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July Shenanigans & Recipes…

This summer has been one of the best.

Bobby and I have been cooking up a storm…

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^^A moscow mule (a drink my dad introduced me to).^^

This was mine, but I gave it to Bobby – after one sip I didn’t want anymore! It’s delicious but I wasn’t in a drinking mood. {HERE} is the recipe I posted 5 years ago when my dad first told me about it. It’s a mix of ginger beer, vodka, lime, and mint. Sometimes we do half seltzer / half ginger beer. Gingerale also works.

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^^Sweet and Savory Tempeh with Onions^^

I started off following Gwyneth Paltrow’s recipe for Tempe Manis (Sweet Tempeh) but changed it… a lot. As you guys know, I’m not really into sweets that much, so I cut out just about all the sugar, and instead caramelized some onions to give it sweetness. I will hopefully remember what I did so I can post my version of the recipe later. So delicious.

Tarafu Ku Manma Hijiki – Hijiki and Roe {Macrobiotics}

Today I want to spotlight on one of my favorite styles of eating – macrobiotics. (Remember Macrobiotic March?)

When Bobby and I were in Japan, Bobby’s mom bought us this package of hijiki and roe:

 Tarafu Ku Manma Hijiki   Hijiki and Roe {Macrobiotics}

(I think you can buy it online, {HERE}.)

If I am not mistaken (I could very well be), it is called “tarafu ku manma hijiki”, but it might also be called “otyashizuoka komochihijiki”, or たらふくまんま. (Yeah, I really don’t know if I’m right on this – any Japanese speakers care to help me out?)

It comes in a sealed plastic bag inside of a pretty paper one.

hijiki roe japanese food Tarafu Ku Manma Hijiki   Hijiki and Roe {Macrobiotics}

(You may also be able to buy it {HERE}.)

Here are various flavors of tarafu ku:

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By the way, {THIS} is the google search I used to find more about tarafu ku manma hijiki.

Early Valentine’s Day Present

After yoga last night Bobby turned to me with a sheepish grin and started to open his backback. “I have something for you… Might as well give it to you now.” He is too cute sometimes. I had already guessed he was getting me this, but it was a nice surprise to get it a week early.

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An iPad Mini! (We have a regular iPad, but it’s technically Bobby’s. We’re a Mac family.)

It has a sweet (and funny) inscription on the back. I was up until 12:30am last night playing around with it. I think Flipboard has got to be my favorite iPad app. It’s an app for reading news, and you can put all of your “feeds” in there as well – I have my Google Reader, various health news feeds, Facebook, Twitter, style feeds, home & decorating feeds… If I am ever bored I just start browsing Flipboard (and it’s free too).

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