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Hurricane Irma.

Hey y’all!  It’s been quite the week here in south Florida and to say, “I’m glad it’s over,” is an understatement.

Two Words: Hurricane Irma.

We found out Hurricane Irma was most likely going to hit south Florida at some capacity about a week before she was expected to, so we did as much preparing as we could – we filled up our gas tanks, put up our shutters, bought some extra non-perishable food and water,and continued to monitor the storm’s track.  At first, she was set to hit us in Palm Beach almost head on as a Category 5.  I. Was. Terrified.  Hurricane Irma was my first hurricane – I’ve been through a few hurricane threats (Matthew) and several tropical storms, but nothing like Irma.

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

Raspberry & Almond Butter Smoothie.

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Can a breakfast smoothie keep you full until lunch? Yes, a smoothie can be filling as well as wholesome, and this Raspberry Almond Butter Smoothie proves it.

Toast with any kind of nut butter and jam is one of my favorite go-to breakfast options, but sometimes I want something new.  What better way to change things up than by throwing the tart and creamy combination into a blender?  Throw in some healthy add-ins and you have yourself a powerful and healthy breakfast.

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Animals · Appetizers · Popular · Quick Meals · Recipes · Sea Turtles · Vegetarian

Baked Eggplant Parmesan, without the Parmesan 

I’m sure a lot of you are going to see the word eggplant and immediately stop reading this post…but wait! Before you go, hear me out. Eggplant isn’t my favorite vegetable either, it’s spongy and bland. But when you prepare it the proper way – like with loads of cheese, bread crumbs and marinara sauce – it can be rather tasty!

Poor little eggplant, just needs a little T.L.C…

Don’t we all?!

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Animals · Photos

Costa Rica. The Final Chapter.

 

Hello! And happy Thursday y’all.  This is my third and final Costa Rica post then it’s back to recipes…I promise!  I have to be honest, I haven’t been cooking as much with Bryan gone.  I’ve been making salads and a few frozen Amy’s meals (my fav).

Don’t judge me.

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As I mentioned in the last post, our next and final stop was San Gerardo de Dota –  a small town huddled up against the Talamanca Mountain Range that is a haven for birdwatchers and hikers – precisely why Bryan chose for it to be our final destination.   There was one specific bird we were on the lookout for: the Quetzal, considered to be one of the most beautiful birds in the world…

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Costa Rica Part II.

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After bidding farewell to Drake Bay, we took a boat, then a bus to Uvita. It was hot and I was miserable.  But I was still on cloud 9 thinking about how excited I was to be engaged to such an incredible man.

The hotel we planned on staying at was closed, but we ended up finding a very eco-friendly and quant hippie hostel which was inundated with young, hippie (American) travelers.  I fit right in. 🙂

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Costa Rica Part I

I finally got most of the pictures from our trip to Costa Rica downloaded on my computer – after about an hour on the phone with Apple support (insert deep sigh here).

I’ve never been a very “technological person,” but I know how to upload photos from my camera or my iPhone, but something on my phone got switched so everything was going to iCloud.  Yes, I know it’s 2017 and iCloud has been a thing for awhile now, but I’m old school and I love the idea of plugging my phone into my computer and BAM, there are all the photos.

When I came home from Costa Rica and plugged my phone in to my computer…

NO BAM. And NO photos. 

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