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Mango Smoothie!

Stuff You Need:

  • 1 ripe mango
  • 2 tbsp greek yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  • Blend thoroughly
  • You can add mango chunks if you want some texture


Step into the beautiful world today!

Step into the beautiful world today!


I really want to try this once I can get buckwheat groats (hopefully soon)!!!


  • 1 cup buckwheat groats
  • half cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • half tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp stevia
  • half tsp ground cinnamon
  • toppings (fruit/nuts/nut butter/chia seeds/ground flaxseed/coconut)

To Do:

  • Place the groats in a small bowl and add water to cover it
  • Soak overnight or for at least 1 hour at room temperature
  • Drain the groats and then rinse thoroughly
  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
  • Enjoy!
  1. Eevee loves and has claimed that soft grey pillow I bought for Jes. No I’m serious, she thinks she owns it. So any time it’s out, she climbs on it and holds on tightly so no one else can use it.
  2. I’m just now starting to appreciate how GOOD dark chocolate can be. Growing up, I used to be ALL about milk chocolate…
  3. I wish I could sleep so soundly as the pups do
  4. Jes and I both have big exams on Friday. BOO!
I love you Jes!!! (Please don’t kill me)

I love you Jes!!! (Please don’t kill me)

Weaning Day 2

In one word: S-U-C-C-E-S-S!!!!!!!!!!!

Now I hope we can keep it up!

Vegan GF Brownies

  • 3/4 cup presoaked or cooked black beans
  • 1/4 cup beets, roasted
  • 1/3 cup + 2 Tbsp gluten free oats, processed into a flour
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2-3/4 cups medjool dates, pitted
  • 4 Tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 Tbsp homemade apple sauce
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan rock salt
  • cacao nibs
  • Preheat oven to 180C
  • Place all your ingredients except cacao nibs in a blender. You can do this all at once, or in several batches if your blender isn’t that strong. Start with the flour and milk first, then black beans, dates and beets, then the rest. Taste batter and add in more dates if you wish.
  • Pour batter into a brownie pan lined with parchment paper. Top with cacao nibs and bake at 180C for 30-35 minutes, or until the edges are cracked.
  • Remove brownies from oven and let it cool.
  • Serve whilst still warm or store brownies in the fridge in an air tight container or wrap with cling wrap.

First ID Exam This Friday!!!

AHHHHHHH!! And the worst part is I don’t know how to study because I’m not even sure how detailed they are going to be testing us! That’s just G-R-E-A-T! As I type that I can’t help but imagine Tony the Tiger saying it in his unique voice…….

We’re awkward like that. For real.

We’re awkward like that. For real.

Late Sunday Links «Oops»

Oops, I accidentally missed the ‘Sunday Links’…so I’m going to post them now! Here’s some of the stuff/recipes/more stuff I’ve been reading throughout the week that I thought was super intriguing!

  • THIS looks so good
  • I know I love farro so this is a must try
  • Lunch ideas are always welcome
  • Pesto is AMAZING; I love it on everything (plus it’s good for you!)
  • Her food blog is fantastic and now she’s coming out with a cookbook!!!

Weaning Day 1

So we’re trying to wean both dogs off the bed. Leon is easier using his petsafe collar. Eevee is really like a baby. She cries and cries when she wants to be on the bed with us. So we found a crib and are trying to use that as her ‘new bed’.

So last night was the first night. We put her in and turned the lights out and went to sleep. She was doing great up until about 1 hour in. She started to cry a little bit. Then Jes, as he always gives in to her, lets her on our bed AGAIN. So that didn’t go so well. We’ll have to try again tonight…

Weekends are so so good around here. We can’t wait until this coming weekend!

Weekends are so so good around here. We can’t wait until this coming weekend!

Vegan Baked Oatmeal Pancakes

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats or quick oats
  • 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp almond milk or plant based milk of your choosing (soy, rice, quinoa, oat)
  • 1/2 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1/2 a medium sized banana, mashed
  • Preheat your oven to 180C
  • Mash half of your banana in a bowl, save the remaining half as topping for later.
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients, and stir until they incorporate and form a thick batter.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and grease it with some coconut oil. Otherwise they will stick!
  • Place the batter onto the sheet in the shapes of pancakes, don’t spread it out too much.
  • Bake at 180C for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately.


Vegan Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

  • 1/3 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/3 cup+1Tbsp almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1/2 a banana, mashed
  • Combine everything in a bowl and mix well.
  • Let mixture sit for 1-2 minute(s) while you preheat a non stick pan over medium heat.
  • Melt some coconut oil in the pan and scoop pancake batter into the pan.
  • Cook the pancakes for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  • Serve immediately with topping of choice

We’ve Got A Superman Here

Yup, that’s right! He’s the superman of this family and he’s super amazing! Time is passing really fast for him. He’s 4 days away from his 2nd shelf exam and then he’ll be done with his 2nd rotation!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s truly amazing how far he’s come. And hopefully he will find his calling soon! So far, he’s been experiencing so many different kinds of departments in clinics & hospitals all around the triangle area. I’m so proud of him for keeping at it and working hard to try his best. I know it’s been hard for him. It’s hard work going to ‘work’ and then coming back late and being tired of standing all day. And yet, he doesn’t get time off after he’s done. He’s not done…he still have to study during his ‘free time’ for his shelf exams. It’s hard work being a 3rd year medical student!!!


Today was the first Sunday EVER that he has needed to go in and work. So it’s been an interesting day. But he’s thriving and working hard at it!

After he got back, we used the rest of the day to study. We even got a chance to study outside with the pups while Leon played with his ball (and lost it).

And of course Eevee did what she always does: hangs out with us while waiting for her ‘boyfriend’.