So what did we do? We got snapped on more ‘Lolotinis’ & wine!
‘Char Stars.’ Honestly, there is no one else on this planet who has seen the recipe or watched me make them. But after everything my Auntie did for me, I felt treating her to my best secret recipe was a small gift back. (Because we did it so quick, though, & because there are many ingredients/measurements, she says doesn’t remember them.) After her first taste of each flavour, she knew why these were secret recipes ;) She was incredibly grateful for her new treats, & I am soooo happy that I shared them with her!
Lunch was a variation of our previous recipes; recycling is fun! You may have noticed a theme developing…many of our dishes have had similar ingredients, & yet each tasted amazingly different. Pick one & dig in!
1 package spinach tofu noodles, rinsed & drained
½ cup corn kernels
½ cup edamame
¼ cup pea sprouts, chopped
¼ cup olives, pitted
½ avocado, diced
1 cup tomatoes, diced
3 tbs fresh basil, chopped
2 tbs fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tsp oregano, dried
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbs balsamic dressing
Sea salt & pepper, to taste
1) In a large bowl, toss all ingredients together.
2) Eat! :D
Magic Oven, as well as some corn, edamame, & Frank’s Red Hot! Simple, healthy, delicious :)
Sweets From The Earth: Carrot Cake w/ Cream Cheese Icing, & a Chocolate Pecan Caramel (obvs they were vegan). OHEMGEE. No words, no words. The carrot cake? Soft & fluffy. The cream cheese icing? Creamy, sweet, decadent. Chocolate Pecan Caramel? Kicks Turtle’s chocolates' ass. Sweets From The Earth, we love you <3
It was a sad day in TO, because we knew it was my last morning there. We had pre-made our lunches together the night before (recipe below), & shared fruit together that morning.
Looking back, though, we had an amazing trip. Between long walks, shopping, food & drinks, laughter & tears, meeting Melissa & visiting Niagara Falls, we bonded more than we’d ever had a chance to. Because it was just us, & this time we could share more as adults. I know we’ll continue to inspire each other :) Lolo is now, 100%, a whole foods vegan. I’m so proud of her, & I know she’s proud of me <3
And though we indulged in drinks, food, & desserts for 8 days together, we both lost weight. Neither of us expected that to happen...How many people can go on vacation & lose weight? Love it. Proof that you can lose weight on a healthy vegan diet, without doing any strenuous activity.
2 carrots, spiralized
2 zucchinis, spiralized
1 can of chickpeas, rinsed & drained
1 can of black beans, rinsed & drained
1 cup tomatoes, chopped
1 cup edamame
Juice from one lime
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
Sea salt & pepper, to taste
Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, to taste
1) Divide carrots & zucchini equally onto two plates.
2) In a large bowl, toss remaining ingredients together.
3) Scoop desired amount of bean mixture onto zucchini & carrots.
4) OM NOM NOM.
Georgie & Lolo, xo