5 Ways to Stay in Vacation Mode

5 Ways to Stay in Vacation Mode

It’s the Monday after vacation, you’re burnt out and not sure how Friday got further away while you were gone. Know the feeling? Try these tips for keeping the Saturday morning vacay vibe alive and you’ll never dread a post-vacation weekday again.  Pick up a novel Whether it comes from the stack of books on your nightstand or a lonely title sitting on your Amazon wish list, crack open a book you can’t stop hearing about. Don’t have a book…

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Movie Fuel’s Surefire Oscar Picks and La La Land Orange Julius

Movie Fuel’s Surefire Oscar Picks and La La Land Orange Julius

  The 2017 Oscars are here and so are Movie Fuel’s favorites! He truly missed his calling as a movie reviewer, so if you know anyone who works for Entertainment Weekly, put in a good word. Take the time to read his La La Land review, his insights and comparisons always astound me…seriously guys, he’s good! And as and added bonus, I have an Orange Julius inspired La La Land Smoothie you can quickly whip up before the opening number and…

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Christmas Spending and Kombucha

Christmas Spending and Kombucha

Before we begin, I have to tell you that I was compelled to stop mid-Costco and take a photo of a book I never, ever want to receive. Ugh, Jeffrey.  Ok, now I’m ready. Hello and welcome back, I’ve missed you! We’ve had a season of learning how to handle something called Reactive Hypoglycemia. It’s a whopper of a mess and I’ll talk about it another time because I have something way more fun to share. Once again Mom, no…

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Bananas Foster Bread (GF)

Bananas Foster Bread (GF)

The plan was to make some healthy Moringa muffins this weekend (actually last weekend).  Instead, I decided to treat myself to a day without my kids being angry at me. So, I made Bananas Foster Bread, also known as the downfall for all healthy cells in my body.   Like, die, die. Also, I’m really sorry for anyone who may be reading this and has had a loved one venture to heaven recently. Seriously though, if they would have eaten this bread,…

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But Seriously, WHERE’S THE BEEF?

But Seriously, WHERE’S THE BEEF?

On the bright side, I did find myself this treat at Costco… My husband got a kick out of all the labels on this box, he considered it Cocoa Krispies all the same. Let me tell you a secret, I am a bit of a Vegan fraud. Not meaning I get to secretly enjoy a scoop of ice cream or bites of a burger, oh no, no, no. My animal bits are ingested without taste, they are in my supplements…

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Paleo Pause

Paleo Pause

Last week Max had a 24 hour tummy  bug and I stormed it like a champ. I actually even enjoyed some of it, he just wanted to cuddle and it brought me back to the baby days. Even though he asked me to not put this picture on Facebook, I’m keeping it here for the future. Sorry Max. Maybe you should have put your toys away more often. Now let me show you something else which falls in the category of,…

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The Recipe Shared 168.3K+ Times

The Recipe Shared 168.3K+ Times

No joke here! As of today this silly little dip has made its way to over 168,300 people on Pinterest alone. I’m sure Hawaiian people would be more than happy to knock a coconut over my head for calling this seriously mainland style dip Hawaiian. One can dream of vacation destinations in one’s own way. Like you, North Dakota people, if you want to make a recipe covered in ahi tuna and kale then call it Californian, you go for it. You’d…

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Kitchen Lab: Burro Bananas

Kitchen Lab: Burro Bananas

I better hurry up and write this, I have three hours left to buy my Powerball ticket. Right now, the jackpot is $900 million, which totally stresses me out. It’s the same feeling I get when I am one BINGO number away from winning, I want it but just can’t handle that much adrenaline. Which is why I am the BEST person to take on an adventurous weekend of zip-lining and parasailing (I’ll hold your stuff.) The other pressure I’m…

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Kitchen Lab: Turmeric Smoothie

Kitchen Lab: Turmeric Smoothie

It has been about two years since I realized TUR-mur-ic is not pronounced TOO-mur-ic. Which reminds me of one of my favorite comedy bits of 2015.  Worth every second of your time, I swear. Speaking of every second of your time, did you (or do you) watch The Walking Dead? My husband has been binge watching every night. We have a huge tv (if you asked my ten year-old self, regular sized if you ask my 38 year-old self) and…

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Kitchen Lab: Superfood Pudding

Kitchen Lab: Superfood Pudding

Helloooo. It’s me. I was wondering if after all these months you’d like to meet.  To go over…everything.  They say you can’t talk to dead people But I disagree.    Turns out, I do not actually have a future in song writing, who knew? I’ve missed you! You don’t have to say that you’ve missed me, I don’t want to make it awkward.  Before we go on though, I have to cut straight to the chase. We are all going…

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Pork Rice Noodle Bowl

Pork Rice Noodle Bowl

Fifteen years after it began, there is still only one way I really want to greet you. You know I like to save the food for last, so this post, I’ll start with some telly. First up, I need to say that American Crime is my newest love, super addictive. The show is directed by John Ridley, who won an Oscar for the adapted screenplay of 12 Years a Slave. I can kinda see where it is headed, knowing now…

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White Baked Goods for Specific Ethnicity Gatherings

White Baked Goods for Specific Ethnicity Gatherings

Italian Wedding Cookies, Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican Wedding Cakes, Swedish Tea Cakes, what do you call the little white snowballish cookies that come around each December? Addictive, that’s what. I know that it’s January and we are all mid-cleanse, mid-Whole30, mid-detox, mid-misery, but I promised my sweet friend Mandi that I’d post about these babies and a promise is a promise. Plus, come February, you just might want to make these little drug balls for your Valentine. The recipe is,…

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Banana Nut Smoothie

Banana Nut Smoothie

I did something weird. Like, really weird. I made milk out of cashews. Doesn’t that sound like the most unnecessary thing you have ever heard of? I needed cashew milk to replicate recipes from the new juice spot in town, called Nekter. No utters are involved, no straining either! The hardest part is waiting for the cashews to soak ahead of time, which makes them easier to digest. Apparently unsoaked cashews will give you webbed feet and a slight limp. *Previous…

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Cooking Once a Month. Loving the other 29 days.

Cooking Once a Month. Loving the other 29 days.

I tried really hard to take a picture of a lady in some gross sweat pants at the grocery store. They weren’t dirty or shredded, but they had wording on the butt which read, “FYI, I might not be wearing underwear.” It was only on the right booty cheek, which happened to be the same side her sweater was hiked up on. She obviously really, really wanted to have her message read.  This was so confusing. What did she want…

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Biscuits On A Weeknight

Biscuits On A Weeknight

What do you think of when I mention the idea of baking biscuits?  Do you think of the urban legend, “Biscuit Bullet”, where a lady thinks she’s been shot in the head, but it is really the can of biscuits that popped open in her grocery bags and exploded?    Do you think of June Cleaver, Martha Stewart, Betty Crocker or some other middle-aged white woman with a clean apron? Do you think of Sir Mixx A Lot and his…

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