A new month.

So far so good – I started a batch of sauerkraut and made my wrist less hurty – something released in there when I was scooping the litter box. It’s weird how the calendar can make things feel like a new start.

Awesome veggie pizza.

We had a client here in our office today, and wanted to get pizza for lunch. Trav told us there was a special for two medium two topping pizzas – what would we like? Well, we must have missed the two topping part because as he was naming off veggies, we kept saying, “Yes, yes, yes! Sounds good. Yes!” And by the time we were done loading up our pizza, it was no longer the special and our one pizza cost more than the two mediums. Oops! It was delicious, though!!

The vegan chili turned out good.

One of my friends on Facebook started a group where we try a new vegan recipe every week. So far we’ve had black bean burgers and chipotle chili, both of which were excellent.

Buffalo White Bean Chili

Black Bean Burgers


2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 onion, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 carrots, shredded
1/2 cup quick oats
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
Buns (we did not use vegan buns, but you can!)


Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a pan. Combine onions, garlic, salt, and pepper and cook until onions are translucent. Add carrots, cumin, coriander, chili powder, and cayenne pepper until carrots are tender. Remove pan from heat.

In a bowl, mash the beans and then add the contents of the pan along with the soy sauce and quick oats. Mix and form four patties. Place in freezer for 30 minutes to set. Cook patties on a pan coated in cooking spray over medium heat, flipping halfway.

Use patties to create your dream veggie burger.

Capone’s was fun.

It’s a speakeasy dinner club & show. We got dressed up and enjoyed buffet dinner and drinks with a fun show. with lots of dancing, singing, and jokes.

Another bucket list item complete!