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Tempura Tofu Dogs

It’s officially 4th of July week, which means it’s officially almost the first day of July, which means WHERE IS THIS YEAR GOING.  I feel old saying that but REALLY time goes by a lot faster the older you get, amirite?  IMG_6820

I am.  

As a companion to last week’s chorizo dogs, I wanted to make yet another meal that can go in a hot dog bun, but for the veg-heads among us.  I actually liked these JUST as much as the chorizo dogs, for different reasons, and I think it was because of the sauce/slaw toppings, which are kind of like what you’d find on a bahn mi – slightly spicy, sweet, and tangy flavors that have lots going on but aren’t so weird that people won’t like them.  Kind of Asian Lite.  Does that make sense?  Let’s cook.  

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So This Happened

Alternate Title (from Jay):  “So, you’re just arguing with people on the internet now?”

Yep, pretty much.  

Last week a Facebook friend (someone I know but someone that doesn’t live in the country and who I’m not close with) wrote what can only be called a tirade in response to this Buzzfeed article in which some writers imitated Victoria’s Secret poses on the beach wearing the same swimsuits as the models.  n1

Mostly the article was meant to be humorous, and it seems to me that the article was also meant to illustrate, yet again, that there really aren’t a ton of models that represent regular people, no matter how much we celebrate a few plus-sized models here and there.  

However, this person took the article to mean that the women were somehow upset that THEY didn’t look like the actual VS models, and a … conversation … ensued.  I was a part of it, as were a few other women from my high school that I respect immensely.  In thinking about this over the course of several days, I think mostly that this was a misunderstanding of “the point.”  However, every time I read over it I become more and more frustrated that this is STILL what people think of women – no matter how hard we work for equality, there are still people who think that we are simply there for the enjoyment of men.  Or, at least, the hot ones are.  
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Five for Friday

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Feta + Watermelon and Mint

Ok, this isn’t really a recipe because it’s SO easy.  But, it’s super summerlicious and is inspired by my beautiful friend Deb. IMG_6650 

Deb owns the cafe in the back of our yoga studio, and makes ridiculously delicious and healthy foods all the live-long day.  She’s incredibly talented, and people adore her food.  Last summer she started making something she calls Watermelon Tonic, which is pureed watermelon with lime juice and fresh mint.  It is one of my obsessions this summer, especially being pregnant and thirsty all the damn time.  The ingredients are so simple, but the mint and the lime juice just do something to the flavor of the watermelon that is out of this world.  

So, being the health nut that I am, I figured why not make it into a salad and add some cheese?  

So that’s what I did.  

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Fun With Frank and Jesus on Airplanes

On my flight Saturday to Denver, I was … solicited by a Christian man. I don’t even know what to call it,  but the person next to me spent the better part of a two hour flight talking to me about how the US needs to take back the Lord’s will in our work as… 

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Chorizo Philly Dogs

Ok, it’s, like, really hot.  REALLY hot.   It’s also almost our favorite summer holiday, the 4th of July!  I don’t know if it’s your favorite, but it’s fun and happens in the middle of the summer and it just BEGS for a cookout, amirite?   There are tons of burgers out there to make,… 

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Hello From Denver!

This place you guys, really.   It’s insane!   Follow along on our trip, if you aren’t already, and get READY to hear all about it when we get back!  I can’t freaking wait.   Like this:Like Loading…

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Five for Friday

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Easy Beef and Broccoli

Ok, I think it’s the most cliche thing EVER to say that you just love takeout Chinese but it’s SUCH an indulgence because do you KNOW how many calories and grams of sodium are in it but OH it’s just so good and sometimes you just NEED IT, amirite?   Skinny people say that.  People… 

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