Drinks, Sweets

Happy Happy Coffee Shake

31 July, 2018

coffee shake

Ahhh…the coffee shake:  milky ice cream deliciousness combined with the thunderous jolt of the gods. It reminds me of how yummy beverages with medicinal benefits were common, like when the OG Coca-Cola contained cocaine. The coffee shake is a delightful treat carrying a much needed kick of caffeine.
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Drinks, Healthy, Whole30

Watermelon Cucumber Cooler

13 July, 2018

Watermelon Cucumber Cooler

It’a hot here in Texas. Just like every other summer. So we’ve been trying every possible thing to stay cool. Trips to the pool, staying in air conditioning, and cool drinks.

We wound up getting a small seedless watermelon for snacks for our daughter, but baby’s not gonna eat a whole watermelon by herself, no matter how small it is. So I cut up a bit to turn into this watermelon cucumber cooler. And I’m so glad I did! It was so refreshing and healthy. Tasted like summer. Reminded me of a cocktail without alcohol. Of course, you could always add a splash of rum, tequila, or vodka if that’s what you’re craving.
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Austin, reviews

Snap Kitchen’s New Meal Plans

9 July, 2018

snap kitchen's meal plans

Snap Kitchen invited us to try out their new meal plan option, and the timing could not have been better! (Hi almost 10-month old daughter! We love you, but you’re exhausting). This past weekend, we chose a list of things we wanted to pick up, and then grabbed them and had meals for three days all ready! If you want to try their meal plan too for the first time, get $20 off your first meal plan by clicking here and use promo code SNP-2482. 

We apparently chose the right weekend to order some of these, because it was a rough weekend with the baby. Zara was teething and fussy. We spent our days trying to keep her happy, and after putting her to bed in the evenings, all I wanted to do was open a bottle of wine and relax in front of the tv. I did not want to think about making dinner and doing a ton of dishes.
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Costco’s $5 Cheeseburger – Is it worth it?

22 June, 2018

costco food court cheeseburger

It happened. I was at Costco today and I noticed the cheeseburger had finally made it’s way to the food court menu here in North Austin. I was going to grab a slice of pizza, but decided I HAD to try the burger. Some have compared it to Shake Shack. Would I love it as much as one of Costco’s other recent additions… the acai bowl?
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Breakfast, Healthy

Creamy Green Smoothie Bowl

13 June, 2018

Creamy Green Smoothie Bowl

I love smoothies and smoothie bowls. But making them can be challenging. We used to have a blender that would require me to keep adding more liquid, and stopping the blender to push ingredients down to get them incorporated. So annoying and time consuming. But we got a new blender! Finally. And now I can make all the smoothies and smoothie bowls I want so easily. Just in time for summer.
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Dinner, Healthy, Mediterranean, Seafood, Soup

Lemon Orzo Soup with Shrimp

2 May, 2018

lemon orzo soup with shrimp

Our next door neighbor used to go on many travels around the world and bring us back something from her trips. She would bring us truffle honey from Italy, a purse from Vietnam, and from one of them, she brought us back some orzo from Greece.

It sat on our shelf for a long time. I had never made orzo before. It was daunting. I’m not sure why. But finally, I decided that orzo needed to find its way into a tasty dish. So this lemon orzo soup with shrimp was born.
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