Good Mornin’ to ya!
I feel like I really need a new greeting, I hate starting every post with ‘good morning.’ Maybe when I’m feeling more creative I’ll think of something. 🙂
I have a new recipe to share with you! It’s another vegetarian dish. Love those.
Ok guys, I have to be honest here. Honesty is the best policy…right?! 😉 So this whole vegetarian thing is going really well. The ONLY thing is that I’m thinking about everything…and well, I LOVE seafood. I love shrimp, mahi mahi, CRAB (only MD crab though), scallops, salmon, ALL of it.
So, I don’t really know what to say. I just think that I would miss it too much..and I don’t want to say that I’m doing something when I’m really not. Does that make sense? And I don’t want to miss out on food that I really enjoy. I can easily live without red meat, haven’t eaten it in over 10 years. Chicken & turkey I’m like eh with. If that makes sense. I could eat them, or leave them. No love loss on my behalf. But when it comes to seafood…well, that’s a different story.
I could NEVER be able to go to Maryland (where Craig is from & his family still lives there) & not eat a huge plate of crabs.
YUM. Those would be one of my favorite foods in the world.
Anyways, I guess what I’m saying is that I will still be eating seafood. I can’t give it up. I guess I didn’t completely think it all through before saying it. I didn’t even think about the fact that vegetarian means NO seafood too. Oops.
No salmon?!?!? Ahhh! I couldn’t handle it!
While talking Liz the other morning, she had me salivating at some of the seafood recipes she was mentioning…and I hated the idea of not being able to eat them. You only get ONE life, and I don’t want to regret not eating seafood in order to stick to something that I said on my blog.
I feel kind of like a let down, but I guess I didn’t really think everything through when I initially decided about going 100% vegetarian. Hopefully you guys know where I’m coming from!! 🙂 I guess the correct ‘name’ for me is pescarian..? The people who only eat seafood. When I was talking to Liz I told her that I feel like there is a ‘name’ for everyone & how they eat. I swear there MUST be some kind of name for someone who eats ice cream all of the time…like Creamitarian or something! 😉
Hope you guys aren’t disappointed in me. I still plan to stick to mostly vegetarian, and I will still have a ton of vegetarian recipes with you…and of course some seafood ones as well. 🙂 I will also be posting meat recipes too, as I said I won’t JUST be cooking vegetarian (& now seafood meals) for our families or any guests we may have. This is a well- rounded blog 😉
Today I have a new recipe to share with you…
Caesar Salad Pasta
-6 oz. fettucine (I used Carba Nada noodles)
-8 faux chicken fingers (I used Gardein brand crispy tenders), you could also use 1/2 lb. chicken tenders
-1 roma tomato, chopped
-2 cups romaine lettuce
-1/3 cup Caesar dressing (I used Ken’s Light Caear dressing)
Grated parmesan cheese, for topping
1. Heat the oven, and bake the crispy tenders according to package.
2. Boil water for your pasta & cook according to directions.
3. As soon as the crispy tenders are done, cut them into bite size pieces.
4. Once the pasta is drained add it back to the pot you cooked it in (or a dish of similar size), add the tomatos and romaine lettuce to the pasta.
5. Next add the cut up tenders & the dressing.
This fundraiser has two parts.
The first part of the fundraiser is the fun part!
Blogger Live Auction & Bake Sale:
On Monday, July 25th, we will be having a live auction and bake sale from 8:00 AM (EST) to 11:00 PM (EST).
There will be over ONE HUNDRED items to bid on! Several companies have generously offered amazing gift baskets and packages up for bid. Some of these blogger-favorite companies are:
- Attune Foods
- Aurorae Yoga
- Bob’s Red Mill
- Bondi Band
- Dave’s Killer Bread
- Great Harvest
- Handful Bra
- Love Grown Foods
- Marx Foods
- Nourish Tea
- Peanut Butter & Co
- ReNew Life Probiotics
- Stonyfield Organic
- The Simply Bar
In addition to the generous donations from these companies, there will be also be several donations from fellow bloggers.
Items will include delicious baked goods, a professional blog makeover, a lifetime recipe hosting service, autographed books & cookbooks from published bloggers, kitchen gadgets & dishes, clothing, accessories and much more.
It’s kind of ridiculous how much amazing stuff there will be for you to bid on!
All bids will start at $10. All proceeds from the auction will go directly to Susan.
Here is what I will be auctioning off:
1. Brand NEW Dress from White House Black Market with the tags STILL on- NEVER worn. (well except for these photos 🙂 )
<–Front of the dress<–Back of the dress
(don’t laugh at my goofy pose in the first picture 😉 )
NOTHING is wrong with it, I just haven’t had an event that was ‘fancy smancy’ enough to wear it to 😉 I think it is beautiful & would look GREAT on someone!!
I will also be auctioning off a $10 gift card to Starbucks…I mean who doesn’t LOVE Starbucks??! 😀
This is an event not to be missed! Please join us in The Great Fundraising Act live auction on Monday, July 25th!!
Direct Monetary Donations:
The second part of The Great Fundraising Act is for those who would like to make a monetary donation. Many of you have expressed interest, so we have set up a direct donation account.
You can use PayPal, a bank account or any major credit card to donate to The Great Fundraising Act. If you would like to do this, simply click here
I think we could all work together & raise a TON of money for Susan! She is an amazing lady & I’m looking forward to helping her out, & bidding on some FANTASTIC items!! 😀
*MAKE SURE YOU MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!!*
Hope you have a great day!!! I’ll be back next time with a GIVEAWAY! Woooohooo!