Sumo Maya – Asian-Mexican Fusion Restaurant

I’m cheating a little this week.

Not Ashley Madison style though… here’s to karma.

I’m cheating by not having a actual strange but good recipe.  Vegas and I are in Arizona and I didn’t really do anything that strange food-wise unless you count my salmon scramble in Wednesday’s post.  Or maybe my road salad.  Perhaps Vegas’ gas station selections.

We did eat some strange food in Scottsdale Wednesday night though!  I spent a couple of hours of the drive searching for the best possible food options for dinner when we arrived.  I landed on SumoMaya – an Asian-Mexican fusion concept.  We were not disappointed!

SumoMaya lump crab guac… 

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Post-Workout Grapefruit Sherbet [Recipe] + WIAW

You know it’s hot when your shoulders sweat.

At least I wipe off my bench at the gym! 

If I do cardio, I prefer to do it after I lift so I don’t get too tired.  The problem is that it’s a 10 minute jog to the gym, so I feel like I should just add on another 20 and be done with it.  Yesterday was one of those days.  By the time I arrived at the gym I was burning up and covered in sweat.

Lifting after that was hard at first, but I got into the groove.  I felt bad about being so sweaty in the weight section, but hey… it IS a gym.  And I am a good citizen of the gym world – I always use the stray to clean off my sweat puddles.  Unlike some other people.

Shoulder sweat

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Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes [Gluten-Free Recipe]

Pancakes are never a bad idea.

Especially when you have a super-ripe banana. 

My bananas have two speeds: too green or too brown.  How do I miss that window of a perfectly yellow banana?  I guess I can’t complain if it results in pancakes!

Grain-Free Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes… 

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Baking, Bicycling, & Beaching Weekend in San Diego

There’s so much to do in San Diego – it’s overwhelming.

I know… tough problems.

The food here is unreal and we’ve been steadily working our way through my (ever growing) “restaurants to try” list.  However, there’s a ton of other things to do that Vegas and I have been neglecting.  This weekend we decided it would be playtime!  I think both of our stomachs breathed a sigh of relief.

Friday I finally manned up for something I’ve wanted to do since joining the gym in San Diego – I took my first Spin class in years.  It wasn’t half bad!  That room was like a sauna though.  I think I lost 5 lbs in water weight alone!

Spin class

I also had too much fun playing with my new InstaSize app.

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Roasted Garlic Matzo Ball Chicken Soup [Recipe]

Soup in August?

When you’re sick, that’s a must. 

Some of my souper creations were chilled, but the recipe I’m going to share today is for a hot soup often referred to as Jewish Penicillin.

Vegas caught a summer cold.  How you can get a cold in the summer, I have no idea… but it happens to me about once a year.  And apparently to Vegas.  I decided to cure her with a big bowl of Matzo Ball Chicken Soup.

Roasted Garlic Matzo Ball Chicken Soup

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Jerky Heaven [Giveaway] + WIAW

I’m a snack junkie.

If I’m honest I’d rather snack and have a meal. 

If you’re a snacker like me, you can imagine my excitement when I received a GIANT box of jerky from Jack Link’s.  Turkey jerky, teriyaki turkey jerky, chicken jerky… it is basically outdoor snacking deliciousness.

And by outdoors, I don’t just mean sports (though Vegas and my favorite softball snack is jerky).

Jack Links Chicken Jerky… 

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It’s Not Always Sunny in San Diego (or Vegas)

It’s been one of those weeks.

I’m not really sure what day it is… 

I started the week in San Diego, now I’m in Vegas, and I’m driving back to San Diego tonight.  What’s more confusing is that this weekend in San Diego it POURED down rain.  I thought it wasn’t supposed to rain in paradise?!  (Actually this is a good thing since California is having a drought.)

It was also Pride weekend, so I watched the wet hot mess from a bar.

San Diego Pride

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Entertaining My Family in San Diego [WIAW]

My mom and baby sister are here.

Watch out San Diego! 

I haven’t seen my family since leaving Atlanta in February.  I’ve been looking forward to having my mom and one of my sisters here for weeks!  Naturally, the first thing I did way try to kill them with an 8 mile hike in 90 degree temps.

Potato Chip Rock hike… 

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