Hiya, friends! How is everyone's week? I just finished The Way It Always Is and I can't recommend it enough. Such a heart-warming book! Next up is Wild Game, which my sister read in her book club and raved about.
I'm still on a heck of a bagel kick. Alvarado street sprouted sesame bagel with one side cream cheese (loving Kite Hill's everything cream cheese) and one side avocado. Fried egg on the side for dipping!
You MUST make my Instant Pot Cream of Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup. It's so amazing! I paired it with Brussels Sprout and Kale Caesar Salad with veggies from our Yellowbird CSA that I'll be posting Monday. It would make a fab side dish for Thanksgiving, might I add.
If you're interested in signing up for Yellowbird CSA, click this link! I pick mine up at Alchemy so it's super convenient.
Snackage was a couple walnut brownie bars I made over the weekend. First I blended in the food processor 1 cup soft pitted dates with 1 cup walnuts and ½ cup almonds. Then I added 1 tsp vanilla, 5 tbsp cacao powder, a big pinch of kosher salt, and 2 tbsp almond milk. Blend until it forms a nice dough.
Taco night! I've has been slowly but surely teaching Jeff all my favorite Hummusapien recipes (he made my pancakes last weekend, too!). He killed it with taco night.
Sauté diced onion, bell pepper, zucchini, mushrooms, and tomato in olive oil for 10 minutes. We love to bulk up our chickpea "meat" with veggies.
Then add two cans of chickpeas, half a cup of toasted chopped walnuts, tons of taco seasoning, salt, and pepper. Then add water to get the right consistency. Basically this recipe but with lots of veggies! It makes a lot.
Served in tortillas with cabbage, guac (three avocados, about ½ cup chopped onion, a big splash of lime juice, big pinch of kosher salt, and sprinkle of coriander), salsa, and blue corn chips.
Amazing vegan and gluten-free ginger molasses cookies coming your way soon! They're SO good. Numi chai tea with almond milk on the side!
I don't often buy nice purses but I've worked harder this year than ever and I wanted to treat myself! I absolutely adore this black crossbody bag---it's SO soft and perfect size for everyday use. It'll be amazing for travel, too! Also love this pew color.
Currently loving this black and rose gold watch! Would make a great holiday gift. Have an amazing week!