Today is the Mardi Gras Parade in BTV and I have the day all to myself!! Big Dude and Little Dude are at the parade with Grandpa and I get to do whatever I wants to do, which absolutely positively has nothing to do with watching a parade and especially not in 30 degree weather. So I hung out, made myself a Latte with Almond Milk (or 4), made a little breakyfast,
had a leisurely morning, went to check out a new listing in Essex and decided to get my hair cut on a whim. I’m not kidding, it’s been like a year since I had my hair cut. I needed it. So I Googled salons in Essex and came across Purple Sage Salon and Kristin had an opening in 15 minutes. YES PLEASE!! I think she did a great job!
And, lucky me, the salon is in the same plaza as Sweet Clover Market and I was in the mood for some pulled pork. I kid you not, theirs is really unfreakingbelievable. Plus they will serve it up with coleslaw and avacado on the side for less than a sandwich. Yah buddy. They only looked at me funny the first time I ordered it that way. As I was waiting for my delish lunch to be pop up on the counter, I looked around at the racks near the deli and I saw these cookies, and I sighed. And then I saw THESE COOKIES!! And I swear, I did a little dance. Vegan and gluten free?? Chocolate and mint?? Hello heaven… if only they taste just even a little bit good, I can die happy. So before you call me out, yes, I know they’re still not Paleo. But really, I’m sure the BBQ sauce in the pork and the slaw dressing aren’t Paleo either and frankly, if I’m cheating, this is a damn good cheat. Better than the cheesesteaks and cheesecake I could have gotten. Ohhh cheesecake… So yeah, back to the cookies. I almost didn’t eat my lunch and just at the cookies, but I was really excited about the pulled pork too. When I finally got to the cookies, it was better than I could have imagined. Really. I said out loud, shut the front door. And then I drove to my friend Beth’s work so I could give her the 2nd cookies so I wouldn’t eat both in one sitting. Cause they’re really huge. One serving is a 1/2 cookie. And I already at a whole cookie. But so worth it. I now have a girl crush on Liz Lovely. I want to go cook with her. Except that she’s vegan. I need meat. But I could maybe skip it for one meal…
Oh, cool factor, when I Googled the website for Liz Lovely, one of the suggestions was “Liz Lovely Shark Tank”! She was on Shark Tank!! How cool is that?? Represent VT!! Yea, I’m a dork.