July 26, 2017
by Bethany

GF + DF “Grubstak” Recipe

I made this the other night, & it was a huge hit! We also tried it with tortilla chips as the base instead of sweet potato fries, but the fries won, in my opinion.

There’s a newer restaurant in our town called Grubstak, & I’ve already had it a couple times. They have some good options for layers on your “stak,” but I knew I could do better. ;) So here’s my asian/mexican infusion “grubstak” recipe:

Layer as follows…
1. Sweet potato fries // I used frozen & baked them according to the package
2. Jasmine rice // cook according to package OR like this: heat coconut oil & rice in saucepan until lightly golden, add chicken broth, cover & simmer for 15 minutes
3. Chili // sauté chopped green pepper in coconut oil until softened, add corn, black beans, diced tomato, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, sea salt, pepper, & oregano // simmer 15 minutes
4. Chicken // put bonelss, skinless chicken thighs in Crock Pot w/ a little coconut oil, garlic salt, pepper, teriyaki coconut aminos, fresh chopped cilantro, & fresh lime juice // cook a few hours until fork tender // shred
5. Guacamole // smashed avocado, lime, & sea salt
6. Add chopped cilantro & green or red onion
7. Top with ranch dressing OR (for a dairy free & egg free option) cilantro lime dressing: put a bunch of cilantro, egg free mayo, 1-2 tsp sugar, & fresh lime juice in blender or food processor // blend until smooth

Let me know if you try this recipe or come up with your own little stak! The options are endless!!

July 19, 2017
by Bethany

Family Photos // Summer 2017

Hey friends! I’m back finally! Having a baby, taking care of a house, & doing 4 weeks of camp have really taken up my time. Summer is always our busiest season, & we aren’t slowing down quite yet. We will be home for a little bit, but we are leaving again soon for California. We have had a great summer so far even with the 115 degree temperatures (it’s gotten up to 118, but thankfully we weren’t home then)! We got to have a little staycation in Flagstaff, AZ for a week, & I will be posting some photos & hopefully videos from that here soon.

A few updates on our Myler (he’s 6 months now & 4 months in the photos below)…

He is crawling all over the place now // I definitely wasn’t prepared for this step!
He currently has 5 teeth // Send me links to your favorite teethers/gum massagers
He LOVES the water // swimming, bathtime, you name it!
He’s still all smiles & has the funniest expressions
He’s still exclusively nursing, which I’m so proud of // he did have one bite of watermelon & banana for fun
We celebrated the 4th together as a family for his 1st Independence Day
He loves to talk // very loud, I might add :)
He has transitioned out of his Bassinest to a pack n play // we still don’t own a crib
He can sometimes have a bit of an attitude & is already being stubborn // w/ us as parents, that doesn’t surprise me lol
He has the bluest eyes that captivate everyone
He’s such a little flirt to anyone that talks to him
He’s finally starting to take longer naps during the day!! // hoping it continues!

Those are just a few things I wanted to share with you! Thanks to Armor & Ash Photography in Florida for these beautiful family photos we took when Myler was about 4 months old.