The Alcoholic of the Dating World

An enjoyable read for all the single ladies. And relatable.

Ramblings from the bathroom floor

My dating past is, well, there are a lot of adjectives that could be used to describe it: hilarious, ridiculous, messy, spotty, did I mention ridiculous??  Every time someone asks me if I’m seeing anyone, I immediate go on the defense.  It goes something like this:

Random Person at Networking Event: So, what does your husband do?

Me: <begin awkward movements: first up – wring hands> Oh, I’m not married.

RP@NE: Oh, how about your boyfriend?

Me: <much more hand wringing) Nope… strike two.

RP@NE: Oh, you’re single?  Well, that can’t be!  You’ll find someone.  He’s out there.  Just stop looking!  Let him find you!  You’re great – there’s no way you’ll be single forever.

Me: …

RP@NE: Is that cheese?  I’m going to go get some cheese. <super awkwardly walks away>

Beyond being able to quickly change into PJs the moment you walk in the door and hog the…

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Paleo Chicken Fajitas anyone?

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I was craving some Mexican food tonight and happened to have everything needed to whip up some Paleo Styled Chicken fajitas. All you need is some ground meat of choice, fresh bell peppers and onions, lettuce for the wrapping, tomato and avocado.

The Deets:
I sautéed the chicken with a hearty amount of chili powder, garlic powder and onion powder.  In a separate pan I then sautéed the onion, red, green, and yellow peppers. 1 of each. Adding a bit of the spice mix to the veggie mix as well. While that was cooking, I mashed up an avocado with fresh squeezed lemon and sliced some tomato to add a fresh flavour to the final product. Wash some lettuce of choice, I used red leaf, and once the veggies are cooked to your liking, you’re all set. I’m big on the spice so I added a spoon of crushed chilies to the mix as well. Mmm. Mmm. Mmm.

Hope you enjoy!

Sauteed peppers just enough that they still have a crisp

sautéed peppers just enough that they still have a crisp

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Save time by preparing the fresh ingredients while the peppers and meat are cooking

Save time by preparing the fresh ingredients while the peppers and meat are cooking

Creating a nice display doesn't always have to be for company

Creating a nice display doesn’t always have to be for company

 

Simple pleasures

Simple pleasures

Sometimes you just need a bowl of fresh strawberries. With a mug of hot water with lemon and honey, it’s the perfect combo to help sooth a headache, which I’ve been fighting off all day. I’m hoping it’s just the weather and her ups and downs. Either way, this little treat has done the trick. Nothing fancy, just a simple pleasure.

Happy Sunday everyone.

Roasted wild salmon with garlic and spices

Roasted wild salmon with garlic and spices

I get really excited when I try making something for the first time with success! I’ve made my first whole salmon and it was delicious. Not too much prep work as I bought it already gutted, but I did need to remove the fins. I’m not going to lie, I can do without that again.

Here are the details if you’d like to give it a go. If you like salmon, you won’t be disappointed.

Ingredients you’ll need:

1- 3-4 lb whole salmon (I prefer wild)
3 Tbsp. EVOO
3 large garlic gloves, minced
zest of 1 lemon, plus 1 roasting
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 sp. paprika
1/2 tsp. coriander
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

First I rinsed off the salmon and patted dry to begin. If there are still fins on the fish, you can use a sharp knife or kitchen scissors to remove them. (Hope you’re not squeamish!) Then with a sharp knife, I made several 1/2 inch deep slits on one side of the fish, placing the salmon, cut side up, on to a parchment lined baking sheet.

In a bowl combine oil, garlic, lemon zest and juice, cumin, paprika, coriander and cayenne pepper. Brush some of the mixture into the cavity of the fish and the remising mixture over the fish. Season with s&p if desired, and slice the remaining lemon into rounds and place on top of the fish. Roast for 40-45 minutes at 400F.

You can serve this along any vegetables you enjoy. I had it along some steamed asparagus and green salad. Enjoy!

Vacation time!

The day is finally here. I’ve been waiting nearly a year now to make this trip to California and couldn’t be more excited. Just sitting here waiting to get picked up to head to the airport and was looking through some websites on how to maintain a paleo lifestyle stress free while on the road. I do know that there will be indulging this week, and thats okay. I just don’t want to overdo it and feel like el crap-o. It won’t be difficult to find foods that will keep me going all day while we frolic in the sun.

For anyone else who may be looking for some helpful tips, here is a great site to start with.

http://paleoleap.com/paleo-and-travelling/

Coachella countdown is on. Bust it.

Happy Saturday everybody!

I just registered my wristband for Coachella and couldn’t be more excited!! Which got me thinking I need to look into the artists I’m not familiar with as every time I go to a festival I fall in love with so many acts that I’ve never heard of. This time I want to be on the look out and not hear a song a week later and say, damn. Would’ve seen them. So this weekend I’ll dedicate some time to a handful of new sounds and get pumped up for those that I already love. Kitchen floor dance party? Heck yes!

The first artist I’ve been checking out is Chance The Rapper. Can somebody please tell me why its taken this long for me to discover this guy? I’m 100% felling his vibe.

Empire Of The Sun aren’t new to me, but it’s been awhile since I’ve listened to them. I hope they play during the day. They have the perfect sound for dancing in the sun!

I missed Holy Ghost! when they were here last. I love synthpop! Note to self: invest in a synthesizer.

The Magician is a must!! Did I mention I like to dance?

I was lucky to catch The Naked And Famous twice in 2011 in Chicago. They opened for Crystal Castles at the House of Blues and played Lollapalooza the next day. They put on such a great live show!

Of course it’s not all about hiphop and synthesizers.I hope I can catch The Replacements for one of my rock fixes. And I most definitely will be seeing Queens of the Stone Age. I just love Joshua Homme’s voice.

This is by far a final list. To be continued…