was the hardest part. I think we just ended up chopping it up really small, maybe? Don't let your onion or the grater get damp -- I think that's what did us in. Or maybe I'm just dumb, and don't know how to grate an onion. Either scenario seems possible.
I was going to take pictures of the coleslaw and potato salad, but forget and then it got devoured. Which I think is a good thing.
Till next time!
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-- mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually --
the moment you start living the way you believe you should,
whatever that may be." - Mark Boyle