If you’re like me, you’re probably holding onto every last second of Summer. Luckily I live in LA where it stays pretty warm until pretty much the end of October, but still. There is something I’ve always loved about TRUE Summer. Going to the beach, having barbecues, pool parties, being able to wear dresses and shorts until midnight without freezing your ass off…all of it!
Another thing I love about Summer? The fun DRINKS! Nothing better than laying by the pool with a cold cocktail in your hand, am I right? I’m good with pretty much anything from beer, to vodka, lets be honest. However, I was feeling fancy today while Rob and I were hanging out at home so I decided to take our bottle of rosé we were drinking and kick it up a notch. We had a watermelon on the counter that was ready to be cut up, so I poured it all into a blender, added a splash of vodka, a little lime and it was delicious.
This recipe was another one of those random Pinterest finds! I was searching for something to make for dinner, and I happened to stumble upon a board full of yummy vegan options. I always read over the ingredients and instructions of a recipe before I commit, just to make sure it’s somewhat easy and I’m confident I can pull it off (since I’m not super skilled in the cooking department quite yet!).
I’ve never been a big mushroom fan, but since switching over to our vegan diet, I’ve grown to like them out of necessity. They are full of protein and energy, so we try and incorporate them into our meals pretty consistently.
Rob made this Portobello Island Burger recently and I was completely blown away. Literally one of the best dinners he’s made (and that’s hard for me to say)! The recipe is from a cookbook called “The Vegan Stoner Cookbook” (it’s also a blog!) and I bought it from Urban Outfitters. It was so flavorful and delicious it reminded us a lot of a regular, beef burger. So good!!
The other night I decided to try and make vegan lentil tacos. This is another recipe out of one of the cookbooks Rob and I got for Christmas (“Isa Does It”). Lentils have become a huge staple in our vegan diet and they have incredible nutritional value on top of being delicious! Lentils contain 18g of protein per cooked cup, are high in fiber content, folate and vitamin B. Plus, they are great at filling you UP, not OUT (which as a woman, I always appreciate).