Blueberry Ginger Shake


This is super easy and pretty filling. I like a lot of ginger, so adjust to what works for you.

1 c almond milk (I use unsweetened)
1 c frozen blueberries
1 banana
1 T chia seeds
1.5 t ginger
2 c spinach

It’s such a dark blue that it’s nearly black. It’s not too sweet and I love the ginger zing.

xo, sj


Blueberry Coconut Shake

I’m home from work sick, which is the worst. My eyesight isn’t great, so I can’t even do anything useful. So. You get a post.

Today’s experiment in blending:

1 cup frozen blueberries (it was everything I had left in the bag)

3/4 avocado (leftover from yesterday’s experiment)

1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt

1 cup coconut water

1/4 cup frozen pineapple

3″ piece of frozen banana

1 T ground flaxseed

1 T chia seeds

1 1/2 cup spinach  
The shake is a lovely purple color- not quite the magenta of yesterday’s. It’s tasty without being too sweet and a thinner consistency thanks to the coconut water.

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This sick beet


Taylor Swift got beats, I got beets. No trademark infringement!

I made this shake for dinner and I’ve got to say I like it. I’ve never been a fan of beets – generally I think they taste like dirt – but I cooked these in the microwave (surprisingly easy) and put one in with all these ingredients. I added chia seeds and a cup of spinach and, as you can see, it remains a lovely shade of PURPLE. Possibly the purpliest purple to EVER purple. Double bonus: it doesn’t taste like dirt. I’ve got a friend doing Atkins induction right now and this is possibly the only meal she won’t be jealous not to be eating.

After a follow up visit with an eye doctor today, it turns out I didn’t have something in my eye after all- just a straight up eye infection. It’s one I hadn’t heard of and it means putting drops in my eyes every two hours for the next day or so and having my eye dilated for a couple weeks. This means I’ll be lots of fun at parties. Luckily I have no parties to attend.

It also means no real sleep tonight, so I’m going to stream Netflix’s Sense8 which everyone said was an interesting and trippy show and should go real well with sleep deprivation. w00t!

The upside is that finally having stuff to help my eye will maybe make me less likely to want to assault people. The struggle was real today, people.

xo, sj

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We’re doing a lot of things differently this year.

Typically our home is open to anyone who doesn’t have a place to eat. This year we’re still in temporary housing, most of our things in boxes, which makes it a bit more challenging. So it’s just the two of us and what will likely be a large amount of leftovers. We’re not the kind of people to just cook a turkey breast, ya feel me?

So I’m adjusting most of my recipes, thanks to ChefTap (which has long been my most favorite recipe app). On android, it will automatically scale down (or up) and it is AMAZING.

I’ve changed up my cranberry-jalepeno sauce recipe, I’m making a new green bean casserole, and I’m experimenting with doing gravy-prep the day before.

What I’m most excited about, though, is my mom’s Pumpkin Torte. It’s been a staple in our home since I was a kid and it’s my favorite pumpkin recipe of all time. Last year we had a bunch of leftovers (shame!) so this year I’m making a 1/2 batch BUT I’m also putting them in individual graham cracker cups! I’m super stoked about individual desserts and thrilled to find a way to have my favorite for a smaller crowd.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!