Yummy weekend eats 

I spent some time in the kitchen this weekend!

The first new recipe I tested  was these chocolate coconut cookies. I know they look a little bit like charcoal…but they are very tasty. I could only eat two of them (an hour apart) before they became a bit too rich and  chocolatey for me…eat sparingly. I think if I make them again, I will leave out the chocolate chips!
  

Next I tried this crispy peanut tofu recipe. I didn’t end up using cauliflower rice, because I seem to of misplaced my grater over Passover! I used regular basmati rice, but next time I will try the cauliflower. The tofu came out incredible! The sauce is so yummy I kinds sorta wanted to just drink it. Actually I did. No I didn’t. No picture! 

The last thing I made were these Peanut butter balls. I subbed of the rolled oats for oat flour to give it a bit of a denser consistency. They were delicious! I do recommend keeping them in the freezer. They don’t really need the sprinkles and chocolate chips, you could use just one and they would still be yummy! 

 

A few newbies 

I just wanted to share some new favourite things! One. A new sweater I got from Justice! That’s right, a kid’s store. Zoe actually wanted it, but it didn’t come in her size. As I was looking I noticed it in a size 18…I figured I could fit into something that an 18-year-old might wear, if they were chubby at it was a loose fit! I love it, and got loads of compliments on it today. Obviously I couldn’t fit into most of the clothing there, nor would I want to…but this is the second sweater I’ve gotten in there (the first), and I have loved both of them!
 

 

I also wanted to share a new necklace, on from HauteLook. I love it! Sterling Silver, Mabe Pearl and Agate.  
 

What’s up?

Just a few updates, and a review, from a busy sucky blogger! 

1. Work is so busy. We have a new computer system that went live March 30…I have so much to do to get all my cases up to date in the new system, and barely know how to do it. So that’s kept me busy. 

2.  It’s Easter weekend. After years of hating Easter weekend (a 4 day weekend for me, but Adam works 3 days and I’m solo parenting) this year it’s been fine. I actually checked and it’s been a few years since my once yearly Easter whine! Amazing how time flies and kids get older. This year I was even able to leave them alone and get out (Friday) for a little run. They are just starting to stay home alone (daylight hours, with me close to home, 30 minutes or so)…and it certainly does make tax season easier for this mom! See how I’m running again? I gotta, SL10K is coming up! Sponser me here! I’m up to 4-5km runs.

3. My supplement (Himalaya stresscare) seems to be helping a lot! I’m feeling less stressed and anxious, and sleeping quite a bit better. My weight is also improving. I waited a week to weight myself after the 3lb gain (I know, shoulda waited longer) and they were gone, along with one more pound. That was last Monday, so I’ll  see what the work scale says Tuesday. I don’t feel like I’m still gaining and the pants and top I wore last night both haven’t been worn since the fall (before I started really noticing weight gain) and they both fit fine! 

A review

After about a year of committed Vinylux use, I decided to try L’Oreal Infallible polish. It had good reviews and boasted 12 days of chip free shine. I got it in Iconic Indigo. 

The good: a pretty purple that went on easily, covered in 2 coats, and dried fast. 

The bad: here is my left hand after only 3 days….and I did some touch ups yesterday! I guess it’s back to Vinylux for me!