A Magical Snowman Christmas Story from the Book of Yum

December 25th, 2010 yum Posted in Baby yum, Christmas, Holiday, just for fun 13 Comments »

The Princess and the Snowman

Once upon a time, in a yard not so very far away, there was a Princess. Every day, the Princess liked to go on a walk and survey her kingdom.

One day as the Princess was walking through her kingdom, she came across a Snowman stuck in a hedge.

“Oh no! Poor Snowman,” said the Princess, and she disentangled the Snowman from the vines that surrounded his arms and snowman body.

Once the Snowman was free, since he didn’t seem to know quite what to do with himself, she asked him if he would accompany her on her stroll. He seemed to agree, and so the Princess and the Snowman set off together.

The Princess was sometimes lonely while she surveyed her kingdom, and so she was very happy to have company.

While they walked, the Princess told the Snowman all her best stories and jokes. He listened very attentively.

When the Princess was tired, she and the Snowman rested together. It was nice to sit quietly with a friend.

The Princess grew to love her Snowman friend very much.

She loved him so much that she decreed that no Princess should ever be without her Snowman.

The Snowman, for his part, was very happy to have found a home with the Princess. And so, the Princess and the Snowman lived Happily Ever After.

Wishing you a very Magical and Fanciful Holiday Season!
This Holiday Story Brought to you with Love from Sea, the DH, and Baby Yum.

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Vegan 100 list

September 11th, 2008 yum Posted in About Me, Blog Event, Blog News, just for fun 4 Comments »

Hundred list…

I found this over at Cheryl’s blog, Gluten-free Goodness. It’s a vegan 100 list and I thought it sounded like fun… Let’s see how it goes.

Here are the rules.
1) Copy this list into your own blog, including these instructions.

2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.

3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.

4) Post a comment here once you’ve finished and link your post back to this one.

5) Pass it on!

Here goes!
1. Natto- hello, did I live in Japan. Don’t like it though. ;)
2. Green Smoothie
3. Tofu Scramble
4. (vegan version???) Haggis ??
5. Mangosteen
6. Creme brulee- erm, non-vegan version
7. Fondue- both vegan and non-vegan versions
8. Marmite/Vegemitestill not clear if one is gf
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Nachos
12. Authentic soba noodles (what is an example of inauthentic? Japanese versions include wheat along with the buckwheat, usually. I have used the exception to the rules..)
13. PB&J sandwich It was a stretch… but, yes
14. Aloo gobi
15. Taco from a street cart- sounds like there would be gluten in there somewhere
16. Boba Tea- gotcha, the tapioca pearl stuff. Yup, love it
17. Black truffle (if only white truffle oil counted)
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Gyoza- GF homemade, semi failure.
20. Vanilla ice cream – I’m walking on the wild side here!
21. Heirloom tomatoes- growing them now!
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Ceviche
24. Rice and beans – so exotic!
25. Knish
26. Raw scotch bonnet pepper i think. a tiny nibble.
27. Dulce de leche
28. Caviar- Yes! even a vegan version (i think)
29. Baklava - not yet. But i have a GF recipe
30. Pate- yum yum, vegan mushroom pate. Love it.
31. Wasabi peas they usually contain wheat.
32. Chowder in a sourdough bowl (only if Chebe counts)
33. Mango lassi love these…
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Mulled cider
37. (GF)Scones with buttery spread and jam
38. Vodka jelly not sure. but if i did, many years ago, it wasn’t vegan.
39. Gumbo Homemade, of course.
40. Fast food french fries In& Out, you are my friend.
41. Raw Brownies
42. Fresh Garbanzo Beans
43. Dahl
44. Homemade Soymilk
45. Wine from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more-not unless someone loves me more than I know. I doubt it.
46. Stroopwafle? what?
47. Samosas
48. Vegetable Sushi
49. Glazed doughnut
50. Seaweed
51. Prickly pear- can’t remember
52. Umeboshi
53. Tofurkey - contains gluten, i think
54. Sheese- is this a brand name? if so, no. If general fake cheese, then yes.
55. Cotton candy
56. Gnocchi
57. Piña colada
58. Birch beer
59. Scrapple i forget what this is. so no.
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores!
62. Soy curls?- not sure if they curled or not.
63 Chickpea cutlets- yum
64. Curry
65. Durian
66. Homemade (vegan) Sausages
67. Churros, elephant ears, or funnel cake- not yet.
68. Smoked tofu
69. Fried plantain
70. Mochi
71. Gazpacho
72. Warm chocolate chip cookies – has anyone not? really?
73. Absinthe
74. Corn on the cob
75. Whipped cream, straight from the can yes, but vegan versions were homemade
76. Pomegranate
77. Fauxstess Cupcake- gluten, yes? NO
78. Mashed potatoes with vegan gravy love this
79. Jerky- not sure.
80. Croissants- not sure if they were vegan.
81. French onion soup
82. Savory crepes
83. Tings ? huh?
84. A meal at Candle 79
85. Moussaka- yes, but it wasn’t that tasty
86. Sprouted grains or seeds
87. Macaroni and “cheese”
88. Flowers
89. Matzoh ball soup-gluten, so no.
90. White chocolate – but not a big fan
91. Seitan- contains gluten. is gluten. Seitan is Evil, to quote the Celiac Chicks.
92. Kimchi
93. Butterscotch chips
94. Yellow watermelon
95. Chili with chocolate
96. GF Bagel and Tofutti
97. Potato milk
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee- on our honeymoon, baby
100. Raw cookie dough just last week! and yes, it was vegan!

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