i’m really leaving home?!

hello my dear friends!

i may or may not write a new post over the next few days. if you follow my blog, you know that i’m about to start college! tomorrow i work all day long cashiering at an event, and then my mom and i leave first thing sunday morning to head up to my new apartment! i have a great place with the perfect roommate, a fellow vegan! we won’t arrive at the apartment until monday, because the drive up there is too long for my mom and i to tackle in a single day. and once i get to the new place, things might be somewhat chaotic taking into consideration all of the unpacking and organizing that will need to be done. point is, this is why i might be absent from bloggyland for a short while. but the longer i go from posting, the more pictures you can expect of amazing vegan meals when i return! my mom and i already have a list of potential places to dine at during our little road trip. i will definitely be gracing a few vegan restaurants with my foodie presence. about where i’m moving to…ifΒ i haven’t mentioned this already, i’m going to be living in a vegan’s paradise. i still haven’t decided whether or not i’m going to announce the name of the city on my blog…but just know that it’s full of the most beautiful nature, lots of hippies, healthy food, adventurous opportunities, art, spirituality, environmental friendliness, clean air, more bicycles than cars, and plenty of down-to-earth people. sounds pretty damn amazing, right? i’m revved up and ready to go! is it sunday yet?! πŸ™‚

before i bid farewell to all of you lovely people, i have a few recent eats to share:

brown rice pasta, marinara sauce, balsamic sauteed eggplant and onion, fresh cilantro

brown rice pasta, marinara sauce, balsamic sauteed eggplant and onion, fresh basil

that was last night’s din din. it was delish. i don’t know if i’ll ever be able to eat pasta marinara sans basil. adding it completes the meal. i mixed some into the sauce, as well as garnished the final dish with it. perfection.

oat bran (1/3 cup oat bran, 2/3 cup water) with cinnamon sauteed plantain and fresh cherries

oat bran (1/3 cup oat bran, 2/3 cup water) with cinnamon sauteed plantain and fresh cherries

this breakfast was super tasty. i’m really loving plantains right now! they’re such fruitily scrumptious things. each bite is like a little taste of tropical heaven! i know i’m weird, okay? moving on. actually, one more thing. add cinnamon when you saute them! soooo good. alright, now i’m done.

caesar wrap, black beans, side of jalapeno cashew cheese (which i put on the beans)

caesar wrap (that's tempeh in there, by the way), black beans, side of jalapeno cashew cheese (which i put on the beans)

yesterday was supposed to be my last meal at real food daily before leaving town, but somehow my vegan butt made its way over there again today! i was out and about, running errands, saying goodbye to HE one more time, and then hunger came over me. sadly, this really was my last meal there (for now.) i won’t be going back to real food daily again until thanksgiving break! oh RFD, how i’ll miss you! my roomieΒ and i will be sure to crack open your cookbook in the new kitchen and do some of your recipes justice.

anywayyyy, i just got home from a great dinner at an indian restaurant. i loved how a (v) was used to denote all of the vegan dishes. makes my life easy! i didn’t photograph anything because i was preoccupied with the fam, and the lighting in the room was no good anyhow. i don’t remember the names of what i ordered, but i ate lots of delicious veggies. tons of eggplant. my favorite! i have to start getting ready for bed now, because i have to wake up really early tomorrow morning, and really early on sunday morning too!

like i said before, i don’t know if i’ll be blogging over the next few days. but i might find some time. i’m going to play it by ear. i hope you all have a fabulous weekend! eat lots of amazing nummies! xoxo. nighty night! πŸ˜‰


17 Responses to “i’m really leaving home?!”

  1. Kailey (PB Swirl) Says:

    have tons of fun in college girlie girl!! glad to hear your roomie is a fellow vegan πŸ™‚ that will make your first year easier!

    hmm my guess would be UVM πŸ™‚ (if you are going there I am super jealous – its one of my top choices at the moment!)

  2. veganfritz Says:

    good luck good luck. Sounds like you’re headed out to have a ball, have fun.

  3. Mitri Says:

    Oh, I hope you have the best of luck in your travels and find yourself a happy new abode at college πŸ™‚ Scholar Chef JB!

  4. VeggieGirl Says:


  5. Michal Says:

    Good luck! I cant wait to hear all about your college adventures!

  6. Tina Says:

    Good luck sweetie, I”ll be looking forward to your yummyfilled post!

  7. Shelby Says:


    I LOVE that wrap! I used the recipe from RFD all the time =)
    Mmm and fresh cherries! I haven’t been able to find them now, boo!

  8. Nora Says:

    congrats on starting school! i’ start sep 1st, i’m gonna be a senior, which is super scary! it sounds like you’re gonna be in portland or berkeley. jealous. lol

  9. Jenny Says:

    college can be a scary thing — but an exciting one at the same time! this time is so precious in your life so embrace the change girl! I know you will be successful and make tons and tons of friends πŸ™‚ can’t wait to hear all about your adventures as a collegiate!

  10. Emily Says:

    Have a great trip! I’m so glad your roomie is eating-compatible with you. Mine is too, and it definitely makes my life a lot easier. πŸ™‚

    Love Indian food, too. All the spices and vegetables are just too wonderful.

  11. burpexcuzme Says:

    JB! That’s SO cool that you have a fellow vegan for a roommate! No one to “judge” you for what you’re eating, and you guys can come up wit cool concoctions together!
    And I’m leaving just one day after you do.
    Have fun! I can’t WAIT to hit the stores and stock up for my apartment too! Ikea, here I come!

  12. Neela Marijana Says:

    all the best to you hun!!!
    enjoy the road trip and hope everything goes well in your new apartment. and dont be absent too long. i’ll miss you

  13. Holly (The Healthy Everythingtarian) Says:

    not like i should be guessing, but i am thinking berkeley πŸ™‚

    good luck on the big move – i am soooo excited for you, and even more excited for you that you found a fellow vegan to live with. perfect!

    all the best to you, and can’t wait to see all your yummy eats college-style πŸ™‚

  14. broccolihut Says:

    I love it when restaurants make it easy to distinguish the veg dishes!
    Best of luck in your move-in, and please keep us updated!!

  15. Meg Says:

    Best of luck πŸ™‚

    Keep us full of news and good eats πŸ˜‰ I know ya will!


  16. randomlymikey Says:

    congrats on starting school. can’t wait to hear about your adventures! i wanna try plantains sooo bad!

  17. Katharina Says:

    You’ve got a good head on your shoulders πŸ˜€ But I wish you the best of luck anyway! Take care!!


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