Hard-Boiled Egg + Crispy Bacon Bits

Hard Boiled Egg + Crispy Bacon Bits //  shutterbean

I had a few leftovers when I was making that epic Cobb Salad Sandwich recipe, so I turned them into a snack! Hard-boiled Egg with Crispy Bacon Bits makes a really great breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up. I don’t know about you, but if I don’t get enough protein during the day I’m not pleasant to be around. This little combination comes in handy. You could add some hot sauce for flare or maybe a little flavored salts?

Cobb Salad Sandwich

Make your favorite salad into a sandwich with this Cobb Salad Sandwich recipe on Shutterbean.com

Sometimes you want a salad…and sometimes you want a sandwich and sometimes you WANT them both.

Enter the COBB SALAD SANDWICH.

Cobb Salad Sandwich // shutterbean

I bought blue cheese dressing recently. It’s been awhile since I had it. I stopped eating it when I was pregnant with Cooper and it took me years to start liking it again. The mind is such a weird thing, isn’t it?  It’s back in my world again and I had to figure out what to do with a jar besides eat salad every night. So, I put it on a sandwich. This here is the sandwich!

Cobb Salad Sandwich // shutterbean

We take the main ingredients of a Cobb salad (bacon, chicken, blue cheese, egg, tomato, lettuce, onion & avocado) and we consolidate and sandwich them between two beautiful crunchy/doughy pieces of toast.  It’s a sandwich, it’s a salad it’s a sandwich salad of my dreams!  I’ll have you know that we demolished ours in record timing.

My Everyday Life: Week 3

Here’s what the past week looked like on Royal Caribbean’s The Oasis of the Seas:

(I was there for the Click Retreat with Joy!)

MY EVERYDAY LIFE: WEEK 3

Above water.

MY EVERYDAY LIFE: WEEK 3

Siren song. No jumping for me…but apparently someone had an accident…

MY EVERYDAY LIFE: WEEK 3

The water is so dang blue in the Caribbean.

MY EVERYDAY LIFE: WEEK 3

She is the best travel partner.

MY EVERYDAY LIFE: WEEK 3

Watching people watch sharks at Atlantis.

MY EVERYDAY LIFE: WEEK 3

Watching kids watching youtube at Atlantis.

MY EVERYDAY LIFE: WEEK 3

I love lists, Friday!

i love lists friday

  1. Apparently this is the best time to be a human.
  2. Men explain the plot to Disney movies. (Mansplations)
  3. Self care is important. 
  4. Number 5 & 17 both hit a little too close to home for me.
  5. Declutter your bedroom. Currently working on this myself.
  6. Jimmy Fallon totally blew it.
  7. Craving a banh mi sandwich and love this tofu version
  8. People posing with statues. TOO GOOD.
  9. This cake is a must make.
  10. Let’s get drinks.  Uggggh.
  11. The power of a photograph.
  12. What an upside down iceberg looks like.
  13. You can be someone’s eyes. Wow!
  14. Bringing back the dinner parties. I’m excited for this series.
  15. Hozier live. YES YES YES
  16. The case of having one child
  17. They know how we feel. Oh geez.
  18. Love & Loss. Such beautiful/powerful words. Life is fragile.
  19. I love seeing the similarities between parent & child. Creepy!
  20. YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW EXCITED I AM FOR THIS.

Quick Mediterranean Salad

Quick Mediterranean Salad // shutterbean

About a month ago Cooper and I were invited to a last minute playdate at our friend’s house on a Friday night. I offered to pick something up for dinner on the way over to their house and I inadvertenly created a salad that has become my new obsession.  All it took was one very quick trip to Trader Joe’s.

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If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s where you live, my apologies. Hopefully you’ll be able to find some of the ingredients/make some of them on your own or just use this idea as a template for a good meal at home or to take to work.  Everything can be assembled super last minute. Just grab a few bowls and silverware and you’re good to go. There’s a variety of flavors and textures. So many good things in one bowl.

Turmeric Hot Toddy

Turmeric Hot Toddy // shutterbean

The second Christmas was over, I got sick. It’s kinda weird how that happens. Like…your body pushes through…. you get things done and the second it’s all over…the second your guests leave… BAM.

Illness.

WHY????!

Turmeric Hot Toddy // shutterbean

A year ago, I saw Heidi’s recipe for turmeric tea and I’ve been making it ever since. It’s a nice afternoon pick-me-up. It cures the 3PM sugar cravings I have at work. It also introduced me to the wonders of turmeric and I’m hooked now. Who would have thought?

In my brain, toddies have either bourbon or gin in them. But I thought I’d try this toddy with Reposado Patron Tequila to shake things up a bit. Glad I did because we have a winner, folks. This hot toddy tastes like a syrupy warm smoky margarita. Which is kinda weird to think about but it works incredibly well on a cold day.

Turmeric Hot Toddy // shutterbean

The turmeric adds a little health to the situation with it’s anti-inflammatory fighting powers. The honey and lemon are so good for your throat and the Patrón tequila adds the warm fuzzies that one needs during this time of year. It’s like putting on a cozy sweater. And in my brain, this warm cozy sweater is a brilliant mustard color. Cheers!

And I Quote:

it's going to be alright // shutterbean

Your heart knows // shutterbean

My Everyday Life: Week 2

Here’s what this past week looked like:

Early morning flight out of California yesterday.  I’ll be at the Click Retreat for the next week.

My Everyday Life: Week 2

I love window seats now. Used to be an aisle person only. Nope.

My Everyday Life: Week 2

Reading Ina’s interview in Cherry Bombe magazine. Love that lady.

My Everyday Life: Week 2

Baggage. I almost thought they lost mine.

My Everyday Life: Week 2

Early morning cab situation.

My Everyday Life: Week 2

Five Guys at the airport in Atlanta. YUM.

My Everyday Life: Week 2