Friday, August 26, 2016

100 Days of Summer: Day 88 National Dog Day

So many posts on Facebook...who even knew there was a National Dog Day?  Here's my contribution...

Thursday, August 25, 2016

100 Days of Summer: Day 87 National Parks Centennial

Today is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.  Here are some of my favorite parks...

Lake Mead National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Olympic National Park

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

100 Days of Summer: Day 86 A Vegan at the Buffet

We went to the buffet today.  It was the first time we have went to a restaurant to eat since I "went vegan" a couple weeks ago and I found that there is not a lot to eat at a Las Vegas buffet if you are vegan.  My meal included: roasted potatoes, steamed broccoli, salad, corn, stir fried green beans...and that was all.  Pretty much everything at the buffet is covered in sauce and highly processed...eeekkkk

In other news...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

100 Days of Summer: Day 85 Vegan Pizza

I was in the mood for pizza today so in order to make it vegan/plant strong I had to make a few changes to my usual recipe...

Instead of a regular risen crust I used whole wheat lavash bread (which is a really thin bread made out of wheat flour, salt, and water).  I then made a simple pasta sauce (canned tomatoes, onions, garlic and spices), skipped the cheese, and topped it with onions, tomatoes, and spinach.  It turned out really good!

Monday, August 22, 2016

100 Days of Summer: Day 84 Kale Chips

So I'm still doing the plant strong/vegan thing (and it's working!).  But I wanted a snack and most snack foods are off limits then I remembered kale chips.  They are kind of like potato chips (crunchy) and extra nutritious (all it is is kale, no oil, no salt), and super easy to make...

Take your kale, peel it off the big stems, wash it, and dry it off.  Put it on a baking sheet then bake at 250 degrees until it is crunchy (about an hour).  It goes from this...

To this...

Sunday, August 21, 2016

100 Days of Summer: Day 83 Olympics Closing Ceremony

Tonight is the closing ceremonies for the summer Olympic Games in Brazil.  This is the first Olympics we have EVER watched!  While in previous years we might have watched an event or two if we happened to see it when flipping through the TV stations, this year we made a concerted effort to watch the events each evening and it was pretty exciting.

Overall Brazil did an excellent job hosting the Olympics (better than anticipated based on news reports from Brazil itself prior to the beginning of the games) and the US did amazing overall (121 medals, 46 gold!!!).

Saturday, August 20, 2016

100 Days of Summer: Day 82 Pretty Skies

At least the skies were pretty when I looked outside today.  With all day spent working on websites, there really wasn't anything to photograph or blog about so here are a couple of pictures of our pretty late summer sky.