Wednesday, April 23, 2014

a concert // chvrches // the bones of what you believe


o and i went to hear chvrches play at the depot last night and had a fantastic time! danced and sang and took bad photos. it was tops! i am a lover of electronic music and really love this album. and also, lauren mayberry seems to be a very cool woman. good times.

happy hump day lovers.



ps peter murphy is coming to the depot in june. yay!

Monday, April 21, 2014

a weekend! recipes, gardening and mountains^^^

on the trail // grandeur peak on saturday morning and i ran into an old friend

in my yard // i worked for hours on it saturday afternoon. there are still weeds. and there is still so much to do. luckily, i really enjoy it. i just want it to look better! plus, a dog trick.

on a walk // coming home for church. pink and white blossoms everywhere!

in my entry way // blooms

in my kitchen // on easter sunday. a couple of recipes i made up that were pretty tasty.

gluten free / dairy free german pancake

i only call it that because i made a real german pancake for owen and then made one with substitutions for myself just hoping it would turn out. and it did! it was soooo stinking good.

approximately 3 tablespoons coconut oil
4 eggs
1/2 cup oat flour
1/2 cup unsweetened flax milk
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

preheat the oven to 425 degrees. put the coconut oil in a 9 inch round, glass casserole dish and put it in the oven until the oil melts completely then remove. in a mixing bowl combine eggs, flour, milk cinnamon and baking powder and whisk by hand until mixed. pour badder into the dish with the oil. do not stir. turn the oven temperature down to 400 degrees and bake until it gets puffy like a souffle and golden brown on the outside. i ate mine with a touch of unfiltered maple syrup, bananas and blueberries on top!

gluten free / vegan pasta salad

quinoa pasta - mini shells
black olives
green olives
artichoke hearts(i used the italian seasoned ones)
sun dried tomatoes(i love the seasoned jar from trader joe's)
red onion

cook pasta, rinse with cold water, drain and set aside. chop the red onion, artichokes(let a little bit of the seasoned juices they are bottled in pour into the bowl) and sun dried tomatoes and combine in a serving bowl. add olives and seasoning. i used pink sea salt, lemon pepper and red pepper flakes. in a separate bowl i mashed half an avocado and squeezed a generous amount of fresh lemon juice in and mixed it. add the pasta and avocado in with the other ingredients, stir it up and eat it.

i took this pasta salad to easter dinner and everyone really liked it.

i hope you all had a happy easter. i loved this video. simple and beautiful.

happy monday lovers!



Thursday, April 17, 2014

scenes from the weekend // a sister came to visit

saturday morning i hiked up mount olympus. this made me a very happy gal. what a gorgeous day!
had a brunch date/dress alteration at justin's house after my hike. he made eggs baked in avocados and spicy hash browns. he made me a dress for one of his sewing classes and it is very cute! but, it needs lots of taking in. so some pinning and adjusting happened.
angie and the boys arrived on saturday night and i had a big pot of curried coconut lentils ready and waiting.
after the boys were fast asleep, angie and i had a fun night playing cards with my neighbors lehua, christine and marissa.
the rest of the weekend involved hiking, a visit to the natural history museum, a trip to ikea, a trip to park city, breakfast outside at the park cafe with uncle o, riding bikes at the park, movie watching, treat eating and so on...

it was good

i have been able to go for 3 short runs this week. thank good ness. last night i went for a trail run with my peeps from trader joe's in honor of the full moon. i will now start referring to us as the full mooners. that includes a dog named happy. we had fun, but my ribs and side are not better yet. i must force myself to take it easy.

holy crap, it's almost the weekend again.



place holder. a song.

 i really hope they come and perform in utah sometime...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


my sister came to visit and we had a fun weekend! i will post all about it soon...

happy happy tuesday.



Friday, April 11, 2014


oh man, i have seen so many recipes this week that i want to try!
  ^dark chocolate coconut macroons

 ^asparagus stuffed eggs - i would just modify it to leave any dairy out.

 ^lemongrass tofu bowls - minus the tofu.

 ^creamy coconut curry red lentil dahl

that is a good start. don't they all sound fabulous?

i had me such a good hike after work last night. the sun was slowly down and it looked like it was lighting up the moon. it was very cool.

my sister angie and her boys are coming to visit this weekend!

i think tonight is going to be take out because i desperately need to clean my house and do laundry and i can listen to the new sohn album while work. see, it'll be fun?

my hair is getting more and more curly over the past few months. weird.

my new outside mag came in the mail last night, so i see some tub time in my future.

my neighbors emmett and marissa got a new puppy named india. she is soft and cute. because puppies are cute. puppies might be the cutest things on earth. more cute than babies.

have an exciting weekend!



been cooking not running...

oops! i wrote this post yesterday and forgot to publish it! here you go.

i haven't been on a run since last thursday. insert sad face. i hurt myself. and it hurts. i am doing my best at low impact exercise like spinning, strength training, elliptical, yoga, walking, hiking...anything! i can't stand being still. anyway, it has given me a chance to try out lots of new recipes from the oh she glows cookbook. i have made the sweet potato and black bean enchiladas with avocado-cilantro cream sauce, the crunchy seed and oat flat bread, and one of the brownie recipes that i modified to be tree nut free. i made a creamy peanut butter frosting for them and added big dark chocolate chunks:) i am a fan of every recipe so far. i have to say that o was not a fan of the flat bread. that just means there is more for me to eat and i have almost polished it off!

the biopsy site in my armpit is finally starting to change. i have been taking oral antibiotics for it // phew!

it is so fantastic to have sunny warm weather again. it is amazing how just being able to go outside for my lunch break to read my book makes my day better.

we watched dejame vivir last night. i liked it even more than the first one.

i love the mountains. they are grand and mysterious and quiet and beautiful.

oh, and that little cutie harper bug sang songs while i sat next to her in the back of the car yesterday. it was pretty much the cutest.