Soupa Saiyan – Restaurant Review

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Before moving from Florida, I made a short list of places I wanted to either revisit before leaving or visit for the first time to experience. Among places like Disney World and my favorite Starbucks were little restaurants that I’d heard about but hadn’t gotten to try. Orlando has a surprising amount of really good … Continue reading

Recipe: Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

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Many, many months ago when Sinéad visited me, we had lunch at a vegan restaurant where she ordered a chickpea salad sandwich. I love chickpeas in every form that’s ever entered my mouth, so I was immediately intrigued (but not as intrigued as I was by the “All-American vegan burger” I ordered that really did taste like … Continue reading

Sinéad’s Visit to Florida – Part 1

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I am so behind on posting this, and that sort of happens a lot. I normally feel bad about it and offer a short apology or reason, but this time I’ll just be up front about what it is: I have a pretty terrible anxiety disorder, and it sometimes allows me to convince myself that … Continue reading

Life Lately!

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I take so many random daily pictures while doing regular things and I figure I’d start sharing some of my favorite ones here! The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind as summer has started taking a routine that is a bit more relaxed than my school semesters have been. My days off are … Continue reading

Recipe: Stuffed Lasagna Roll-Ups

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By the time I’m writing this, all of these delicious little roll-ups have already been devoured. Rest in peace in our bellies, sweethearts! These are AWESOME to make for dinner for 3 main reasons: 1) They’re easy & fast – even with prep, lasagna boiling and roll-up forming, the entire meal takes less than an hour … Continue reading

Recipe: Green Summer Smoothie Cubes

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I know a lot of people think putting vegetables in their sweet treats is really weird. I’ve heard all the “that looks like baby poop” jokes I can stand, thanks. I will still keep reaping the benefits of this wonderfully delicious smoothie, and I’ll still keep laughing in the face of those who inhibit the … Continue reading

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

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It’s that time of the year again!  I’m sure you’ve seen all the recent advertisements for pumpkin this and pumpkin that — Coffee! Cupcakes! Dip! The holiday pumpkin rush is one of my most favorite annual bandwagons to jump on, and I am happy to inform all of my readers that 2013 is no exception! … Continue reading

Recipe: Butternut Spice Bisque

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My lovely friend Natalie sent me this fantastic recipe by Martha Stewart for Butternut Squash Bisque that set my heart ablaze with desire for this soup. I’ve only had butternut squash in chili and a Trader Joe’s brand soup before, and although I liked it, neither experiences really captured my taste buds enough to reattempt … Continue reading

Five by Five – Quarter-Century Goals

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I love goals and lists and am too ambitious for my own good, it’s true! Every December I make a list of goals for myself for the new year, and every year they’re forgotten by March! To break the cycle, I’ve decided to start my “new year” immediately following my birthday — I personally think … Continue reading

Recipe: Frozen Microwaveable Breakfast Sandwiches

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I love convenience. Like, I really, really love convenience. I’m so busy between going to school, homework, working full time + and maintaining basic things like sleep habits and hygiene that it doesn’t leave very much room for making full breakfasts or keeping up with any sort of “healthy” diet. To keep my options as healthy … Continue reading