Saturday, August 28, 2010

Back from vacation!

I'm still alive!  We are back from our vacation and I have so much to post!  We ended up staying on vacation a day longer, then we came home to broken sprinklers, our water heater was leaking and a heat wave.  Doing laundry was slow going do to the heat, it was too hot to run the dryer during the day, luckily the heat has passed.  Then Keaton and I drove to get our Cleo dog, from my in-laws down south, so we stayed the night down there.  Then it has been stocking up on food and getting Keaton prepared for school starting this Monday.  Whew! 

Anyways, I have so much to post that I'm going to have to do it in parts.  I don't have time to start today but I will tell you it was so beautiful up in the Giant Redwoods and there is so much vegan food up in Northern California I don't know why it's not like that everywhere else.

                                                  Rhododenron Trail in Redwoods State Park
Until I post about the wonderful food and scenery from our vacation here is a meal I made from Viva Vegan.
Potato-Chickpea Enchiladas with
Green Tomatillo Sauce
and Pine Nut Crema
served with
Cilantro Rice

(This was a hit with us and I added some kale to it)

Alfajores with Dulce De Leche Filling
(I also smothered some chocolate along with the Dulce De Leche on some of them and
I used arrowroot because I didn't have cornstarch and they still turned out although they had a underlying taste because of it. Next time I will use cornstarch)   
Enjoy your Saturday!


  1. Those trees!

    Sorry to hear what you came home to. Hopefully you were all nice and relaxed so it wasn't too bad?

  2. Awesome alfajores! I've never made them myself, but I can easily imagine how addictive they must be with that gooey caramel filling.

  3. beautiful nature pic! and the cookies look good too :)

  4. sad to hear about what about your home, thank God it wasn't winter time. I love the food...nice dishes.

  5. Great post! No matter how good or bad a vacation is, it is always bittersweet to return.

  6. I am going to have to purchase the Viva Vegan cookbook. I keep seeing delicious looking dishes made from it.

  7. Sorry to hear about your troubles at home, but at least your vacation went well! I once took a trip to california and visited the redwoods, but only for a day, which was not nearly long enough. I am so excited to see your photographs and hear about your trip!

  8. Northern California is beautiful, my wife is originally from the San Francisco area.

    It appears you had a little more adventure than you had planned after returning home but a vacation with beautiful scenery and good vegan food sounds fantastic.

  9. Welcome back! Sounds like you had a great time, can't wait to read all about it. I always feel like I need a vacation from the vacation. :-)