Raw Kale Salad with Peanut Honey Dressing and a GIVEAWAY ~ Edible Brooklyn: The Cookbook

Yesterday. My, oh my. Yesterday.It was a doozy.I went to a kick your hiney abdominal, legs, arms, crazy lady class at the gym. I figured out that I don’t know what a ‘plank’ is, but more importantly, I CAN’T DO ONE. I need to figure out what do when I’m in an exercise class and I discover that I have no abdominal muscles and my arms don’t work. Hint: Don’t cry.Also. . .against my better judgement, I went to Spin Class. And I spun. But, and as warned, it did feel slightly like I had a rod up my rear, Read more […]

Smoothie for Your Heart: Orange Vanilla Protein (Tastes like an Orange Julius)

 It just occurred to me that in September, I wrote and cried and slobbered and prayed to you about my Poppy Pops. I cried about his heart transplant surgery and how I felt like I was dying inside. I moaned about my regrets, wishes and hopes,  and I how I needed him HERE to be a part of all of that.I needed him NOT to die.And he almost did.In fact, if you ask him, he would tell you he almost did. More than once. From fever. From kidney failure. From a crazy one-eyed heavy-handed nurse. That’s another Read more […]

Coffee Protein Smoothie with a bit of banana thrown in.

Dear Self,Get some cojones. Or maybe just borrow your husbands.Throw on your tight spandex workout pants (the ones with the neon hot pink around the waist) and your body glove tank top and walk your scary little toosh into the Spin Class and OWN IT.Will you look like an idiot? Maybe.Will you not know what the heck your doing? Probably.But like we heard in that movie trailer that one time for that movie we don’t remember the name for, that was advertising to teenagers. . . .If you are scared to do Read more […]

Thanksgiving Appetizer: Easy Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos

[ Don’t Forget to Enter The Green Valley Organics Giveaway Ends 11/8]It’s a happy time.It’s a sad time. Teef are falling out left and right over here.This is Soledad yesterday. With a weird wiggly toof about to fall out.This is Warwick trying to pull out the said tooth.This is Soledad running for the hills because apparently he wasn’t doing it right.Bucky Beaver is now staring into the mirror trying to decipher how she will excavate the goods.And now she’s just lost all train of thought as she admires Read more […]

Anarchist Granola and/or Cookies

My husband thinks I’m staging a rebellion.A coup of sorts.One that will resort to a state of Anarchism. Total lack of governing bodies. The governing bodies that govern Halloween, Halloween Decor and Halloween Fright.Real important stuff.All because I got this FABULOUS idea, to construct this GREAT GIGANTIC THING.But now this great big enormous Halloween thing, is lonely. And I think it’s only right that I make more GREAT BIG HUMONGOUS THINGS to go with it.  And this. . . .is the problem.  The Read more […]

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies with Flaxseed, Walnuts, and Chocolate Chips

What I said:Dear Principal:It has come to our attention that our daughter Soledad Woodard, a kindergartner at XXXXXXElementary, is being bullied by a boy named XXXXX(second grader) on the bus ride home.On numerous occasions, since the beginning of school, he has ostracized Soledad for her hairstyles, calling her names like the “weird girl” and strange. He uses this language as he taunts her in her face, as well as laughing and encouraging others around him to join in. She has two older siblings Read more […]

Homemade Fresh Lemonade Kool-Aid and Other Things You Should Know

1.  I like to paint bathrooms.2.  I like to paint bathrooms in my pajamas.3.  My pajamas are old t-shirts.4.  I don’t brush my hair when I paint bathrooms in my pajamas.5.  I like to take pictures of myself while painting bathrooms in my pajamas to prove that I actually do stuff.6. I used to wear Tom’s Deodorant, because I don’t like aluminum in my deodorant. I buy Peach scented Tom’s Deodorant.7.  My husband told me that Tom’s Deodorant doesn’t work. 8.  My husband told me I didn’t smell Read more […]

Creamy Dreamy Lime Ice Cream: No Ice Cream Maker Required

(Today, I’m also at Great Expectations. I’ve got a Perfect Summer Dinner Recipe calling your name!) It’s summertime. Which for all intents and purposes, is the time for laziness. If you’re of that vibe, which I totally am. However, there are somethings, that one should not be lazy about. Paying the Bills. Don’t be lazy about that. That could cause some issues.And mowing the lawn. Pay attention. I don’t want you to lose your toes.And diving in the pool, try to take a few seconds to focus. Or else Read more […]

Green Apple Tea Slush

My brains are pushing on the edge of my skull trying to get out.I can feel the thumping. Thump. Pound. Thump. Pound.If my children ask me for something to eat ONE MORE TIME, I think the thumping will cease, my head will just burst open and my brains will splatter EVERYWHERE.I really think it could happen.WHY ARE THEY SO HUNGRY?WHY MUST THEY LOOK AT ME LIKE I AM STARVING THEM?HOW DOES SO MUCH FOOD FIT IN SUCH SMALL MOUTHS?I don’t really want to know the answer to that.I don’t really care.In the past Read more […]

The Unofficial Harry Potter Sweet Shoppe Kit

Today is a glorious and a sad, sad, day indeed. Today is the end of a long journey for myself and millions of other people. The last of 8 adored movies opens today, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II. This entire week my wee little ones and I have been preparing for this day to arrive. Beginning with the arrival of our essential Unofficial Harry Potter Sweet Shoppe Kit, that my eldest quite literally pushed me over to get to. Inside we found a tray of chocolate candy Read more […]