Snappy Crunch

Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post about Moving.  Your support, comments, and cheering me on through this stressful time were awesome.  I read each and every comment with a smile on my face.  Thank you for those!

I know I promised a Part 2 as a followup to the last post, but I haven’t had time to type it up.

I’ve been too busy packing!

I hate the hurricane effect that moving creates.  Ugh!

I’ve been busy pre moving my possessions into the new place!  Thank goodness I am able to pre-move some things in like dishes and bulk/dry food items and random odds and ends.  It definitely cuts down on the hurricane effect and the emotional and actual chaos that moving brings.

MY OTHER RECIPES

But I am so tired.  Omg.  Beyond words tired.  I have been working nonstop packing, donating, sorting, decluttering, filling boxes, carrying, sweating and not stopping since last week.

But it’s worth it because I have been busy organizing my new kitchen!
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Didn’t take these pictures, but will be taking some soon and will share them as soon as I take some.

One thing that I’ve been snacking on lately is sugar snap peas.

I could polish off a half bag at a sitting.  <–Fiber much

Something about their crunch.

Their snappy-ness.

I adore them.

I like them plain but I enjoy dipping them in everything from Vegan Slaw Dressing

to Mango Butter

To homemade 2 minute peanut sauce

Dip your peas in here.  And then tell me you don’t like peas.  Yeah, sure.

I bet I could even put sugar snap peas inside fresh vegan spring rolls

I also dip my sugar snap peas (and many other veggies like yellow peppers) in mango chutney

This stuff is so good. 

I can actually eat it with a spoon.  And sometimes do.

I also make my Mango Ginger Maple Tofu with it if I don’t just want to use it as a dip for veggies or want to move past spoon eating it.  Did I just admit to that?

If you’re unfortunate enough not to have a TJ’s in your area, use apricot, pineapple, peach, or mango jelly or jam and throw a pinch of cayenne pepper or chili powder (just a pinch) + pinch of ground ginger into the jam for a cheater’s tofu marinade or veggie dip.

And I’ve also been crunching on some Vegan Peanut Butter Chex Mix, i.e. Puppy Chow

10 minute to make.   And then, you’re addicted to it.  And can’t.stop.crunching.

Questions:

1. Do you like sugar snap peas?

 I love them!  Obviously, from this post.

2. Any favorite dips or sauces, condiments, or even “non-standard” uses for things?

I love peanut sauce as a veggie dip.

Ketchup makes a great salad dressing.

And mustard is great on crackers.  Or salads.  For me at least.

3. What have you been crunching on lately?

Peppers, sugar snap peas, green beans, raw vegan kale chips, popcorn with coconut oil + nooch + stevia, puppy chow, it’s all good to crunch on.

Time to get snappy with a few boxes now!

47 comments on “Snappy Crunch”

  1. I’ve been on a bell pepper and cucumber kick lately. With salsa or just plain. I really love sugar snap peas too, but I haven’t had them in a while. I need to fix that!

    Love the look at the new place and I can’t wait to see more pictures!!!

  2. So sorry about the move. If it helps…your not alone. I still have to move the bulk of my house! I hope your move goes quickly and painlessly. I LOVE sugar snaps and mustard is my favorite condiment!

  3. I love sugar snap peas! Dipping them in garlic hummus makes me melt…and teriyaki sauce. I hope you get some rest!

  4. Hehe, I just listened to one of my nutrition classes that mentioned when we crave crunchy foods that usually means we are angry and don’t have a way to express that anger! Just wanted to share :) Don’t know if this is true or not, but if I were you, I’d have plenty to be angry about right now!

    Bummer you guys have to leave your current place and move, again. I’ve moved a ton too (at least once a year) and hate the chaos it creates! I need my things and my space orderly as well! But otherwise I love going to new places! Luckily the hubby joined the military so I have to stay put for the next 3 years, lol!

    Good luck with your move!!

  5. Your new place looks beautiful! I am still wishing you a smooth as a transition as possible. And some rest! I love snaps peas! I love to dip into cinnamon. As for crunchy things in my life, little strawberry guavas and figs! Both have very crunchy seeds

  6. That kitchen looks amazing!!

    I can dip almost anything in hummus or guacamole.

  7. That mango chutney looks amazing!

  8. OH MY GOODNESS GIRL!!! How stressful is this situation??? I wish I was there to help you pack or something!!

    You will be happy everywhere you go, I know it. You are just a happy person!

    xxoo

  9. LOVE puppy chow! I loved that when I was a kid.

    That mango butter sounds amazing. I wish we had a TJ’s here. :(

    I want one of those spring rolls!

  10. Your new kitchen is pretty! I’ve been stalking craigslist for 2 MONTHS in Portland, OR trying to find a suitable 2-3 bedroom home and I’m about to pull my hair out. So, I guess I’m saying that I’m super impressed that you found a place in six days! Congratulations, even though the whole situation sounds super exhausting and stressful. I’m glad you’ve come up with a new place and had the means to secure it. Good job :)

    Also, love love love Trader Joe’s for their chutney, butters, hummus, and frozen fruit. I would not eat as well as I do without that place!

    Good luck getting through the big move.

  11. I actually had no idea how delicious sugar snap peas were until recently. I had never had them raw, only in stir fries. But wow, they are addicting!

    Personally, I’m addicted to mustard. Nothing fancy, just plain yellow mustard. Dip a fry in it and then when all the fries on gone, just squeeze some directly into your mouth…. Nah, I think I’ll stick to being the only one who does this ;)

  12. LOL – I literally just finished eating a GIANT bowl of sugar snap peas. Mmmmmmm – so crunchy and delicious!

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