May and June Favorites

+ these chocolate covered banana snacks (organic, non GMO too)

+ this recipe for BBQ pineapple hard shell chicken tacos (I used fresh pineapple)

+ The Hate U Give and Hillbilly Elegy (one fiction, one memoir, both both equally informative reads for our current times)

+ the entertaining show, Catastrophe on Amazon Prime

+ this $8 set of 5 mini digger trucks that have brought my son immense joy in the past week

+ a new hydrating face mask (also available on amazon)

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Dinner Last Night: Paleo Chinese Orange Chicken

Dinner last night was a hit!  Paleo/Whole 30 compliant Paleo Chinese Orange Chicken!  My friend Marissa made this and forwarded on the recipe stating, "we practically licked the plates clean!"  If that's not a recommendation, I don't know what is!?  I rounded out the meal with our favorite coconut rice and roasted broccoli tossed with tamari and olive oil.  Yum yum!

* Note: in the future, I would omit the step to deglaze the pan with chicken broth, I feel this made the sauce a tad too liquidy.  Without this step, I think the sauce would've reduced faster, making it thicker and provided more overall coating for the chicken.

Friday Fun


+ a thorough roundup of this season's cookbooks



+ in creating a more equitable society, how to raise a feminist son

+ have you heard of minutiae?  the curious app that captures your unfiltered life.  I haven't tried but I'm intrigued.

+ a veggie bridal bouquet - it's quite pretty!

+ intrigued by the idea of pistachio breadcrumbs

+ have you heard of rosato? I'm excited to try it this summer.

have a great one!

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