Summer is Over

At least, the school year summer is over. I have one last day to prepare for the new school year, but I also have only one last post to finish with all the summer blog entries. I really thought that summer would prove to be a good time to blog. All the time in the world to relax and enjoy the weather. But that did not happen. I am still pale as a ghost and I was not able to de-stress too much. I did though have some great moments and it was overall a pretty good summer. Of course, no more carefree world of childhood where we played in the sprinkler and swam at the pool every waking hour.

A few weeks ago, I saw

The days that I am not working, I normally roll out of bed at noon and have no motivation to make anything delicious. Even so, I still want something delicious. I had been reading my new cookbook Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan and noticed the amazing sounding burrito mix from the recipe Veggie-Sizzle Burritos. I had all the ingredients except for the tortilla. So I used my fresh pita bread I got at the farmer's market instead. I also forgo the mushrooms and put red bell peppers in the mix instead. Fresh zuchini, red bell pepers, black beans, and onions were all delectably seasoned with chili powder, paprika, and tamari. I ate every bit of it. They were so good.

I cannot believe I am all updated for the summer. But that does not mean I am out of food to talk about. I have a cooked a bunch in the last week in my new apartment. I have yet to use the oven, but I am thinking about making some of Dreena's home-style chocolate chip cookies tonight. Oh my, heaven in a cookie.


Vegan On Stage said...

its so sad that summer is over.. good luck with college and cooking and such!!!

Kati said...

I feel like summer is just getting started - where did it go?? I don't think I really got to enjoy it...but at least I like Fall.

I never really liked jelly doughnuts, but I think the cupcake version looks fabulous. I will have to make those!

Teya said...

i think the cupcakes and the sandwich got me the most! even though im so full right now, my mouth started watering.

anyway im sad summer is over too!! :(
im SO not looking forward to go back to studying engineering!! ugh!

Ruby Red Vegan said...

Every single thing in this post sounds so darn delicious! I have been swearing up and down to make those cupcakes too, so hopefully I can get around to it one of these days. I'll consider this my warning...I will need to have someone else around when I make these so I do not consume them all. I'll probably just make a 1/4 of a batch and pawn off one of the cupcakes to someone else...or freeze it.

I always vow to spend more summer time outside, too. But it doesn't happen too often -- it's unbearably hot outside at my parents' house in the summers! I managed to get a pretty good tan by spending 10 or 15 minutes outside every day though. I'm glad at least your summer had its good moments. How can it not with those delish cupcakes to finish it off?

tofufreak said...

fresh pita bread! that sounds really nice! nice cupcakes too :D