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Where and when did did the calendar turn to August?  It really did sneak up on us this year.  Last week was very busy with scheduling and getting things done around the house so we did not have much time to jump on the internet.  Regrettably I did not get much done last week to share with all of you which I deeply missed.  Thanks to technology though I was able to snap a few photos here and there to share with all of you.  Here’s my last week in photos (1 of a 2 part series).

Zucchini season is in full swing. A family friend was stating the other day while we were out to breakfast that it’s dangerous to leave your car doors unlocked this time of the year. We asked “why”? He stated “because someone will most likely toss in a bunch of zucchinis in your car while you aren’t looking.” I tried it but no zucchini just yet. haha

Banana zucchini bread that we made with part of the above zucchini that was given to us from a friend that has a large surplus. We didn’t even use 1/4 of the zucchini it is just that big. This was delicious and Genki Husband said it was one of his latest favorites.  The original recipe was not vegan however I omitted the egg and substituted it for 1 tsp ground flaxseed and it worked out great.  You could probably even leave out the flaxseed and it would work.  Highly recommended.

Zucchini noodles with tomato sauce on top. Since we have a lot of zucchini and Genki Husband wanted spaghetti and sauce I decided to whip this up for myself after making the above bread. It’s easy, just shred the zucchini or even cut it up and you have zucchini noodles. Since we only have a shredder box, the noodles are shorter than normal but they still work. On top is just normal tomato sauce with tons of mixed dried herbs.

Genki Husband wanted to have his over pasta. This was Barilla pasta by the name of White Fiber, it’s new. It has 7g of fiber per serving which is more than double the amount of any other pasta available at our local grocery store.

Vegan Boca Chickenless Patty over a bed of fresh vegetables from the farm. There is fresh organic greens, 1/2 cucumber, 1 tomato, and a few radishes.

Annie’s Lite Goddess Dressing is actually vegan! It’s basically a light, tangy tahini dressing. Genki Husband and I both have tried this a few times because we weren’t sure if we liked it or not. Thankfully we came to the conclusion it was a good dressing. We’ve never had this brand but I’m assuming the Full Goddess dressing has more flavor but this one is a nice alternative to heavy dressings. Recommended

Of course it couldn’t be a blog posting without a eye appealing sunset over the lake. So many colors didn’t come through in this photo but it’s well worth the view.

We have been having a lot of bonfires lately too since the days are warm and the nights are cool. It is the perfect weather pattern.