How's your day going! Mine going pretty great! First off, I went out to water the garden this morning and I have 3 tomatoes growing YIPPEE! I thought I was going to be tomato-less because there were just blooms and more blooms..but no tomatoes. Now I just need 100 more pounds for my salsa making LOL! Second, I put an ad on craigslist (after hearing about Averie's craigslist adventures) for a scoby and a lovely lady emailed me back almost immediately. I just got off the phone with her and she is so sweet. She is going to give me a couple scobies and some glass beer bottles(the cool ones with the air tight lid) for just a donation!!! She makes kombucha for her nephew who has crohn's disease. Isn't that so special? SO excited! I'm meeting with her next week..can't wait!!! Third, it's my BFF's birthday today! Happy Birthday lovely!! Miss you:(
Fourth, Caitlin of Operation Beautiful was on the Today Show. How cool is that? Her book is out and I can't wait to read. You are beautiful Caitlin and great job!!! I'm so giving this as a Christmas gift to the special ladies in my life.
Here's a little song about women not seeing their true beauty:)
So now onto the disappointing part... Last night I tried to be a kitchie hero but it didn't turn out that well. My cape must have been busted I guess:)
First off, I tried to make almond butter. I had ran out of the store bought stuff the day before and made the mental note to buy almonds. So, I did that, and read a bunch online about actually making the almond butter. Everything seemed simple enough. I soaked around 2 cups of almonds for a couple of hours then I placed them in my food processor. I then proceeded to process and process some more. I added a bit of oil because it didn't seem to be going anywhere. It finally became a bit more smooth but it never got creamy. I swear I processed the mixture for nearly an hour. My food processor was getting pretty hot in the process too..grr! So everyone..what did I do wrong? Any insight? Here's what it looks like right now...
I was thinking maybe I need a smaller food processor because maybe the butter had too much space to get away from the blade. Another thought was that maybe I shouldn't have added the oil to it. I really want the creamy almond butter...boo!
Then I decided to whip up Kristen's cheezy hemp nacho sauce. Well, it didn't really become a sauce. My food processor was just too big for the small amount of ingredients and I didn't have my blender on hand. It still tasted really good but again...not creamy!
I decided to lay everything out on the patio table so the hubs and I could have a nice sit down meal. Then I get a phone call asking if he could hang out with his best friend. I was a little choked but then I realized he hadn't seem his buddy for a long time. So,it was dinner for one.
Some beautiful red quinoa!
My favorite summer salad these days - tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow zucchini, basil, parsley, onions, s&p, rice vinegar, paprika, and a touch of cayenne
I wasn't too hungry because I picked some blueberries earlier that day and so my tummy was pretty full. Plus I just did one of the most intense workouts ever and was still trying to recover from it lol!
So, that's a few disappointments for one night. If that had happened to me a year ago? Well, I would have been mad and would be walking around pouting and building up anger. But why? Because it didn't go my way, that's why. But that's a destructive outlook. I've really worked on letting things go and trying to "go with the flow" more often and I can't tell you how good it feels to do so. One thing that helps me gain perspective is to ask....
Is this problem/disappointment etc going to matter in a year from now?
99% of the time it isn't!! In my case..of course it wouldn't matter.
- I'm sure I'll figure out how to make almond butter...eventually!
- I will be able to make that cheesy sauce in another piece of equipment
- I'll make our dinner even more special next time and spend some extra time prepping!!
How do you handle disappointments? Is it easy for you to just rub it off?
Now this is definitely not disappointing!!! Who's that man in my kitchen? Hey Averie, Ry loves those high raw vegan chocolate chip cookie dough balls so much that hekes them himself. Coming from a guy who doesn't stay in the kitchen more than 2 minutes a day..this is progress:)
Have a great rest of your day!!!