Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Giveaway Winner Announced & What I Ate Monday

Thank you so much for participating in my giveaway! It was really fun. What wasn't fun was drawing a number. I have no idea why, but I felt nervous inside; I wanted everyone to win.

I'm a little lame that way.

It's the same reason I annoy my husband terribly when I watch Illinois basketball with him on t.v. After 12 years of marriage, I have arrived at a place of sharing this interest with him. And I am genuinely happy with him when his team wins. I always feel bad for the other team, though. Which drives him crazy.

Sooo...the winner, chosen by Random Number Generator was...#1: "MaudPryor" over at Food Feud.

Stay tuned because I'm actually having another giveaway sometime in the next week! You'll get a chance to win a gift from CSN Stores. They are generously offering a $40 gift certificate to one of you.

Now - what I ate on Monday:

French Toast for breakfast (very quickly made just by dipping my bread in almond milk, nutritional yeast, and cinnamon) with raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, and walnuts. And more cinnamon sprinkled on top...I'm trying to up my cinnamon intake.

Lunch: a Food for Life gluten-free tortilla with melted Daiya, tomato sauce, lettuce, grated yellow squash, sprouts, and Upton's Naturals seitan crumbles.

I very rarely have oatmeal for supper, even though my husband does that frequently. I wanted to enter Chocolate Covered Katie's giveaway, though, which requires a post about making a Breakfast Sundae. (Hopefully, a Breakfast Sundae for supper counts. I actually had this same thing - minus the chocolate and add apples instead of bananas - for breakfast this morning.) Of course, when I do eat oatmeal for supper, I think, "This is so delicious. Why don't I always eat oatmeal for supper?"

For my Breakfast Sundae, I used steel cut oats topped with slivered almonds, a little squirt of agave nectar, a sprinkling of chocolate chips, and "Peaches and Cream."

I experimented by pureeing some silken tofu with 2 fresh peaches. I wish I could have made it thicker. I was at my mom's house, though, and my resources were limited.

I liked it, though! It was so good I had another bowl. This time I smothered it with Peaches and Cream and used almonds, strawberries, and chocolate chips. Oh, how I love chocolate chips that are just a little soft from being warm but firm enough to bite into. :)

Speaking of giveaways...I was so excited that I won Vegan Backpacker's Secret Society of Vegans t-shirt giveaway! Thank you, Vegan Backpacker and Vx!

Other things going on right now (but not much longer!):
Cereal Giveaway at Une Vie Saine
One Lucky Duck giveaway at Clean Eats in the Dirty South
$50 Gift Certificate to CSN at Opera Singer in the Kitchen
Mission: Impossible Pies e-book at All About...(vegan) food!


  1. What a scrumdilicious day you had! The french toast is very beautiful.

  2. Your wrap looks fantastic! I like Uptons seitan a lot! I am trying to get it at my local health store. Thanks for entering the giveaway. I look forward reading your blog.

  3. Wows! That burrito looks delish!

  4. That French toast looks all does...I love the Food for Life tortillas too. Your breakfast sundae looks like a winner to me.

  5. You're a lucky girl, let's see if you can win the Mission: Impossible Pies giveaway too ;D

    Thanks for taking part and spreading the word about it!

  6. PS:

    I was reading your comment on my blog, and at first I thought it said that you have been vegetarian from the age of 16, then I looked again and saw that it was 6! I just wanted to say that I admire people like you so greatly...and the world needs more people like you who raise their families to be compassion- minded and respectful of all creatures.

  7. Well congrats on your win! Love Uptons. I haven't had French toast in a million years. Looks delish.

  8. Ooooooo now I want to eat your oatmeal sundae for supper, peach cream and all! Too bad dinner's already done with today. I guess I'll have to wait til tomorrow!
    Looove the peach idea!

  9. Congrats to the winner. (harumph) Your food looks goooood. :-)

  10. congrats to the winner and for your upoming CSN stores action!

    thx for those linkbacks to other give aways, off to check a few out :)

  11. Congratuations on your win. Your breakfast sundae looks great, BTW.


  12. Thanks Jenny! I'm excited to have won!
    Breakfasts should be every meal, especially those - the sundaes and the french toast both look gorgeous. I have yet to make vegan french toast!

  13. I love oatmeal any time of day! Your sunday looks delicious!

  14. Congrats on your win! That french toast looks delish...actually it all does. I'm on break at work while reading your blog, and now I am starving from seeing all your food for the day! I love what you did with the oatmeal...never thought of pureeing tofu with fruit. Oh, and the tortilla....yumo! :o)

  15. Thank you, everyone, for your very sweet comments!