It’s Christmas Eve!! And that means…SANTA’S COMING! Can you tell I’m excited?
I also had huge excitement over my purchases from yesterday! So as soon as I woke up, I set to work ON Katie’s melties!
Starry ice cube tray
Coconut buttah! LOVE it already!
One coconut meltie, one Dark Chocolate Dreams meltie!
They’re in the freezer now, and will be consumed soon!
Breakfast was another one of my purchases:
Oh…cinnamonyness…mmm…. Loved this cereal! It couldn’t not be great though, since it had cinnamon in it! And it’s good for you!
I didn’t have a humungous breakfast, as I was heading off to a friend’s party. I had planned to make chocolate vegan cupcakes to take along, but I ransacked the kitchen and couldn’t find any cocoa powder! All I could find was ‘light’ instant hot chocolate powder!Thought about using this instead, but I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t work very well!
There was a huge buffet for lunch at the party, and bless her she provided vegan food (HOUMOUS!) and even told me at the start exactly what foods were and weren’t vegan! I am a Buffet Monster. All food is decimated by me.
Looks alright doesn’t it? Well that was my innocent first plate. Numerous other helpings followed, then the plate was thrown aside, and I dived right in there!
As soon as I got back from that party, I went out for a dinner with old friends! We’ve known each other since we were kids, but don’t see each other as much any more sadly, so it was great to catch up today!
It gave me an excuse to get a bit dressed up too!
We ate at Pizza Express, which is a lovely Italian restaurant if you’ve never heard of it.
We ordered doughballs to share for our appetizer, and since there weren’t any vegan mains on the menu, I just ordered the huge ‘Bosco’ salad without the mozzarella:
Warm garlic mushrooms, baby mozzarella, avocado, roasted tomatoes, baby spinach, rocket, balsalmic syrup and dressing
It was so big, I couldn’t finish! Trust me, that’s a rare occurrence!
There weren’t any vegan desserts either, but they did have an almost vegan ‘dolcetti’ (small dessert), which I ordered without the mascarpone. However, the waitress forgot that part, so I just ate around it:
Baby figs with cinnamon & white wine spiced syrup with mascarpone
The baby figs were lovely! I’ve never had a whole fig before, but they were delicious! The whole meal was great, and I successfully proved to my sceptical friends that vegans can eat out at ‘normal’ restaurants!
This morning, I’m off to the gym to get in a quick workout before starting the busy Christmas preparations! There’s my dish (Festive Squash Jalousie) to veganise+bake ahead and freeze:
And of course, tons of presents to wrap and cards to write! Since this is technically Thursday’s (late) post, I might do another one later tonight for you lovelies…
So what are you hoping Santa will bring you tomorrow? I know one of the things he’s bringing me (he left his receipt lying around! ) and can’t wait to show you tomorrow!! And how are you spending your Christmas tomorrow? With family, friends, or both? We’re having our usual of all the family round! And our family from New York our flying in today to spend Christmas with us, so I can’t wait to see them again!
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