Sunday Snaps 8-10-14

It has been awhile since my last Sunday Snap post! Why, you ask? Well, in the midst of moving, starting a new job, and keeping up with posts for this blog, my family decided to have an impromptu vaca. I literally booked a ticket at 2 am Tuesday morning and was on a plane en route to Tampa, FL at 9 am Thursday morning. Florida has always been a paradise for me, mostly because I’ve always loved being by the water. Now that I’m living in the Southwest, I enjoy it even more:




Or maybe it is because I miss really great seafood, like these oysters, which I had at Sunday brunch. What else was on my plate that brunchy morning? Mussels, bacon, hardboiled eggs, sushi, and corned beef. Paleo brunch done right.

I also have a newfound love of palm trees, especially when they grow inside:

The night before I left, we decided to have a Paleo Italian night. Italian food was something sorely missed when we both decided to go Paleo. Now that I’m becoming better at “pasta” substitutes and grain-free companies are becoming mainstream, there are a lot more options. Our favorites are pizza (peperoni, cheese, or pesto are all fantastic) by Against the Grain Gourmet, and the fettuccine by Cappellos. Both are grain-free, sugar-free, organic companies committed to sustainable products and healthy lifestyles. I highly suggest them.


Also Italian? The frozen Chicago style thin-crust pizza my mom ordered, had delivered, froze, and then carried in her luggage from my small hometown of Grayslake, Illinois all the way down to Florida. She brought us so much that I even got to take some back to New Mexico. My pizza is well traveled.

P.S.: Heating up leftover pizza in a frying pan is the best way to ensure a crispy, non-soggy crust. 

P.S.: Heating up leftover pizza in a frying pan is the best way to ensure a crispy, non-soggy crust. 

While visiting a Five Guys, I saw these adorable thank-you notes from kids to the restaurant. “I love lamp”. Dying: 

Back in New Mexico, the sunsets (and sunrises) have been amazing. A few times a week at least, I’ve been actively taking the time to relax and watch the sun go down. In more rare cases, Ill get up to watch the sun rise, but to be honest, I really like my sleep.  This has been such an amazing change from my life previous to this move.




On one last note, I would like to tell the world that the grocery stores here sell aloe leaves like its no. big. deal. Ummm what?


We also cannot figure out what this fruit below is. Any guesses? Anyone know?

 

Happy Sunday, and I wish you all a wonderful week ahead!