I had no clue what I wanted to write about for at the letter Q, so today I am sharing a photograph I captured of white roses at a quarter past three.
Vegan potato bakes are something I enjoy making for dinner. Yes, it takes time to chop up potatoes and fresh vegetables, but these just taste so much better than the frozen potatoes sold at the store. Also, the ingredients are fresh, and no weird preservatives are added.
During the day I might have a hummus salad, a smoothie, or a bean burrito, but sometimes in the late winter and early spring when it is still chilly at night, I also enjoy making a vegan potato bake because of the aroma it adds to the house. Baking warms up the kitchen, which is a plus since is it usually still chilly in late March an early April. Since I live on a budget I discovered the a plant based lifestyle has saved me even more money over the last couple of years then when I used to buy fish and chicken, and I can make potatoes that are more tasty than what is served in a restaurant.
Do you ever crave a simple salad? Today for the letter P I am on thinking about chili pepper flakes sprinkled on top of a salad. The red hue of the flakes is inviting, and the taste marries with the lemon juice I squeeze over the top of the salad.
The letter O is for a visit I made to the Pacific Ocean. These photographs were captured at Huntington Beach on a Easter Sunday.
A video of the day I spent at Huntington Beach.
Today I went for another hike on the desert side of the San Bernardino Mountains. People have noted it does not look very foresty, and this is because it is the side of the mountain facing the high desert.
Come along with me on a hiking on the north side of the San Bernardino Mountains, which is a transitional area between the mountain forest and the high desert.
The moon visible during a daytime hike is always a treat, especially with the cerulean sky to highlight this earthly satellite.
There is also a short video that I created the moon in the afternoon sky.
A few months back captured the amazing view driving by Big Bear Lake, which is a town located in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Admire the view of Big Bear Lake on a late September afternoon in this short video.
Today I bought some kiwis to eat for the first time in years. To consume these I simply cut the two kiwis in half and scooped out the contents with a spoon. I do not like the fuzzy skin of this fruit, so this is the best way for me to enjoy it.
Today the letter J is for going to Joshua Tree National Park.
Here are some pictures I took on a trip to Joshua Tree a few months back.
Here is a video of the drive to Joshua Tree via Big Bear, Lucerne Valley, and Old Woman Springs Road.
Today the letter I is for the iceberg and purple cabbage salad with hummus. To make this salad I chopped up some purple cabbage and iceberg lettuce.
The homemade hummus consists of a can of organic chickpeas with two teaspoons of tahini. I also added freshly squeezed lemon juice, minced garlic and chili pepper flakes for flavor. This hummus makes the perfect salad dressing because it is not fattening packaged kind of hummus sold in stores since I use less tahini. Also, I do not add any salt since the can of garbanzo beans already has some in it. A tomato was also added to the hummus purée to give this dressing more flavor.
The video illustrates how I created this delicious vegan humus salad.