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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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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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Slow-Cooker Black Beans & Rice

I always hate waking up on Monday mornings.  And I hate Mondays even more the day after a holiday.  Sure, Easter always falls on a Sunday and you don’t typically get days off leading up to it, or after it (I don’t anyway).  But, for some unknown reason, I find it more difficult to go to work following a holiday.

Who’s with me on this one?

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