Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sunshine, hiking, food and doggies :-)

The sweet glorious sun came out today and shined brightly all day long! What a blessing after all the rain! :-) Woody and I took the dogs for a beautiful hike at Willow Creek. I love Sonoma County! I am so thankful for where I live. It's so gorgeous.

Sandwich on Udi's bread with hummus, goat cheese, tomatoes and basil! Simple perfection! 
I think Kona wants my sandwich! 
Woody's peanut butter and jelly :-) 

Such a beautiful day!

Before leaving for the hike, I made a breakfast that tasted really good but was otherwise, a total failure! I really loved the Coconut Banana Oat Muffins that I made the other day, so I wanted to try making them in the form of pancakes.

They started out looking pretty good!

But they completely fell apart when I tried to flip them!
We topped them with bananas, strawberries, walnuts and a sauce I made using dates, sunflower butter, vanilla extract and water. Really delicious! The pancakes turned out tasting amazing but they were a challenge to cook and didn't look very pretty. I guess the most important thing is taste though, right? 

Last night's dinner was a veggie stir-fry made with onion, garlic, ginger, carrots, zucchini, green pepper, kale, green beans, broccoli, and mushrooms served over buckwheat noodles.

 With this sauce:

It was a super simple, delicious dinner!

Dessert was WAY too many of these:

1/4 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup crumbled gluten-free pretzels, 2 tbsp gluten-free graham cracker crumbs mixed together, then dipped in melted chocolate and placed in freezer until set. WOAH. So good. So so so insanely good. I kept popping these in my mouth last night without even thinking about how many I was eating. Ooops.

I did some grocery shopping yesterday which ALWAYS makes me happy :-)

Here's something else that makes me happy.

My sweet, precious doggies being awesome and adorable :-)

I apologize for this smorgasbord of a post! When I don't get around to posting every day, there's a lot of meals, pictures and ideas that add up and sometimes they all end up scrambled together in one post, like today!

Woody just started a bonfire for us in the backyard so I'm going to join him. I can't think of a better way to end such a lovely day.

Much love and light! <3 Thanks for reading.


Bu Ha said...

I am so grateful for where you live too! Can't wait to see you again!

Elizabeth, blogging for SunButter said...

Hi Alaina Rose,
Gorgeous blog! I blog for SunButter, so I was happy to discover your toppings creation. And I'm a fellow dog lover, so I really enjoyed your photos. What lucky pooches! The best part of my day is hiking in the woods with our dogs. Enjoying your inspirational posts!

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