I’m large and in charge!
Vegas is out of town – watch out.
That’s right. I’m without supervision this week. Not just because Vegas is gone though – I’m also hosting Jen’s What I Ate Wednesday!
And I made myself bacon.
Are you pronouncing “açaí” correctly?
Are you pronouncing it at all?
Açaí (ah-sigh-ee) bowls are all the rage in California. And with good reason – they are delicious! They’re also $13.
I haven’t felt like blogging lately.
Which is why on Monday I just didn’t.
If you don’t have anything to say, I find it’s best not to force it. No that there isn’t a lot of awesome going on… I’m just busy living life!
Here’s a little bit of some things I’ve been loving…
I lost Vegas.
Not literally, thank god.
We’ve been doing a little 21 day reset. Vegas said she’d give it a week and then see if she wanted to keep going. She lasted a week like a champion… but then I lost her.
Actually, we both went a little off the reservation Saturday night. I got back on track Sunday, but Vegas was done. She’s still been basically eating whatever I eat… just with a side of caffeine and peanut M&Ms. She had no complaints about the protein pancakes we had for breakfast (more on that below).
All good things must come to an end.
Until I figure out a way to live in Europe.
I’m a firm believer in balance and enjoying life. Enjoying is just what we did in Greece. There were tons of good eats, alllll the drinks, and a nice break from the gym (though we walked a LOT). Vegas and I had a blast and soaked up every moment. Coming off of that I have no regrets, but feel ready to get back to a healthier diet.
Cinnamon rolls kill me.
That smell in the mall… Pavlovian response.
It’s been years since I’ve gotten one, but walking past a certain cinnamon roll chain had me craving a cinnamon roll. I swear they put crack in those things.
In my shipment from About Time, I received a few proteins to sample. I decided it was the perfect opportunity for a little mug cake experiment! Mug cakes may seem normal to many of you… but to the “normal” world I think it qualified as strange. But good. 😉
Did you ever look forward to gas station snacks as a kid?
Please tell me I wasn’t the only one with trashy taste as a child.
These days I dread road trip food – especially after my recent cross-country drive. However, when I was a kid I loved stopping at the QT for a giant slushie. It’s not that I don’t like a slushie as an adult, but I try to avoid the onslaught of chemicals.
When I received a box full of all natural supplements from About Time, I was immediately drawn to their new ProHydrate Protein Water. It screamed #strangebutgood protein slushie!
Two bloggers go food shopping…
I can’t even narrow down the punchlines.
Lucie and I had a food shopping adventure to the Pacific Beach Farmer’s Market and then to Whole Foods. We were actually quite well-behaved! Even between the two of us we spent less than $100* in Whole
*That’s unheard of for me – just ask Vegas.
I always look forward to spring.
Except the pollen. Who knew San Diego had pollen?!
Spring food is the best. Don’t get me wrong, I love a roasted winter squash and the orange glow that comes with it. The lighter, fresh spring fare has my heart though.
Today’s #strangebutgood is a round up of some of my favorite spring recipes. Some stranger than others. All good.
In my not-so-humble opinion.
Lemon squares are a totally normal thing.
Until I get ahold of them.
Vegas and I absconded from our citrus-picking adventure last weekend with a few samples. Lemons, oranges, and sweet lemons. Yes, sweet lemons are a thing. No, it’s not just a Meyer lemon. They’re so sweet you can sit down and eat a whole one! Strange and incredibly good. The bright citrus flavor is perfect for spring.
I immediately wanted to bake a treat using the sweet lemons. If you don’t have sweet lemons, simply add more sugar (think lemonade). Also of note is the coconut flour. It makes these incredibly moist (that’s right – I said it); reminiscent of lemon bars.