First of all, it’s Boston Marathon DAY!!! I know so many who are racing, so here’s a big GOOD LUCK AND ENJOY THOSE MILES from the Cotters!!!
Okay, phew, didn’t want to forget to send some sherpa cheer. Now, let’s get to the post. I feel as if it might be lengthy for a Monday, but that’s okay. Lots to share, lots of good stuff that is.
This weekend was a working weekend, as are most, but nonetheless it was weekend full of WINS. I spent most of my time in the kitchen and other time with friends and family. A win/win for sure!
Win #1: I am finally learning how to SHOP SMARTER and GREENER, my personal shopping and my small business (Healthy Bites) shopping. Austin recently became a BAG FREE city (plastic bags are no longer allowed), so we are extra cautious of bringing our reusable bags and fill them with even more PURPOSEFUL ingredients. I’d say this is perfect timing since April is Earth Month. And speaking of Earth… Earthbound is doing some pretty amazing things this month. They are hosting a giveaway/contest for free useable bags/Earthbound coupons. You’ll also get a chance to win a $150 worth of groceries!!
All you have to do to win is SHOP SMARTER by using their GREEN Shopping tips. Then snap a photo of your groceries and post it on instagram/twitter/ or Facebook with #everycartcounts @earthboundfarms.
Here are a few WINNING GO GREEN Shopping Tips:
And here’s a little peek of my shopping cart on Saturday. More local and Organic produce
Win #2: I actually made a pretty creative MMAZ recipe! Blueberries are this week’s ingredient of choice. We were craving sweet and spicy, so BLUEBERRY SALSA was a WIN/WIN at the Cotter household.
Original Recipe adapted from here. I combined this with a little goat cheese, broccoli slaw, and sunflower seeds for a nice salad topping or side dish.
- 2 cups diced or chopped blueberries (or you can do a quick spin in the the blender, just don’t puree)
- 1 medium sweet onion, finely chopped
- 1 jalapeno or chili pepper, seeded and minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 chopped tomato
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil or olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon paprika or cayenne
- Optional add ins or toppings: chopped bell pepper, corn, watermelon, rice vinegar, garlic, sunflower seeds
- Combine all chopped ingredients in a small bowl and let sit for 20 minutes or so. Feel to top with avocado as well!
Win #3: Since the hubs was away racing, I spent my Saturday in the kitchen making Healthy Bites. But I got a ton done thanks to my good friend and neighbor Abby who helped!
I also got to escape for a bit to see this AMAZING woman! So glad I was able to see her before she jetted off to California!
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST… win #4: A RACE WIN! The husband won the Olympic Distance Race down in Corpus Christi this weekend. SO SO THRILLED for him! Go ahead .. say it… WELCOME BACK “COTTER!”
As corny as it sounds, I’m gonna have to ask…
What WIN(S) did you have this weekend?
LC (aka sherpa wife)