Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pale Pizza Pajama Party

Josie and I finished up our girls' weekend with a pale pizza pajama party. I have a hard time cooking for two when I'm used to cooking for five or more so I decided to be lame and use up some things we had around. The result was this pale pizza and the last of the Brassica Soup I made for the guys. I wasn't even going to mention it, but Josie said it was super yummy and I should blog about it. Vicolo crust, a big layer of homemade hummus, some Daiya, and Tofurky sausage. I fell for hummus pizza when we were in Colorado before Josie was born, but don't make it often enough. We prefer my homemade seitan, but the co-op had Tofurky on sale. After eating, we snuggled in bed and read books, then she insisted on doing some homework in her workbook which I use to keep her distracted while I'm homeschooling Dema. We topped off the evening by watching A Hard Day's Night.

The guys were home on the morning train today and it wasn't soon enough for Josie. She loved our girl time, but missed her bros. She also missed seeing Todd, Katherine, and Tai.
Rob brought a picture of Tai asleep on Todd's shoulders so we had a cuteness fix. Rob also took pictures of their first trip to Handlebar, a place for vegan food and cycling advocacy. Two of my favorite things.
Dema's French Toast with candied pecans and blueberries from Handlebar
Rob's Vegan Diablos from Handlebar
Vegan Breakfast Burrito from Handlebar
Thumbs up from all the guys and I can't wait to try it myself sometime soon!
Thanks to Not Your Parents' Granola for the Liebster award! This is sweet and what makes it even more awesome is she also highlighted I Eat Grains which is written by Rachel, a local blogger, vegan meet-up participant, and we've recently added her to our radio show. Very cool!

Here’s how it works:
  • You show your thanks to the blogger who gave it to you by linking back to them.
  • Spread the blog love by picking your top 5 bloggers (supposed to be those with less than 200 subscribers, but it’s hard to tell) and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
  • Post the award on your blog.
  • Bask in your vegan blogger awesomeness.
I've added so many new-to-me blogs to my blog roll it is hard to bring it down to five, but here we go...

1. The Happy Go Lucky Vegan - fantastic food and fashion all in one blog.
2. Fork and Beans - love the name of the blog and the vegan candy posts have me drooling.
3. Second City Vegan - we obviously enjoy Chicago and Lisa's blog.
4. One Arab Vegan - more than great hummus, I can't wait to read more of Nada's blog. She is currently studying in Nottingham, England where my sister studied and lived for a time (and found it tough to be veg) so I love to see her living there vegan.
5. Olives for Dinner - we are olive-lovers and I'm always intrigued by couples who can make it work when one is veg and the other isn't.

I hope you all had a great weekend and check out these great blogs.


Jesse @ Happy Go Lucky Vegan said...

First of all - I love hummus pizza and french toast - and your pictures look delicious! Second, I am tickled that you would think of me for a Liebster award!! Thank you, thank you! I am a big fan of your blog as well. :)

Cara said...

What an honor, really! Thank you so much for this award :) I am so blown away by it (and I'm glad you like the blog name) hehe.

Loretta said...

Sounds like you and Josie had a good weekend. The pictures from handlebar look delish; I think you need to come up for a visit soon so you can check it out... ;-)

VeganLinda said...

Loretta, Parker said the food was as good as Vegan Diner, but the decor was inappropriate. He said there were some cuss words (he has words on the cuss word list which wouldn't normally be there and Rob doesn't know what he is talking about) on the posters (it is a bar) at Handlebar. I am waiting for my straight edge son to loosen up a bit. :-)

I think we should have a girls weekend soon and Erin, Gita, etc. and we can check it out. They apparently were a little thrown with three kids (Tai and my two) in the party at Handlebar. I love that Chicago Diner is so cool with children!