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October 3, 2016

Bowls of Goodness

Bowls of Goodness! A roundup of hearty, comforting food best eaten out of a bowl. More on Shutterbean.com

I’ve been flying solo this weekend because Casey and Cooper had a special father son weekend in Boston for the Red Sox game. We surprised him for his 8th birthday!  So yeah, that means my house has been quiet and all of the dishes that have been in the sink are mine. That never happens. In the process of loading the dishwasher, I realized that everything I’ve eaten for the past few days has been out of bowls. I think it’s because there’s a chill in the air and all I want is to huddle around a bowl of goodness and warm up.

Inspiration for your own Bowls of Goodness coming at ya:

Ginger Pork Meatballs with Coconut Broth over rice.

That broth is superb.

Chilaquiles

Breakfast for dinner in a bowl….huddled around watching Netflix = HOW I MONDAY.

Turkey White Bean Chili

Monday night football calls for it….and then when you’re at work the next day, pull some out with a bag of corn chips and some hot sauce and you’re doing things right.

Zucchini Noodles with Sausage

For a lighter pasta option, try zucchini noodles. It’s really allllllll about the sauce and this one is full of sausage.

Spinach Tortellini Soup

I love love love this soup. I save all the tortellini for the end…like they’re dessert.

Baked Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

An old standby. I dream of taking leftovers and cooking them in a skillet with an egg.

Curried Chicken with Coconut Rice

I’m reminding myself right now to put this one back in the rotation. We really loved it and we had a nice amount of leftovers to last us through the week.

Pork Enchilada Lasagna

This is one of those meals you can make ahead of time. It’s a freezer meal! Also great if you know someone who just had a baby. They deserve a bowl of goodness, that’s for sure.

Sausage Mushroom Pizza Bowls

MMMMMMM a bowl of cheese, sausage & mushroom.

Spring Minestrone with Chicken Pesto Meatballs

Soup with pasta and meatballs! Give me the biggest bowl possible.

Spinach Mushroom Baked Rice Bowls

Just look at the crispy cheese on top!

Broccoli Pesto Polenta

Creamy cheesy polenta topped with a poached egg. It’s as cozy as a fire in the fireplace.

And because breakfast is another good time to have a bowl of goodness we have:

Coconut Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Chewy/coconuty, warm and filling. All the things you want on a cold morning.

If you happen to make a recipe you find here on Shutterbean and you’re on Instagram, take a picture of your creation and tag it with #shutterbeanrecipe !! I love seeing what you make :)

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October 1, 2016

My Everyday Life: Week 39

Here’s what this past week looked like on My Everyday Life Week 39:

A pep talk for you if you need one:

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A sunset when you’re feeling stuck.

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A reminder to take a moment to stretch.

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Everything in its place.

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Afternoon light in this room has always been my favorite.

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Kimchi burgers.

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GO FOR IT. Go get that belly.

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Ginkgo litter while on walk with Casey.

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PLEASE clean off the cobwebs.

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Shadows always catch my attention.

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CONTINUE READING

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September 30, 2016

I love lists

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Welcome to I love lists! Let’s surf the internet together:

  1. For when I got back to Laguna Beach
  2. This is one clever Halloween costume.
  3. Mindfulness up in relationships now.
  4. Two things for my dinner rotation: shrimp & broccoli rabe / b-sprout coconut rice
  5. Breakfast Corn dogs= MINDBLOWN
  6. Tips for taking better travel photos.
  7. Breakfast that feels like self care.
  8. All of these words are fun to say.
  9. This idea pleases me.
  10. Is this stuff true?
  11. This post makes me want to make new vignettes all over my house.
  12. OMG THESE PHOTOS ARE BONKERS – these too!
  13. This would totally be me as a kid….
  14. About mentors.
  15. If you’re looking for a drapey black dress….this one’s pretty.
  16. What I’m currently working on.
  17. I want to make my own lavender play dough.
  18. OMG CATS
  19. If you love bugs (as art!), you’ll love this DIY.
  20. Apparently I am 18 according to my Hipster Food Choices
  21. I love this woman’s style.
  22. Doesn’t this cake look utterly delicious? (that’s something Martha would say)

have a great weekend!

Summer 2016 Photo Book

Making your own photo book with Blurb! Check out My Everyday Life - Summer 2016 on Shutterbean.comwhile

The pace of life is so fast now. The way we shoot photos has changed. No more actual film and ACTUAL printed photos. We just have storage to contend with and the daunting/time-consuming task of sorting through alllllllllll the photos to find the ones that stay and the ones that don’t need to be wasting space.  I have about 14k photos on my phone (I KNOOOOOW!) and I never do anything with them.  Do I routinely delete them? No. I usually wait for a long plane ride to purge the unnecessary images. But then I get distracted by the TV in front of my seat and I forget to delete them. Hence, umm 14k photos on my phone.

I often think about what it will be like for Cooper to look through photos from his childhood. He’ll have to plug in all of our old phones and sort through all of the pictures of food to find things about him/his life/his childhood/his parents. At least it’s headed that way if I don’t print out photos, make albums and DELETE PHOTOS.  In my own experience, there are albums my mom made but so many photos are missing because they made their way into school projects and randomTthrowback Thursdays and no one put them back. Systems created and habits abandoned.

Time to change that by being more deliberate and intentional. 

I spent 4 hours a few Fridays back putting in the time to process the images I created from the summer into a photo book with Blurb.  My book is a visual representation of  Summer Bucket List for 2016.

Making your own photo book with Blurb! Check out My Everyday Life - Summer 2016 on Shutterbean.com

It was a good creative/meditative challenge and it forced me to THINK SO MUCH…but in a good way. I feel like I really processed the passing of time in a way I haven’t been able to in awhile.

While doing so, I thought about why we create photo books….and how we’ve lost some of these thoughts because of our advancements in technology.

WHY CREATE A PHOTO BOOK:

intentioMaking your own photo book with Blurb! Check out My Everyday Life - Summer 2016 on Shutterbean.com

AND HERE IT IS!!!

I pulled my most favorite pages from the book (there are actually 114 in total) to share with you.

 

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September 26, 2016

Philly Cheesesteak Fries

Ditch the bread in Philly Cheesesteak and use FRIES! Find the recipe for these Philly Cheesesteak Fries on Shutterbean.com!

Philly Cheesesteak Fries made with steak fries. Philly Cheesesteak Steak Fries. In other words, OMFG deliciousness. We ditch the bread and make a skillet of Philly cheesesteak and we top it all on fries WITH CHEESE.

Take a moment:

Ditch the bread in Philly Cheesesteak and use FRIES! Find the recipe for these Philly Cheesesteak Fries on Shutterbean.com!

It’s hearty. It’s comforting. It’s less messy than the actual sandwich. I think it’s because you get to use a fork. It’s very dignified eating.

Ditch the bread in Philly Cheesesteak and use FRIES! Find the recipe for these Philly Cheesesteak Fries on Shutterbean.com!

File this under things you want to make when you need something hearty & satisfying on a cold fall/winter day. I MEAN, LOOK AT THAT WHOLE BOWL OF FRIES with cheese, meat, peppers and jalapeños.

A BOWL.

A BOWL OF GOOD STUFF.

A BOWL OF GOOD STUFF I WANT TO STUFF MY FACE WITH.

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September 24, 2016

My Everyday Life: Week 38

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 38

Sunset on the way home from LA.

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First time at Pea Soup Anderson’s! 

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Always fun doing laundry after a road trip.

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A quick detour after school drop off.

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That bird caught my eye.

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My loves.

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September 23, 2016

I love lists

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Welcome to I Love Lists!! Let’s surf the internet together:

  1. If you read anything this week, it should be this. 
  2. Whole 30 inspiration. I’m in full on research mode.
  3. Sometimes I have this dream. I’m always like…how could I have let this happen??!
  4. These baked doughnuts are perfect for fall. These doughnuts intrigue me!
  5. These animated gifs will massage your brain.
  6. Gorgeous restaurant design.
  7. What a 21k upgrade looks like on Emirates.
  8. What weddings looked like during the year you were born.
  9. I’d be down for a veggie burger at In & Out
  10. These storm photos amaze me.
  11. Swap the pink & blue out for wood and this is my home vibe.
  12. Here are the 10 restaurants that helped shape America.
  13. Can I eat this all by myself? Please/thank you.
  14. Does anyone have a vacuum food sealer? I’m wondering if I need one.
  15. Amen, Anthony Bourdain. AMEN. Also here’s his Reddit AMA.
  16. I love shadows. I really really DO.
  17. I still have anxiety. I’m glad I found this.
  18. Scruffy Hospitality. I like that.
  19. My life is Modern Family.
  20. There’s a difference between east coast and west coast butter? Tell me more.
  21. Hotel intel. How much of this is true?
  22. The format of allll this information pleases me greatly. 
  23. Books to inspire: Old Age // Oh She Glows Everyday  // Raw Vegan Not Gross

have a great weekend!