July Recap-Week 1

Another visit to Santiago and another lunch. This time at Las Palomas in the center plaza.

Current read: The Secret History. The story of 6 nonconformist college students who commit murder. I’m only on chapter 5, but I’m going to already recommend it.

Feeling the good vibes on a Sunday morning.

Sarah Cooper videos of Trump just get funnier and funnier every time I watch them.

Got bored and cut my own hair via an Alexa Chung video on Youtube.

Tazo Iced Passion Tea tastes identical to Starbucks when you add 2 Stevia packets per tall glass.

My Olio E Osso finally arrived. A quick swipe on the lips and cheeks is perfect for a fresh no-makeup makeup look. I bought it in French Melon.

June Recap-Week 3

SamSam continues to maintain her hummingbird vigilance.

My current read is The Great Gatsby. I hate when I see a movie before the book. Just as I thought, the Hollywood visual will not escape my mind while reading it.

I made Keto Lemon Cheesecake jars. SO FRICKIN GOOD. I tasted no difference from the real thing and it literally took about 10 minutes to make.

Using a mixer, blend: 8oz cream cheese, 3 tbsp heavy cream, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup Stevia, 2 tbsp melted coconut oil, 1 tsp lemon grated lemon zest (optional). Set aside. For the crumble: 1/2 cup Almond flour, 1 tbsp Stevia, 1/8 tsp salt, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tbsp melted coconut oil. Use a fork to blend into a crumble. Layer in a jar and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Speaking of food, Sr. Elizondo made one of my favorite soups: Pork, Squash, and Corn. I’m set for quite awhile!

I finished my 40 day Kirtan Kriya Meditation, along with my gratitude journal. Next milestone: 90 day.

June Recap-Week 1

A powerful listen.

A donation given to Campaign Zero.

Hoping everyone can see what a narcissistic fraud our current President is and praying/VOTING that a new voice will soon be heard.

My jasmine is blooming and filling my yard with it’s beautiful fragrance.

An everyday uniform I’m easily adopting: muscle t-shirts and baggy pants.

May Recap-Week 2

Who wouldn’t love a cheese waffle? The Chaffle is one egg and 1/2 cup finely shredded cheese. You can go on the internet for a plethora of variations and much prettier examples!

Sam was traumatized by the thunder/lightening storm that happened this week. I was traumatized by Sam. After a gentle reminder from the vet, “…she’s an older dog now”, we both powered through. Below is the look of worried anticipation.

Local Milk blog/instagram has become one of my favorites. Beautiful photos with cooking and inspirational videos.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur mousse. My new fave go-to. It’s total coverage and you can’t feel it on your skin.

My latest Keto snack: almond flour tortillas lightly fried in butter, and topped with Stevia and cinnamon. I had to put on the brakes eating these. They were too good.

A Week of Keto Meal Delivery

I’m slowly losing my wellness motivation while self isolating. So I ordered a week of Keto meals hoping it would help.

The plan I purchased is 3 Keto meals per day, Monday through Friday through a company called Plan Uno. I was assured with a written form all meals are being prepared with the necessary Covid precautions taking place. They deliver the meals everyday in insulated bags that I then return to them the next morning when they arrive again. Easy squeezy.

It was the jumpstart I needed and I still got to eat waffles and pancakes. Score!

The downside: I no longer have two of my quarantine past times: cooking and snacking. 😉

April Recap-Week 4

Summer temps have arrived.

I’m now part of the Dalgona Coffee fan club. It reminds me of a creamy coffee candy. This stuff is GOOD!

The new backyard patio and not-so-great grass have been put in. Next up: painting and new plants.

Sr. Elizondo and his birthday breakfast provolone. Then came the birthday caldo, birthday paella, birthday lemon cake…..

AfterLife Season 2 began today! My heart’s all a-flutter. I’ll be binging this next week.

A 4 hour wait at the Immigration office for a 5 minute appointment. Grrr.

April Recap-Week 2

The Quarantine Edition.

It’s official. Mexico has been quarantined stay at home. Looks like everyone got the memo on our street.

I ran out of my specialty loose leaf teas and now I’m saying, “Hello again” to the grocery store tea bags.

I also had to make a quick run to GNC in the mall and the parking lot looked like this. GNC was one of 3 stores in the entire mall still open. Super weird.

Beautifully blooming roses from Sr. Elizondo when it was still okay to buy things from people on corners.

The next door neighbors thawing fish outside on their balcony, and in the sun no less. Are they trying to get sick??? (Yes, I am paparazzi photog’ing now. #quarantinelife)

Pork,Squash and Corn Guisado

Just when I think it’s summer, we get a cold day. Sr. Elizondo made this guisado and it’s worth a post. The juice is especially good.

Makes 4 servings

  • 1lb pork leg cut into squares
  • 2 Green squash cut into bigger cuts (so it won’t melt into the juice)
  • 1/4 inch slice of onion diced
  • 3 Roma tomatoes
  • 2 Corn on the cobs
  • 1/2 Red Pepper cut into squares

Fry meat in small amount of oil until cooked

Add the corn, onion, pepper to the meat and cook for 5 minutes on low-medium heat

In a blender: Put in the tomatoes, 1/4 tsp Cumin, 1/2 tsp Oregano, 1/4 tsp Garlic powder, salt to taste.

Add the squash to the meat and veggies and continue cooking.

Pour in the blender mixture.

Cover the guisado and cook on low temp 15-20 minutes or until well cooked.

Serve with orange tostadas. 🙂