I can officially say I’ve been to a local farmer’s market! On March 29, my little family ventured to the Imperial Sugar Land Farmer’s Market. This market is full of local farmers and artisans. I had such a great time and I intend to continue going to farmer’s markets, probably twice a month. Before my visit, I always thought markets were just food. I didn’t realize people would have vinegars, juice, baklava (!), soaps and lotions, wood works, jewelry and paintings. It was refreshing! I really enjoyed seeing handmade crafts and foods.
Doesn’t those look absolutely delish? These are avocado chicken salad lettuce wraps. Inspired by a paleo recipe I found online, I decided to try this because I love chicken salad. However, being on the Advocare 24 Day Challenge, I can’t have mayo OR greek yogurt so the idea of having chicken or tuna salad was a dream. Then I found this recipe from Salted Paleo. I took it, modified it, and would love to share it with you.
1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken (white meat)
1/2 chopped white onion
1 tbsp of yellow mustard
1 tsp minced garlic
dash of salt and pepper to taste (sea salt)
This is the easy part. Just mix it all together and put it on a leaf of romaine then enjoy. It’s so easy and it’s amazing. I may never go back to mayo chicken salad again!
Since the last time I wrote, I crossed a couple more items off my list!
On March 8, I took sweet Brooklyn to Build-A-Bear and helped her make Millie the Monkey. She was a little young to understand that we created it, but she loves it. She loves monkeys. They are possibly her favorite animal. Anyway, Texas weather ruined her birthday party, so I am glad she got a monkey to love and play with. It makes the birthday a little more special. That’s right – my little girl is 2! Where is time going??
The other thing I crossed off my list is I finally saw Taking Back Sunday with Lauren! I saw them with her on Sunday, March 16, two times! One was an acoustic, intimate performance at Cactus Music which is a cute record store in Houston. That’s right – a bonafide record store! Those are rarities these days! Later that evening, I saw a few songs at the Houston, We Have A Problem Fest. It was a great show and I had lots of fun. The best part was seeing the band with my friends. It had been a long time since Lauren and I spent any time together.
Well, folks, another two items off the list!
Also new in my world is I’m doing another challenge to lose the weight I’ve gained back. Ugh. It’s always a struggle. Always.
I’ve said it before, and chances are, I will say it again. However, I’ll say it again. I’m getting back on the wagon. The Healthy Wagon. The Blogging Wagon.
101 Stars Challenge
Here are the items on my 101 Stars Challenge that I accomplished during 2012 that I did not blog about:
Create an app – December, 2013
I didn’t publish it to the App Store, but my final project in my ePublication class was an App. I was quite proud of it, and because I had such a fun time doing it, I am creating a much larger, in depth app for my final capstone project.
Host a holiday I did all the work on Thanksgiving in 2013. It was a lot of work. But it was fun 🙂
Move into my own place
I honestly don’t know why this was still on the list as I did this back in March of 2013.
In 2014, I will focus on my health. I hope to cross all of the Health section off. I’m currently sitting at a size I am not happy with, and although I had a great start to weight loss and living healthy last year, I fell off the wagon and always found excuses to stay off. No more. New year. No excuses.
Also in 2014, I am focusing on my hobby. Did you know I like to paint? Most people don’t. Below is my first painting of 2014. My boyfriend gave me the easel and supplies for Christmas. I’m looking forward to further explore this hobby in the new year.
Welcome to the new year! I hope you all enjoy reading my posts and following my journey. 🙂
My dinner tonight was delish. Buffalo turkey lettuce wraps and roasted green beans. It was very good. I can’t believe I had never thought of roasting them. I am a French fry girl. Roasted green beans seem a lot like fries.
Roasted Green Beans
1 pack of frozen green beans
Minced garlic to taste
Minced onion (seasoning)
1 tsp olive oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a cookie sheet, pour green beans out and spread them around evenly. Drizzle oil and spread around. Sprinkle garlic and onions on and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
I completed the first day! I had attempted the challenge in January, but I had a really bad first few days and caved. Wanting to do it right, I started today. It was a little difficult at the end of the day because a yummy almond pound cake sat on the counter. However, I didn’t cheat and I made it through the day.