April All Natural Day 10

April All Natural Day 10

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10 days down, 20 to go! Not that I’m really counting down or anything, I’m having fun with it. I enjoyed my Friday by sleeping in (until 6:45 :P) and relaxing in front of Netflix while I ate breakfast, which was banana bread oatmeal as usual! We had a pretty busy day out in the garden and I’m really wishing we had taken before and after pictures. We weeded the bed along our fence (which is quite a big bed), took out some bushes and little baby trees from the same bed, weeded the bed along the shed and in the center of our yard, and took out some bushed beside the shed as well. It may not sound like a lot, but we spent all day out there! Rory even thought he would help us by running along the fence as fast as he could and digging some nice big holes for us.

We took a break around 12:3o for some lunch, which was just a “clean out the fridge” kind of meal. My mom and I split the last of the soba noodles, which we drizzled with the last little bit of peanut sauce, and the rest of the stir fry from the night before. It was a super yummy lunch and perfect for fueling the rest of our afternoon. I didn’t take a picture of it though because I was starving and wanted to dig in immediately.

By the time 3 pm rolled around we were pretty exhausted. Even Rory was just laying around in the yard.

IMG_7949Once we finished all our gardening, Rory was definitely in need of a bath. He was absolutely covered in mud and dirt, even his tongue was completely black from eating all the dirt! Well… soil… I have to remember to use the proper terminology, my mom is a master gardener!!

Even though I was exhausted, I came inside and made some homemade tempeh bacon for dinner using the recipe from But I Could Never Go Vegan. I tasted the marinade and decided it needed a little something more, so I added a tiny bit of onion powder and smoked paprika. The bacon marinated for an hour while I did some dishes and relaxed, then we put it on sandwiches with my homemade mayo to make BLTs for dinner. We had some fresh pineapple and watermelon on the side, even though it’s not quite watermelon season yet. The sandwiches were super delicious, easy, and filling.


While the day wasn’t the most exciting food wise, we did get a lot done and made some great progress in the backyard!

If you’d like to play along with our all natural adventures, even if it’s just a meal here and there, remember to tag your posts with #AprilAllNatural!