Quinoa, Kale, and Berry Bliss Oat Squares

After class Thursday, I stopped by Whole Foods to purchase Quinoa!  It was my first time making it.  It was hard to rinse the quinoa because I don’t have a thin strainer so I ended up hand washing it.  I lost some quinoa in the process but now I know next time to use a cheesecloth or not wash it at all.

I had kale, tabouli, and hummus in the fridge so I decided to create a “mediterranean salad”

I then topped it off with hummus 🙂

I also JUST got my food processor Today! To celebrate I made some Berry Bliss Oat Squares with the recipe from Oh She Glows.

Processing oats is so much fun

Pureeing the Strawberries, blueberries, banana, and maple syrup

I think I should have kept them in the oven slightly longer for a more “crispy” bar

Still, the bars turned out great!  Now that I have the food processor I can do more things!  I wonder what recipe I should tackle next… I might make the fruit and nut bars again because we ran out recently because I would eat one everyday.  This wednesday I’am going to Inn Season Cafe with my mom and my sister! I’m so excited to show them vegan/vegetarian cooking… and of course, the deserts.  On Friday, I’m going to Ann Arbor for the annual, Ann Arbor Art Fair to sit at the table for the Southeastern Michigan Animal Rights team.  This will be my first event with S.M.A.R.T but I’m excited to get involved!

 

Lunch at Whole Foods

Sorry for the late post!  There was a huge storm Wednesday night and we lost power Thursday.  We just got it back at noon today.  I tried blogging from the library computers but it wasn’t the same.  My last post on the chocolate chip cookies wasn’t as neat as I wanted it to be.  I also started my Calculus class this past tuesday.  I’m taking Calc1 at OCC because I didn’t take calculus my senior year.  Instead, I took AP Statistics.  Calc1 at Michigan is a weeder class.  I’ve incessantly heard how hard it is and I thought taking the class over the summer will be very helpful in preparing me for the fall.  Since we had no power, I decided to stop by Whole Foods and try out their fresh food.

I wish I could eat lunch at Whole Foods everyday….

 

My salad consisted of spring mix, mushrooms, mixed peppers, tofu, broccli tabouli, lemon quinoa, and carrots.  Oil-free balsamic vinaigrette on the side.

It’s also been SO HOT these past couple of days 😦

I spent the fourth of July going to my friend’s lake.  The fireworks show was by far the best.  Being on the lake makes it more surreal.  At the end they had fireworks shoot up from the lake.  It was incredible.

My favorite picture

Me and my friends

I’m going back to Inn Season Cafe for dinner today!  I can’t wait.. especially for the desert 🙂

 

Olga’s Pita isn’t Vegan friendly

I went out to lunch today and I made a mistake.  I didn’t realize that the pita bread that came with my California Coast salad wasn’t the pita I’m used to at Leo’s.  It has milk, eggs, and honey in it.  I only ate half of it until I realized what I had done.  Even though it was a mistake, I still feel terrible.  Eating at Restaurants is difficult enough.  Next time I just have to be more vigilant when I order food.