Remember this quote?
Cotter Fro Challenge has begun.
Let’s see who is more WILD KIWI now, eh?
Back tomorrow with a food and fitness Friday. Foodie Penpal debut and a workout. Yes WAY!
I’m switching up the word MUNDANE for MonDATE. Get it? No more Mundane Monday. Instead I’m making a DATE with MY DAY or rather “Mon (French for My) Day.”
I’m making a date to laugh. Laugh at my husband, cause he’s funny, and I don’t give him enough credit there. Plus his FRO is getting crazy, so it’s easy to laugh at him when we wakes up with Wild KIWI Hair.
I’m making a date to laugh at myself while I am at it. Sometimes we take life too seriously, especially on a Monday. I think it’s best to start the day off with silliness.
Plus laughter “stimulates circulation and aids muscle relaxation, which can reduce the physical symptoms of stress.” It says so here!
I’m making a date with my rice cooker. It’s done me well these past few days and it’s such a time saver!
I’m making a date to use up some good FARMER’S MARKET finds. Prepping the week for nourishment.
I’m making a date with Heather.. I mean her MMAZ.
Why? Cause I’ve been dying to participate and this weeks ingredient just happens to be…………..DATES. Bahahaha, I know, so clever of me, right?
Now, you must excuse me. I have a DATE in the kitchen for some Healthy Bite orders.
What are you making a Date with/for today?
Top 10 reasons to disconnect on a Monday.
Just for kicks, here’s a little Monday Fun!
Wanna catch up on last week? That’s only if you’re not disconnecting.
Here are a few:
Ahh Happy Monday. I am posting this at exactly 8pm on Monday night here in New Zealand, which means it’s 1am Monday morning in Texas. Therefore, we can finally share in a Monday together, yes?
Don’t worry, it only took me 2 months to get the whole time change right. Just kidding…sorta.
Okay so I might not be the best at adjusting to time change but I am learning how talk and eat like a Kiwi. Below are a list of words that I am finally picking up here in the land of the big white cloud (that’s New Zealand). Finally, I am not having to ask people to repeat things slowly. haha.
More words: here
Are you laughing yet? I hope so, it’s Monday!
Another learning experience I’ve had lately has been in the kitchen. The kiwi Kitchen. You see, kiwi’s like their white bait. It’s a so-called delicacy here (You can learn all about White Bait here). But this stuff ain’t cheap. I asked the hubs to go buy some at the market so I could attempt to make the infamous White Bait Fritters and he came back with about 5oz of it. 5oz for $20! Whoa!
Now usually White Bait Fritters are made a certain way, kinda like an omelet. Lou cooked it 2 ways here. But I decided to put my “Everything’s Bigger in Texas” thinking cap on and “volumize” these bad boys. I even gave them a little Texas flare.
*Note: You can make this recipe using crab, salmon, sardines, etc.
Not too shabby, eh? I actually ended up getting 4 fritters out it. Served on top of rice with avocado and you’ve got yourself a meal.
So tell me, what new lingo have you learned lately?
Anything new in the kitchen?
Cheers to Monday,
Oh goodness! Hello! Where are we? What day is it? haha, that’s kind of how I feel. But all is good now. Let me back up and explain…..in bullet points.
Life it getting settled. Slowly but surely. Thanks for always following! Can’t wait to reconnect!
Catch me up! How was your weekend?
Cheers from Down Under!
Do you ever catch yourself saying you’ll never follow certain patterns of a sibling/spouse/parent, and then one day realize you just did.
That was me yesterday when this happened.
Yep, I’m becoming my mother. I used to think she was crazy for talking to herself, but now I do it. haha. I know she would be so proud!i
Speaking of patterns. I noticed a pattern, food pattern, with this weeks WIAW. I wonder if you see what I see……
Thanks Jen for makin’ my Wednesdays so entertaining!
Best Granola on earth and Gluten Free- LOVE GROWN
Most Random Concoction ever-
Steamed Tilapia, kelp noodles in coconut oil/aminos, avocado, brussel sprouts, oh and let’s throw in a random corn tortilla.
Slaw and Salsa – perfecto duo
Getting my NUTTZO fix
Homemade GF pizza with zucchini, sausage, and almond cheese.
Nori Wraps (filled with sunflower seeds and spices)- Please tell me you’ve had these?! If not, you’re missing out.
Alright, I actually noticed 2 patterns, but one is more obvious. So besides being RANDOM food, what do you see?
Are you inheriting certain patterns (aka habits) from family members?
No one needs a reason to celebrate, life should be a reason enough. But if you asked me this weekend what I am celebrating, I’d give you plenty of reasons….
For pizza and wine night…..
For finishing up the last bit of moving….
For someone who makes me laugh even when you are dead tired…..
For change (the inner and outer)……
bye bye hair
For friends who teach you how to EMBRACE life…..
HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY to a woman I adore!
A best friend, a sister, a true INSPIRATION!
Dorry, may your next 30 years be just as sweet.
(p.s. her birthday is tomorrow but I wanted to share this before the week started. So if you are reading this Monday, go wish DORRY a WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY !!)
Cheers! Now go celebrate your Sunday.
Sometimes all you need is a good 30 minutes. Thirty minutes to step away from the stress of life (calls, school, kids, work, errands, etc.) and get into the zone. Knock out a few reps and sweat and be on your merry way. Am I right?
Okay, don’t pee on this workout, but feel free to sweat on it!
Got it? Now GO!
If you do this workout and add your own touch, post it and pass on the thirty minute Thursdays! Let me know if you do.