Carrot Cake Smoothie

I like something healthy especially when it taste like it’s suppose to be bad for you. In my opinion this tastes similar to carrot cake but with out the added calories. I also can get some veggies in my diet easier this way. If you try this recipe let me know how it is.

What You’ll Need

1 cup of carrots

Handful of spinach

1/4 cup of craisins or raisins

1 cup of vanilla or regular almond milk

dash of cinnamon (however much you like)

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Blend all ingredients together. Pour over ice if desired. Enjoy!

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A comic book artist, heart-shaped pizza, and gay dads, it must be Valentine’s day!

Valentine’s day. A day of flowers that wilt in a week and heart shaped chocolate boxes that contain half of flavors you won’t even like. Not this valentine’s day though. Josh, my manfriend, always has absolutely no idea what to do with gifts, he never plans anything, so he put it on me to figure it out. He decided to say this day is all about you so what do you want to do today. That’s not really romantic but it also allows me to choose whatever without having the risk of it being shutdown so, I’m all about it. I think valentine’s day is for the couple to enjoy not just one person in the relationship. I tried to pick something we would both end up liking.

First up was Fan day. Indy Comic Con had a fan day on Valentine’s day, they set up four different comic book artist at four different locations in Indianapolis, Indiana. We went to the one for Keith Pollard. He is known for his work with Marvel for The Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and Thor. We arrived at Comic Carnival, the comic book store, and he was already sketching heroes for people and chatting with them. He was a down to Earth guy and was genuinely happy to do this event for fans. Keith chatted with everyone answering questions such as when did he get started, his first comic, what superhero he would want to be, and who he wouldn’t want to be. He said he wouldn’t want to be Batman because he’s never happy which I completely agree with.

It was my turn. Keith asked me if I wanted a sketch and what I wanted a sketch of. I thought about Black Cat or Thor but I decided to take a chance and say Misty Knight. He looked stunned and amused. Keith said his best friend Arvell Jones drew Misty and that he would like to do his own version of her for me. He gave me contact info for Arvell and said to let him know that he sent me and maybe I would end up with two sketches of Misty. He was having trouble with her bionic arm be it came out perfect to me and I fangirled so hard.
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The comic book store also had a Mystic Seer replica from the Twilight Zone and I freaked out about that. I’m a huge twilight zone fan and I really wanted it but it was a little over $300 so maybe I’ll save up for that.

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Later, I didn’t want to go out to dinner because it was freezing out, I know the wait on valentine’s day would be ridiculous, and I’m not the biggest fan of crowds. Instead we stopped by the grocery store, grabbed a couple bottles of wine, ordered a heart-shaped pizza from Pizza Hut, and watched movies. We ended up watching Fried Green Tomatoes and The Birdcage. Josh had never seen the Birdcage but seeing Robin Williams and Nathan Lane as a couple is a treat in itself. We were going to play Epic Mickey 2 but we were too lazy.

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It was a pretty great Valentine’s day!

“We ain’t letting no snow stop us.”

C.S. Lewis once said, “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”  I have been fortunate enough to encounter less than a handful of people of whom I felt we have known each other our whole lives when it’s only been a few years one being my best friend/roommate Crystal. We have never stated that we are best friends but I’d like to think it goes without saying. She’s one of the only people I know that truly understands how seasonal affective disorder and depression can be hard on a person. We are pretty much identical with our ways of thinking although sometimes when she’s being pessimistic then I’m the optimistic one and vice versa. I guess that’s how we keep the balance in our friendship. We also have had many times when we would say “I thought I was the only one! ” but now we pretty much just say “girl you know I know”. We also have an unspoken judgement free friendship which is great.

Pizza is the one food item that no matter what the reason is we will both pretty much say yes to in a heartbeat. The love of pizza is so strong that Crystal has told me that if she were to die in the apartment because I made her laugh while eating or drinking something; to order a cheese pizza with jalapenos and place it next to her lifeless body. Is this a bit much? Maybe, but it’s how we work so of course I’m going to do it. Also. I can’t go against a verbal contract, my conscious won’t allow it.

The pizza love is so strong that we went into a snow storm to get some. When I realized how bad it was snowing I asked her if we were still getting it and Crystal basically said yes. She is from Chicago so the snow never bothers her anyways. Oh no, I can’t let the freaking Frozen song get stuck in my head, must resist! Anyhow, when we arrived at the pizza place the guy checked our pizzas and noticed that Crystal’s didn’t look great and made her a new one but let her keep both. It was the first time I can honestly say I was upset with how nice my pizza looked.

*Here are some texts we exchanged before ordering. Enjoy!

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Baking up some cauliflower

Every once in awhile I’m in the mood for some baked cauliflower. Here is what I usually do.

What you’ll need:

1 head of cauliflower

3 tbsp olive oil

1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

black pepper

Directions:

Step 1: Chop into florets. Meanwhile set your oven to 450 degrees F.

Step 2: Measure out 3 tbsp of olive oil

Step 3: Toss cauliflower with the olive oil

Step 4: Place on a baking tray. I used a Silpat (it’s just easier to clean). Feel free to add salt and pepper before placing in the oven. Bake for 25 minutes, stir halfway through.

Step 5: I ended up using half of the 1/3 cup of Parmesan because the head of cauliflower was smaller. Top the cauliflower with Parmesan cheese and broil for 5 min until golden brown.

ENJOY!

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A weird float

Last night my manfriend and I stopped at the grocery store to get some stuff for dinner. While there, we came across Wild Blue blueberry lager. It tasted pretty good then my odd mind had the thought of making a float with it. The only ice cream we had in the house was my Talenti caribbean coconut gelato. I decided why not give it a go. A half cup of the gelato with some of the blueberry lager created an oddly enjoyable float! Next time I want to try a chocolate ice cream with a banana bread beer I came across. What weird float combinations would you all be willing to try?

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