June 14, 2013 by Amanda
May 28, 2013 by Amanda
I tend to day dream during the day, and while I’d like to think I day dream about normal 26 year old things, in reality I think about what my cat would look like in a hat, or how to make traditional desserts Paleo. In fact, I think about these things a lot.
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May 18, 2013 by Amanda
I recently had a day off in the middle of the week. Generally, any time off is something to celebrate these days, but having the day off on a Tuesday is kind of magical. There is no pressure to be anywhere and you don’t have to get all dressed up for brunch or…heck, even shower. Having a Tuesday off the perfect excuse to get things done around the house. I cleaned the apartment top to bottom, did FIVE loads of laundry, had time to run errands, and spent the day cooking. It was awesome. Really.
I knew I wanted to make a Sunday Dinner (since this was my weekend and all) and it just so happened that we had a beautiful beef chuck from Polyface Farms in the freezer, so I spent the day prepping for a Pot Roast. If you weren’t jealous of my day earlier, now you can be.
May 13, 2013 by Amanda
Holy moly, ladies and gents – this could very well be the mother-load. A Paleo Mocha Frappuccino. That’s right. You’re welcome in advance.
I love coffee. A lot. So much so that Santa brought me an amazing coffee maker for Christmas this year; there is just nothing better than starting your day off with coffee weather it is a hot or cold Cup of Joe. My dad started us off early, introducing my brothers and me to “cowboy coffee” which was really just a cup of milk and sugar with a dash of coffee, but we thought we were so cool to drink it with Daddy. He had this way of drinking coffee that I will never forget; cup in one hand, the other placed on his lower back, and as he sipped his coffee, he would smack his lips together and say “Ahhhh”. That was his moment, his start to the day. And as he took that fist sip from his mug, you could tell he was somewhere else entirely, even for just a moment. Who knows, maybe that’s why I enjoy it so much, it’s my way to get away while starting the day at the same time. Seems productive, don’t it?
May 7, 2013 by Amanda
Sometimes, Mondays can be rough.
Wake up from a bad dream? Check.
Boyfriend have your car keys and you can’t leave for work? Check.
Rainy day on the food truck? Check.
Stepped on a cute, innocent bird, killing the poor thing? Check.
Like I said, sometimes, Mondays can be rough. But there are silver linings to even the cloudiest of days. Bad dreams end, boyfriends ride their bikes in the rain to return car keys, and lucky for you, you pre-made egg muffins to eat on the car-ride to work. You can’t do much about the bird; that just sucks.
April 24, 2013 by Amanda
There is one part of my day, each day, that stresses me out beyond belief. I work for a food truck here in DC (AKA the coolest job in the world) but part of my job responsibilities include saving parking for the truck each morning. It’s chaos. Everyday. For areas where parking does not start until after rush hour, it’s a mad dash to get the best spot at exactly 9:30 a.m.; think an intense game of Steal the Bacon with 18 foot mammoth trucks going against my tiny 2003 Hyundai, Sweet Pea. I’ve gotten yelled at, rear ended, boxed out, and cut off; each day my heart races and palms get sweaty. It sucks. However, I have learned to be sweetly aggressive and use my pint sized car to maneuver the streets of DC in a way the big boys can’t.
On the bright side, once I park, I can rest easy. Today, I am sitting in beautiful Franklin Park; the sun is on my chest and I am noshing on delicious leftover cauliflower. Life is good (especially since I got the best spot on 13th Street today).
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April 19, 2013 by Amanda
Things are heating up here in DC, which is nice for strolling around Capitol Hill, but not so nice when you are cooking in the back of a food truck with the ovens on. It gets hot real fast. We came up with an awesome idea to sell “Spa Water” on the truck, essentially water infused with all sorts of goodies like cucumbers, mint, cantaloupe, etc.; a nice refreshment on a hot day. As my team and I slug Spa Water down in the hot box that is our food truck, we started dreaming of Adult Spa Water, aka Sangria, which we could drink once service was over.