Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Recipes, a book, updates, and more



Hey girl, hey.



Apparently it's August 31st.... 

To me, this means summer is offically over.    Poor us.

However, this also means it's officially time to fire up the fall candles like nobody business.

Oh and Buckeye football is officially back in...exactly 3 days.

So there's hope.   



This also means that pictures of Pumpkin Spice Latte's are gonna be poppin' on the Insta, left and right.    You know what I'm talking about..


First things first,   you guys need this super easy recipe in your life as soon as tonight's dinner.




Holy Cow.  I basically took a real recipe and modified to make it slightly more clean and and slightly more accommodating to what I actually had in the pantry.    Ya feel?


Spicy Peanut Thai Zoodles


Ingredients

*2 tbsp sesame seed oil (plus more for the peanut sauce-  see below)
*2 tsp minced or chopped garlic
*1 c shredded carrots
*1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced
*3 or 4 large zucchini
*3 large chicken breasts, cooked on the side and shredded or cubed

Peanut Sauce

1/2 c creamy natural peanut butter (I'm listening...)
*a couple packets of stevia, to taste
*1/3 c coconut aminos (this is the healthy version of soy sauce.  Most stores carry it these days)
*2 tbsp rice vinegar
*2 tbsp sesame oil
*Sriracha or hot chili sauce, to taste


Toppings

Crushed peanuts
Sesame seeds
Cilantro 
Green onion


Directions:


1.  Spiralize the zucchini and set "noodles" aside.
2. Heat sesame oil and garlic in skillet.    Add carrots, peppers, any other veggies you desire.   This recipe is awesome with cabbage but we were  fresh out. 
3.  Cook about 5 or 6 minutes.     I had the chicken cooking on the side during this process.
4.   Add spiraled zucchini and chicken.   Cook for a 5 min. or so until tender.
5.  Remove all of the above from heat and set aside.
6.   Combine all peanut sauce ingredients in small sauce pan over heat.    Whisk constantly until the peanut butter has melted (did someone say melted peanut butter?  drool...) and everything is combined.       Add Sriracha or hot sauce to taste.    The spicier the better in my opinion.
7.   Pour this whole concoction over top of the chicken/veggie mix.    Toss everything around until combined.  
8.   Place on serving dish and top with all the toppings.


This makes awesome leftovers and reheats well.

Again, you guys may need this tonight.





Who else has read The Miracle Morning???





It's basically all about the premise of waking up early and briefly focusing on these six activities/ principles every morning.  




It's all built on the idea that if we wake up early, plan the day with intention, take a few minutes to breathe, move, flex our brain... it's all gonna be okay.   

I know the "SAVERS"  looks overwhelming but I swear it's not.  
  And look!   I'm working on my "S"!!!!   Scribing!


If you've read the book or wanna read the book or wanna hear more about he book, I wanna hear from you.    There's a huge online community which I'm kind of secretly becoming obsessed with.    Shocking, I know. 



Who else is obsessed with Oasis??


I've been obsessed with this concoction again.




Oasis and blackberry citrus "LaKroger" over ice.    
Amazing.

Want that glass of red wine at night but on a cleanse or trying to behave yourself?

Oasis is your jam.     Adaptogens to combat physical stress and give you those overall relaxed "time to hit the hay..." feels.


Speaking of vino...



Local friends, have you tried Savior Cooking & Wine?

Absolutely adorable.  

My girlfriends and I had the best time there last week.





The recipes were awesome and definitely something you could take home and attempt to recreate.   But more importantly, we had a blast chopping, sipping wine, laughing, and realizing how clueless we actually really are in the kitchen. 








Check out their calendar because they kinda have something for everyone.  Including kiddos!


Have a fab Wednesday, friend.

ps-

Whatever you're putting off in life... go do that.






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