Author: smilebecause

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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Holy Grail Guacamole

Ingredients 5 large avocados (e.g. costco bag) 5-6 roma-sized tomatoes 1 small-med onion (sweet? go big, red? depends. can be strong or mild. white? can overtake) 1 bunch of cilantro (yes – the WHOLE BUNCH – do not be shy. what are you gonna do with the leftovers anyway? well… put it on everything? OK. […]

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Shelly’s Hummus Recipe

BASIC Hummus Prep Time: 15 mins Total Time: 15 mins Serves: 12, Yield: 3 cups Ingredients 2 (15 ounce) cans garbanzo beans 1/2 cup tahini (sesame seed paste – buy in a jar, or make your own… see below) 6 tablespoons FRESH lemon juice (or MORE – to taste) 3 garlic cloves, pressed (or MORE – […]

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