Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Old Market

Organic Red Swiss Chard & Apple Juice

Yummy apricots for a snack

I loved this horse and carriage ride! It looked just like cinderella's! I didn't ride but I did ask if I could pet the horses. Normally I get mad at this kind of situation and think that the animals are not being treated properly, but these guys seemed to be ok. It was cool weather and they had hay and water at their resting stop so that made me happy.

Everyone must think I am such a weirdo here. I was freezing and it was in the 50's. Everyone else was wearing skirts it seemed like!

Tofu Stroganoff

As always, I am not sure the exact measurements, but these are the ingredients I used:
Vegetable Stock
Sour Supreme
Earth Balance

Fresh Peanut Butter Cups

Not totally pretty but hey, this was my first attempt. I have been seeing a lot of people making these lately like my blogger friend River- Wing It Vegan. Here is my version with the ingredients I had available.

1/4 cup Earth Balance
3/4 cup natural (no sugar) peanut butter
1/4 cup brown sugar

Cook together in a sauce pan until sugar is melted.
Pour into sprayed cupcake pan.

In separate pan:
1 cup vegan chocolate chips
1/4 cup coconut milk (or almond, soy)

Cook in sauce pan until melted. 
Pour over peanut butter.
Put in freezer until solid


  1. Hey, 50s is cold. Your tofu stroganoff looks yummy and I bet it warmed you right up.

  2. Great photos! Those peanut butter cups look DELICIOUS!

    feel free to check out my blog:

  3. Tofu stroganoff - what a great idea. The pb cups look great and seem pretty easy to make.

    The way you're all bundled up in the picture is funny, but I imagine it takes a while to get used to a colder climate after having lived in Hawaii.

  4. I ams sure you were freezing in 50 degrees coming from Hawaii. You should get used to it though. I hear it takes at least 3 weeks for your body to reset.

    Love the green juice and pictures of town. :-)


  5. Jessica- Ok thank you I don't feel so much like a crazy woman now. I really liked the stroganoff, my roomate was a little weirded out by it though. He just stood there staring at it. I said, come on, you know you wanna try some! And he said, no not at all :( Boooooo.

    Dee O- Thank you, and I will stop by your blog right now.

    Miss Rachel- Yes, I have island blood. I will always be cold here I think.

    Ali- I was! But actually, once we grabbed a coffee (a hot coffee which I never ever drink) I started to warm up. I never liked hot coffee only cold. I guess because when you are in Hawaii there is no need for hot anything. I guess I am going to have to et used to that! I have already made two or three soups too!

  6. Did the roommate agree to try the PB Cups?

  7. 50 is cold to me too, but just wait to actual winter....brrrrrr
    Your stroganoff looks and sounds good. I plan on making some kind of stroganoff next week. Your peanut butter cups sound yummy. :o)

  8. I just stumbled on your blog and absolutely love it! btw, your cats are adorable (I love animals also) and the Murray Banks quote in your sidebar is so simple but so true.

  9. Shen- He didn't really agree, I just kind of shoved it in his face like, here! try it! He said he liked it :)

    Michelle- I know I am pretty worried. I'll have to check out what you do for stroganoff.

    Margaret- Nice to meet you! I'm going to check out your blog now too. I am glad you like my blog . I love my baby animals.

  10. Sorry everyone I accidentally posted from my husbands account:)

  11. Aww, that horse is so cute! I think I would have asked to pet them too! And you don't look like a weirdo, you look warm and cozy :)

    Oooh those are like reversed peanut butter cups! I love that idea, they look delicious! Thank you for the shout-out! :)

  12. Delicious blog!!
    I found it so interesting theme!

  13. I'm in NC now and it's been in the 90s for months and months, and whenever it's 80, people think it's cold and wear jeans, which is weird. Jeans and a scarf in the 50s are good :)

  14. Oh its been a while since I've had mushroom tofu stogonoff. Your tofu strogonoff has reminded me again, and now it turning wintery here. It will certainly be a dish on the menu soon.

  15. Those peanut butter cups look yum sissy!

  16. Beautiful pictures! That IS the coolest carriage I've ever seen.

  17. Interesting blog :)

  18. You look cold; I find fifty degrees cold too and I live in NY. The peanut butter looks yummy. Great shots all around.

  19. Tofu stroganoff and those peanut butter cups might be on our menu this weekend! Great ideas.

    It totally looks so cold! But, I love bundling up. Great outfit!

    That "Monaco Vitale" pic is great!

    It's getting colder in Hawaii - a whopping 75 degrees...LOL :D

  20. those are some mighty massive apricots!! YUM! mmm and a warm bowl of fabulous tofu stroganoff!! OMG <3 LOVEEEE

  21. River- No problem! And I pretty much always ask if I can pet the -dog, cat, horse, goat, bird- whatever the animal may be :)

    Malu-Thanks for stopping by!

    Sarah-I think jeans and scarf in 50's is good too, but I also need a coat. I have island girl blood :)

    Mangocheeks-It was very yummy! I seem to be making a lot of hot dishes and drinks now a days with this cold weather.

    Cassie- Thanks sis.

    Jenny- I just LOVED it. I told my husband, that I wanted to ride on the cinderella carriage if he ever takes me. Although, I will have to watch her do one ride to decide for myself if she treats her horses right. I am very particular about those kind of things.

    Miss Cherie- Thank you! And thanks for stopping by!

    Toyin- I am so glad to know that I am not the only one who finds 50's cold :) Thanks for checking out my blog! I will stop by yours today as well.

    Jeri-I am starting to enjoy bundling up as well. I never did before though. Wow, getting cold over there in Hawaii! I miss it :( Please enjoy it for me!

    Kelsey- I actually rarely eat apricots, but I just read an article on most important dried fruits to eat and apricots and cranberries are in the top 5!

    Shen- Miss you Shen! I know, I am horrible. I just started a job and this whole transition into coldness sucks. I am going to ATTEMPT to blog today!

  22. Hi Carissa, Just wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and your gracious comment. I am glad you love Jesus; he is truly worthy of our love and adoration. I pray you find a good church in Nebraska soon. The Lord will lead and guide you to the right place. Have a blessed weekend!



  23. Your PB cups look good! I have a recipe up on my blog somewheres too. We should have a PB potluck! :-)

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