Need to think up some rotational vegan cake flavors for work. I think they’re gonna make that my mission. I’ve already given advice on vegan buttercream to one girl. Will have to talk it over with others and maybe a change can be made. Using Earth Balance makes an obviously vegan frosting and there’s no fun in that! Earth Balance makes everything salty. Frosting generally uses salt free butter. Having a flavorless base would open the door to better flavors. Improving the texture would allow for more decorative frosting work. Hopefully I can improve my location’s vegan frosting game :)
On a side note, it’s team member appreciation week and today was free pizza day. I got a sad slice of vegan pizza just because I could (and because I thought I was going to be off today and had no prepared lunch) and drizzled a little oil and seasoning on it. *sigh* I don’t know why the prepared vegan options are always “Smothered In Daiya” or “Bone Dry Crust With Sparse Veggie Toppings.” Needless to say I chose a slice of Bone Dry with the highest concentration of toppings.
Wound up taking a short hour long unplanned hike on my way home from orientation. I’ve wanted to check out Torrey Pines State Reserve, but hadn’t been out this far north along the coast until today. I pretty much just wound up right at the park entrance and decided to check it out. I look forward to going back with Jesse and spending more time there venturing around. Further south is Black’s Beach, which I’ve wanted to visit for a while. Breathtaking and secluded, it’s usually reached by a hiking trail, or from further north of the beach during low tide. Part of Black’s beach is owned by the city of San Diego, but the northern part is owned by the state reserve. The state owned section is designated clothing optional, the largest nude beach in America.