Sharing is caring + trying something new{ish} + gal pals.

I love sharing recipes with you! I have had a bunch of people ask about the veggie crust quiche and the taco pasta we are eating this week. I am sharing both recipes again in this post. The first one is the vegetable crust quiche. You can use a shredded sweet potato as the crust, but I was lazy and did not want to shred a sweet potato. So, I took the easy route and found a package of frozen shredded sweet potatoes, white potatoes, broccoli, and cauliflower. I literally got this at Walmart and it is a game changer for things like this. I used two packages of that as the crust and then mixed everything else together and baked it at 425° for about 20 to 30 minutes, until everything was firm. I didn’t cook anything else ahead of time except for the bacon. I cooked all of the bacon in the oven and it came out perfect. This recipe is delicious.


This is the taco pasta. I used some random veggie pasta, but Banza is my favorite brand. The Banza pasta is made out of chickpeas. Since I was out of it and didn’t have time to grab it from the store, I used up some older veggie pasta noodles that I had in my pantry. I cooked all of this separately, then added it in a big pot and let it simmer on low for about 20 minutes. Super simple.


It’s not the prettiest picture, but I have been taking the breakfast quiche with me to school. I heated it up yesterday in my office and everyone commented on how good it smelled.


Jake is so lucky. He texted me yesterday and asked what I was doing. I sent him this picture. I have been listening to some educational podcasts while I work on data organization. It’s the best way to multitask. These glasses save my eyes from staring at the computer all day. I have perfect vision, so I didn’t need glasses to correct anything with that, but when I was working on my dissertation, I started getting terrible migraines. I went to an eye doctor, thinking maybe I need to get my eyes checked, and they told me it was most likely from staring at the computer. They gave me these glasses and they have helped immensely. My first grade is self is ecstatic. Ready for a good story? When I was in first grade, I talked my mom into buying me a pair of fake glasses. I wore them to school and I guess a couple of people called me four eyes. My first grade teacher made everyone sit at their desks and he lectured them on why it is mean to make fun of people who are different than you. He walked me out to my car at the end of the day and told my Mom the entire situation and told her that he had handled it. She told him thank you, but was cracking up because I didn’t even need glasses.


Lunch yesterday was more taco pasta and some protein chips. I just need something crunchy at lunch. Chips are such a weakness.img_6174

I had a meeting last night with a bunch of women who own small businesses in the area. We had this delicious food, enjoyed each other’s company, and learned from one another.


I am going to start running on Wednesday mornings! I’m excited to get back to running 5 days a week again. These gals met me and knocked out some easy miles this morning.


This popped up on my memories today. This was when Jake and I did the Dogwood Challenge. I did the 15k on Saturday (HERE )and the 25k on Sunday (HERE). I was SO sore. This was my first back-to-back race and it was definitely a crazy experience. I don’t think it’s something I want to attempt again…

img_6182I’m going to go see my Grandma after school today, so I will update everyone on how she’s doing.


Happy Wednesday, friends!

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