I wanted to show you a few of my purchases from Paris…
A cookie press!
I’m sensing vegan ginger cookies on the horizon! ;)
I also got a print of the Eiffel tower.
Sad story: My sister bought my mom and I each a gorgeous oil painting in Paris and we forgot them on our tour bus and no one turned them in. :( Major doh.
I also got a couple small prints and postcards. I am going to put one on my Vision Board.
and COFFEE ONLY Paris mugs!!!
Whenever you see these Paris mugs on my blog, you will know I am drinking COFFEE!!! ;)
[P.S.- I’m working on the coffee thing. Our coffee maker intimidates me….]
I bought a lot of this…
I also bought gifts for family.
Home Is Where The Food Is:
When I return from a trip there are usually a handful of foods that I am dying to eat upon my return. I find for every trip, the list of foods I am craving differs depending on what I ate and also what I didn’t have access to while I was away.
So what was the first thing I ate when I got back from Paris?
The Ultimate Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Cookie, of course. ;)
Sixty seconds after being home one of these was in my mouth.
I made Eric a batch before I left and he saved me one!
Ok, ok, he didn’t technically save me one; he didn’t know any were left and then I spotted it and nabbed it!
I leave no cookie undetected, my friends.
It was STILL moist and fresh after an entire week in Tupperware! It must be those walnuts adding a ton of moisture. This is my favourite cookie recipe yet.
After my cookie attack, I made Pumpkin Pie Vegan Overnight Oats with pure maple syrup! I was craving them all week.
Then I made a huge chickpea salad. Oh how I missed my little chickies.
Then I spent time with Sketchie! He was stuck to me like glue all night.
But that could have been because I was luring him with cat treats…I’ll just pretend he missed me…
After dinner, I headed to the grocery store to stock up on fruit!
Bananas, grapefruit, oranges, lemons, ginger, apples, etc.
When I get back from a trip, the first thing do is make sure that healthy foods are on hand. Luckily the fridge is overflowing with vegetables from our CSA so I didn’t have to buy many veggies.
I have also had plenty of these Pumpkin Pie Monsters.
Today, I spotted Gena’s Butternut Squash Smoothie that I am dying to try with my leftover 2 pounds of b’nut squash. I’ll have to try it this week!
And a square of this each night…I am trying to make it last, but it is hard.
My sis and I deemed this the best dark chocolate we have ever tasted. It is 85%, but I swear to you it tastes like 40-50%. Incroyable!
I’ve also been enjoying my Ezekiel toast with avocado, pepper, sea salt, and tomato paste.
And bananas and almond butter with cacao nibs:
And of course Tartes Aux Fraises!
These tarts are a must make. If you leave them in the fridge overnight the tart shell gets all soft and moist from the strawberries and the strawberry flavours infuse the crust. A dream I tell you.
1.5 cups chickpeas + 1/3 cup pizza sauce + parsley + Sea salt + Ground pepper = Amazing and quick addition to any lunch.
Awww, It’s good to be home. :)
After you return from a trip, what is the first thing you usually eat when you get home? What foods are you craving like mad?
And yes, mass quantities of chocolate. But that goes without saying…
See you tomorrow morning for a savoury tart recipe and the one thing I really struggled with since being back home. Hint: It wasn’t a loss of appetite! bahaha.