23 June 2010


I mean, Y'ALL. We need to TALK. I realize it's been a while. Okay, yes, 3 months. That's beside the point. I mean, I could hem and haw around with excuses, I'm busy, I can't get my pictures off my brand spankin' new camera, I haven't had anything to say, but in the end, just blame it on the boogie. It's always the boogie.There are several things I need to tell you about


You guys, who the heck is TOM? I know, I know, the guy who made those heinously ugly flats for a while, but now, NOW, there are the wedges. And they make my heart go pitter patter. And for every pair we buy (oh, and we will buy) they give a pair to a sweet lil child who needs them. AND they're comfortable. No matter that they make me about 8' tall. I'm obsessed.

Also, I have something disturbing to tell you. I have eaten an entire bunch of kale in the past 30 hours. The whole thing. By myself. Whatt??? I am not averse to vegetables, but I generally struggle to get in my recommended daily allowance. Until this...

Lemon Kale Chips. Holy holy. These are divine. They fulfill my deep-seeded need for salty, crunchy nosh while also serving up a heaping of superfood.

here are the directions, courtesy of those geniuses at Tastykitchen.com
  • 1 bunch Kale (prepared And Washed)
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • ¼ teaspoons Celtic Sea Salt

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°.
Chop kale into ½ inch pieces.
Place kale in a large bowl.
With hands, massage oil, lemon juice and salt into the kale.
Place kale on parchment-lined baking sheets.
Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes until kale is dark green and crispy (Shauna from Gluten-Free Girl has a great Baked Kale Chips recipe on her site. She says the 12-minute mark is the perfect done time.)
Cool and serve.

I'll be honest, I have had a hard time not just standing over the oven and eating them all out of the pan. And by that I mean, I stand over the oven and eat them all out of the pan.

Alright, last but not least, my current absolute favorite sweet treat....

I would literally pick one of these over most regular full fat ice creams. They are creamy, dreamy, and 100 cal!

And with that, I will leave you, my friends. I promise to be back in less than 3 months!

Live and love!


  1. Hmm, I should try that kale recipe... I saw a similar one in a magazine a few weeks ago, but felt a little suspicious. My grandma made me eat kale once when I was little, and I thought it tasted like batteries. But you're vouching for it pretty hard, so I'll give it a shot :)

    Oh, and by the way... my mom and I are totally with you on the skinny cow treats. I can't get enough of the mint ones.

  2. I love kale chips! But I've never tried them with lemon ... sounds yummy.

    We should have a dinner date sometime. It's been a while.

  3. I am getting ready to help a child get a new pair of shoes... :)

  4. 2 things: i love my toms like whoa so i'm so happy you are thinking of getting them AND heck yea kale chips i am buying the ingredients TODAY!

  5. i adore the toms wedges, so so cute! and i LOVE skinny cow ice cream!