WEEKEND RECAP #26

Good morning!  How is everyone doing this morning?  Normally I share my Weekend Recap's on Monday, but because of my Body Positivity article on She Arises, I decided to wait until today.  Did you check it out?  Those ladies are awesome! Anyway, on with my recap!

Friday night Greg and I had the BEST date!  So great, that I forgot to take photos.  Isn't that awesome?  We walked to Sushi of Naples, a local spot here in Pasadena, and we are SOOOOO glad we found this little gem!  Holy moly!  Dare I say the best sushi I've ever had?!  At least in the top three!  It was fresh, flavorful, and freakin' amazing.  We sipped on sake, talked, laughed, and talked some more.  We were there several hours, and it was great.  I love that after all this time, we still have stuff to talk about and enjoy each other's company.  I love you, Greg!

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Okay, enough with the love fest.  Ha!  Pretty much all week I was craving pancakes.  I decided that I would make them on Saturday (if I still wanted them, which I did), when I really had time to make them.  I ended up making GF Protein Pancakes with Nuts, a la Bananas Foster.  All I can say is YUM!  They were just what I wanted.  Normally I'm not much of a sweets person, but this was naturally sweet (no syrup), and hit the spot.  Let me know if you want my recipe!

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The pancakes filled us up, so our lunch was more like an early dinner.  I've had random nostalgia cravings lately (since we moved away from Ventura), and I'm loving it!  It's really bringing back things that I grew up eating (especially with my Gram), and I'm throwing my own spin on it.  When I was a child I was pretty much vegetarian, but occasionally at my Grandparent's house my Gram would make me a "Chicago Dog."  My Mom's family is from Chicago, so this was a tradition.  Have you ever had a Chicago Dog?  In a bun (mine is Udi's GF) you put a beef dog (I used a faux sausage), yellow mustard, diced white onion, sweet relish, diced tomato, pickled chile peppers, and the game changer is you top it with celery salt.  It's so friggin' good!  I hadn't had one in yearsssss, and it was delicious.  Mmmm!

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Perfect Sunday morning quote.  :)

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I made a super simple brekkie of OM eggs, and a frozen waffle (TJ's GF) topped with a little ricotta and strawberries.  So perfect!  P.S. TJ's organic strawberries are amazinggggg right now!

Sunday afternoon we hung out with family and went to the Norton-Simon Museum.  Talk about bringing up creativity!  It was stunning!  I especially loved the Matisse paintings.

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Last but not least, I updated a bunch of stuff on the site, including my services page.  Please take a peek, and let me know your thoughts!

Have a great day!

xo. Jen