recent happenings

Hi loves!

As per usual things have been busy busy busy over here. As busy as I feel my daily life is, I still feel like there is so much more I want and need to do. There really needs to be more hours in the day, don’t you agree?
I did want to pop in, say hello, and share some recent happenings.

I told you all that Matt and I recently went back to Indiana to have a wedding shower with some friends and family that were not able to make it out to Arizona for the wedding.

It seemed just like the wedding, too many people, not enough time, but it was so wonderful to see and connect with friends and family we haven’t seen in awhile.

Our adventure started at the new airport shuttle. It’s a new air tram and Matt and I were pretty excited about it.

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I mean look at that face. Clearly excited.

When we got to the airport we had our traditional pre-flight drink

We always have one, mainly because we are those people that get to the airport two hours early and always have some extra time to kill.

I usually get a mimosa since our flights are typically pretty early, but we took a little bit of a later flight, so I got a delicious looking cocktail.

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It was vodka mixed with pink lemonade, there may have been something else in it, but I don’t remember. Regardless, it was delicious.

We soon were in Indiana and the craziness began!

We flew in Friday and the shower wasn’t until Sunday. My sister was actually staying at my parent’s as well, as they were having work done on their roof, so they didn’t want to be around all the loud noises with the kids. It was so much fun having us all in the house and it meant extra time for Matt and I with our nieces!

Saturday my sister had plans to take the girls to the zoo and asked if we wanted to tag along. Um, yes please! 1. I love the zoo and 2. more time with my sister and nieces!

Because I honestly can’t get enough of these cuties!

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It was a hot one, so we lasted as long as we could. Honestly I think the adults were worn out before the kids were!

The next day was the shower and it was a busy one, but so much fun!

I have very few friends who I keep in close contact with from back home, but those are the best ones and man did I miss them!

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So as mentioned, the shower was so much fun, but again I really wish I had more time to catch up with friends and family, but at the same time was so grateful for the time I did have. We were so humbled with not only all the people who attended, but also the generosity. Everyone was so great in helping make the day run smooth and one thing to note was my neighbors (who I really do not know well) not only made delicious mason jar desserts, but made us crafty photo frames using our wedding photographs.

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I am always in awe of those who are super crafty as I wish I was.  The photo frames she made for us are absolutely beautiful and we are so excited to show case them in our home.

And as quickly as we came it was time to go home. That morning Matt and I were able to escape away for breakfast together.  My dad had to work and my mom was in operation clean up mode, but it was actually nice for Matt and I to spend some quiet time together.  It also reminded me a few reasons why I miss Indiana. It is insanely hot here in Arizona and it was so nice to be able to sit on a patio, surrounded by trees and enjoy a quiet breakfast.

The food was also amazing.

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We went to a local breakfast place and both started with fresh squeezed orange juice. I got the most amazing biscuits and gravy and even though they did not photograph well, they were absolutely phenomenal. The part that made them extra amazing was they toasted the biscuits before topping them with gravy. Life changing.  Matt got a mexican potato skillet that was also delicious. Of course I stole a few bites. Home cooking at it’s finest!

Too soon it was time to pack up and head to the airport. And as per usual Matt and I were incredibly early, so you guessed it. A pre-flight drink was had.

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Upon returning home there was something else to celebrate, Matt and I’s 3 month anniversary. Yes we’re still celebrating the months.  Really just a reason for us to go out to dinner.

And to get flowers.

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Side Story: I had to laugh. Matt walked in on me taking a selfie with the flowers, proceeding to make fun of me, which proceeded to this photo session…

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I love us…

All three months we have been celebrating with the same dinner.

Sushi.

And guess who isn’t complaining.

When we do celebratory dinners we typically go all out.

We started with fried gyoza and typically I am not a huge fan, but these were absolutely delicious.

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Next was an abundance of sushi.

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A mix of sashimi and sushi rolls.

But the show stealer for this meal was the crunchy eel roll.

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Again, not typically a fan of the fried rolls, but I’m convinced anything covered in eel sauce is delicious.

And it was.

So overall even though incredibly busy, we’ve had an amazing couple of weeks. We are so blessed to be surrounded by such amazing people and continuously are reminded of all the love we have in our lives.

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What are you thankful for in your life right now?

I am thankful for all the love I have in my life. It was so amazing to go home and be surrounded by family love and then also to come home to this love…

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a very marvelous easter

Hello my loves and happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and enjoyed some quality time with your loved ones.

Easter really snuck up on me this year, but I am just so busy with work I seriously forget when holiday’s are coming up.

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Matt and I had initial plans of going up to his parents Saturday night, but I had to work all day and by time I got home I was beat and really just wanted to relax at home. Since I was so tired and had no desire to do a thing, I also convinced Matt to meet me for dinner. A new Whole Foods opened by my work and as hard as it is to believe considering I am in love with that store, I have never eaten from their hot bar.  Yes loves, I was a brown box virgin.  Well Saturday night that all changed.

I went all out and got two brown boxes, one with a salad which was a mix of greens, herb tofu, curry tofu, edamame and then a prepared citrus kale salad with cranberries and almonds.

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I wish I had just gotten all of the prepared kale salad, because it was amazing. The herb tofu was a little disappointing, kind of bland, but the curry tofu was really good.

My second brown box was from the “hot” bar.

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I say hot in quotations because honestly everything was luke warm at most. Kind of disappointing. I got a ton of roasted veggies and then also a cajun seasoned fish.  I think it all would have tasted a lot better had it been hot and fresh. So since this was my first time eating from the hot bar, I’m not sure if this is normal or not.

Matt got a Chinese dish from one of the food stations and I will admit I was a bit jealous. Only because his food was actually hot and freshly made.  Lesson learned I suppose.  It was still a nice dinner as our Whole Foods also has a bar in it, so we ate there and enjoyed a beer with our meal.

Our Whole foods also happens to have a gelato stand, so on our way out we made sure to get some ice cream to go.

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I got the pea-berry espresso and Matt got the peanut butter chocolate chip.

Enjoyed from the comfort of our couch, kitty photo bomb included.

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We had wanted to leave decently early for Matt’s parents the next morning.  Since I pretty much forgot Easter was even coming up, I didn’t think Matt and I would really do anything other than celebrate with his parents.  Well he one upped me and surprised me with a cute little Easter basket.

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We also hid a few Easter eggs around the house, but since we were in such a hurry to get out the door we didn’t really look for them all. I’m sure we’ll be finding random ones the next few days!

We hit the road, but not before stopping for a quick coffee and photo.

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Since the visit to Matt’s parents was kind of a short one I was really focused on spending as much time with them as possible and didn’t take many pictures.

Holiday dinner’s are pretty standard: Ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls. The usual.

Every holiday however I am in charge of one thing and that’s making the salads.

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Not a huge responsibility, but I enjoy it!

Matt’s mom always makes amazing desserts and this year she decided to have a little fun with it and made a bunny carrot cake!

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I took some of her left over pieces and made a little Easter egg!

That carrot cake though, ah-mazing. I ate a whole bunny ear.

With fulls bellies Matt and I were quickly back on the road to head home.  It was a very short visit, but any time spent with family is worth it.

So loves, I hope you all had a marvelous weekend and have a marvelous Monday. And make sure to head over to the beautiful Katie’s to see how the rest of us are being marvelous.

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What are some of your Easter traditions?

what i ate when my parents were in town

Hello my love bugs!

I first want to remind you that there is still time to enter my Great Low Carb Bread giveaway.

It’s so great to see how excited you guys are about their products, and as I’ve said before, you won’t be disappointed with anything you choose from them. Make sure you head over and enter for your chance to win some goodies!

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With that out of the way, on to more fun things.

I gave a few sneak peaks at some of the happenings while my parents were visiting. So since it is time for  What I Ate Wednesday, I thought I would put a little twist on things and do a little feature of:

What I Ate When My Parents Were In Town.

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If you don’t remember, my parents drove out here to bring me my late grandmother’s car. Although I would much rather still have my grandma in my life, one blessing was having the opportunity to inherit her car.  My car was on it’s last leg, so things just seemed to fall into place.  My grandma was always so giving and has continued even though she is physically no longer with us.  It was also so nice that my parents were able to make the trip out here and we were able to have the opportunity to spend some time together. If you’ve followed my blog you may know that my parents and I went through a very rough patch when I first started my recovery, but have since started to build a relationship again and it’s been great. So having them out here on a more casual leisurely visit was great for us.

( and if you guys want to know where I get my dorky-ness from, this is a big clue…)

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A little explanation. When I was younger my grandma would come over every Sunday.  We typically would take a trip to the mall, or some sort of car ride.  For some reason she always called this “Sneakers“. Kind of like we were sneaking around and doing fun stuff without my parents. So I thought it was so cute that my mom put this on the car.

See. We’re all just one big family of dorks.

But even though getting a new to me car is super exciting, let’s get on to more exciting things.

All the delicious food.

My parents actually got in a day earlier than planned. I had to work that day, which kind of worked out because they took the evening to get settled in their hotel and relax a bit.  We did however want to meet up for a bit that night, so what did I suggest?

Frozen Yogurt.

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It was only right to introduce them to my latest obsession.

We chatted and caught up a bit and made plans for the next day.

I actually had a doctors appointment and a few errands to run and Matt had some work to do so during the day my parents window shopped and explored the town a bit.  They were still a little tired from the long drive in and being out all day, so they ended up heading back to their hotel to take naps, but we made plans to meet up later for dinner.   We also were going to meet a family friend who happens to live out here and met half way at one of our outdoor shopping centers.
We met up, shopped around a bit, then headed to dinner at one of Matt and I’s favorite pubs, The Thirsty Lion.

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I love this place because they have the most amazing ahi tuna salad.

They also have 40+ beers on tap.

Dinner was delicious and it was great that we were able to catch up with some old family friends.  After dinner we were all pretty beat so we headed our separate ways for the night.

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The next day was a busy day of switching all of the car information from my parents to me. Everything went smoothly, but I swear is the DMV ever not insanely busy?

After all the car stuff was taken care of, we headed to another outdoor shopping center; we did a little more shopping and worked up quite an appetite for lunch.

I had never eaten at any of the restaurants in this shopping area, but we chose a place called TK’s Urban Tavern.

It did not disappoint.

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It was a very cozy restaurant and the food, wine and service were excellent.  I ended up ordering a salmon salad with honey vinaigrette.
The salmon was cooked to perfection.

My parents wanted to head back to the hotel and relax and freshen up before dinner, as did Matt and I so we parted ways for a few hours.

Dinner was at a local favorite Mexican restaurant as per my parents request.  I love taking people who visit to smaller, family owned restaurants, and really when it comes to Mexican food, those are always the best.

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Mexican food however typically does not photograph as well.  But when doesn’t guacamole look amazing? I’m pretty sure I ate about half the bowl. I can’t control myself when it comes to guacamole.

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For the last day’s adventure we headed to a local winery that we had taken my parents too the first time they came out to visit. When I had asked my parents if they had anything specific they wanted to do on their visit, this was their one request.

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It turned out to be such a beautiful day.

Good wine. Good company. Good conversation.

Since they had to fly out early the next morning we did a very low key dinner for our last night together.

They found a great pizza place close to their hotel called Boston’s that Matt and I had never been too.

We will for sure be going back.

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The pizza was seriously some of the best I have had. Perfect crust, not too thick, not too thin and the sauce and toppings were amazing.

Pizza and beer, a perfect way to end our visit and time together.

Overall the visit with my parents was great.  It is so nice to be able to build a new relationship with them, forgive and forget the rocky past.

Oh and to end on a sweet note. Like I could go a week without getting frozen yogurt twice…

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I mean really who would I be?

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Do you tend to eat our more on weekends?
What’s your favorite type of food to go out for? It’s always so hard for me. I love everything! Sushi, Mexican, Thai…

a great low carb marvelous monday [giveaway]

Oh Monday.

Today you are extra hard.

The Monday after Super Bowl Sunday was destined to be a rough one.

I am going to say that game was a bit of a disappointment. Not because the Bronco’s lost, but it was just a poorly played game.

I went into the game not really caring who won. I am a huge Peyton Manning fan due to being a Colt’s fan, but the Seahawks are an amazing team as well and I thought would be just as deserving to win. So on that note, congrats Seahawks.

Matt and I just went to our favorite local bar to watch the game. No big parties for us. We got invited to a few, but we really didn’t want to do the whole driving thing and since my parents had been here for the past 4 days, we wanted to be able to just kind of do our own thing, spend time together and be able to be on our own schedule.

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We’re old. We know.

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(side note: I had such a great time with my parents. Our time together flew by)

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But I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and if you went to Super Bowl parties, I hope you had a great time, enjoyed the game and had lot’s of tasty super bowl treats.

But today loves I have something extra special to share with you.
Something I dare might say may even be marvelous.

Remember when I was raving about the Great Low Carb Bread Company?

Well. I have more goodness to share about them.

No, I will not tease you with more tasty snacks they offer.

Or will I…

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This lemon bar…

I must admit the news I am about to share is bittersweet.

I myself am out of these tasty squares. And I wish I had more.

But the good news.

YOU guys get the opportunity to try products from this amazing company.

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You heard me.  The Great Low Carb Bread Company is giving three Accidently Delish readers the opportunity to try a variety of their products.

Pretty cool huh?

I thought so.

And I can almost guarantee you will love them as much as I did.

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How to enter:

Mandatory

– Head over to the Great Low Carb Bread Company website and leave a comment telling me what item you are most interested in trying.

Additional Entries

– Follow Accidently Delish and The Great Low Carb Bread Company on Twitter and tweet “I want to win @Greatlowcarb goodies from @AccidentlyDlish! Check it out! http://tinyurl.com/myh3upa “ Leave me a comment letting me know you tweeted.

– Since this is a pretty  marvelous giveaway, tell me one marvelous thing that happened to you this weekend.

Giveaway is open to US residents and will be open until 02/10/14.

Good luck!

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#strangebutgood success and fails

I know I had a short and sweet What I Ate Wednesday, and I think my #strangebutgood post may be even shorter.

I just got home from shopping and having dinner with my parents and needless to say I am exhausted, full and very sleepy. I’m sure I’ll do a whole post recapping their visit, but let me at least give you a sneak peek at some of the deliciousness that happened tonight.

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All I’m going to say about this, is that ahi tuna salad is by far the most delicious thing ever. And I am not ashamed to say I cleaned that plate.  That ahi tuna… words can’t even describe. So good.

But we’ll get more into that later.

Now on to the #strangebutgood eats.

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I’ve noted a few times that I have been experimenting with making a protein loaf.

To us food bloggers, baking with protein powder isn’t that strange. I mean let’s be real, I add it to almost everything.

But I have been having a lot of fun playing around with different flours, different powders, and different add ins to my loafs.

Some have been successes…

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This protein loaf was a mix of Growing Naturals Pea Protein, Plant Fusion vegan protein, pumpkin, egg whites and almond milk.

I was so shocked at how bread like it was and it didn’t deflate after cooling (which seems to happen to a lot of my loafs)

For example…

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This loaf when taken out of the oven rose, looked great and fluffy, and 10 minutes later when I came back to take it out of the mini loaf pan, I had a deflated rubbery rectangle waiting for me.

I swear I didn’t even switch up the ingredients and ratios that much.

But it was nothing that slicing it and filling it with a protein frosting and then drizzling with some Sweet Spreads chocolate brownie coconut butter couldn’t fix, but regardless, I wanted that more bready texture I had with the previous loaf.

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If at first you don’t succeed, try try again.

I did. And another decent success happened.

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These protein loafs are tricky creatures, but I am convinced my random throw in of ingredients will pay off one day and I’ll have the perfect protein loaf. The real trick will be me actually measuring ingredients and remembering what I put in.

But until then I will continue to have random mixtures that make #strangebutgood meals.

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Remember the random breakfast wrap I made the other day?

Again. This was just me throwing random ingredients into a bowl. Mixing them together. And hoping for the best.

Story of my life.

Reason why I am not a baker.

So loves, I hope you all had a wonderful week and if you have Super Bowl plans, stay safe, eat good food and have fun!

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Do you have Super Bowl plans?
Who are you rooting for?

christmas 2013

Hi loves!

I hope everyone had a wonderful love filled Christmas!

We all know Christmas is more than just getting gifts, but more importantly about spending time with our loved ones and family.

However, I was very lucky this year and got all of the above.

Matt and I did our Christmas on Monday night as I had to work Christmas Eve and almost immediately after I got off work we were on the road to his parents.

Let me tell you, that kid spoiled me rotten this year!

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You know you’re a foodie when these are the gifts your fiance gets you.

He knows me oh too well, I love it.  I am so excited to try out some of my new kitchen gadgets!!

Fresh juice, waffles and donuts are in my near future!!

After I got off work we hit the road to head up to Matt’s parents. Once we arrived we quickly got into the Christmas spirit!

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  What’s Christmas without reindeer antlers?

We ended up having  a very low key night, had some dinner, watched some Christmas movies on TV and called it an early night.

We had to get to bed so santa could come right?

Christmas morning we all kind of arose at the same time, had our morning tea and coffee and got ready for the day.

We have a few traditions for Christmas at Matt’s parents. The first being breakfast is always cinnamon rolls!

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You seriously can’t go wrong with cinnamon rolls.

Warm, ooey and gooey, fresh from the oven.

Soon after our bellies were full from breakfast the presents were passed out!

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Matt was clearly very excited. And Delilah was very hopeful there was something in there for her.

As per usual Matt’s parents spoiled us and we both got some really neat things.

But I think even more exciting than the gifts, it was time for Christmas dinner.

One thing I love about Matt’s parents is holiday’s are very low key.

That doesn’t mean it’s not delicious and they even break out the good china for us…

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…but in terms of the food we don’t slave in the kitchen all day. To us it is more about spending time together, enjoying and relaxing the short amount of time we do get to spend together. And that is just the way I like it and appreciate them for it.

But again, this does not mean there is not a lot of good food.

Because there is!

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I am always in charge of making the salads and Matt’s mom does an amazing job cooking the turkey and ham. (I seriously forget how much I love ham!) We let Bob Evans and Stove Top take care of the mashed potatoes and stuffing.

Needless to say I was stuffed and happy at the end of dinner.

I didn’t snap a picture, but I did manage to save room for Matt’smom’s home made pumpkin pie. And some may or may not have made it home with us.

Before we left family pictures had to happen.

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If you think Matt and I are silly, well the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

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Just another reason why I love his family!

Sadly we soon had to head home as Matt had to work the next day.

Once we got home and unpacked we sat back, ate some leftovers and ended our Christmas with a glass of red wine.

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Well my loves, again, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and now we have the New Year’s to look forward too.

(and I have a 30th birthday to dread look forward too)

Happy Holidays.

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What Christmas gift that you got are you most excited about?
Do you have New Year’s Eve plans?

my short thanksgiving re-cap

Happy day after Thanksgiving!

I feel like the holiday’s come and go just a bit too quickly.

This is why I don’t get mad when I already see Christmas decorations because I really feel like we should celebrate the holiday’s for as long as possible.

Thanksgiving was seriously here and gone in a blink of the eye this year, but it didn’t help that I had to work the day before and after so I literally drove up to Matt’s parents, ate our Thanksgiving meal, and then shortly after had to pack up and head home so I could work the next day.

But even though the visit was short, it does not mean it wasn’t a good one. Because any time with family is a good time.

So here is my re-cap of my very quick Thanksgiving.

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The day started off with a quick breakfast at home.

I felt like having a little fun with some left overs we had to make Matt a… balanced breakfast.

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Cute huh? Breakfast with a smile!

I know I know not the most healthy breakfast, but the Chobani and banana balance it out right?

And that’s what life is all about. Balance.  And come on, who doesn’t love doughnuts?

Ok. I actually legit really do not care for doughnuts, so instead I had a bagel.

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A P28 bagel to be exact, that I am so happy to have back in my life.

I topped it with some chocolate banana protein fluff and also had a banana on the side.

Didn’t want to fill up too much because I knew I had a lot of delicious food that I would be eating soon.

But before heading out Matt and I took a little “family” photo to send to all our friends and family we couldn’t be with.

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We then hit the road and headed up north!

Shortly after arriving at Matt’s parents, the wine was opened and we started cooking.

Then it was time to feast!

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We always make a pretty traditional Thanksgiving meal. Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, veggies and honestly we don’t get fancy with the home made stuff, which is really just the way I like it. I’m talking Stove Top stuffing, Bob Evans mashed potatoes, frozen veggies… and I know you’re thinking “oh my gosh home made is so much better and healthier”. Maybe. But this is our tradition. And I love it.

Soon after dinner it was time for dessert. The best part.

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Matt’s mom always makes pumpkin and apple pie and usually I don’t worry about which I choose because I usually do pumpkin pie after dinner and have the apple pie for breakfast the next day (I mean who doesn’t have pie for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving), but since I wasn’t staying the night this year I did what any normal person would do. I had both. No shame.

Very shortly after dessert I had to hit the road. Matt decided to stay the night since he has Friday off work and his parents also needed some help with some things around the house.  The only real thing I’m jealous of is I can’t do any Black Friday shopping, even if we didn’t go to stores, I can’t even do much online shopping due to working all day. But thankfully stores and websites offer deals multiple days, hopefully I can do some shopping this weekend.

Well loves I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and it was full of precious family time, love and delicious food.

I know mine was.

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Did you do any Black Friday shopping?

What was your favorite part of your Thanksgiving celebration?


getting back to normal

Hello my loves.

Are you sitting down? If not, take a seat, because something is about to happen here that has not happened in a very long time.

We’re going to shake things up a bit for this What I Ate Wednesday so get ready.

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I know you’re expecting repetitive pictures of my breakfasts like my delicious, yet repetitive and boring protein breakfast wraps.

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I am obsessed with blackberries at the moment. I really didn’t even think I liked them as much as I do. But the pint that I recently got, well I’m lucky that these few made it into the wrap, because the rest made it straight into my mouth.

But as mouth-watering as those blackberries are, I have something even more mouth watering to share with you.

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I haven’t really talked about my status in my ED recovery on here lately. Basically because nothing new is really happening. I still need to gain. I’m not really gaining. But on a positive note I am doing amazing in terms of the mental aspect. I am way more accepting of the fact that food is food, I no longer feel guilty if I don’t eat 100% healthy, and I let myself enjoy food for what it is.

One thing however that I really need to and want to work on though is my dinners.  And it’s not really the food aspect of my dinners, but I really want to get back to cooking dinners with Matt, not for Matt. We use to cook together all the time, but those of you with eating disordered tendencies know we have to have complete control when it comes to our meals. (and this is why you constantly see us eating different and separate meals than our significant others or family)

So I actually thought of a great way for me to actually work on this (since half the time Matt drops the ball and shows no enthusiasm for pushing me to do this), I decided I would have my nutritionist give me a recipe once a week that I had to make, and I would then have to send her a picture to prove that I actually made it. She of course loved this idea.

The first dish she picked out for me was Chicken and Broccoli Casserole. And lucky for me Janetha had a great recipe just waiting for me to try.

So loves, the big surprise for you, I have a dinner recipe to share.

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Chicken Broccoli Casserole

(Adapted from this recipe)

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb chicken breasts, diced into 1” cubes
  • 1 medium onion (I used white)
  • 2.5 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1.5 cups (cooked) brown rice
  • 2- 10 oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup 0% plain greek yogurt (I used Fage)
  • 3/4 shredded cheese (I used monterey jack & mild cheddar)
  • salt, pepper, &  garlic powder (to taste)

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(Pre-baked)

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Directions:

  1. Cook rice.
  2. Steam broccoli.
  3. In a saute pan cook chicken and onion until brown.
  4. Combine cooked chicken, onions, broccoli, rice and remaining ingredients in mixing bowl. mix well.
  5. Pour mixture into casserole dish. sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered, until warmed through, about 15-20 minutes.

Or if you’re like me and have to prep meals the night before, leave in the oven for about 25-30 minutes or until warm and bubbly.

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(Post-baked)

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Seriously guys, this was amazing.

For some reason I had been avoiding cheese (I’m sure some silly ED rule), but I will tell you I enjoyed every last bite of this dish guilt free.

It was that good.

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Look at that yummy ooey gooey cheesy goodness.

And even better, we have left overs!

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This dinner really gave me a realization of how silly my ED rules are, because in all honesty this is a pretty healthy dish. But since I still have the thought process of “good” foods, “bad” foods, I wasn’t allowing myself to eat dishes like this.

So I’m hoping in continuing with the challenge on making dishes like these for dinner, and actually cooking them with Matt and giving up some of that control, it can become my normal again.

Because that’s what normal is, eating the same meals as your loved ones, sharing the cooking process, and not always having control over what’s for dinner.

That is normal.

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Do you always have control over what’s for dinner?