Dreamy Confetti Quinoa

I’ll be the first to admit that some of my recipes are time-consuming (I’m looking at you, caramelized onions) or complex (like my hybrid French bread recipe, which I have yet to share on here).  The truth of it is, though, that most of the meals that I eat are simple and straightforward, just like this dish.  I made it one night after Zumba, and it was both gratifying and easy to make.


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Review: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Fair warning: this is going to be a short one.

I recently read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.  It’s been on my to-read list for a few years.  Goodreads provides a snapshot of the book in its description:

Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker’s Guide (“A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have”) and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox–the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod’s girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years.

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The Friday Five

Has this week absolutely flown by, or is it just me?  I swear, I rolled out of bed on Monday morning, blinked, and it’s suddenly Friday!  L and I have an action-packed weekend ahead of us; we’re going to go see my aunt, uncle, cousins, and both sets of my grandparents.  I’m looking forward to seeing all of them, and to spending lots of quality roadtrip time with my man :)

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