Monday, May 4, 2015

Weekend Insight

One way that is guaranteed to make you feel old? Going to your 10 year high school reunion. No really, it has been 10 years since I graduated high school. Let's take a walk down memory lane... 10 years ago Grey's Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother and The Office debuted. Now all those shows are considered classics in my mind. I had just upgraded to the popular phone of the time, the Razr. My goal in life 10 years ago was to look like Hilarie Burton from One Tree Hill (What is she up to these days?). I also had a goal to be as dark as possible through a orange glow from the tanning bed. Thankfully I have grown a lot over these past 10 years and still occasionally get carded :) 

Saturday night we headed out to dinner at the beach with a small group from our graduating class to celebrate our 10 years post high school. I went to a small high school with a graduating class under 30 so we were all pretty close. I am happy to be able to call these girls my friends and love that we still keep in touch!

{Class of 2005}

We had a great time Saturday night down by the beach catching up over drinks and good food. The rest of the weekend was spent visiting my family and enjoying the beautiful weather. I appreciate that both our families are less than a two hour drive away. It is always nice to spend a weekend at home catching up. 

How was everyone's weekend? Is your 10 year reunion around the corner or did you go to your class reunion?

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Got Migraines?

Today I am taking a break from my usual Friday Five to seek a little help from all of you in blogland. Last night I developed an awful migraine as I sat down last night to start work on the post for today. I have researched a ton on migraine prevention, triggers and treatment. However, a lot it hearsay or "works for some". Many people swear by a gluten free diet while others promise that essential oils cures all headaches. I have also read that food triggers or magnesium for migrants is not supported by research. It is such a broad range of symptoms and treatment! What works for some may not work for others. I currently take a B2 vitamin daily and limit my caffeine which helps some but does not prevent them from occurring. I would love to give Botox or Cefaly a try but until it is fully covered by insurance it is out of reach.

 I would love to hear your advice if anyone has been successful with their migraine treatment.  I would love to hear your tips and tricks! I am tired of fighting migraines week by week.  Hoping to try a few different trick and report back my experience.

Thanks so much for hanging with me through this post. I'll be back to regular posting Monday :) 

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Honey Quinoa Shrimp Bowl

I hope you all are having a great Thursday morning. I apologize for the lack of posts lately as I have been swamped at work and often heading to bed soon after dinner which leaves little time for blog posts.  I did take a few minutes yesterday after work to whip up this delicious dinner for Joe and myself. Unfortunately, by the time we sat down we were both starving and did not pause to take pictures! It was devoured quickly. Believe me this recipe will be repeated and photos will be coming soon. Until then I urge to to try out this recipe photos or not!

3 cups Cooked Quinoa (3/4 cup dried)
1 lb Peeled Shrimp
2 cups Snow Peas
1 Red Pepper, julienned
1 cup Bean Sprouts
2 tbsp Raw Honey
2 tbsp Hot Sauce (optional)
1 1/2 tsp Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
2 tsp Fresh Ginger, minced
Green Onion, chopped thinly
Sesame Seeds

Cook your quinoa based on package directions. Make sure the shrimp is fully thawed and remove all the tails. In a large skillet, add shrimp, snow peas and red pepper and sauté for 3-4 minutes.  Add bean sprouts and cook for an additional minute. In a separate bowl, whisk together honey, hot sauce, soy sauce, olive oil, garlic, and ginger. Add your cooked quinoa into the skillet and toss together with veggies and shrimp. Pour sauce over and mix thoroughly. Before serving, garnish with green onion and sesame seeds.

This can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 3 days. I actually preferred it chilled on the second day.

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