I was planning on typing up a hint post before today but my plan didn't work very well due to a recipe fail so all of you have the luxury of wishing me a happy belated birthday. ;)
So my day started off early with tofu scramble and toast for breakfast. Rick bought me a TofuXpress online a couple days ago and it showed up on our doorstep yesterday, so we were excited to use it for the first time!
|This helps us save TONS of trees (aka paper towels).|
After breakfast, Rick took me to the UCSD Birch Aquarium in La Jolla. I've been there many times, for field trips and otherwise, but I never actually had a chance to enjoy myself there. Today really made a difference.
|I realized how much I have in common with a 20-year old leopard shark, age- and height-wise.|
|Does anyone see Dory? Time to find Nemo.|
|There he is!|
|I like my gifts useful and memorable. A Birch Aquarium magnet, please. =)|
After the aquarium, we had an amazing lunch at the new, super healthy and eco-friendly restaurant in Fashion Valley Mall called True Food Kitchen. We ordered Shiitake & Tofu Lettuce Cups as an appetizer and two freshly-juiced drinks on the side. Rick got the nectar sweet Hangover Rx and I ordered the deliciously spicy Kale Aid.
|Eat (and drink!) natural colors.|
|In case you were wondering, no, I couldn't finish it!|
And, last but not least, what's a birthday without cake?! I made a teenie one just for me.
|No frosting; just a sweet cherry on top.|
The info below represents the use of white flour, unsweetened almond milk, and only one tablespoon of sugar.
What a great treat. The cake turned out wonderfully in just a minute in the microwave. Like Emma said on her post, you can use applesauce instead of oil but the flavor won't be as good. There's always room for experimenting though. ;)
I had an amazing and very happy birthday. Many thanks and hugs to my readers, friends, family, cats, and (of course) Ricky. <3
Ta ta for now!