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Uncool: when you get a call from your child’s school mid-meeting in another state, informing you that your primary schoolers got into a fight on the bus...with each other. 😐 Extremely cool: any place that has fried Brussels sprouts on the menu. 🤤 Finallyyyy got to try @picnikaustin today - um, BIG fan. 👍🏼👍🏼 If you go + don’t try the Brussels, bone broth or Cobb salad, I’m gonna have to question our compatibility. 🤔 #savoringtheflavoring

Girl time + eggs benny + frozignon blanc. Is this that “Sunday Funday” thing the young folk speak of?? 😃 I’m diggin’ it. 👍🏼 #savoringtheflavoring @melbrooketep

I don’t typically eat a lot of red meat, y’all. But the minute I cross that state line into Texas, all bets are off. Now I’ve come to the conclusion that my subconscious goal during my limited amount of time here with my mama in San Antonio must be to somehow incorporate brisket into every meal. 🤔 Because no one does brisket like a Texan. I will be dreaming about this brisket hash with bell pepper + onion + an over-easy egg for weeks - maybe even months - to come. 🤤 #savoringtheflavoring

Headed down to my home state of Texas to visit my mama in San Antonio for the weekend, then up to Austin to hang with the @vitalfarms crew. As always, my insatiable appetite has asked me to let y’all know that we are open to any and all food recommendations in either of those two cities, so feel free to comment with those below, in addition to any avocado-toast praise such as “YAAAAAAAS, GIRL” or the short, yet sweet “😍🥑”. How I pulled together this quick avocado toast on keto bread before heading out the door to the airport👇🏼 #savoringtheflavoring

1. We were down to just a few slices of bread, so I wanted to leave those for the boys, so I made a slice of @thetoastedpinenut’s 2-minute keto single serve bread, which is my fave because it’s so quick and airy and yummy (recipe is on her blog), then toasted it up in the toaster oven.
2. Mashed up 1/2 an avocado with @beautifulbrinysea truffle sea salt, then slopped it atop the toast. Devoured in the car on the way to the airport with a side of bluebs. 👌🏼🤤

I did a thing that I’m pretty damn happy about, y’all. I made COCONUT RICOTTA. Because the world needed a coconut-based soft cheese. 😎 This stuff is gooooood + you can adjust the recipe to be thicker or thinner, according to your ricotta preferences. Now just to clarify, I’m not gonna get crazy + say I’d use this in lasagna, but I’d let it get alllll up on a cannoli’s jock without any hesitation whatsoever. Do it.👇🏼 #savoringtheflavoring

1. Blended a can of full-fat coconut milk + 1 cup dried, unsweetened coconut flakes + 1 cup raw cashews until smooth-ish, with just the slightest hint of grittiness left behind, like real ricotta. Served w/berries.👌🏼🤤

First day of school + Ford has already left his lunchbox on the bus. 🤨 Other than that, we’re callin’ it a raging success. 😃 The boys spent the day getting their learn on + I spent the day gettin’ my werrrrrk on, taking advantage of an unusually quiet house. This was my midday work break, which consisted of a Strawberry-Basil ACV Lemonade + pinning haircuts, because tomorrow is hair day + mama’s gotta come prepared. 😎 What do y’all think? Trim or another chop? How I did this ACV lemonade👇🏼 #savoringtheflavoring

1. Blended 1 cup cold, brewed green tea + the juice of 1/2 a lemon + 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar + 4 basil leaves + 3 frozen strawberries + a scoop of collagen protein (optional) + a little bee pollen (optional) + a few ice cubes until smooth.👌🏼🤤

The cool thing about kids is that they never stop surprising you. After nearly a decade of parenting, I naively assumed they’d expertly located + thoroughly tested each + every last one of my red-rage trigger points. I rested soundly in the certain knowledge that nothing - absolutely nothing - could incite my ire so quickly as the sounds of incessant whining. 😑 Not tripping over their shoes strewn about in the entryway, not the three of them asking me for the 10th time if they can play on the iPad after nine resolute no’s, not even stubbing my toe on the wooden sword left laying in the center of the kitchen floor. Unfortunately, I underestimated their potential. 😐 It turns out that five nights in a row of my 9-year-old waking 5-6 times per night, sometimes as late as midnight, and always armed with a different excuse, uttered in whine, is the mother of all triggers for me. 😤 Hoping his internet research this morning + subsequent handwritten list of sleep-aid techniques, such as “take magnesium 30 minutes before sleep” + “no nicotine before bed” will turn the tide. Nacho consumption wasn’t on the list, but I figured who doesn’t have sweet dreams after inhaling nachos?? 🤷🏼‍♀️ How I did these👇🏼 #savoringtheflavoring

1. Sautéed 1 lb grass-fed ground beef in a skillet until browned, then seasoned with a few shakes each of cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, oregano + nutritional yeast, plus a pinch of sea salt.
2. Layered beef over @latejulyorganic tortilla chips with @sietefoods cashew queso + shredded mex blend cheese, then baked at 400 until all melty + gooey, about 15 min I think.
3. Topped with chopped avocado + sliced bell pepper + minced scallion + cilantro + served on top of salad.👌🏼🤤

One of my favorite things to do is find new things to make into breadcrumbs. 🤓 Hence why I always skip answering that one on questionnaires. 😬 I swear I’m more fun than my hobbies would otherwise imply. My absolute favorite breadcrumbs for the past couple of years: crushed @sietefoods grain-free tortilla chips because they’re freaking awesome, and because it gives me a use for the crumbs that end up in the bottom of the bag anyway that doesn’t involve shaking the upended bag into my wide-open trap. How I did these tortilla-chip-crusted lil beauties with wasabi mayo👇🏼 #savoringtheflavoring

1. I dredged some chicken tenders in crushed @sietefoods grain-free tortilla chips mixed with garlic powder + onion powder, then sautéed a couple/few min per side over med heat in a cast iron skillet in hot avocado oil, until golden + cooked through.
2. Wasabi mayo: I mixed a little squeeze of wasabi + a couple shakes of garlic powder + a pinch of sea salt into a few tbsp homemade mayo, then dunked my tenders in it.👌🏼🤤

Can anyone name even one thing more difficult to abstain from fondling than a ripe apricot?? I’ll wait here. 😑 Hiiiiighly doubtful that the degree to which I creep all over each + every one before adding to my cart doesn’t make everyone around me squirm in discomfort. I legitimately planned tonight’s entire dinner around them solely because of their strokeability. How I did this sautéed cod with apricot + peach salad👇🏼 #savoringtheflavoring

1. Fish: I melted a pat of sea salted @vitalfarms butter in a large skillet + sautéed cod fillets a couple/few min per side, until cooked through.
2. Salad: Tossed chopped Bibb lettuce with sliced peaches + apricots + cukes + chopped avocado + basil vinaigrette.
3. Basil vinaigrette: Processed a couple big handfuls of basil leaves + a big ol’ garlic clove + 1/2 a shallot in the food processor, then added in the juice of a lemon + a little drizzle of raw honey + a pinch of sea salt + ran the machine again, drizzling olive oil through the feeder tube on top until it was a dressing consistency.
4. Drizzled a little extra vinaigrette atop the cod.👌🏼🤤

We were looking at the kids earlier today trying to decide which of the two of us each of them resembles most. As I turned my attention to our 9-year-old, Jack’s angelic visage, pointing out that he has his Daddy’s eyes, he looked at me + said “I have your chins! 😃” 😐 His laughter quickly faded when I confiscated his ice cream + fed it to my chins, with a big, fat chocolate chip cookie chaser (no sharesies neither 😎). How I did this giant chocolate chip revenge cookie. Because, #nationalchocolatechipcookieday.👇🏼 #savoringtheflavoring

1. With a handheld mixer, I whisked 3 tbsp browned @vitalfarms butter + 3 tbsp brown sugar together until fully incorporated, then mixed in 1 @vitalfarms egg yolk + a splash vanilla extract + a pinch of sea salt + 6 tbsp all-purpose flour + 1/4 tsp baking soda until it was a dough. Mixed in a handful of dark chocolate chips + rolled it into a ball, then refrigerated for a couple hours to firm it up.
2. Put the dough ball on a parchment-lined baking sheet + added a little sprinkle of sea salt on top.
3. Baked at 360 for 14 minutes. 👌🏼🤤

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1. I tossed some chopped @gothamgreens butter lettuce with some leftover sweet basil vinaigrette from the other day (so good) + topped it with chopped cuke + 1/2 a #sliced avocado + some sliced strawberries + cherries + bluebs + a @vitalfarms 6-minute boiled egg.👌🏼🤤





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#Repost @savoringtheflavoring (@get_repost)
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I was awoken from a sound sleep at 6:45 this morning by my very disappointed, toothless 7-year-old, Ford, waving his tooth-fairy pillow in my face + proclaiming its void of cold, hard cash as solid + irrefutable proof that said tooth fairy does not, in fact, exist. At which point it occurred to me that in my exhaustion the night prior, I’d failed to keep up the charade. 🤦🏼‍♀️ I panicked + blurted out the quickest explanation/blatant lie I could think of, which included promises of a much bigger payout than usual. Super solid parenting. 😐 Upping my parenting game exponentially, however: these zucchini pizza bites I saw on @greatist’s Monday Munchies this week. They were loved by all - including my two zucchini haters. How I did ‘em👇🏼 #savoringtheflavoring

1. I sliced a large zucchini into about 1/2”-thick rounds, then laid out on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
2. I seasoned with sea salt + pepper, then spooned a little @raoshomemade pizza sauce on top of each round, then topped all of them with a little shredded mozzarella, then topped half the rounds with a slice of turkey pepperoni.
3. Baked at 425 for about 10 min, until the cheese was golden + bubbly + the zucchini was cooked through, then shaved a little parm on top. SO dang good!!👌🏼🤤

One of the best things about having young children is the sweet sound of their mellifluous laughter. ☺️ No wait, scratch that. 🤔 It’s actually their willingness to work off their punishments with free massages. 😎 Almost as delicious as a free massage: this chocolate-covered-berry bowl. 🤤 How I did it👇🏼 #savoringtheflavoring

1. Melted a couple tbsp chopped dark chocolate with a tbsp coconut oil + drizzled underneath + over some cherries + berries. 👌🏼🤤

Is there an age at which it’s no longer acceptable to watch She’s All That + 10 Things I Hate About You back-to-back? 🤔 Asking for a friend. Obvi. 😬 This pic is in no way applicable - it was just a really badass hair day. 🤳🏼 #savoringtheflavoring

Ok y’all, you’ve got to try this recipe! I found this chicken tender idea from @savoringtheflavoring (she’s a great one to follow!) and loosely copied it (I say loosely because I’m terrible at actually following a recipe). It’s basically a chicken nugget and a tortilla chip combo - but it’s all grain free!
Cut chicken breasts into strips, seasoned with salt, pepper, and the garlic salt grinder from @traderjoes Then you crunch up @sietefoods tortilla chips and bread the chicken with those crumbs! Cook them in a cast iron skillet in avocado oil over medium-high heat. I did enough avocado oil to cover he bottom of the pan, but not so the chicken is deep fried. Make sure the oil is hot before cooking them. And don’t over-crowd the pan! We had ours with some @tessemaes creamy ranch. I don’t think I’ve ever seen my boys eat a meal so fast! DELISH👌🏼 More details on my story and I saved it to the “Easy Dinners” highlight.
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🍕 🍕 🍕 ZUCCHINI PIZZA BITES! 😛 #Repost @savoringtheflavoring
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How I did ‘em👇🏼 #savoringtheflavoring

1. I sliced a large zucchini into about 1/2”-thick rounds, then laid out on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
2. I seasoned with sea salt + pepper, then spooned a little @raoshomemade pizza sauce on top of each round, then topped all of them with a little shredded mozzarella, then topped half the rounds with a slice of turkey pepperoni.
3. Baked at 425 for about 10 min, until the cheese was golden + bubbly + the zucchini was cooked through, then shaved a little parm on top. SO dang good!!👌🏼🤤

I was awoken from a sound sleep at 6:45 this morning by my very disappointed, toothless 7-year-old, Ford, waving his tooth-fairy pillow in my face + proclaiming its void of cold, hard cash as solid + irrefutable proof that said tooth fairy does not, in fact, exist. At which point it occurred to me that in my exhaustion the night prior, I’d failed to keep up the charade. 🤦🏼‍♀️ I panicked + blurted out the quickest explanation/blatant lie I could think of, which included promises of a much bigger payout than usual. Super solid parenting. 😐 Upping my parenting game exponentially, however: these zucchini pizza bites I saw on @greatist’s Monday Munchies this week. They were loved by all - including my two zucchini haters. How I did ‘em👇🏼 #savoringtheflavoring

1. I sliced a large zucchini into about 1/2”-thick rounds, then laid out on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
2. I seasoned with sea salt + pepper, then spooned a little @raoshomemade pizza sauce on top of each round, then topped all of them with a little shredded mozzarella, then topped half the rounds with a slice of turkey pepperoni.
3. Baked at 425 for about 10 min, until the cheese was golden + bubbly + the zucchini was cooked through, then shaved a little parm on top. SO dang good!!👌🏼🤤

It’s been a day, y’all. I refuse to confirm what time it was when I finally just gave up + poured myself a poptail. On a Tuesday. 😬 Because the dentist + groceries + school-supply shopping with three delirious, hyperactive, summer-drunk little boys is not for panty-waists. You need balls of steel to take on the Target school-supply aisle a week before school starts with even one spawn in tow, let alone three. 😳 Hence, the poolside-poptail antidote, aka a glass of rosè topped off with a pomegranate @chloesfruit pop. I’ll just be here the rest of the night. #savoringtheflavoring #chloespartner #sweetestsummerever

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