Marissa Archive

Homemade Unsweetened Coconut Flakes

I’m not sure what that really means. I mean, I’ve heard of bringing teachers an apple. I’ve heard of some fresh tomatoes from the garden. I’ve even heard of students bringing their teachers Starbuck’s gift cards. Okay, the last one never happens on a regular basis, but a coffee lovin’ addict can dream, right? So …

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

The Husband is afraid of weird colored foods. It’s true. I’m pretty sure that anything that is green, yellow, or orange are in his “off limits” territory when it comes to eating. Guacamole? Not so much — he claims it’s all about the “texture”, but I’m pretty sure it’s because guacamole is green. Brussels sprouts? …

Balsamic Glazed Butternut Squash Fries Recipe

t’s been about three to four weeks since my skin saw any sort of sunlight. Well, unless you count my recess time a few days a week where I sit in the shade and watch my students interact with each other (5th graders? Unstructured time? Best time to kid-watch. Ever.). Sadly, this has meant my …

Loosey Goosey Granola

I haven’t been myself for the past week. I’ve been a little…. loosey goosey. Scoff if you must, but it’s the truth. I might be in my prime years, but nothing about me screams “loosey goosey” or “fun”. (Side note: “loosey goosey” should not be confused with the term “loose” — just saying.) In fact, …

Lentil Jambalaya Recipe: How to Make it

So, here I am, finally doing something I promised to do days and days ago. You know, posting a recipe for the first time in who knows how long. I don’t know what’s happened to me, but my zest for cooking and creating recipes has been at an all time low lately — so not …

Hot Yoga Calorie Confusion

You’ll all remember (or maybe you won’t — whatever) that 10 days ago I set my personal goals for September. One of them was to count to 10 to remain patient, another was to let my husband know how much I appreciate him, and the other was to go to a yoga class at least once per …