Sicily 2019: Palermo

Our two-week babymoon to Sicily was truly special.  Like I said in this post, taking a babymoon really gave Andrew and me an opportunity to celebrate what is to come, bond with baby and get in some much-needed quality time before our baby girl arrives.  We’re our best selves when we travel, and I don’t think it’s simply because we’re on vacation.  I think Andrew and I enjoy seeing and experiencing new things, such as unique foods and different cultures, and are at our best when he’s playing tourguide and I get away from our day-to-day. Continue reading “Sicily 2019: Palermo”

creative Thanksgiving leftovers

Thanksgiving and I have a bit of a love-hate relationship.  At least since Andrew and I began staying home and celebrating it with his parents, as I’ve started a local 5k race on Thanksgiving morning.  I plan to stay home from here on out (sorry Mom!), and have accepted that if I want my Thanksgiving meal to be anything like what I grew up with, I’m going to have to make all. the. sides.  (This is no one’s fault; Andrew’s family simply ate different things on Thanksgiving than I did.) Continue reading “creative Thanksgiving leftovers”

lentil pasta that actually tastes good!

You know I’m a pretty adventurous eater.  I’ll make black bean brownies and sneak greens into just about anything.  But, not all of the creations or products I try hit it out of the park, if you know what I mean.  Sometimes, beet pancakes taste a *little* too much like beets, and quinoa flour really does taste like dirt. Just sayin’.  (It does, however, do very well mixed with OTHER flours and with acidic ingredients, like plain yogurt or sour cream.  These Sour Cream Fudge Cupcakes are shockingly good.) Continue reading “lentil pasta that actually tastes good!”