Maggie is sick!
I came home to find a kennel covered in throw-up and who knows what else. I got her outside to use the bathroom and gave her a bath right before she started throwing up again :( We think she’s allergic to something in her food, so Nick’s going to get her some different stuff to try.
After getting her kennel outside so Nick could spray it down and clean it, I cleaned up the floors inside the house and put her bed, blanket, and towels in the wash.
I felt so bad for her!
BUT – she’s acting just like normal now and she’s feeling much better.
Backtracking to this afternoon –
I had to run a few errands during my lunch hour, so I swung into Lucie Monroe’s for a soy latte.
Would you believe this is the first time I’ve ever tried soy milk? I’m a bit scared of it :) I’ve never bought it in the store, but I figured this would be the best way to try it for the first time.
The latte was delicious! I couldn’t really tell a difference between a dairy latte and this one, but I’m glad I tried it!
After all the craziness this evening with Maggie, dinner got started a bit later than normal.
The good thing about vegan dishes? They can be superfast to make!
I heated up some of the leftover chicken last night for Nick, and mixed up this grain salad to have for my dinner and as a side dish for him.
I bring you…MexiGrains!
I really wanted to make this with just barley, but I didn’t have enough left so it’s a mix of barley + brown rice. It turned out great!
- 3/4 cup dry quick cooking barley
- 2 cups COOKED brown rice
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 can corn, drained
- 1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
- garlic powder
- ancho chile powder
- 2 scallions, sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
- avocado, for garnish
I cooked the barley in a large pot and then just added everything but the avocado, let it simmer for a few minutes and it was ready!
I had mine with some broccoli (and went back for seconds of broccoli + the grain salad).
As for dessert?
There’s some vegan strawberry rhubarb crumble + cashew vanilla ice cream with my name on it.
I’ve got lunch packed for tomorrow, veggies cut for snacks, and one load of laundry to fold – all in a day’s work, I guess.