Home Is Where The Food Is

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on September 27, 2010

Good Day!

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?

A green monster?

Vegan overnight oats?


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:


Maple Butternut squash and apple casserole:


Strawberry & Glonola Spinach Salad:


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.

Chickpea Pizza…


1.5 cups chickpeas + 1/3 cup pizza sauce + parsley + Sea salt + Ground pepper = Amazing and quick addition to any lunch.

And over-baked buttery Glonola apples


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?

After my Paris trip I was craving pumpkin, nut butter, VOO, Green Monsters, chickpeas, toast + avocado, and strawberry tarts.

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.

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Emily September 28, 2010 at 8:50 pm

I definitely miss my smoothies when I travel. I may look into getting a travel blender if the make them!


Becky September 29, 2010 at 11:01 am

Angela – I would love to make one of your vegan overnight oats recipes, but I wonder what kind of oats you use. Old-fashioned? Steel cut? I’m dying to try the pumpkin pie version (especially since I just made my first chia seed purchase – unless you count the Chia Pet I had in college) and want to get it right. It looks amazing!


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