It’s the last day of the month and in keeping with my plan at the beginning of the year to recap the noteworthy things I made, here goes:
Orange Ginger Tempeh and Brown Rice Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette (vegan, GF if GF tempeh is used) – my new favorite salad
Old-Fashioned Butter Mints (no-bake, GF) – this is another recipe that people on Pinterest have loved and I’m a little surprised because I thought I was the only one who liked these old-fashioned mints like my grandma used to keep in her candy jar
Pumpkin Spiced Brown Rice Tempeh and Cranberry Salad – (vegan, GF if GF tempeh is used)
Noteworthy Non-Food Posts:
20 Father’s Day Gifts Under $20 – This took me forever to write – not sure what I was thinking
Coronado Island – Skylar’s last day of school picnic. Picnics on my last day of school growing up in rural Minnesota looked a wee bit different
New Storage Cabinet – I am in love with a cabinet. I’m so happy I have a place to store my dishes and it’s all neat and organized. Best purchase of 2012.
What were the highlights of your June?
In food, I’ve been making an effort to post more savory recipes. However, I like to bake more than I like to cook savory foods, which pushes me outside my comfort zone. I’ll almost start a baking project but then I think to myself, I can’t post more cookies.
So I make tempeh salads instead, which isn’t entirely a great trade going from cookies to salads for my tastebuds, but holiday baking season is right around the corner, right?
In other matters, I’m loving the warmer weather and it’s by no means ‘hot’ in coasteal San Diego (low to mid 70s as daytime highs) but I love summertime. Longer days, summer fruit, being able to run outside in just a sports bra and shorts is something I wait all year to do and have been loving every mile of it.