Delicious Looking Things That I Plan On Trying

Now that Passover is coming to its end, I can finally have bread and grains again. This year, Passover went by pretty easily. I found a bunch of new, grain-free recipes that we made for dinner and I indulged in a lot of yogurt and delicious fruit lunches. But breakfast during Passover is a bit tricky. It was pretty much eggs, or matzo brei. Don’t get me wrong, I freaking love matzo brei, but I’m ready to inject a little variety back into my mornings.

All of these look like tasty, full on bread/grain breakfast options. I can’t wait to start trying them out.

Steel-Cut Oats With Dates, Coconut, Cinnamon and Pecans

Granola with Almonds, Apricots, Cranberries and Pineapple

This one can be made in a crock pot!

Overnight Oatmeal with Apricots and Buttermilk

Peach and Spice Tea Muffins

Bill Granger’s Oat, Pear and Raspberry Loaf

And for something really simple but still totally delicious looking:

Avocado Toast

All images via The Kitchn. Click links for full recipes!

Feeling Bored?

I didn’t post a “Feeling Bored?” last week and am running a bit late with it this week because instead of being bored, I’ve been ridiculously busy. Here’s a short list of things to check out when you have a little free time at the end of the week. 


Apparently all you need to do to rev up your sex life is to rev up your vacuum cleaner

But maybe think twice about making a post-coital cup of coffee. Or at least put your clothes back on before you do. 


My husband and I are heading back to Michigan tomorrow night for a reunion with all our college buddies and the UM-PSU game. With football on my brain, these 20 Tantalizing Tailgating Recipes are seriously calling my name. 

Download a lovely, free! notecard

Put the money you save from downloading free notecards toward the purchase of a fancy new bra. It’s only $3 million!

Check Out

**Happiness Is…**

Shannon Eileen’s blog is full of beautiful pictures and fantastic posts. 

Some of my favorites are: 

Camilla Akrans Photography

Recycled Jewelry 

and Latte Art

Check out all her posts at the link above!

Feeling Bored?


What exactly are we downing with every cup of coffee in the morning? Now you know

This weekend is a big one for runners–Chicago Marathon, Baltimore Running Festival (my husband and I are running the half!). Learn how you can best show your support with these tips for race spectators



This delicious-looking Curried Udon Noodle Stir-Fry.

Get ready for all those end of the year birthday presents with some pretty Do-It-Yourself bows.

Check out these ways to brighten up your kitchen without emptying your wallet. 


All Is Love–Karen O and The Kids from the soundtrack to Where The Wild Things Are.



Feeling Bored?

It’s Wednesday again. 



A story about working for your boyfriend, as part of a foreclosure clean up crew. Talk about a modern day love story! 

Speaking of matters of the heart: seems like the jury’s still out on the effects of marathon running.



Give a bespectacled friend a lovely handmade gift this year. 

From Design*Sponge


Say hello to fall with some Sweet Potato, Okra and Chickpea Gumbo from FatFree Vegan Kitchen. 



All the Single Babies


YouTube’s Greatest Hits (which turns out to be mostly people falling and cats, dogs and babies doing funny stuff; it’s enjoyable four minutes, though)

Sometimes A Chickpea Is Just A Chickpea. Other Times, It’s A Meal.

image by Evening via Flickr

image by Evening via Flickr

I’ve got a new post up at my other blog about a quick, easy and absolutely fabulous recipe featuring chickpeas!

Chickpeas are a great way to add protein to your diet, without adding lots of fat.