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Friday, July 13, 2007

Friends, finds, and food

Karen and I finally got together. We live so close and we were just waiting until my back decided to behave itself. We had a great time. Karen is such a sweetie. She brought me a new book and a coupon for 5 bucks off at our local Henry's Market. I also got to meet Mattie. Her fur baby is so sweet. I fell in love with her immediately and I can't wait until we get together again. It was so weird when we met, we hugged and I felt as though we had been friends forever. I am blessed. Karen made my day! I think, no, I know, I have found a gem of a friend!!!


Mattie and Shiloh meeting for the first time. The two blonde's are too cute together. They finally wore each other out and decided to kick back and enjoy the company!
Check out Karen's blog, you can see more adorable pictures of
Mattie!


Karen shops at a really neat store called GTM right her in Santee where I live, which I have only been to once and that was a very long time ago. They have everything plus, an isle with lots of vegan items. After playing with our kids and visiting we took a drive over there. Now I drive by this store almost everyday since it is a block from my chiropractor and have never go inside. What a blessing Karen is! We had a good time. Look at my cool finds. All recommended by my new friend, Karen. You are the bomb, Karen!
This bag of Seitan Teriyaki Jerky was only $2.39. What a steal! I also bought a box of
Quinoa/Corn blend pasta. for 79
cents. The little bags of Jerquee
were only 48 cents and a couple
of "hot and spicy" meatless jerky strips for 69 cents. I couldn't believe it! I will definitely be making this store one of my regular stops. Thanks again, Karen!

I love all types of beans. Diann made some great BBQ beans on July 4th. Be sure to check out her site. She originally got the recipe from Bazu. Thank you ladies for helping my dinner turn out fantastic. Who can go wrong with corn on the cob, baked potato, steamed squash, broccoli, chard, and these yummy beans. Oh, the recipe for the beans makes a ton of them. So try them and enjoy!

The temperature is rising here in SUNNY San Diego! No one likes to do much cooking in this heat, so here we have a quick, simple, and nutritious lunch. Sprouted corn tortillas, (if you never had them and have the chance get them at your nearest Whole Foods, do so!), black beans, corn, carrot, olives, tomatoes, lettuce, green onions, and some avocado. So light, yummy, and refreshing.

16 comments:

KleoPatra said...

It was so great to meet you, can't wait to hang out again. We'll head up to SIPZ at some point... and there is a groovy second-hand store next door that gives its proceeds to animal rescue!

Thanks so much for entertaining me & Mattie in your home... love your dogs Shiloh and Josh, your sweet cats & the rescued snakes (and the cute little mice, too...)

Here's to friendship, and to a fellow "Kleo" (or is that "Cleo"!?), Sheree'.

And hmmmm... if you'd had out a plate of what i see here, i'd probably still be at your house begging for some of that great stuff.

VeggieGirl said...

that's so great!!! I wish there was a way for all of us vegan bloggers to meet somehow - that would be amazingly fun, since there's so many of us!

Melody Polakow said...

How cool that you and Kleo got to hang out!.. and WTF? Rescued snakes? oy.. I am terrified of snakes... but you rescued them? I'd love to hear the story behind that.... because it almost makes me feel warmly towards snakes... and that says a lot.. because I am truly terrified...

Those tacos look so delicious...

julie hasson said...

It sounds like you guys had such a fun day! And how fun to hang out with your dogs and buy all that yummy food too!

madeinalaska said...

man that girl gets around huh?? (just kidding couldn't resist)
looks like fun. I am w/ veggie girl wouldn't it be nice to have a big ol' get together?
Julee

Monika K said...

How sweet - I'm so jealous of your one on one gab session!

aTxVegn said...

That's so great you two got together! I think both of you would be great friends for anyone to have.

Your veggie plate looks great - you know I love my broccoli. And I'm glad you liked the beans. They do make a lot. I ate lots of taco salads to use them up. I think my crockpot will take the place of my oven if it ever gets to be summer here.

R2K said...

: )

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

Everything looks so yummy and cool. It's too hot to cook here too.

And best of all, meeting someone from bloggerland, what a treat!!

Judy said...

Congrats on a new friend and a new store! Don't you feel stupid when you finally go somewhere or do something that makes you think "why have I waited so long?"

Food looks great too!

Jody from VegChic said...

How awesome is it that you guys got to meetup like that? Karen is a really sweet person. We exchange emails and sometimes cookies or other stuff across country sometimes!

The BBQ beans looks wonderful and the veggie tortillas, yum!

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

How fun for you & Karen to meet, hang-out, and go shopping! There is something very special about meeting a fellow blogger! and I enjoy those primal strips in a pinch.

urban vegan said...

Isn't Kleo the bestest?

You live in Santee? I had a penpal from Santee in high school for years and years. Her name was Melanie Washburn. Know her, by any offhand chance?

Johanna3 said...

looks like a great day!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I like Primal Strips, especially the Thai Peanut! Those tacos look delicious!

KleoPatra said...

http://veganmomma.blogspot.com/2007/07/gtm-finds.html

Check it out, Sheree'!!!