Colcannon Croquettes with Cashew Cream

Colcannon Croquettes
I just recently heard of colcannon not too long ago, and I must say, it’s a cryin’ shame! I had no idea what it was before this, and I was sold instantly. Healthier mashed potatoes? Who can say no to that? Traditionally, colcannon is mashed potatoes with either cabbage or kale mixed in (= healthy). I brought some beets back from the Riverside Farmer’s Market, and they had some crazy-abundant greens! So, I decided to put those greens to good use.

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Feed Your Brain, Rock Star: Spring Is In The Air!

Ortega Highway Wilderness
…and the air is full of the aroma of Orange Blossoms! Last weekend we decided it would be nice to get out from under all of our home-improvement projects and see the world! Mission San Juan Capistrano was our target destination, but it got derailed when Highway 74 was closed!


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Spring Equinox 2014

Spring Equinox 2014
A bee on a tree.
In my front yard

Happy Spring, my dear, black hearts! I absolutely adore Spring. There is nothing more exciting than seeing all the flowers transform from tight little buds to beautiful fragrant flowers. Well, except maybe for Halloween, but Halloween is so far away! Read more >>

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Raspberry Cream Smoothie a.k.a. Raspberry Julius

Raspberry Cream Smoothie, healthy, smoothie, breakfast, snack, julius
I’m rarely satisfied with the same ‘ol thing. Sure, Glowing Green Smoothies are just dandy, but it’s nice to switch it up every now and again. So, after my tattoo session on Saturday, I whipped up this beauty.

The Glowing Green Smoothie clocks in at around 100 calories, thus I prefer think of it more like a morning snack rather than full-on breakfast. I wanted to make something a little more substantial for breakfast this time. Something in the same healthy realm as the glowing green smoothie, but different, and still appealing to all senses.

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Feed Your Brain, Rockstar! 3.14.2014

This week was a busy week! We not only acquired, but laid sod in our front yard on Friday, AND we got our taxes done in-between! As if that wasn’t enough to fill an entire weekend, we also headed out to Los Angeles for my once-and-for-all, final tattoo session! This baby is DONE! This journey started out in April of 2012, and nearly two years later, we’re all done! All the pain, sweat, and tears were worth it. This one is for you, Dadda, and the whole Wiser family! We love our desert & Red Rock, yo! And I love them.

Jeff Ward and I with our “puzzled aggression” look.


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