Thursday, January 2, 2014
Lengthy Post ~ Eventful 2014 Start!
Happy 2014! I've been VERY busy! In this post you will see a BUNCH of things that I have been working on! Starting with this Quinoa Dish from a few days ago! Unfortunately, I have misplaced the recipe! DRAT! But it does have various Spices, Quinoa, and Diced Tomatoes in it! I hope to post the recipe as soon as I locate it tho! Sorry about that!
Yes...they are a little flat...but they tasted YUMMY and kept well.
1 1/2 C Bob's Red Mills Flour
1 tea Baking Soda
1 tea Soaked Chia Seeds
1 tea Vanilla Extract
1/2 C Earth Balance
1/2 C Peanut Butter
1/4 C Chocolate Peanut Butter
1/4 C Applesauce
1/2 C Brown Palm Sugar (Wholesome Sweeteners)
And...I mean...a MESS! Beyond a MESS, actually! One of my many MINI Goals is to fix that. I start in on this a little bit yesterday!
You certainly can't tell from this photo!
What I will show you is HOW I started in on this MESS...
You name the utensil...it's HERE...
I like the way it turned out! I thought I would share it with you here...step by step!
There are 24 compartments - empty - for now...
We cut them into 5 inch "rings" for lack of better word, I suppose!
I really wanted a BACK on each one so it would STOP the items I put in there...and they wouldn't fall thru or fall out the back.
Decorative Duck Tape worked nicely. We covered about 75 to 80 percent of the back because I knew we wouldn't fill them with pens all the way to the top! I had two colors/patterns of Tye-Dye so I thought it would be cool to use 'em. It worked pretty well!
Yes...I already filled all 24 of them.
I love the way it turned out tho...but...I do have a LONG way to go on this Craft Room OVER HAUL.
Here's a closer look at this project.
I have more photos, too, but I think you get the picture!
I also love that this was reusing something and multipurposing.
Cost-Wise it made me smile, too! We figured it cost roughly 80 cents per compartment by doing it this way! YAY!
One of the items...
I've been saving and have been given LOTS of tins! This is just a small amount of the overall picture and problem. I want to make a mini goal to do a few a week...I will keep you posted on that.
Another item is this...
I have in the past and I want to get back into working with them again.
I make Plastic Beads out of them...stay tuned for that in the near future, too! I posted about it a while back on my old Crafting Blog, too!
Gabby on the left and Charlie on the right.
They stayed this close for about a half hour or so.
While I drank my smoothie that I posted about the other night!
Vegan Garlic Ranch Dressing! Woot!
2 Small Zukes
1/3 C Soaked Cashews
4 Small Dates
4 T Lemon Juice
2 Cloves Garlic
1 T Parsley
Sprinkle to Taste Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
1/2 C Almond Milk (or to texture/consistency)
1/4 C Nutritional Yeast
This is WONDERFUL! I'm so happy with this flavor! What have you been working on in 2014 so far!?