Daily Gluttony and Movies That Taught Me To Eat (Short List)

 

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I was preparing my boyfriend’s normal breakfast the other day and scraping a bit of butter onto his toast and then applying a liberal glob of mixed berry jam onto the buttered toast and had a thought! One of my most favorite ways to devour toast (because toast is not to be eaten delicately – but rather savagely) is butter and jam and I learned that way of eating from a movie – What A Girl Wants. Continue reading

Daily Gluttony

Another week filled with ravenous, unapologetic eats has passed.

Guys, I’ve done some meditating on a few matters. I’ll be frank with you, I’ve been perhaps enjoying the good life a little too much. I’ve been reveling in all the fantastic eats that life has been throwing my way and I haven’t been working out the way I should. I still walk my dogs every day and I potter about in the kitchen constantly so it’s not like I’ve just been slumming it on the couch (not that slumming it is a bad thing – it’s what I aim to do and never get to it!).

Anyways, my point being is I’ve been feeling a bit blah. It’s probably because I’ve been eating less veggies than normal and a whole lot more things like rice, bread, and nut butters. Not that any of these things are bad – not at all! My body is just craving some balance.

So this is what I’ve been ingesting recently:

These little hairy gems are called rambutan! They're a tropical fruit that has a prickly (but not painful!) outside. You peel the outside off and inside is a soft, fleshy fruit that tastes somewhere between a grape and a pear. I found it at my local Asian supermarket and was totally curious about it. Obviously, so was my buddy Max.
These little hairy gems are called rambutan! They’re a tropical fruit that has a prickly (but not painful!) outside. You peel the outside off and inside is a soft, fleshy fruit that tastes somewhere between a grape and a pear. I found it at my local Asian supermarket and was totally curious about it. Obviously, so was my buddy Max.

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Recent Thoughts and Tiny Food Haul

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Let’s all aspire to be as excited about life as my Maxie!

Hello there, friends!

I have a small confession – I’m not the best.

Too often, I am angry, bitter, regretful, and full of spite and pettiness. I am ungrateful and unkind. However, in the small moments that I am afforded an easy and slow breath and silence is unusually abundant – I remember that the life I live is an utter gift.  Beyond all the bills I have to pay, my hectic schedule, my job that feels less like a life path than I would like and the slow come-up that my blog is creeping on – I have so much to be thankful for. I look at the faces I’m surrounded with and find myself wealthy in love. There is such compassion and connection in my world. Other people can’t say they’re nearly as lucky. Continue reading

Figgy Streusel Breakfast Cornbread

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Yes. I know. I JUST made some corn-based baked goods the other week.

What can I say – I’m obsessed! Also, breakfast foods are everything to me. I’m one of those people who can spend an entire grocery budget on just breakfast foods and never realize it until I try and make dinner the next day.

But. For real, though – this cornbread is NEXT LEVEL. Throw out that Jiffy pre-mixed stuff (not hating because I lived on that stuff at one point) and check this recipe out. Continue reading

Speedy Weeknight Nori Rolls

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Hello beautiful world!

Do you guys love sushi? I’m sure you do. I’m basically obsessed with it. I’ve always loved nori too – the dried seaweed sheets that are used to make the sushi rolls. It’s pretty common in Asian households to have dried seaweed as a part of your snack time. I had it a lot when I was younger. My father also loved putting it in miso soup and on special occasions he would make sushi for all of us. Continue reading

Daily Gluttony

 

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Literally every vegetable under the sun. Roasted broccoli, pinto beans, brown rice, avocados, salsa, roasted potatoes, carrots, sauteed spinach and mushrooms, bbq sauce and hot sauce drizzled on top with some dairy-free cheese shreds. I ate ALL of that in one sitting. Yessss.

I’ve always been an avid food blog reader. I have also always wondered, “do these people actually eat this stuff on the reg?

Since I’ve started this blog, I’ve had a few people ask if I actually eat all of the food I make or if it goes to waste.

Well, the truth finally comes out. Continue reading