Sunday, May 20, 2007

Lazy Weekend

Weekends go by way too fast. It is already Sunday morning and before I know it it'll be Sunday night and the weekend will be over. I love Sundays though. This morning I went on a solo long run (my boyfriend went kayaking) and came home to make pancakes, my second favorite breakfast food next to french toast. I splurged (maybe too much!) and added chocolate chips instead of pecans to the banana pecan pancakes recipe from La Dolce Vegan. It felt like eating a dessert pancake, but it was good. I sprinkled a few chocolate chips on top as well. Ate it alongside some Gardenburger Breakfast Sausage and some sliced organic strawberries.

Yesterday I volunteered for a cleanup at Buffalo Bayou, a place where I often run, walk, and bike. The city's drainage unfortunately dumps everything into that bayou, so there's always trash to be picked up. We spent most of the morning removing non-native invasive species (such as the giant ragweed) from a wetland area. It was kind of fun wearing rubber boots and walking around in the mud. The rest of the day was lazy. Made seitan fajitas for dinner and finished off the rest of my new favorite easy meal....tofu scramble. We've had it twice in the last two weeks now. This week I sauteed portobello mushrooms, green peppers, a canned chipotle pepper in adobe sauce, a Field Roast Chipotle Sausage, firm tofu, chile powder, and some turmeric. Served the scramble in a whole wheat tortilla with black beans, spinach, guacomole with plenty of cilantro, and salsa. I could eat these every day!


The rest of Sunday... I have a Society of PEACE meeting to attend at a mostly (95%, which is as good as it gets here in H-town) vegan restaurant, Pepper Tree, to discuss vegan outreach and activist opportunities in the community. Tonight my boyfriend and I are meeting my mom for dinner, considering trying out an Ethiopian restaurant in town if I'm able to confirm that their injera bread is vegan. Also I will be thinking about 7 random things about myself (requested by vko from Lifestyles of the Chic and Vegan), which I'll post by tomorrow if you're interested. Enjoy what's left of the weekend everyone!

3 comments:

Vegan*asm said...

Hey there! I just wanted to say, first of all, thanks for the comment on my blog. I was excited to get some response. Also, I can't believe I didn't recognize you at the Society of Peace meeting today. I came across your blog a couple of weeks ago, and was about to comment that we should meet sometime. But now we already have. I'm Kayla, one of the ones that went to Whole Foods, and that got directions from you for Memorial Park. We will have to talk more in person at the next meetup.

bazu said...

Hello- I am new to your blog and loving looking around!

I wanted to leave a comment on your "7 things" post, but the comments are disabled for some reason. I just wanted to say that we have a bunch in common- I also went through several distinct obsessions (environmentalism, George Michael, the French Revolution, certain movies) as I was growing up. Like you, I would voraciously read and research them- and maybe those obsessions helped form my research skills which come in handy now in school!

Also, I'm a bit fearful of cutting and preparing some veggies- greens in particular. I love kale and chard and stuff, but ugh! They are so big and ungainly and messy- grrr...

Vegan_Noodle said...

Kayla - sorry I didn't recognize you either! See you at the next vegan meetup....