Hi everyone! How are you doing today? 😉
Okay, the title was a must. lol So bare with it. 🙂 The blood part? Oh, you’ll figure it out soon enough. 😉
I used a whole can of Pumpkin Puree instead of 2/3 can because I didn’t know what to do with the leftovers, and I used a pre-made crust because I don’t have what I need to make the raw crust and I’m not good with nuts.
For the first one, I didn’t have Pumpkin spice, and for the second one (both pictures above), I didn’t have Cinnamon, but they both tasted fine. 🙂 (the ingredients for Pumpkin spice is: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves anyways. I can lack cinnamon and use just the pumpkin spice and vice versa.) 🙂
It was muy bien!!! The first one was the first recipe (with soymilk and brown sugar) and the second one is replacing those with agave. (And for the first one, I made 6 little pies using 6 mini pie crusts.) (though the crust REALLY tasted like Aluminum! I guess it got it because that’s what it was in. 😛 I wonder how long the crust was sitting on the store shelf. Hmm…)
Personally, I like the soymilk + brown sugar recipe more, because when put in the freezer, it actually freezes (and hardens). The agave one just stays as mush. 😦 But taste-wise, it actually tastes the same to me! And it goes very good with Rice Dream’s Frozen Vanilla Dessert!! 😉
Oh, and the blood part of the title, you ask? That was added later in the day because….
I DONATED BLOOD!!!!! (done it for the first time, so I’m really proud and happy about it) 😀
How was it? It was awesome!!! Before I did it, I was freaked out like heck. I was so nervous about it! D:
My mom was worried like crazy about how I’m “losing my hair” (I think I just naturally shed) and “lacking nutrition”, so she thought this was a great chance to get my iron level checked. And guess what? My iron level was 15.1!!!!! They said that it’s A LOT higher than normal!!! HA! I knew that eating lots of greens, especially spinach, was good!! 😀 😀 (Iron deficient when vegan? Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. Not for me!)
So as I was donating, I was all excited about that and how I’m helping someone. And while blood was drawn out, I was playing pokemon. 🙂 I’m such a dork, I know. 😀
How was it? It was great! I wasn’t dizzy or anything afterward, I was able to move right after it was over, and I got a free apple juice! (I hadn’t had apple juice in a looooooong time.) Snack-wise, they didn’t have anything vegan other than raisins, so I was well-prepared with a S’mores Luna Bar. 🙂 The only things that “hurt” were when they measured my iron level, when the needle went in, and the aftermath. (It stung/stings a little to bend my elbow.) But I feel great knowing that this is going to help someone! 😀 I hope they like my vegan blood! 😉
And my hands freeze super-easily, so when the blood was being drawn out, it got so cold that it actually felt warm. lol I guess I’m cold-blooded! lol
Now, I am very proud with my non-neon color (they ran out of neon pink. Oh well. 🙂 Red is close enough.) Red bandage. 🙂
I can’t take a shower at the usual time I take it (4:00-4:15 ish), because I have to have it on for at least 4 hours. Oh well. I can wait until 6. 🙂 But really, I think this bandage is cool!!! 😀 Will I donate blood again? For the neon-colored bandage, YES!!!!!!
It was a good experience to learn that it doesn’t hurt to donate blood, and I’m already looking forward to donate next time!! (but next time, with an awesome donor card) 😉
Thaaaaaaaaaanks for coming and enjoy your fall recipes! 🙂
P.S: Have you donated blood? Were you scared? What’s your blood type? My blood type is O+, and I sure was scared, but not anymore! 😀