DRAFT TODAY, POST TOMORROW: Some posts may be in draft status until I (aka procrastinator extraordinaire) get around to posting them.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Pancakes: Zucchini edition

I used Cherrybrook Kitchen pancake mix and added shredded zucchini.
I wouldn't necessarily serve these to someone else but they are good enough for me. I mean, cover anything edible in fresh fruit and maple syrup and stick some pork on the plate and you're good to go, right.


Friday, May 30, 2014

Teka looks loopy

The bump on Teka's head started bleeding this week so we had to take her in and have it removed.

They removed the growths near her eye at the same time since they will get bigger and eventually have to come off anyway. Now she looks a little loopy like me.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Well Fed

I borrowed this book from the library and now have it on my "to buy" list. It's smaller than Well Fed 2, but the recipes I tried were good. And I didn't have it that long before it was overdue. I had it while people were at my house and they were checking out the photos of things they wanted me to make for them. Unfortunately, it was all the stuff I can't eat (so won't make) due to the whole egg allergy thing.

If for no other reason, I recommend this book for the Sunshine Sauce. Used for Pad Thai, kicking up some mayo, or a veggie dip, it is yummy and easy.

I made the cinnamon beef and my husband and I both really liked it. I've made the chocolate chili before and he didn't love it but I thought it was great. This is a cookbook that is a great resource for how to meal plan, whether Paleo or not. I will be using these Whole30 recipes even when I'm not doing the Whole30.


A friend wanted to meet for lunch at Picazzo's. They have an extensive gluten-free menu but I wasn't too sure from my last experience that I would be able to eat there still.

Well, technically I can but I can't have any salad dressings, proteins, or sauces. Fucking soybean oil.
The egg-free crust has yeast AND amaranth. FML.
I had the avocado delish gluten-free pasta. Not their homemade (eggs) one but the vegan one. To be fair, this is a very good dish. But without any protein, I was looking for a snack by the time I got back to the office.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Garden Pasta

We have a little harvest from the garden. I used an eggplant, a yellow squash, a zucchini, a carrot, 2 small red peppers, some basil and parsley, and added some previously harvested and chopped onion. I cooked them on the griddle with some oil, salt and pepper while I made a ground turkey meat sauce with Classico organic marinara and some more basil and parsley. I combined everything with some Schar gluten-free pasta. Yum! Now I just need someone to do the dishes...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Post surgery stuff

Today was my follow up appointment with the eye specialist. He said I'm right on track with my recovery. I should have the continued swelling for another couple weeks since that area is the deeper stiches. He warned that rubbing could tear it loose and require more surgery, so continue to dab rather than smear.
I wish I was as drunk as I look.
I am released from my restrictions and can resume Domestic Goddess duties.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Oh my back.

I had a huge knot in my back. Huge. So painful. Dr. Q really knows how to find the most painful spots and work on them. Damn him! Or bless him!
I asked about something I could do for my noticeable increasing hand weakness. He told me to ball up a couple of athletic socks and squeeze to fatigue. I have to make sure to stay with my hand lower than level so it is not elevated into a carpal tunnel position.

Friday, May 9, 2014

I may have to stop Facebooking

People are driving me crazy on The Facebook.
I am so tired of all the CRAP people post. Just tell me what is going on with you. Maybe share a nice photo or tell me something funny. Not what makes a cute relationship, not how to win anything, not a photo of Bill Gates promising you money, not your daily horoscope. Facebook is not your recipe binder. Oh that recipe looks good to you? Then get up off your ass and make the recipe instead of posting that on Facebook.

This is coming from someone who had been told I post too many food photos. Not that I do, but that's what I've been told. Now I have Instagram for that!

I should not have posted my opinion. In the public. (Just my public, not really the whole public.) The public is not nice.

A couple of days ago, a (I had to think about the label to use here...) person we used to know but the family moved away (good? Not a friend really. But not a not friend. Or whatever.) ...posts an article bashing Phoenix. I started reading it thinking it was going to be funny, a joke. But it was just negative. And worse, a lot of it was wrong at least in my opinion.

Today, a friend posts about her gluten free baking failures. All is fun and games in the comments as they usually are with her group of friends. And then...

Some recipes just should not be changed. Gluten free-ers eat something else!