Random things that make this girl happy :)


Every day I’m thankful I’ll never have to worry about arranging a MySpace top 8 again

The one place where a man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom, be he any color of the rainbow, but people have a way of carrying their resentments right into a jury box. As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it — whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash.

—To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (via quotesfrombooks)


Chilli Garlic Beef Stirfry
 1 1/2 pounds thinly sliced beef 
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, diced
2 teaspoons adobo sauce from the can of chipotles in adobo
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 sweet onion, sliced


Shrimp & Avocado Salad w. Miso Dressing

For the salad:
  • ½ pound raw shrimp, tails removed
  • ½ tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • 1½ cups sliced avocados (2 small)
  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 cups chopped spinach or baby kale
  • fresh chopped cilantro for topping
  • peanuts for topping
For the dressing:
  • 1 1-inch piece of fresh peeled ginger
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice (more to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1½ tablespoons white miso
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon salt



Roasted Pumpkin Soup w. Sage Pesto & Pumpkin Seeds

1 large sugar or pie pumpkin, cut in half and seeds removed and reserved (plus 4 small ones if you are making the pumpkin bowls)
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 small shallots, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup coconut milk + 1 cup water (or 2 cups water)
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more or less to your liking)
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
Sage Pesto
1 head garlic (or you may sub 1 clove raw garlic)
1 cup fresh parsley
1/2 cup fresh sage
1/4 cup shelled pistachios
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese/ parmesan/feta
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Fried Pumpkin Seeds
1 tablespoon coconut milk
1 tablespoon flour
reserved pumpkin seeds from above
1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1/4 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon pepper
lots of salt to your tasting

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