Author: smilebecause

Perfect Stir Fry

Stir fry. (Was just thinking of these few things I’ve learned that have revolutionized my stir frying —– would welcome any additional tips/ add-ons from fellow foodies). I LOVE to cook. Here are a few tips. Frozen meat —— DEFROST IT. ALL. the. way. (and better yet, rinse/pat dry your meat with paper towels) the […]

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Who(se) Are You?

Who are you? (NOTE: This is still in progress … fine-tuning when I have a moment). Single? Married? Divorced? Liberal? Conservative? Agnostic? Christian? Muslim? White? Black? Brown? Pretty? Blonde? Skinny? Weak? Strong? Rich? Poor? Successful? Addicted, Depressed? Carrying anxiety? Weighted down …? What did we miss? When you wake up in the morning (or in […]

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Thyself

Hi (mostly) Ladies: Facebook seems to know I’ve gained weight and is showing me ads for women 14-32. Dude. God loves us all shapes & sizes, but I’m a size 6-10ish in a 14ish size body right now … I am not my best self. I am not as strong as I should be or […]

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Chicken Pozole Verde

This is based on a recipe I found in Cooks Illustrated, but altered quite a bit. I made a HUGE batch (10 lbs tomatillos, 8 poblanos, 4 onions, etc.) so the quantities below are closer to the recipe I followed, but you may need to adjust. I don’t think any particular ingredient is a deal […]

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When you …

Grabbed a tissue out of my purse to blow my nose. Inhaled before the blow and… What. The. Heck. It. Smells. Baaaad. I think something may have died in there. Immediately found the culprit. Broccoli. There was a small piece of raw broccoli in my purse. I. Don’t. Even. Know. I was cutting up some […]

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The Color of Disconnection

I wish I could just channel the words from my brain and my heart because every time I try to think of the right word or the right way to say something it causes me to stop and think and then rewrite and reconsider and doubt. What I want to say and express is a […]

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