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Happy Friday! So nice to be starting the weekend, right?

We have family coming to visit and help out with some projects in our old house – it’ll be a good amount of work, but it should be fun.

Plus, they’re bringing their dog so Maggie will be in puppy heaven. She loves having other dogs to play with.

I was planning on having another new recipe for you today, but I’ve actually had a few mishaps in the kitchen.

And as for my fashion revolution, I haven’t had anything to show yet this week since I’ve worked from home 3 days! But today’s might be good enough to photograph for later.

Here are my favorite things this week in food:

1. Grilled Banana + Nutella Sandwiches.


2. Lunches this week? A quinoa, roasted kabocha squash, and chickpea salad with smoked paprika, garlic, onion, and olive oil.


A few days, I had this over spinach, but yesterday, I added some green beans and a dollop of hummus. I’m having this same dish for lunch today, too.


3. Coconut Water Vinegar from Tropical Traditions.


Tropical Traditions sent this to me to sample, and I am in love! It doesn’t have a super strong coconut smell or taste, but the subtle coconut essence is there. It is delicious in salad dressings, and I made a killer tofu (killer tofu! Do you remember the Beets song on Doug?) marinade the other night with this vinegar.

4. Fun new foodie things to try + review!



PS: There are more giveaways coming soon!

5. New recipes I’m dying to make:


Evan’s Snickerdoodle Hummus


Jessica’s Cake Batter Pancakes


Kristin’s Bruschetta Chicken Pasta – this will be such a great summer dish!


Mama Pea’s Moroccan Millet Bake


Oh, and I still haven’t had my hair cut. I look like a mess. Every day. Guess I should get that fixed soon.

Happy Happy Friday!!!


What are YOUR food favorites this week? Any new recipes on your radar?

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Good morning! It’s humpday – are you excited?

So, Katie has issued a little pancake challenge and I decided I needed to participate.

I had never made oatmeal pancakes, so I decided to start by trying it out and adding some fun toppings.

Honestly, what could be better than Strawberry-Nutella Pancakes?


Not much.


This batch of pancakes was:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • pinch salt
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Since I wanted to make a little stack of pancakes, I split the mixture into 2 and cooked them in the pan. After cooking, I topped each pancake with:

  • 1/2 Tbsp Nutella (1 Tbsp total)
  • layer of sliced strawberries


It’s so strange eating oats in new ways when I’m used to just having them cooked in a bowl, but it was fun having healthier pancakes this morning.

Do you the think the nutella cancels out the goodness of the oats/fruit? I don’t  🙂  I’m going to say that it just enhances it.

Are you going to do the pancake challenge? I already have another idea brewing…or two  😉


Call for Guest Posts!

Although I’m not sure if our trip to Honduras is going to happen at the end of July like planned, I’m looking for some guest posts to have while I’m gone. Laptops will not be going with us, and while there are a few computers and internet at the hotel, we won’t be there very often and there’s usually a line to use the 2 computers.

If you’d like to do a guest post, put your post together in Word and send me that along with the pictures you’d like in the post and please have it to me by July 15th. And please send clear pictures! I want people to clearly see your awesome pics  🙂

If our trip does get moved/cancelled due to the political happenings there right now, I’ll still post the guest posts over the next couple of months, so they won’t be wasted!

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