Anyone out there? (*crickets*)
Apologies for the absence. Long story short, I’ve been a bit under the weather and am still recovering. I caught a viral infection sometime while I was in Hong Kong or before and it’s basically been hanging around for the past 4-5 weeks. It’s the weirdest virus I’ve ever experienced, and the beginning was pretty sucky, but I’ve been slowly recovering since.
I haven’t really been able to do too much in the past 4 weeks, but there were two weekends where I already had out of town plans and I luckily was feeling somewhat well enough to go.
Two weekends ago we celebrated one of my dear friends bachelorette weekend in Austin, Texas. It was a glitter-filled weekend and although I wasn’t feeling up to fully participate in all the shenanigans, I’m so glad I was I was able to be there. We did a chair tease class, got dressed up in our shiniest and most glitter-filled attire for a fun night out, and did all the bachelorette funtivities.
Then the following weekend I headed back to Florida (Orlando this time) to meet my east coast girls for some wizarding adventures at Harry Potter World, but I’ll share more of that in my next post!
As far as food goes, it’s been pretty random most days, depending whether or not I’ve felt well enough to make anything. Lots of take out – aka a few too many visits to Whole Foods. B T DUBS, they have the best grilled veggies. I was surviving off them for about two weeks when I didn’t have the energy to make anything.
Last week I finally found the energy to actually cook something and roasted okra. I mostly only eat roasted okra because it takes away that slimy factor. And if you add enough oil it crisps up in the oven in the most fantastic way.
I bought some gorgeous local purple okra, but they turned back to the normal green color in the heating process.
I also made cauliflower mash to take for lunch. It’s super easy and I feel like I’m eating creamy mashed potatoes. This would be smoked salmon
sitting sinking into the mash. It’s not the prettiest photo, but it was good. I promise.
And the reason why the mash is green is because I used green cauliflower. Not because of some weird chemical reaction or anything.
Alrighty, time to get movin’ and get this week started! I’m hoping to be back to a normal posting schedule, so I’ll see ya on Wednesday!