Hello, everybody! & glad Monday!
Now that the canine have walked, my laundry is spinning, and my espresso has completed brewing, I can sit down and write the weekly recap! As soon as I stepped into the home after walking the canine, it started pouring. I’m glad I gained’t be tempted with lovely weather at this time as a result of I have an enormous to-do listing sitting on my table and most of these things are all inside-activities. I do know I have been talking about my California for the previous few weeks, but I depart on Friday morning! Why is time flying by so quick? Every time I have an enormous trip arising, I get a bit harassed because of every thing I have to get accomplished beforehand. I find that making lists helps me keep on monitor, and it eases up the stress each time I verify something off. As a result of I’ll be traveling for a while, I have been writing some blogs to submit whereas I’m away, so the weblog isn’t left excessive and dry. Regardless that I’ll be sharing some fun footage of the journey on Instagram, I’m most excited to put in writing the “Traveling the Coast of California Guide!” That is something that’s been on my bucket record since I used to be a kid, and I hope I can write up one of the best information that’ll allow you to journey the coast as nicely.
Last week, I decided to write down my recap publish slightly totally different. It’s protected to say that I can’t be doing that anymore. I’m lucky I’ve trustworthy readers because 90% of you advised me instantly that you simply did not like that type of writing, and I’m glad you stated something in any other case I in all probability would have stuck to it. And to be trustworthy, last week’s recap weblog took me twice as a lot time to put in writing, so I’m glad things are back to normal this week! Now, pour your self a cup of coffee, and let’s get this weekly recap publish began.
Monday morning began with some delicious protein pancakes to assist me write my approach by way of the weekly recap publish. I all the time trade off from my protein oats, and these protein pancakes for breakfast. I really like how straightforward they are to make, they usually taste scrumptious, especially with the addition of blueberries!
Blueberry Protein Pancakes (dairy-free & gluten-free)
In a mug, I mix 2 tbsps Birch Benders paleo pancake mix, one scoop vanilla plant-based protein powder, 1/3 cup of water, & 1/Three cup of recent blueberries! I heat the pan on medium-high with just a little spray of avocado oil, and prepare dinner both sides for 2-Three minutes!
I spent the remainder of my day writing and placing collectively all the pictures for the Savannah Journey Guide publish! Regardless that writing the guides take a lot time, they’re my favourite blogs to put in writing! I took a break from writing and spent a couple of hours cleansing the home and getting the visitor bed room prepared for a good friend that was staying with us for a couple of days whereas they have been right here for work.
Monday Three-Mile Run
As a result of I had run six miles on Sunday morning, I didn’t plan on operating Monday. I’m not an enormous fan of again to again days of operating due to my historical past with accidents. However when a home visitor presents to run three miles with you, you possibly can’t say no! It was also later in the night, so I had loads of hours of restoration because the six-mile run. The climate was good in the night, and I used to be shocked by how good the run felt. Typically operating with someone helps you together with your power levels and mental block of finishing.
For Monday night time dinner, I went by means of the fridge to see what we had and made a bunch of random meals to make up a meal. I ended up making my broccoli slaw recipe but with cabbage slaw, honey mustard glazed salmon, sweet green beans with peppers, and roasted potatoes with every thing but the bagel seasoning.
All of us frolicked in the lounge watching The Bachelor! 🌹
I started my Tuesday morning with a delicious bowl of dairy-free strawberry Chobani yogurt topped with peaches, crumbled up Redd bar, and dairy-free chocolate chips. For those who haven’t had the Chobani non-dairy yet, you’re in for a real deal with. It’s decrease sugar than most flavored non-dairy yogurts. Typically I’ll mix slightly protein powder in with it, however maintaining it plain made it extra refreshing and lightweight with the recent peaches.
It was time for the canine to get their summer time cuts. I didn’t need them to be shaved completely because their fur protects them from the sun and warmth, but that they had about six inches of fluff! In the event you don’t brush or minimize their hair typically, it starts to get matted, so I needed to get them shaved down. Fortunately, for me, the canine don’t thoughts it. I feel they sort of like the eye and infinite belly rubs while getting shaved.
I have an older rug that I lay on the back porch, and Grumples sits patiently while I shave him down. It does take about three hours to finish the whole course of (oh, and the decide up isn’t fun.) As a result of after shaving them, you still need to tub and dry them off one of the best you’ll be able to. It’s humorous as a result of I’m method sorer after grooming the canine than operating six miles.
Dog Grooming Razor
We’ve got two totally different razors we use. The Andis, which is great because it doesn’t have to be charged and it’s super protected. However I like the cheaper razor, the WAHL. It needs to be charged and can die shortly, however I feel it cuts a lot better. Our WAHL lastly stopped working after two years, but a alternative is on the best way as a result of I adore it. In case you do get a razor, verify Amazon and Tractor Provide first because they’re often 30% cheaper than those bought at Petco or Petsmart.
After spending the afternoon grooming Grumples, I hopped onto my emails while consuming an enormous leftover lunch salad. You all know random salads are my thing. This one had arugula, Tessemae dairy-free ranch, leftover potatoes, inexperienced beans, salmon, cole slaw, and bean crisps on the aspect!
On Tuesday night time, I made my favourite stir-fry recipes, had a glass of wine, and watched the final couple episodes of Handmaids Tale, so I might recap what occurred last season. When footwear wait so lengthy to return again, I have to rewatch to ensure I keep in mind all the small particulars.
Straightforward Hen & Vegetable Gluten-Free Stir Fry Recipe
In a pan on medium-high with avocado oil, I sauteed peppers, onions, broccoli, and carrots. In a separate pan, I prepare dinner up diced hen breast with salt and pepper. When the hen and vegetables are completely cooked, I combine the pans and add gluten-free stir-fry sauce (the San J brand) and let the stir fry simmer for ten minutes on low warmth so the sauce can glaze the hen and vegetables. Greatest served with rice 😊 – If you would like a more selfmade type stir fry, take a look at this recipe!
Wednesday was so busy.
I used to be alleged to rise up and run early in the morning, however my cramps had other plans. I spent the entire day writing and modifying. These have been the one two photographs I took.
For breakfast, I had a chocolate protein smoothie topped with crumbled Redd Bar! For lunch & dinner, I had leftover hen & vegetable stir fry with jasmine rice.
I used to be so mentally exhausted by the top of the day that I fell asleep by 9 pm (to be truthful, I awoke at four:25 am)
I felt a bit of higher on Thursday. I started my day with my favorite go-to protein, oats! My protein oats have 1/4 cup of gluten-free oats microwaved with 1/Three cup of water for 45-seconds, heated once more with 1/4 cup of blueberries for 20 extra seconds, after which one scoop of protein powder to thicken it all up! At times I’ll add some peanut butter on prime.
I lastly obtained round to planting all the flowers in the pots. Kyle and I’ve loads of yard work to make amends for once I get again from my journey! I assumed rocks can be a good idea, however they have to be changed nearly every summer time **EDIT**- We don’t need to “replace” them, however simply fill in where they lose volume. After the winter, there are numerous empty spots, so we fill them with extra rocks and extra of the pebbles. Sorry for the confusion. And the bricks now have grass taking up them, so we’ll need to determine these out too!
I spent 4 hours grooming Leo! He’s a bit wiggle worm, so it was so much more durable. However omg does he look so a lot better!
After grooming Leo, I showered off after which did an entire closet group! I let my laundry baskets get so excessive, and the piles have been giving me nervousness. I’m glad I received that out of the best way!
It was about eight:30 pm once I finally received hungry. I didn’t know what to make however had a pizza craving.
I had my pizza-style gnocchi and a slice of broccoli kale pizza.
On a aspect observe, I maintain my honey jar in that mug (i don’t know why, however that’s where it’s discovered a home) and every time I take a look at these photographs I crack up at him within the background.
I awakened feeling so good on Friday morning! My cramps have been gone, I had a very good night time’s sleep, and I used to be able to get my run in before the rain. Three-miles have been my joyful place this past week, and that’s positive with me. I advised myself that I was going to run intuitively this time round, and not push myself to run once I don’t need to.
For my breakfast, I had a blackberry banana and spirulina protein smoothie bowl. I blended frozen blackberries, frozen banana, ice, unsweetened almond milk spirulina powder, and protein powder! I topped it with banana slices, coconut flakes, honey, crumbled Redd bars, and chia seeds.
I spent the day purchasing around at a couple of shops for some footwear to take with me on the trip. I also needed needed some equipment as a result of I’m lacking that division. After having a successful day, I ended by Entire Meals to select up some issues for the house. I knew I used to be going to get stuck in rush house, so I decided to cease at Cafe Moka for a cappucinno. I additionally picked up a fig & cashew bar as a result of it was 5 pm and I used to be so hungry! Being hangry in rush hour isn’t enjoyable.
Once I acquired house, I grilled some turkey burgers for Kyle and I. We have been excited to spend the night watching season three of Handmaids Story! I had a slice of Little Northern Bakehouse gluten-free bread with my turkey burger and vegan cheese!
After watching the second episode, we made vegan ice cream! We did a chocolate peanut butter taste this time, and it was delicious. I used a brand new model of milk to see how it will end up. I’m getting closer and closer to perfecting the vegan ice cream recipe!
I awakened early on Saturday morning, so I might have my espresso, breakfast, and reply back to blog feedback. That’s one in every of my favorite things to do on Saturday morning if I’m not going to tennis. It was misty outdoors, so I didn’t feel like being out in it.
For breakfast, I made french toast! I don’t eat eggs lots anymore as a result of they trigger dangerous breakouts (which they undoubtedly did once more!) I’ll say this scrumptious toast was value it although. I used the Little Northern Bakehouse gluten-free bread with one egg and flavored it with a blueberry maple syrup. On Saturday afternoon, I shot a really particular wedding ceremony for a few of Becca’s relations! I’m so excited about how lovely the pictures turned out, and we acquired tremendous lucky with the rain! ❤️ I can’t wait to spend this evening ending up the edits and passing them alongside!
I spent the evening with Kyle! I felt dangerous because he wasn’t feeling excellent, so we completed the last episode of Handmaids Tale, and I made us a new taste of vegan ice cream. It’s so funny as a result of he’s just as obsessive about the ice cream maker as I am! We did a chocolate hazelnut & peanut butter taste this time. It was WOW!!!
On Saturday morning, I worked on a number of DIY tasks and made a recipe for Starbucks’ Dragon fruit drink ice cream! I’ll have these blogs go stay while I’m away on my trip. I additionally started packing, which helps me ease a bit of hysteria.
For lunch, I had a baby kale salad with grilled hen, falafel, and cranberries! I ended up having the same thing for dinner too.
It seems to be like the rain has made itself snug here as a result of it hasn’t appeared to go away, and isn’t going away anytime soon. I made a decision to whip up some muffins Sunda night time for a treat while we watched Black Mirror. I was craving a deal with to go together with my afternoon cappucinno while engaged on the blog. I tried out the Bob’s Pink Mill Gluten-Free muffin mix. I used to be proud of how good they turned out. I replaced the half oil with two bananas, used unsweetened almond milk, and 6 tbsp of flaxseed as an alternative of the eggs. They turned out great! A number of the muffins had vegan chocolate chips, and some had dairy-free white chocolate chips with recent blueberries.
Thanks all for taking the time to stop by and skim this week’s recap! 😊 Although I’ll be in all places subsequent week, I am going to attempt my greatest to put together a recap for next Monday! What’s a Monday at Merely Taralynn and not using a recap submit? 😯 xo
Questions for you!
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- What was that final thing you ate?
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