Thursday, July 14, 2016

farmers market soup

Farmers Market Soup

My Mom and I dropped in to our local Thursday Market and veggies were aplenty along with fresh ciabatta bread and vegan cashew ice cream from Rock Salt Creamery; sooooo freakin' good.

 I absolutely adore this time of year (although Fall still has my heart) - aside from growing my own veggies which just didn't happen this year, local markets are the next best thing. This past Saturday was rainy and cold, but I was up and figured I would pop down to our Saturday Market to see who braved the weather, I wasn't dissapointed and came home with another overflowing bag of early summer goodness.
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Monday, July 11, 2016

blueberry jam // preserving summer

Blueberry Jam // Preserving at Home
The first preserving session of the season happened this past weekend and it was awesome. We have this little blueberry stand down the road from us, Murphy's Blueberries and we stock up anytime we see pints of blueberries displayed in the little blue cart on the side of the road. Mrs. Murphy is exactly how I pictured her to be, the cutest little old lady that sports a house dress and apron who goes to Church on Sunday's. with Mr. Murphy. They have the best blueberries and raspberries in town, and now that Justin and I are settled into our new home I actually have time for preserving this year! 

There is nothing better than opening up a jar of homemade jam in the dead of winter. 
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Monday, June 27, 2016

Summer Breakfast in Bed with Boll & Branch

Summer Breakfast in Bed with Boll & Branch
 Is there anything more relaxing than lounging in bed and having a lazy Sunday morning reading and starting the day off slow? The answer is yes. Breakfast in Bed is what I'm talking about. It is even better when someone else makes you breakfast and delivers it up to you like the Queen or King  you are. I remember making my Mom breakfast in bed on Mothers Day growing up and thought is was the most special thing my Sister and I could do for her.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

chocolate peanut butter protein bars

chocolate peanut butter protein bars
Justin and I have made a stronger effort these past couple of month's to be a little more aware of what we are putting into our bodies. It is easy to get lazy and shrug off exercise or to rely on vegan convenience foods for lunch and dinner. We know what healthy choices we should be making but we don't always. It was time for us to drag ourselves out of our current routine and create a new one. We have started to become more active each day, Justin set up a pretty awesome home workout area for us in the basement and I have made a more concerted effort to avoid as many vegan convenience foods as possible - circling back to a more whole foods plant based approached.

We also have abstained from drinking - Justin for over a month as a bit of a reset and myself, I am still sticking with it- just an occasional drink on a special occasion (I mean come on, I couldn't miss out on my amazing Sangria for book club!). These little changes and tweaks have given both of us more energy, better nights sleep and overall in a better mood.
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