Year: 2017

Music Monday: Ride Captain Ride

 

I’m not even sure where I first heard this song or why it’s been stuck in my head lately, but it has, so I’ve been singing it to Captain Jack while we hang out together.

 

Book character names I've used for my cats: Captain Jack Sparrow

 

(Yep, this pic is hella blurry. My cats don’t like to hold still for photos so a lot of my photos of them look very shaky because I was in such a rush to focus and snap.)

 

Oatmeal power-up cookies (vegan, healthy, easy!)

These oatmeal power-up cookies are vegan, healthy, and easy to make!

Lately I find myself constantly on the go. I know a healthy breakfast is a must, but it’s frequently one of those things that’s scrapped as I hit snooze and then scramble to get out the door to work, appointments, and all of the other stops on my daily agenda. Hence this healthy oatmeal power-up cookie recipe, which I crafted on a whim over the weekend so I’d have a healthy option for breakfast on the go once the chaos of the workweek hit.

This isn’t your childhood oatmeal cookie recipe. With added nutrients from kasha, wheat germ, and flaxseed, and half the sugar of traditional recipes, these oatmeal power-up cookies are a great alternative to the sugary, expensive prepackaged breakfast bars sold in grocery stores. And yes, they still taste great with a cold glass of (plant-based) milk for dessert. (more…)

Top Ten Tuesday: things that will make me instantly want to read a book

Top Ten TuesdayThis week on TTT we’re discussing the things that will make you instantly want to read a book. Whether it’s a plot device, historical setting, or something really quirky—you know there’s at least one thing you just can’t resist! Here are the top ten things that hook me every time, in no particular order:

  • Time travel
  • Dragons
  • Other dimensions/alternate worlds
  • Fringe science
  • Amnesia
  • Dreams
  • Retellings of famous stories
  • Badass female leads
  • Unreliable narrators
  • Characters in hoods (I’ve joked about this one before but it’s true)

What bookish things make you instantly want to read a book? If you linked up for TTT make sure to leave me your link in the comments so I can check it out!

A taste of meal planning with Hello Fresh

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If you’ve surfed the Internet, opened a magazine, or turned on the TV lately, chances are you’ve seen an ad for a meal delivery service. The latest in the wave of subscription boxes, meal delivery boxes like Hello Fresh, Home Chef, and Blue Apron are popping up to offer takeout-weary consumers an option to create healthy, gourmet-level dishes at home, with no shopping or fancy meal prep required.

I got a chance to try Hello Fresh last month and of course you know I have thoughts! So let’s get into a summary of how the subscription works, what I got, and what I thought overall.

Even Ezio was excited to get a taste of my Hello Fresh order!

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Music Monday: For Cova

I thought I’d post this four-part suite this month. It’s from a CD I owned a looooooong time ago, when I was just a kid. But for some reason it’s stuck in my head all these years since, and remains one of my favorite orchestral suites of all time. I’ll post the other three parts as the month goes on.