Ok, tell me. What are your favorite guilty pleasure shows? I am currently watching the Bachelorette. Ahh, I know. I know I know I know. It’s amazing how polarizing these shows can be. Half of you will be like ugh, I can’t believe you watch that and the other half will be like meee tooo!!! Listen, we all have our thing. Me? I like three scoops of peanut butter…
and some trashy tv at the end of the night. Don’t leave me hanging!! Let me know in the comments below what your guilty pleasure is. And yes, I am obsessed with all the Real Housewives shows. I don’t know how this happened. Slippery slope, I suppose. But it’s so fascinating and mindless in the best possible way. I don’t know.
But seriously, she’s going to pick Ben Z. You heard it here first.
I have this trunk that I bought off Craigslist for $20. It was about a year ago when I was desperate for a place to store Caleb’s toys. We don’t have too much space (city living) and so a lot of our living space has dual-purposes: family room is also the play room, hallway is also the playroom, bedroom is also the playroom, heater next to the windowsill is our cozy little reading nook where we also harass our neighbors as they walk by.
Anyway, I wanted some storage that would fit in with the family room vibe, but use it for storage as a place where I could jam all their toys when people were coming over. Well, the trunk is kind of a mess and I’m thinking about re-doing it. Yep! A little DIY action may be happening, so keep your eyes peeled. Ahh suspense!!
Sometimes I feel like I have so many DIY ideas in my head that I can’t decide what to do first. Well, this trunk has been staring at me, basically screaming “Breathe life back into my wooden soul” and so it’s on the top of my list. Ok, maybe it’s not screaming and more so just emanating a certain feeling through the family room. And I don’t like it.
Summer makes me want to eat more salads. Probably because it is so darn hot out that making more heat in the kitchen is not always appealing. This is such a great, tasty and easy salad that you can throw together for dinner or a lunch! Plus, bean sprouts?! How fun is that?
Literally three steps. Here’s what you do:
Sauté the garlic, ginger, green onions and sesame seeds in coconut oil over medium heat. Cook for about 1 minute.
Add the red bell pepper slivers, the edamame, soy sauce, sesame oil, and rinsed bean sprouts. Sauté for 4-5 minutes.
Place on top of the baby spinach and toss.
I mean, it comes together so quickly, you guys!
- 1 T. coconut oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 T. ginger, freshly grated
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 3 T. white sesame seeds
- 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 cup edamame, thawed
- 14 oz. bean sprouts, drained and rinsed
- 2 T. soy sauce
- 2 T. sesame oil
- 8 oz. baby spinach
- Sauté the garlic, ginger, green onions and sesame seeds in coconut oil over medium heat. Cook for about 1 minute.
- Add the red bell pepper slivers, the edamame, soy sauce, sesame oil, and rinsed bean sprouts. Sauté for 4-5 minutes.
- Place on top of the baby spinach and toss.
- You can serve it warm, or you can remove from heat and let the warm mixture sit in the pan for 5-10 minutes, then toss with the spinach.
- Top with some grilled chicken for more protein!
This recipe was inspired by one I saw in the Wegman’s summer 2015 magazine. Let me know how you like it!! xo