Is June seriously almost over?! I'm beyond excited to cross another month off my countdown! =) Though I'm not sure exactly when I'll be getting my husband back, knowing I'm another month closer to surgically gluing myself to his hip is making me squeal like a little girl. While I do a celebratory dance around the house [in pants, I promise] scroll down to check out the foodie shenanigans, snack ideas, and a few other random musings.
[Faux French Toast drizzled with warm maple syrup --oh yes, it's tofu! Freakishly good tofu!] [garden veggie burger salads with zucchini, sprouts, tomatoes, cucumber, and leafy greens] [veggie to-go wraps from the sushi counter - these make a DELICIOUS hand-held snack!] [chocolate chocolate chip cupcakes via revisions to this recipe that i'll be posting about super soon] [veggie quinoa fried rice] Of course there were lots of extras sprinkled in between: a few cups of black coffee, enough water to float a boat, and a banana scarfed en route to the gym. The usual =)
After tearing through Daughter of Smoke and Bone I went through a mini mope-fest. The sequel won't be out for months and patience isn't my favorite virtue. I decided to order a few books off my Goodreads "to read" list [Something Like Normal being one of them - SO excited to read this!] and re-read one of my recent favorites while I waited for them to arrive. If you're in the market for a book that isn't made up of rainbows, butterflies, and 50 shades of whatever the heck that book was about, then read The Opportunist. I've already
tricked talked a few of my friends into reading it and they pretty much all had the same reaction. Sheer and utter OMG-I'm-never-putting-this-book-down addiction followed by an overwhelming urge to chuck your ipad/kindle into the nearest wall. That may not sound appealing but that's my little way of saying I loved it. Seriously! I kind of dare you to read the sample chapters and not be intrigued.
-What I'm listening to-
Part of the reason it takes me forever and a day to write a post is the fact that I'm usually flailing around to music. I have walked away from this particular post 3 times already in favor of singing into a nail polish bottle. A few of the tunes on loop include Metric's "Youth Without Youth," "Shuffle" by Bombay Bicycle Club, and Two Door Cinema Club's "I Can Talk." Feel free to leave me a comment with your recent favorites, I'm as much of a music junkie as I am a book whore. Er... bibliophile =)
and since I promised there would be snacks...
|pile on the toppings to make the typical cup of yogurt more nutrient dense, satisfying, and delicious!|
|I always feel more satisfied with a snack plate vs. a handful - and sliced banana > chips any day of the week!|
|I've been eating this every. frickin. day.|
I'm currently in the midst of a roasted red pepper hummus and cucumber obsession. I probably eat half to a whole cucumber daily. It's a little ridiculous, but then I remember it's summertime and a bajillion degrees outside. Suddenly it makes *perfect* sense! If you have a Harris Teeter anywhere within a 50 mile radius of your home please get in your car and drive there. Now. You have to try their RRP Hummus. In-sane.
I showed you mine so....