Friday, October 30, 2015

The "Friday Finish"

It's the "Friday Finish"!  I honestly didn't know what to title today's mish mash of a post so there you have it!  Here are some random things I have been doing, catching up on, thinking, feeling, or seeing at any given time.

Earlier this week I mentioned that I was working on Raw Vegan Cheesecake Bites!  Here's the finished product!  You can see the full recipe and write up over at The Raw Food World News RECIPE Section as it's today featured recipe!



Also this past week I finally made it thru all of my leftovers of the Vegan Thai Green Curry base I made.  You can view that post HERE.

As you can see in this last photo before I ate the rest of it - it did thicken up quite a bit.  It was even better the 2nd and 3rd day!  YUM!

It's been extremely windy and rainy all this week!  We've had some flooding nothing major, thankfully, but it is out of the ordinary.  We even had a thunderstorm the other night.  Most of the leaves are off the trees and that proves that Fall is turning to Winter, soon.


It's been 'slim picken's' in the kitchen as I have run low on several personal staples.  I hope to fix that this week.  I won't be going crazy, I want to remain fairly thrifty this weekend but I still need to re-stock a few things.

Here's a quick photo of a thrown together dish.
My husband thought it was Vegan Mac & Cheese but it really isn't.  Here IS what I did do - however...I had some leftover marinara and added some Mac Nuts to it in my Vitamix and made it into a sauce of its own.  It's a red sauce meets white sauce I guess.  I topped it with Basil.
It was tasty!


Riley has been doing pretty good lately.  We can really start to see the 'grey' pop out in his coat, tho!  He's probably around 11 years old or so.  Several times a year his ears pose a problem and he ends up with ear infections.  We deal with the problem as it occurs of course but sometimes he rubs his ears or face on the carpet or sofa and he gets bald spots on his ears.  This time around I noticed he gave himself a scab on the top of one of his ears.  This is something new for him.  I have some ointment to put on it and drops for his ears.  Other than that he's been doing fine.

Cricket LOVES to torment him and he's been really patient with her.  I think he secretly likes it!

The other night I couldn't get back to sleep.  I was up at 1am and never did get back to sleep. At least Cricket was able to get some.

That was the same day we had a live broadcast at work and then I attended a Luncheon for the School Partnership.

It was another crazy week - it's true.  Hubby was able to take in some 'brother time' and attended a hockey game with his brother so that was nice.

I'm looking forward to not only attending a football game in November but a Meatloaf concert, too!  Woot!


My eye detox continues.  The throbbing (from wearing the wrong prescription) has finally subsided.  Sometime in the next month I hope to get in for an appointment and most likely a new pair of glasses.  I blogged before about how my days of wearing contacts have probably come to an end.

This is a selfie of me at work.  Note the Ponytail Palm and Sea Salt Lamp in the background.  I'm trying to Feng Shui up my office a bit more.  I just ordered 2 Quantum Balancing Crystals in the CONE versions.  I ordered one of the YELLOW and one of the ORANGE.  I hope to do a near future post on that soon!  I have been trying to get into the crystals more!


I LOVE my Sea Salt Lamp so much that I ended up ordering TWO MORE!  I did get them already but am trying to figure out where to put them.  Originally I got them for home.  Then I thought about putting them in my office along with this one you see here.  But now I am really thinking that I need to work on the atmosphere at home, too!

I ended up getting 2 of them for my friend at work and I got one for my parents and one for my sister, too!  They really like them, too!

I'm trying to think of fun items to get my family members for Christmas.  I have a few ideas but don't want to post them here because I think a few of them might read it.

21 comments:

  1. I love that picture of Riley, so handsome! The pasta looks delicious, and the cheesecake bites, hello! The lamp is also really beautiful. I'm sorry winter is coming for you!

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    1. Riley is FUNNY! He will jump up on the recliner and put his one arm up on the arm rest and lean over and veg out like that. I will walk by him and ask him if he would like a cup of coffee or something. I swear one of these days he will start ACTUALLY speaking (English) I think if he had a humane voice it would be comparable to Brad Garrett on Everybody Loves Raymond. You know...Ray's brother on there! LOL

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    2. Oh! And thanks on the food feedback!!!! I LOVE LAMP...lol...I still laugh when I say that...goes back to Anchorman! LOL

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    3. Now that I've studied Riley's face, you are so right about the voice! I looked at the recipe for the cheesecake bites, and as soon as I get some macadamia nuts, I'm going to try these!

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    4. teehee! I know I have a strange imagination when it comes to our furfriends :) Let me know if you do try the cheesecake bites :)

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  2. Yum on the cheesecake bites! And please send some rain here, lol. Adorable furkid pics! I've been thinking of getting a salt lamp for my desk at work too. Happy Friday!

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    1. You should get one for your desk at work :)

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  3. I love my Sea Salt lamps too!!. I swear that the negative ions emitted really do boost serotonin levels. When around them, my thinking always feels crystal sharp and my mind is always happy:D. I gently clean off the impurities off the crystals once a month to keep the effects optimum. Are your lamps Himalayan?— Tayler S.

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    1. Hi there! YES mine is a Himalayan Sea Salt Lamp :) I LOVE it!

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  4. Those cheesecakes look good! I never knew there was sunchoke artichoke syrup. Makes sense, there are so many plants that produce a syrup but we just don't know about it.

    I hope Riley's ear gets better! My dog (well, my parent's dog) is getting older and is constantly getting ear infections. It seems like there is nothing one can do to prevent them.

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    1. Thanks! Yes! I have been getting into SunRoot Syrup!!! It's pretty good!

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  5. I'm going to have to get me one of those Sea Salt lamps! :o)
    My dog, Marco does a similar pose too, they are so funny - wouldn't be without him!

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    1. Let me know if you get one of those lamps!!!! I LOVE IT!

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  6. Excellent post. You should have a giveaway of thr Cheesecake Bites.

    Wonder why Riley is getting ear problems this time of year? usually they are caused by allergies.

    I hear those Salt Lamps make great baby gifts for nurseries.

    One of the best things I ever did was get Lasik. Highly recommend.

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    1. I think it might be because of allergies but we can't figure out what he's allergic to! We've tried different foods and we don't use many chemical based things in our house. He has ear hair too so that might be something!

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  7. Gorgeous cheesecake recipe, I've never heard of artichoke syrup. And I think the sea salt lamp is just awesome! We went to a Meatloaf concert several years ago - it was fantastic, enjoy!

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    1. Good to hear you went and enjoyed the Meatloaf concert!!!! I'm looking forward to it that is for sure! I hope to do more with SunRoot Syrup soon! I have been using it in place of Agave because it's what I have on hand at the moment ;)

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  8. You are busy, busy bee! The cheesecake bites look so good! I'm going to check the recipe out. Ooh and so does the mac n' cheeze that isn't mac n' cheeze haha ;p
    Your pups are adorable as always. Poor Riley :/ Hope he doesn't scratch and rub too much.
    The salt lamp looks cool! I should get one for my bedroom as I'd like a dimmer light in there. More atmospheric.
    You're looking great!!!

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    1. You SHOULD get one for your room! You will LOVE it! Thanks so much for the ongoing encouragement, too!

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  9. Lovely lamp! Your cheesecake looks good.

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    1. Thanks so much! I really love these lamps! And the cheesecakes I will be tinkering with additional recipes soon!

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