Great Girls Beats Stupid Sunburn


The past few days have been pretty cool on the food front.  I’ve eaten leftover tempeh in salads, butternut squash soup, Indian feast, kale and beet salad, carrot soup, lentil soup, and gluten-free waffles topped with blueberry-chia jam.

I did my best to take decent pictures of it!

Van’s gluten-free toaster waffles with the homemade blueberry jam

Cheater lunch. Healthy, filling…and most importantly, FAST!
Homemade Indian feast. Chana dal, basmati rice with cumin seeds, and a roasted potato and cauliflower dish.

Carrot soup! Consistency is more like pudding/baby food, but it was still really good.


So sunburned that wearing clothes hurt.  Sorry…nothing to update here other than I wanted too, but couldn’t.  Kept the eating clean to try to at least make up for it a bit.  Tomorrow.  I’m hopeful for tomorrow…..


So I mentioned the sunburn right?  Ugh.  Despite my ever-growing unifreckle and tendency (despite my delicate pale white skin) to tan, I forget that I burn like crazy too when I’m not careful.  Usually an 8 SPF is all I need to keep the red away….but none = southern fried skin.  I have that in various locations now, and it sucks.  Sucks to the point where I felt feverish and sick yesterday, and my family has to be careful about hugging me.  Dumb, dumb girl I am….

Yesterday, a T-shirt arrived that my husband bought me.  It took me a few seconds of looking at it to actually “get it”.  I’m a vegetable serial killer….

they look so horrified….

I also decided to take pictures of my dog’s obnoxiousness.  Sammie purposely blocks every single entrance to a room by lying right across it.  And when you step over her, she rolls just a little onto her back to get her belly rub.  She totally does this on purpose…

Today was the first CSA day!!!!  I’m so excited.  My bounty?  1 cucumber, 2 red onions, 4 nectarines, 1 cantaloupe, 1 eggplant, 1 package of cherry tomatoes, and 1 package of blueberries.  SCORE.

CSA pick up
box ‘O cantaloupe

The evening was nicely wrapped up with two of my girlfriends celebrating the new job of one of them.  We spent about 4 hours hanging out and having a great time.  Can’t beat girl time!

K and L!



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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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