Thursday, July 21

Saturday, July 9

happy birthday

happy 19th birthday to my sister, becca!

you can stop by her blog and wish her a happy day, too!

yum yum

i got this new cookbook about a month ago and i finally took the time to make a recipe out of it! the book is called appetite for reduction. it is written by isa chandra moskowitz. she is also the author of veganomicon, vegan cupcakes take over the world, and vegan brunch. the book features 125 fast & filling low-fat vegan recipes. the book came out earlier this year. 

for dinner last night i chose to make the following recipes...

+ red thai tofu
+ bhutanese pineapple rice
+ green beens with thai basil

i couldn't find bhutanese rice, so i just used long grain brown rice. the meal tasted amazing! i was very satisfied and i had leftovers from it today! 

Monday, July 4

beauty and the beast

this past thursday i went to see the musical, beauty and the beast, at the oriental theatre in chicago. it was my first musical! it was also something on my list of 22 before 23, so now i have another item crossed off the list!

i was given two tickets to this as one of my graduation gifts. i brought steve along with me to the show; we both really enjoyed it! the theatre looked really cool on the inside. the set looked amazing and set changes were really smooth! all of the songs were fun! steve and i especially loved the singing and dancing for the songs "gaston" and "be our guest." 

today is july 4th. i've been hearing fireworks going off all weekend! there have also been a lot of nice days weather wise.

happy july!