Coming Home

Hello friends! I know, I know… I haven’t written in forever!  I’m sorry about that, but the last couple weeks of our home leave in the US passed by in a flash.  We enjoyed a wonderful visit with Mark’s family at the beach in North Carolina and then a great week in Denver with my Pa & my brother.  We stayed so busy that I barely made time to max out my grocery purchases so I could……

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Recent Posts

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Hello friends!  This here chocolate mousse is soooo rich… soooo creamy… soooo chocolatey… sooo0 decadent, and sooo0 easy to make, that even though I didn’t do my usual photo shoot, I’m giving you the recipe anyway.  I know a picture is worth a thousand words, but one taste is worth more, in this case.  Please trust me…

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Raspberry Protein Smoothie Bowl

Hello friends! This raspberry protein smoothie bowl will fill you up with sweet summer berries and the staying power of protein, no matter where you live. When I arrived in the US on June 13, I vowed to eat berries of some sort every day of my 6 week home leave.  And so far I’ve held…

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Kale Salad with Avocado, Roasted Sweet Potato, & Smoky Chickpeas

Apparently, June is National Avocado Month in the US, and I’m sneaking in this kale salad with avocado, roasted sweet potatoes, & smoky chickpeas just in time… I normally don’t pay attention to things like “national months” and all, but since I’m here in the US for several weeks, I might as well salute this…

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Learning to Relax

Hello friends! I’m sitting here wrapped in a blanket in the middle of June, watching the sun rise over Sleeping Giant (can you make it out in the picture?  It’s the mountain ridge on the right that looks like a guy sleeping on his back…) and drinking in the sweetly fresh morning air that’s wafting…

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Saying Goodbye, Saying Hello

And just like that, it’s the end of another expat “season”… School’s out!!! Bootcamp is on summer holiday! (I think we’re both happy and sad about that… it’s been SOOO hot lately!) And we are just a few days away from getting on a plane to spend the next 7 weeks in Colorado, USA!!! I…

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Chocolate Zucchini Almond Muffins

These chocolate zucchini almond muffins are a BRAND. NEW. RECIPE.  As in, I’ve only made them twice in my life.  And I feel desperate to share them with you immediately, even though my most recent post was also for a breakfast item.  But as our mothers will tell us, breakfast is the most important meal…

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