vanilla pear and I Love our Fed Ex Man

by Kristina Sloggett

in Basil Pup, Breakfast, dachshund, Dessert, Portland, product review, Smoothie, Vegan

and our UPS man. and our mailman.

Today began with a new concoction: a vanilla pear smoothie.

vanilla protein + coconut milk + three small vitamixed pears. Mmm, delicious:

…I tried to get our river in the photo… it is FINALLY beautiful summer weather in Portland! It’s 7:45am and already so sunny and warm!

I also made some hot cereal, and read my new Lucky Mag:

I found this cereal online. It is really tasty and has unique flavors. My favorites are this one – the blueberries & creme, the chocolate creme and the butter pecan. Yum.

I love love love getting packages in the mail. Look what came in the mail yesterday:

Cookies from Jenna! I won Angela’s auction for Jenna’s vegan chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. They taste fabulous! Nom nom nom… I immediately ate one (or two… three?) upon opening, then promptly hid them from myself so I could share with Jason. They really are spectacular:

Thank you Jenna! They are tasty! Yum! :)

So yes. Receiving packages. I love love love it, did you know? Something else came in the mail yesterday, that I completely spazzed out about:

Yes. Vegan marshmallows. My local vegan grocery (LOVE YOU GUYS!!) carries them in store, but I have not seen the s’mores lately, at least not the peanut butter ones, so I placed an online order. I chose marshmallows in two flavors, vanilla and strawberry. Mmm, strawberry.

I ordered a few peanut butter s’mores just for kicks. What is my plan for all those marshmallows, you ask?

bowl of pretty !

Well, dear reader, I made these:

Strawberry Crispy Treats. With dried strawberries. See what I did there?  :)

The dried strawberries. I cannot believe I did not think of this until now. They taste FANTASTIC! My kitchen smelled SO good while I was making these. They are so delicious.

…and now I leave you with the sweetest dog son (dachshund, ha!) photo…  taken yesterday while Basil was waiting for Jason to come home. He sits perched at the top of the couch, looking at our front door (door has a big window he can see Jason pull into the drive).

Sweetest Pet:

We are going back outside to enjoy this beautiful day – I hope y’all have a beautiful weekend!

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 thehungryscholar June 5, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Thanks for saying my dog is cute. Yours is also very adorable. :)

Those rice krispie treats are hands-down the best I’ve ever seen and I’m sure they taste just as good!


2 Chelsea June 5, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Kristina = genius! Those look so good! great pictures as always!


3 sally_crayola June 5, 2010 at 7:02 pm

wow, your rice crispys look tasty and pretty!



4 spabettie June 6, 2010 at 10:08 am

Basil says thank you!!


5 tropicaleats June 5, 2010 at 7:18 pm

ok… those krispy treats look AWESOME. seriously.. i am doggy droolin over here!!!!!!!!

Jenna’s cookies look pretty dang epic too :)


6 spabettie June 5, 2010 at 7:48 pm

yes! Jenna’s cookies are *SO* amazing delicious! They are seriously like no cookie I’ve tasted before, Jenna is a cookie goddess :)


7 portlandstatesexdiary June 6, 2010 at 2:23 am

Those look INSANELY delicious! Especially the 3rd picture. Yum!


8 saltytooth June 6, 2010 at 4:44 am

Yum, I may need to make those krispy treats today!

Also, my mailman hates me because I forgot to tip him at Christmas. Seriously, we just purchased our house right before Christmas and had no idea about the tipping situation! Hmm, maybe i should make the krispy treats for him!


9 spabettie June 6, 2010 at 10:05 am

they really are unreal. so unbelievably good :)

make them and surprise mailman with them NOW, instead of holidays… you’ll start receiving your awesome catalogs again!! :)


10 sweettater June 6, 2010 at 5:24 pm

adding fruit to rice crispy treats is brilliant. must try


11 assistantdoc June 6, 2010 at 9:53 pm

I love your blog! Those treats look amazingly delicious and Oh sweet Basil. What a good friend. xoxoxo


12 spabettie June 6, 2010 at 9:59 pm

Sarah!! wee! thank you… hope to se you soon… I THINK the weather should be nice soon… POOL PARTY xxoxo


13 assistantdoc June 7, 2010 at 5:59 am

Oh yessssss!!!!


14 Crystal June 7, 2010 at 2:01 pm

wow, I am havin fun reading your blog, and these look grand!!


15 Heather (Where's the Beach) June 21, 2010 at 11:38 am

OMG – those crispy treats look sooooo good. Those were my favorite snacks as a kid and I have not had them since becoming a vegetarian 17 years ago. MUST find the vegan marshmallows.


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