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Warm Quinoa & Chickpea Salad.

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Even though it’s almost always summer in south Florida, sometimes I crave big bowls of warm comfort food.  And lately I’ve been feeling super fatigued – a few nights ago, Bryan said to me, “Mandy, you need to stop working so much.” And today when he left for work he said, “please do something fun today.” 

He’s right (shhhhhhh don’t tell him I said that).

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Breakfast Foods · Dairy Free · Quick Meals · Smoothies · Vegetarian

Magical Creamy Mango Smoothie.

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I’ve still got that Mango Tropical Feeling

Plus, I still have about 7 mangoes to eat before they shrivel up into rotten oblivion.

The good news is, Bryan is home (yippee!) to help me on Mandy’s Mango Consumption Mission.  And more good news is that I made a kick-ass smoothie that I know will have me well on my way to conquering this ongoing mango journey.

I fall in love with fruit smoothies more and more every day.

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Sea Turtles & My New Favorite (Simple) Way to Make Rice

I am exhausted. But in a good way.

A good exhausted if you will…

I briefly mentioned that I recently started monitoring sea turtle nests – I walk the beach and record sea turtle crawls and nests for a sea turtle monitoring program. I’ve only been doing it for a few weeks now and I’m already loving every second of it…

Minus getting up at 5am. Okay, 5:09 am if you count my snooze button.  Once I’m awake and on the beach, reality sets in and the 5am wake up call quickly vanishes.

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Healthy Green Smoothie.

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This may come as a surprise to y’all, but I am not a huge fan of spinach.  Shocking, right? I don’t know what it is about it, but it’s never been a type of green that tickles my fancy.  Perhaps it’s the boring, bland taste…or the large and obnoxious tasteless stems…

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