Pumpkin bread from Starbucks! It’s like 17 days til Fall!!! 💛🍁🍂🍞

Do you have any easy meal ideas for someone converting to Pescetarianism? I'm getting tired of the tuna salad sandwiches /: also any goto snack ideas? What about Taco Bell? I'd like to think the bean burritos are free of meat, but you never know with fast food companies/: greatly appreciated dear!
✖ Anonymous

Thanks for the question!! :) Converting to Pescetarianism can be tricky at first, but you’ll find your groove! There’s a lot of easy meals you could create! It all kinda depends on your tastes. Do you like pasta? Make an easy pasta dish with sauce already in a jar! You could add veggies and maybe shrimp to the sauce. Any way you’d like! :) I eat a lot more vegetarian - like meals. I like experimenting. Send me another message with some of your favorite ingredients or even your favorite meaty dishes! I will come up with some idea for you & post them on here!!! You can keep it anon. Ha ha! :)
As for Taco Bell, I’m positive that there are no meat contents in their refried beans. I know some cans you buy at the store do have beef fat, but I read an article once, where Taco Bell said they wanted to be Vegetarian friendly! :) Also, you don’t just have to get the bean burrito. You can get any of their products and sub the meat for beans! I love the crunch wrap supreme and always just ask them to sub the beef for beans! :)
I hope this message was of some help to you! Message me those ingredients & foods like I said, & I’ll see what I can come up with!!
Thanks so much again, for the question! And for checking out my blog!
God bless!
- Bethany

My Vacation! (In Foodie Pics!)

I had such an AMAZING time staying with alieflora-food.tumblr.com! It was a much needed & super fun vacation! We did so many fun things; walking around the local campus, going to an amazing farmer’s market, antiquing, seeing “Guardians of the Galaxy,” swimming… and YES, EATING! Ha ha!

We got to her cute town around Lunch/Dinner time and stopped at this really neat little café like place that had all kinds of neat sandwiches, baked goods, coffee… foodie stuff in general!

I had this amazing “Iced Nutella” which was like an iced latte w/ almond milk, a shot of dark chocolate & a shot of hazelnut syrup! It was delicious!!

Then I had, what is now the BEST sandwich I have EVER had, the “BLT” w/out the B! ;) Lettuce, tomato, avocado, a garlic aioli & goat cheese! All on this delicious toasted bread & nice cute little ear of corn! It was so delicious! Just thinking about it is making my mouth water! I think I need to try to recreate it here at home!

After going to a cool Asian grocery that evening and see all kinds of neat things, we went back to Alie’s apartment and made these yummy “Date Almond & Cranberry Bars.” They had all kinds of yummy ingredients in them and turned out so yummy! We had one for our “dinner” that evening and then again for breakfast the next morning! :)

After breakfast I got to see all around the nearby college campus. All the buildings were old & really neat! It was kinda like time warp. Ha ha! The campus had so many neat woodsy areas, I hope to go back in the fall and see how pretty it is with all the changing leaves!

After our long walk, we were pretty exhausted, plus it was really humid… Good time for bubble tea! No? ;) I had a yummy coconut bubble tea and it was so amazing! :)

We walked back through campus and then went to this neat bakery and got neat “Vegetable Pasties” for our lunch later. Then we went shopping at Plato’s Closet where I finally got the leather jacket I have wanted for the past year! (I’m extremely excited about it, had to tell you! :P) We went and saw “Guardians of the Galaxy” after that & it was so cute and funny! Of course, we’re extreme Marvel nerds, but I think anyone would love it!! :)

After that we went home and ate the yummy “Pasties” which were completely Vegan. Even the breading and all the neat stuff inside: potatoes, onion, carrots, fake meat! I was very amused! Ha ha! They came with this awesome tomato jam and it was delicious. :)

After getting me hooked on the BBC show “Sherlock” with Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman, Alie made us an adorable & quite delicious dinner! Shrimp flavored Soba Noodles with fried Japanese Eggplant & Sugar-Snap Peas! She knows how to be one of those cool chefs that flip the food in the air… out of the pan… You know, the cool way. I was very amazed & entertained ;)
We had these cool seafood flavored crispy cracker things with our dinner… and neat cookies for dessert, BUT I FORGOT TO TAKE A PICTURE OF THEM :( Just realized that. Very sorry. Ha ha!

The next morning we met one of Alie’s friends at this adorable little French café owned by a real French lady! I have a slight obsession with France, so I was quite excited! :D We had the most amazing “Nutella & Orange Crepes!!” Oh. My. Gosh. So so so goooood! Dude, you don’t even know. :P
It was the cute little French lady’s birthday, so we all got a free cookie! Very yummy!

After breakfast we walked around this incredible farmer’s market! There was SO much stuff: veggies, mushrooms, flowers & even a few early pumpkins! It was so cool!
And then we went to an Antique mall where Alie found me a really cool “cook book” w/ recipes to make your own bird food; suet cakes and neat mixes. That will be fun this winter! :)

For Lunch we went to a Sushi/Japanese Restaurant and I had 3 yummy rolls: Spicy Avocado, Shiitake Mushroom, and Cucumber & Eel. Very delicious! I love sushi! :) Of course we had yummy Japanese house salad with that delicious ginger dressing!

We went to this really neat costume store after that and are now in the early stages of planning our next cosplay adventure! If you follow my other blog, you’ll be entertained! ;)

We went swimming after that, it was so nice! And then Alie made me this cute little sandwich! With hummus, cucumber, lettuce and Swiss cheese spread! The bread was really cool: rosemary & olive oil flavored. I’m actually just easily amused. :P

We watched more “Sherlock” after that, and now I’m pretty much addicted. (Thanks for that Al! :P)

Oh and I had a yummy coconut and mocha Kcup w/ Almond Milk, but I forgot to take a picture of that too! :( And this yummy Pumpkin & Ginger Muffin from the same bakery where we got the “Pasties” the day before! :)

The next morning we had our “Kolache” that Alie picked up at the Farmer’s Market the day before. They were these really neat sourdough-like rolls stuffed w/… Tempurh, I think she called it, and goat cheese. They were quite neat! And quite delicious! With that I had some yummy Green Tea Soy Milk! :)

For Lunch/Dinner we went to O’Charleys with Alie’s parents & had this Bayou Shrimp Pasta! It was very good!

And then we went for coffee and this cute local grocery/deli/café and I had an iced almond milk latte with raspberry & mocha syrup! :)

And then vacation was over… :(

I had such an AMAZING time! And can’t wait to do it again! And hopefully soon!
Thank you sooo sooo soooooooooooo much, again, alieflora-food.tumblr.com!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3

xoxo,
- Bethany

HELLO PUMPKIN SEASON!!!!!!!!!!! 💛💛💛🍁🍂

Sugar & Oil Free [Green!] Zucchini & Coconut Muffins :)

What you need:

3 cups of shredded raw zucchini (press it in a towel to remove most of the water)
1 cup of shredded, raw coconut (I buy fresh coconuts & shred them myself)
2 eggs
¾ cup of milk (I used fat free)
3 cups of all – purpose flour
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
3 tsp. of baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon (the powder)
¼ cup of yogurt (I used fat free vanilla by Light & Fit)
20 packets of Sweet n’ Low or Splenda (or you can measure equivalent to 1 cup of sugar)
1 & ½  tbsp. honey
¼ cup of water
¾ tsp. of green food coloring (optional, it was just for fun!)

What you do:

1)      Pre – heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line your cupcake pan with the little cupcake liners, or you could use a 9X5 in. loaf pan.

2)      This is optional, however, I toasted the shredded coconut in the skillet, on the stove, at low heat until it was golden – brown.  I just think this brings out the coconut flavor a little more.

3)      In a small bowl I mixed the Sweet n’ Low into the milk until it was dissolved.

4)      To that mixture I added the eggs, vanilla, yogurt, honey & food coloring. Mixing until blended.

5)      In a large bowl I mixed the flour, cinnamon, and baking powder.

6)      Then I added the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. And mixed.

7)      I then added the zucchini, coconut & water. Blended well, but not overly.

8)      I filled up the cupcake tins all the way to the top (this filled 16) and stuck in the oven for about 40 minutes. Of course, the baking time depends on your oven and what – not, so just keep an eye on them, giving or taking a few minutes. Use the old toothpick method to check them! :)

The Zucchini & Coconut Muffins I posted a couple of weeks ago were really good, however they were so high in sugar and calories. I decided to see if I could make a healthier version, that was a little more pretty too! ;) These are 90 calories less, sugar free, oil free, AND THEY TASTE BETTER! Woah dude. ;)

I hope you like this recipe! Let me know if you try it out & if you change it in any way! I always like learning new things. :)

Have a great day!
God bless!
- Bethany

Thai Tea imported from Thailand & Digestives imported from Spain. Dude. Yeah. I’m so fancy 😄🚁☕🍥

Thanks alieflora-food.tumblr.com!!!

Zucchini & Coconut Muffins :)

I used this recipe: http://www.completelydelicious.com/2013/08/toasted-coconut-and-zucchini-bread.html

*But I didn’t use coconut oil, I used olive oil. And I used 2 cups of shredded zucchini. And I shredded 3/4 cup of raw coconut and put that in the batter. Instead of on top. I also used fat free milk & light brown sugar. And a whole teaspoon of cinnamon :)

They were delicious!! :D

My grandma’s neighbor told her to roll her zucchini in flour & fry it until golden brown on each side. And then to sprinkle with sugar. She tried it & LOVE it! So she told me to! My zucchini plants are coming in very plentiful now, and I wad looking for another way to use them. This was DELICIOUS!!! Thought I’d share :)

I made a really cool thing. I was pretty proud of myself. Haha! I fried a flour tortillia and then sprinkled it with sugar & cinnamon. It was kinda like an elephant ear. It was crispy & soft & delicious. I was amused. 😊 ☕ 🐘 👂

Today is my 2 year Pescetarian anniversary!!! I’ve loved every minute of it & am so glad I decided to take that leap! :) I’ve really enjoyed having this blog too and hearing some of your different stories and finding all kinds of cool recipes!
Thanks :)
- Bethany

I was pretty proud of my smoothie today. So I had to post a pic. 😋 Mixed Berry Coconut & “Healthy” Chocolate 😉🍹🍓🌴🍫💜

dizzymaiden:

Strawberry Creme Truffles with only 5 ingredients:

For the filling:
For the chocolate:

have fun!

Eel Sushi 🍣 My favorite 😊

Hope everyone is having a good holiday weekend (if you’re in America)!! 😊🎆🎇🎉🎡🎢🎠🎪🍰🍬🍭🍦🗽
God bless!
-Bethany

THM.