Foods You Crave-Healthy or Not, Holiday Baking, Movie Tidbit

Hi Friends!  How’s your week going so far?  Skylar and I started off our morning by going to the grocery store.  I loaded up with ingredients to do some “holiday baking” with.  I was feeling inspired to cook and bake today, so I did.  It was a lot of work.  Won’t lie because there is no dishwasher and I am working in less than fully-stocked kitchen, but I made it work.  And oh, I whipped up some awesome treats and eats.  Recipes and pictures to come in the following days.

Evan asked the other day if anyone has a current food obsession?

And Gabriela just asked today if there’s a food you eat every day?

Mine lately has been GF Vegan “Rice Krispie” Treats with Vegan Chocolate Frosting and even though I am on vacation and lots of people would stay out of the kitchen on vacay, there is enough incentive, i.e. the finished product, for me to spend time whipping these up.


Vegan Chocolate Frosting is what I like to sink my teeth into!

GF Vegan “Rice Krispie” Treats with Vegan Chocolate Frosting  

From my post yesterday about our time at the beach and pictures and my 10 Questions, thanks to those of you who played along and told me a little something special about yourself or answered any of the questions.

Tons of you mentioned that you loved the movie A Walk to Remember.  As I had said yesterday, I was in the movie.  Because I had so many people ask me about it, here’s a little more info….I was the girl in the poster that Mandy Moore’s head was super-imposed on in the cafeteria scene where Landon “defends” her.  That’s my body on the poster.

I was living in Wilmington, NC at the time when they were filming the movie (10 years ago) and was cast for the part.  I went and auditioned for the part, they called me later that day to say that I got the part, and told me to be on the set the next morning.

The next day, I spent about a half day being photographed and videoed and was paid quite well for my time that day, and became SAG (Screen Actor’s Guild) card eligible.

All in all, a super fun day!  So that’s a little more trivia about me. 

Edited to Add: The Video…thanks to a reader for tracking down a You Tube link and I figured out how to drop it in!

I know it’s cold where some of you are, has anyone made any soup or chili lately?   Is that a food you can’t get enough of?

Here’s one to try if you’re looking for a recipe.   You can do it in a Crock Pot or on the stovetop.  And no sauteeing first, then adding this or that, is required.  It’s one pot and just dump everything in all at once.
Vegan Chili

Vegan Chili 

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1. When you’re on vacation, do you cook?  Do you eat out?  Do you try to stay some place where you at least have the option to cook, i.e. there’s kitchen access?
I couldn’t imagine being on a long-ish vacation and not having access to a kitchen.  Between food allergies, having a small child who I swear needs to eat about 17 times a day, the expense of dining out, and the less-than-healthy options in a restaurant or options that I would want to eat, I would be miserable without being able to cook for usAnd in debt!  We eat out very rarely at home, no reason to start here is the way I look at it.

2. Holiday Baking anyone?  What are your fave recipes or things you just have to make?
I really wasn’t going to make anything but since I have a family and hungry neighbors to help me with the sugarfest I created, I figured, why not!

3. What’s the Latest Food you can’t get enough of?  
I can’t get enough Rice Krispie” Treats with Vegan Chocolate Frosting as I mentioned and made.

4. Do you crave “healthy” foods?  Or could you live on desserts alone?
(Healthy is such a relative term that I put it in quotes but I think we can all agree than carrots are healthier than Twinkies, that apples are healthier than Butterfinger bars, that broccoli is better for you than Cool Whip.  Ok now that we have “healthy” cleared up…)
I love my green bowls and eat an edamame salad almost every day.  Or some sort of green/raw/fresh salad or food.

I joke about desserts, but honestly, 90% of my diet is fresh, wholesome, “real” food, green food, fruits, veggies, and I like it that way.  I actually couldn’t imagine it any other way.  I couldn’t get enough of eating this way.

I’ve posted before that I don’t eat all the desserts I make.

Do you crave Healthy Foods? 

We’re off for a family walk, have a great evening everyone!

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