15 minutes or less · Animals · Comfort Food · Popular · Quick Meals · Recipes · Vegetarian

Homemade Pizza Dough.


It’s been a tough week on the home-front…I haven’t been feeling my best – mostly just anxious, overwhelmed and achy.  My legs and feet are so swollen that I can barely fit into my shoes (thankfully we live in Florida, where shoes are not always a requirement).

On top of that, Buddy had surgery Tuesday and I was a mess! Nothing big, he just had his teeth cleaned and a few moles/masses removed, but the last time he was under anesthesia it didn’t go very well, so I was one worried momma.  I contemplated all day whether or not I had made the right decision by putting him under again, but his mouth has been very painful for awhile now, and the guilt I felt as I watched him suffer everyday outweighed my fears of another anesthesia.  Needless to say, I was a nervous wreck all morning…

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15 minutes or less · Comfort Food · Photos · Popular · Pregnancy · Quick Meals · Recipes · Smoothies · Vegetarian

Blueberry Smoothie.

CAUTION: The photographs for this post are terrible. I mean absolutely terrible. Please forgive me, I was famished when I made this recipe. On top of that, I’ve been super tired lately – soooo tired that the thought of dumping a smoothie into a pretty, glass mason jar seemed almost impossible.  Forgive me?  This baby is sucking the life out of me…

I know, I know, it’s only going to get worse…

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15 minutes or less · Appetizers · Dairy Free · Popular · Quick Meals · Recipes · Salads · Vegan · Vegetarian

Black Bean, Corn and Spinach Salad.

Happy New Year’s y’all! Wow. It’s so hard to believe it’s 2018! I don’t know about you, but 2017 was a pretty eventful year for me – our Costa Rica trip, engagement, wedding, pregnancy.  That’s a lot to fit into a single year, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.  It’s been an incredible trip around the sun, and I’m expecting the next one to be even better.

Does anyone have any resolutions this year?  I’ve never been BIG on resolutions, but there are a few things I’d like to attempt to do this year…

Ya know, like have a baby. 🙂

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15 minutes or less · Photos · Quick Meals · Recipes · Salads · Sea Turtles · Vegetarian

Tomato Salad – Stuffed Avocados

Hi y’all!  I hope you had a nice weekend and your Tuesday is off to a good start.

What has everyone been up to?  I’ve been doing a lot of pet sitting – this time of year tends to get busy for that!  I also wrapped up my last week doing sea turtle surveys for the season.  It was a bittersweet ending for me because the last month of surveys consisted of zero new nests and zero hatchlings – they were all washed out by Irma.  Fortunately, the beaches are finally starting to look normal again, and we had a very successful season, regardless of how it ended.

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15 minutes or less · beverage · Breakfast Foods · Dairy Free · Quick Meals · Smoothies · Vegetarian

Wedding Pictures & PB Smoothie.

Hi y’all!  I’m back! Did you miss me?

I missed you…

It’s good to be back.

Bryan and I had a wonderful wedding weekend and every day since the wedding I’m finding myself more and more grateful for how lucky I am – I found a wonderful man to spend my life with, my family and best friends were there to witness me marry him, and we had such a good time.  It doesn’t get much better than that!

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15 minutes or less · How To's.

How to Make Natural Homemade Deodorant.

Things are finally starting to get back to normal here after hurricane Irma.  We have the yard and house all cleaned up and we worked on our fence this weekend.  I still feel a sense of sadness when I drive around town and see all of the fallen debris and dead trees, and when I walk the beaches in the morning for turtle surveys – so much of the beach has eroded and there is a lot of washed up coral and debris. Also, almost all of the remaining nests are also completely washed out.  😦

It’s sad.  But I know it could have been MUCH worse. And for that, I’m thankful.  I’m also ready to move forward and put Irma behind me.

Just like these little hatchlings…

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15 minutes or less · Comfort Food · Dairy Free · Quick Meals · Recipes · Vegan · Vegetarian

Simple Peanut Butter Curry Chickpeas.

Hi y’all! I’m back again. And I have a super simple recipe for you to try this holiday weekend.  It’s Labor Day and last time I checked, it’s a holiday to celebrate hard working people, so who really wants to work hard on Labor Day?

You. Are. Welcome.

Today’s recipe for vegan Peanut Butter Curry Chickpeas over fluffy white rice is super simple, with just six main ingredients. I served them over top white rice for a simple and satisfying (not to mention, protein packed!) lunch or dinner. I know it sounds crazy to combine peanut butter with chickpeas, but I promise you, you will not be disappointed! Even Bryan loved them – I always count recipes as a win when Bryan goes back for seconds.

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