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Strut

In honor of my entry into the Albany Vegetarian Network Expo’s Vegan Fashion Show (vote for me! 🙂 ), I have selected Sheena Easton’s classic song to grace the title of this blog post.

Strut, pout, put it out, that’s what you want from women..come on baby, what’cha taking me for? Strut, pout, cut it out, all taking and no giving, watch me baby, while I walk out the door…

Okay, that’s enough. I might just really like that song, a little bit..or a lotta bit. It’s my “runway in my room” song…I mean what?

I’m not a model. Actually, I’m too short to be a professional model, so this show is perfect for me! Plus, I’d be able to rock some vegan clothes, makeup, bags, and shoes on a runway at one of the best vegetarian expos in the country.

I don’t think I can contain my excitement much longer..I am so excited!! I really hope I get picked. Jeez Louise, I feel like a little girl waiting for Christmas morning to come and see if I got my Barbie dreamhouse. So “Like” my entry here (or don’t! that’s totally fine too), and help me get chosen 🙂 Every “Like” is a vote for me, so click away! (and tell your friends!)

And since I’m asking you to vote for me, I might as well show you the pictures I submitted as well as some of the outtakes. Here’s a little runway show for you!

The ones I submitted:

The ones I didn’t submit, exclusively for your enjoyment 🙂

Hahah, don't mind my funny eyes in this one 🙂

And that concludes our photo shoot! So remember to vote for me here, and tell your friends!

Okay, that’s enough self-promoting and vote-harassing Kate-lyn. Onto other things! 🙂

Lunch today was so yummy, much thanks to the copious amount of squash and quinoa I made last night, ensuring that I would have plenty for lunch:

Kale salad with one of the baby heirlooms (I finally ate one!), kabocha squash with azuki beans, and savory quinoa. Mmmm, happy tummy 🙂

Then, I went to work for orientation! It didn’t last very long, mostly filling out and signing papers, but I got my visor, and it looks pre-tty snazzy.

When I got home, I basked in the sun and read the employee handbook (which took an awful long time, but I’m not complaining 🙂 ), and then brewed some more tea for myself. I love Yogi tea because they always have inspiring words on the tags. Today’s was one that definitely hit #1 on my list of inspiring tea-bag quotes:

This is so important for everyone to remember as they go through life every day. I’ve been working on a post about disordered eating and guilt, so this really hit home. It’s about your inner self. Love yourself and the world will love you. Skinny is often what girls strive for, but it really should be about health, within your body and in your spirit.

So, I leave you with that, children. Walk with a sound spirit and a sound body, and the world will walk with you.

Namaste.

xoxox,

Katelyn

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Reason to Celebrate

Well, for one..it’s Friday! Hello weekend 🙂 And two…I LANDED MY FIRST JOB! This is particularly exciting for a few reasons: a. It’s my first job, b. I’ll be making good money, c. It was one of TWO jobs I was offered today, and d. It was landed in under ten minutes. No joke. The lady just said, “Okay, I am definitely going to hire you! Orientation is sldkfugeios….” It. was. magical. My mom literally dropped me off, drove halfway down the street, and then had to come back. Ahh, the joys of Friday the 13th 🙂

I had a job interview this morning at 8 (which I also landed), then came home and had some oatmeal with a TON of fresh berries. I’m actually really liking this grains-at-every-meal thing that The Kind Diet has me going on.

So for lunch, we had leftovers with salad:

Above you see my famous Spinach Pie, roasted asparagus, and a kale salad with some limon-wataa. Yum 🙂

Then I headed over to my second job interview and now I am “employed”! So tonight we planned an outdoor celebration dinner that wasn’t too fancy, but the patio was beautiful tonight. And the REAL celebration was marked by our first batch of vegan brownies! Or vegan brownie muffins I should say. They were so perfect and ooey and gooey…Rebecca and I had to split a second! I couldn’t help myself 🙂

Din din 🙂 Kale salad, roast green beans, great northern beans with scallions and mushrooms (LOVE mushrooms!), and millet salad with veggies, raisins, and lemon juice.

Oh. my. god. The ooey gooey brownies

Ooey Gooey Brownie Muffies

Makes 8 Muffies

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup NuStevia Powder Baking Blend
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup + 2 tbsp natural, unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease 8 muffin cups.
  2. Combine wet ingredients in one bowl, dry ingredients in another. Combine each separately then pour wet into dry and mix completely.
  3. Batter should be very thick, but keep stirring; it will thoroughly combine, I promise! The thickness makes them gooey.
  4. Spoon into muffin cups with an ice-cream scooper and then bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the tops are just firm but inside feels gooey when you press down.
  5. Cool for 10 minutes and then serve warm. They’re best this way because the chocolate chips are still gooey – mmmm 🙂

Rebecca snuck a picture of me..sneaky sneaky 🙂

We also had some of my homemade kombucha with dessert! It was the perfect compliment, and made a perfect celebration evening. Who ever said Friday the 13th was always bad?

Also, during my blog reading today I discovered this treasure. This blog has so many inspiring posts, I kept finding more to read! Start with that post and then look at the others. They are so incredibly enlightening and really gave me the spiritual uplift I was looking for.

Ahhh, now time for bed! Running and farmer’s market in the morning 🙂 Goodnight lovies!

Question: What’s your favorite thing about your local farmer’s market?

Mine is the environment; the quality and vibe that you get from so many people being so friendly 🙂 There’s the Spice Guy, the Corn Guy, the Quinoa and Rice Guy, and the Guy I Get All My Fruit From. It’s the perfect start to my Saturdays.

xoxox,

Katelyn

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