Friday, February 10, 2012


how 'bout that game sunday, right?
just kidding. well, i did watch a tiny bit of it, actually.
we invited a few friends over, for brunch on sunday, and my friend texted me back & said her husband was secrectly hoping to watch the game too. so i said "nate, is there a game on this sunday?" and he said said "yeah, the super bowl"

so brunch plans quickly turned into an all day hang sesh. my sister & her kids came too, and my friends brought their kids. so cute to watch kids hanging out. so awkward at first!
we went on a walk to see the goats & noticed the tree rope across the street was still there with a pile of hay as a landing pad! i don't know if we were trespassing or what, but i do know how much fun everyone had. fearless, awesome little kids.

in other news
coop is still fat. & loves to purr in the sun. 

& in more other news. i'm going to try and post a recipe once a week. nothing will change here, i'll still post regular life photos, but i'll try & add some recipes.
i make food often, and sometimes the food turns out pretty spectacular [sometimes just pretty good, ha]
anyway. first up, to break the ice,  a little lunch i made myself the other day.

Mango Avocado Lettuce... tacos?

chopped up the following
1 mango
1/2 [or whole] avocado
an apple
3-5 dates
1-2 stems green onion
handful of favorite sprouts
mint & cilantro

1 meyer lemon

a pinch of sea salt 
a pinch of cayenne ;)

scoop some of the salad onto romaine lettuce leaves. & wa-la!

next time i'll probably add cucumber, and try a peach instead of mango...or both! who knows!! 
simple little lunch, so easy but feels and tastes special.

i get a lot of inspiration for recipes from this raw chef i watch on youtube. [check her out if you're interested in that Dara Dubinet]
sometimes i'm inspired by, simply, what's in the fridge. or something i see on the food network!

oh & btw, i didn't just eat those four little pieces of lettuce, i ate this entire plate of them :)

alright guys. as usual, i like to overwhelm you with one mega update, full of 10000 different things. oh well. c'est la vie.


  1. That lettuce taco recipe is definitely a must-do. Such a great idea!

  2. I am so glad I found your blog. so many great images and your lunch here looks preeeetty good :) hi!

  3. as for me - there might be even 10000 more different things at the time.
    and your pictures are always so sunny! love it.

  4. looks like you guys had a really fun day! love the pic of the four kids together, so cute.
    thanks so much for the NY tips!! :-)

  5. I am definitely trying that recipe. It looks so good!

  6. after sunday for days on end, Eva played different games that were various variations of "The Voice" LOL.

  7. I love your hair!! I did that to my hair but its light brown on the bottom. Yours looks cooler. haha

  8. Yay recipes. I'm still deciding if I like Pinterest, but I pinned it nonetheless so I can remember it for summer lunches...