Archives for the month of: November, 2017

Processed with VSCO with f2 presetI’m “traveling” right now and one of the surest ways for me to feel “at home” is to eat the things my stomach agrees with. I’m 30 so I’m pretty much at the point where I have figured out my bodies internal temperaments and I understand what keeps me lean, not bloated, and nourished. Luckily, getting lost in translation with a Slovak foreign-to-me-entirely-language, doesn’t mean food looks different – and(!) there are grocery stores here in the Czech Republic too! Who woulda thunk? 😉

I receive a lot of recipe emails because well, I love throwing my favorite things together in a new form so I’ve signed up for too many websites to send me recipes to try. And occasionally one looks so good that I have to try it and then the recipe will usually stick in my brain forever once I try it (rare. bad memory) . Hence, I love finding a reason to try new things in the kitchen. #happyplace #braincookbook

@HealthGuide sent me a recipe for Chickpea Roasted Sweet Potato and it was love at first read and sight. It became my next recipe mission.

The next time I went grocery shopping down the street (10 minute chilly walk) I picked up a few of my staples…given: I cannot tell what is organic or the most “honest”/transparent brand of food, (whatevs!…gotta pick my battles right now, and being fed at a decent level is acceptable by me for now) as well as picked up the ingredients for this super yummy recipe, aforementioned.

I was intrigued because it had roasted chickpeas – I looove anything the least bit crunchy (or burnt) and smushy like a bean. Yum! I eat sweet potatoes all week long. And can’t resist the punch a good hummus can bring. It might seem like theres a lot of “smush” going on with the potato and chickpeas but add in the soy (or almond) milk to the hummus with the minced garlic and onions, and this one gets it in the bag, literally.

Long story short, I made the recipe and it was bomb.com. Everything including the lemon pepper chicken breast that I stove top baked and the side salad I prepped took one hour. And here I am now posting the recipe to share because it. was. that. good. Trust.

Try it if you don’t believe me:

https://www.healthiguide.com/recipe/chickpea-roasted-sweet-potato/

 

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Truthfully, I’ve never stayed anywhere that awful…bathroom wise. Have I stayed places that had really crappy bathroom design? Most definitely. And as of right now, here in the Czech Republic, my Airbnb’s bathroom ranks among one of the worst bathrooms I’ve ever stayed in. What’s funny though is that it has maybe 2 or 3 pluses. Those being: sinks that are perfect for both washing hands and washing a face (two very different ergonomic uses – which I will elaborate on in an upcoming post), a towel warmer, and having a bathtub. The downsides being: only overhead lighting, a shower head that doesn’t stay on the wall or anywhere that makes sense, no natural light or window, and a fan that sounds like a space vacune. 

So needless to say my brain has been very hyper focused, more than already, on good bathroom design. When I saw this article in my emails I felt compelled to bring the topic up as the author has put into very succinct wording the logic behind good bathroom lighting. 

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The evolution of the domestic Christmas tree is upon us! It’s pretty neat to see Prague is providing “baby trees”, as I’ll call them, as an option this holiday…as well as “intentionally culled” classic cut trees that purposefully thin the forest.

I really like that they thought about, and spoke on, how these real trees are going to handle the indoor warm apartment climate. I’d be interested to see how many trees actually survived.

Once the season is over there is a city wide planting ceremony in early April. How cool is that?

Do you know of anywhere else implementing a Christmas tree program like this and encouraging it? (Thanks for the share Candice​!)

https://news.expats.cz/community/now-sale-prague-eco-friendly-christmas-trees-afterlife/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=page_post&utm_content=now-sale-prague-eco-friendly-christmas-trees-afterlife&utm_campaign=community