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See ya later Tuscaloosa!

As promised, here is the moving post! Ya know, now that we have survived THE MOVE. 


I really have been drafting this post for weeks. But it keeps getting pushed back! Mainly because I have been busy with the logistical side of making the move happen, but also because part of me is nervous about sharing this (SILLY)! I mean it is a huge life change for our family. An exciting and super fun God-driven one, but a change in routine. And, anyone who knows me, knows I like plans and especially routines. And when you have a blog and share personal stuff… it is just a tough line to draw on what to share and what not to.

But since this will have an impact on the blog… and since this blog is all about what is cookin’ up in our life, I think it is share-worthy ๐Ÿ™‚

So here’s the deal… we have been in Tuscaloosa since we both started college (2006). Met,  fell in love, graduated, got married, took on post grad jobs, became home-owners… dog parents… human parents and now here we are taking on the next chapter. We are moving to Cullman, AL. A little way north of Tuscaloosa where I grew up. 

I’m going to try and hop on here to share more as we settle in. But a little grace would be much appreciated ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Happy weekend… I think it’s Saturday! Ha!

What I ate Wednesday + Pizza Talk

Wow, it is Wednesday! Woohoo ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you all had a fabulous day. If you didn’t check out the special Tripp post yesterday, check it out (HERE). Hint, there is a GIVEAWAY ๐Ÿ˜‰

So I am going to show you all what we have been eating this week.

Breakfast– eggs + fruit; and baked oatmeal from Heritage House. I figure I am only in town for roughly one more week, so better enjoy all the favorites that are special to Tuscaloosa. This morning I actually got to sit down to enjoy breakfast outside. David and Tripp were hanging out this morning, so I headed to work earlier than normal and soaked in that breakfast. IT just felt amazing outside! Cool breeze in June, I will take it anytime!

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Lunch has been leftovers mostly, but today Tripp and I took off on a stroll across campus to go to our favorite place, Zoe’s! I ate this consistently throughout pregnancy and clearly Tripp loves the place too. We both enjoyed chicken, roasted veggies, and potato salad. And olives. It just hit me today that Tripp clearly loves Kalamata olives because I LOVED them when I was pregnant. And I have ever since!

Dinner– GREEN CHEF box rocked this time. David and I both agree it is a splurge when we do order one, but it always gives us new flavor combos that either I don’t have around here, I don’t think of combining, OR just don’t want to buy the ingredients to have for one dish. The shrimp one below needed a grill pan, but I just used my skillet. Turned out great. I love the sauces and spices they use! Green Chef also was one of the “Paleo Magazineย favorites” in their latest issue! I can see why, their paleo box has been a hit for us.

Oh the pizza!! So here’s the thing… I told David and Tripp to puree the cauliflower. You are supposed to rice it #whoops. So I ended up adding flax seed meal, cassava flour, and a little salt. Then dipped/pressed the “dough” into little cookie-size shapes. Baked these on 400 for about 15 minutes, flipped, baked for a little longer. Then topped them with red sauce, chicken, avocado (not pictured), olives, and sweet potatoes. Tripp loved them and we did too!

I could see this also being the perfect “vehicle” for a meatball “sandwich.” I might try that next ๐Ÿ™‚

Ohhhhh, my mother-in-law got me a subscription to Paleo By Maileo. I get a box full of paleo snacks each month. IT IS SO AWESOME!!!

Have a fantastic evening!!