gardening – diy planter

A couple of years ago I thought I’d be ambitious with my first foray into gardening and attempt to grow herbs from seeds. Well, it was very exciting the first couple of weeks when the seeds sprouted and little one inch plants were born. But that’s where it ended. While the parsley quickly did not […]

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sonoma part two

One of the best parts about our trip was where we stayed: a little house in the woods. Besides having a nice, king-sized bed to sleep in and being right near the lake, we had a great kitchen and backyard patio for cooking and grilling. We made a trip to the grocery store and stocked […]

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things that make me happy

Here are some things that have been making me happy lately. πŸ™‚ Quiet mornings. I am by no means a morning person, but since we’ve been in California I’ve gotten into an early morning routine. After taking Kip out and feeding her, I make myself a cup of coffee and sit in this exact spot […]

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things that make me happy

I thought I would try to bring this series back. Here are some things that have been making me happy lately. πŸ™‚ Cooking with brightly colored vegetables. Meals are so much better when they’re pretty, right? Perfect window light for indoor photos. We’re obsessed with natural light around here and keep the blinds open as […]

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vegetable stir-fry

I have never stir-fried anything in my life, and it is the easiest thing in the world. My husband is half Chinese and enjoys making stir-fry from time to time with food such as mushrooms, baby bok choy, and tofu; you can see why I usually just leave this task up to him. But this […]

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quinoa crunch wrap

Remember when I (very easily) recreated Chipotle’s veggie burrito bowl? Well, I also attempted to recreate Lyfe Kitchen’s Quinoa Crunch Wrap. Here is what I used: Quinoa Crunch Wrap *quinoa *black beans (the real recipe calls for adzuki beans) *lettuce *sliced cucumber *avocado *edamame hummus (I found this at Trader Joe’s) I forgot to add […]

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veggie burrito bowl

Lately I’ve been coming across some yummy vegetarian options at restaurants (that don’t involve pasta or a lot of cheese). The weekend before last we had Chipotle’s veggie burrito bowls…twice. They are so good, and strangely, I’d never even had a burrito bowl there. I decided the recipe seemed easy enough to recreate at home. […]

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vegetable lasagna

If you’re eating vegetarian, you are probably eating vegetables with a grain (rice, pasta, or bread) for dinner pretty much every night. Here is another “vegetables and pasta” recipe, except this tastes so differently than the roasted vegetable pasta. I’ve never made homemade lasagna before, but this recipe is delicious. For all you meat lovers […]

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roasted vegetable pasta

I haven’t been eating meat for over two months (except for one slip up I was really upset about that involved me nannying a sick child and eating chicken noodle soup with her. I honestly didn’t realize I had eaten meat until two hours later, but that’s another story). I still don’t know how long […]

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