Good morning and welcome to the first addition of ‘On the List’ for 2020. Today we’re on the road to visit my sister and niece for some much needed cuddles (from Cecileia, of course.) Lately, I’ve been creating some exciting recipes the past few weeks to share during the month of January (aka) Oatmeal Month. It’s fitting that a traditional (and warm) breakfast food would be represented during the month of January, and I would be lying if I didn’t say that I’m already looking forward to spring.
Last weekend we popped out of the house for a little while to get our friend manicures at Frenchies. It was our first time at the franchise and only our second time getting manicures. We couldn’t have been more impressed with the all natural (vegan) nail polish line (I went with Emma’s ‘Love My Mom’ which is the lightest shade of pink with a bit of champagne shimmer) and the lavender line of hand scrub, mask and lotion. Given my aversion to strong scents I was a little leary at first, especially since my previous experience of entering a nail salon/spa meaning being met with an intense smell that really puts you off. This was not the case with Frenchie’s and I have a feeling that Frenchie’s is going to be our permanent manicure spot. You’re given an opportunity to give each of the scrubs a smell before your manicure or pedicure appointment, and I highly recommend the deluxe manicure if you really want to get a truly relaxing experience. My favorite part was the hand mask and hot towels followed closing by the hand massage. My hands have never felt better and it’s important to keep them looking their best especially during the dry winter months.
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Join Krystal of This Time Tomorrow at The Four Seasons Maui in Wailea.
Shakshuka is a dish that I’ve wanted to try for a few years now, but I’ve always shied away because of the spice factor. While I love spices (like cinnamon, cumin etc) the spicy spices and I don’t get along so well. This recipe for Shakshuka from Love and Lemons is definitely one that I plan on trying (without the Harissa) but if you like things spicy (like my brother-in-law, Mike) then feel free to keep the recipe as is.
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Cinnamon is my favorite spice, so these Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Swirl Muffins from Broma Bakery just had to be on the list.
It’s no secret that I love a good grain bowl (lately it’s been the Mediterranean bowl with the addition of avocado from Paneras.) If you need some ideas for a Lunchtime Grain Bowl to bring for your workday lunch, head over to Camille Styles for some inspiration. Also check out the Power Greens Breakfast Egg Bites. Seriously yum.
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I have some raspberries in the fridge that I need to use, and these Raspberry Apricot Rugelach Bars from The View from Great Island look like a delicious way to use them. Also this Dark Chocolate Truffle Tart looks BEYOND amazing.
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Two of my favorite veggies to add to pasta are without a doubt Mushrooms and Spinach. They’re high in iron (if you like enjoying dishes with health benefits) and and this recipe for Farfalle Pasta with Mushrooms and Spinach from Flourishing Foodie is some serious comfort food.
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