Sospiri, meaning sighs in Italian, are little sponge cake sandwiches filled with lemon pastry cream and topped with a sweet glaze and sprinkle garnish – absolutely delightful!
little Italian cakes filled with lemon pastry cream

I think I’m going to bake my way through the Italian language.

It’s pretty much the best/most efficient/majorly delicious way to learn, don’t you think?

Plus it will teach me the most important phrases. Example – DAMMI IL VINO = GIVE ME THE WINE. That’s going to come in handy some day.

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Take-out at home gets HEALTHY – this vegetarian pad Thai with peppers and Chinese broccoli is veggie-stuffed and just as tasty what you can get from your local take-out joint.
vegetarian pad thai

So……………………………………………………should I send your local takeout joint a condolence card? Flowers? A box of #sorrynotsorry chocolates?

Scratch that, I’m keeping the chocolates. But you can alert every Thai restaurant within a 50 mile radius that I am on a mission to TAKE.THEM.DOWN.

No hard feelings?

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mr nilsson

1. Today is my birthday!

2. I have to be honest, I’m just not that into it. I didn’t even make myself a birthday cake this year. It has nothing to do with getting older, I think it’s just that there is so much pressure for it to be the BEST day…it’s just overwhelming and, honestly, kind of stressful.

3. I much prefer it when it is other people’s birthdays and I get to ply them with sugar and butter and some sort of multi-layered confection.

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This spicy vegetarian enchilada bake replaces tortillas with carrot rice, making for a low carb, but delicious meal filled with beans, corn, veggies, and spices to fill you up without weighing you down.
vegetarian carrot enchilada bake

I think I got a little overly emotionally involved with the Oscars this year.

Just enough so that watching Birdman win Best Picture made me want to throw my television out the window and renounce pop culture for all of time.

But not so much that I would ever actually do such a thing and risk missing reruns of Vanderpump Rules. I mean, I think we all want to see whose life Stassi is going to trash up next, #amIright?

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Crispy baked tofu, tender eggplant, and snow peas simmered in a spicy green curry sauce team up with cilantro rice to make these delicious vegan Thai green curry burritos.
thai green curry burritos

I’m about to make you fall in love with tofu.

Brace yourself.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jamba Juice. All opinions are 100% mine.
Jamba Juice Cold-Pressed Juices

Confession: Up until a few days ago, I had never had a green beverage.

Crazy for someone who worships kale as much as I do…but true.

And it wasn’t even for lack of trying! Every week when planning out my meals, I would tell myself THIS IS THE WEEK. I would make lists upon lists of kale smoothies, spinach juices, and swiss chard slurpies that I wanted to try…and then I would get bitten by the lazy bug, throw all my greens into a stir fry or bowl of pasta and swear to do better next time.

Eat, rinse, and repeat.

For a while I considered going the juice cleanse route just to say I did it, but they were all fairly pricey and restrictive in what you could eat while on the cleanse, which is so not my jam. I’m more of an everything in moderation kind of eater, as you may have noticed if you’re a regular reader. Bad things happen when you try to take away my daily chocolate. VERY.BAD.THINGS.
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