Friday, March 30, 2012

I Want

{ Key Lime Ice Cream...umm hello! }

{ This shirt! Wow! I love! }

{ This chair...like really really bad! }

{ This hanging in our patio. }

{ OMG...I NEED a baby sloth!!! Like Neeeeeeed.... }

Okay....Honestly all I really want for my birthday is for somebody to wash my disgusting car.
 I'm totally NOT kidding.

Anyway...

Here's to keeping it real since 1976.

yada yada yada

Saturday, March 24, 2012

5 Things

I watch at least one of the Twilight movies about twice a month and I think Carlos is finally about to have me committed for it. Seriously.

I'm from Northern California and I absolutely HATE the taste of Chardonnay. Hey!....What the hell is all that damn OAK about? Feels like I'm chewing on damn redwood....

I have random cravings for Mexican Ceviche even though I have not eaten this delicious non-vegetarian dish since the mid 80s. So weird....

The biggest wave I have ever surfed had about a 12 foot face
on it. I made the drop, rode it to the channel and I immediately paddled back in vowing to never do that ever again.

I'm so old I used a type writer in college.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Pop of Color


I hated the styles of the 1980s. I remember them clearly and always cringed when they creep back into current fashion. Shoulder pads, hard make-up, big hair, pegged jeans and acid washed everything please please stay back in 1985 where you belong.....I'm the kind of girl that loves white, beige, charcoal gray and black. I love the styles of the 40s and 50s, Jack Roger Sandals, Louis Vuitton, bohemian glam, and absolutely anything Miranda Kerr, Diane Von Furstenberg, or what Jackie O would throw together.

However...

 I've been gravitating towards harsh bright neon these days? Wait, whaaaaa???

Yes. It's true. But only paired with neutral. AND only one neon piece at a time thank you very much.

So today I picked up these fantastic neon yellow slippers at F21 along with this fabulous bright trench coat.

 Wait... a trench coat on Maui?

Of course not, silly.

This is for my trip to the Mainland in April. I'm thinking San Francisco and Seattle are the perfect cities to sport fluorescent orange. Don't you think?? Even Carlos commented on how it would be hard to loose me in the fog now....I sooo agree.

ALOHA!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Farmer's Market Dinners

{ Green Papaya Salad with Summer Rolls made with beets, carrots, cucumbers, mint, cilantro, and mixed greens along with a homemade Maui Gold pineapple dipping sauce. Delish! }

With Carlos working almost every single night until we leave for vacation I've been making dinner for myself almost everyday and I'm sort of loving it. My meals have been flip flopping between my Vegetarian Pho, Summer Rolls, or Green Papaya Salads with ingredients that I have been picking up at the Farmer's Market at TJ Oriental market in Kahului every single Friday morning.
I spend about $10 worth of gas to purchase about $40-$50 worth of fruit and veggies and I live on this all week long. It's absolutely fabulous. Who knew you could eat so well at this price on Maui? I can even purchase my Pho rice noodles, rice paper wrappers, Aloha Shoyu and sriracha there for a fraction of what I pay any place else on island. Amazing!

A typical shopping trip these days includes....

2 packs of rice noodles ( $1.40 for 16 oz! )
about 6 cucumbers for juicing
2-3 lbs of kale for juicing
Fuji apples for juicing
2 bags of baby spinach
2 bags of mixed Kula greens for salads
5-6 Meyer lemons
5-6 Tahitian limes
a large bag of Shiitake mushrooms ( $5! )
4 Rainbow papayas ( 4 for $5! )
2 Thai green papayas
2 sweet potatoes
3-4 Hawaiian oranges
1 Maui Gold pineapple
apple bananas
6 baby bok choi ( $2! )
Maui onions ( a large bag for only $5! )
4-5 stalks of lemongrass
bag of mint, bag of cilantro, bag of Thai basil, and green onions ( each only $1! )
and....
some extra veggie ( this week it was bundle of Waipoli asparagus )
and....
some exotic seasonal fruit selection ( been picking up Chocolate Sapotes!, Rambutans, Star Apple or Lychee these days )
Need to try....
the huge Jackfruit and Durian asap!

Note: As far as I know, everything I've been purchasing at TJs market is grown fresh on Maui, Molokai, or the Big Island of Hawaii ( with the exception of apples for apples are not typically grown in our tropical climate.  )

{ So happy that the Thai green papayas are back in season!!! I love my green papaya salads! }

See you soon!

ALOHA

Thursday, March 15, 2012

I Love

{ new orchids for the coffee table }

{ Meyer lemons all over the farmer's markets! }

{ My inexpensive answer to my "Equipment" shirt obsession. }

{ Maui grown "Rainbow" paw paw for breakie. }

{ The strangest cat I've ever had....}

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Green

Just noticing how "green" my counter looked this morning while making a "green juice".

organic kale from Kula
Tahitian limes
rainbow papayas
chocolate sapotes from Hana
and some local avocados from a friend's yard in Ka'anapali.

This is nothing....You should really see my fridge right now.

Happy weekend!

ALOHA

Friday, March 9, 2012

The missing Birchbox arrives...

One of the drawbacks of living in the middle of Pacific is unpredictable mail.
My February Birchbox took a little detour to Riverside, CA for about 5 weeks. This sort of thing happens so frequently that I barely notice anymore.
Anyway, hopefully my March box gets here before I leave in April for 3 weeks....

My February Birchbox included:
colorscience pro | glow and go Travel Puff : basically a pre-filled compact puff - neat idea
dermalogica | Daily Microfoliant : I love anything these days that exfoliates!
EYE ROCK | Designer Liner : Unfortunately I see these never getting used...
Jouer | Luminizing Moisture Tint : This stuff is AWESOME! Seriously considering ordering a full size tube. LOVE!

Extras:
Heart Nail File and a Digital Download of 6 free tunes from Green River Ordinance

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Raw Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Shake

OMG so good!
This just might be my new favorite thing ever!!

Mint Chocolate Chip Shake
-raw vegan-
( serves 1 )
1 cup sliced frozen bananas
1 cup vanilla almond milk
small handful of spinach to sneak in your greens and add color ( you will not taste this, promise! )
a few mint leaves ( optional )
1 tsp lecithin powder
a couple drops of liquid stevia ( adjust according to desired sweetness level )
a couple drops of mint extract ( not raw but whatever )
2 tsp raw cacao nibs
Place everything in a highspeed blender except cacao nibs until "milkshake" smooth. Add cacao and pulse blender a few more times just to incorporate nibs. Top with extra nibs for an extra buzz. LOVE!

ALOHA!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

I Want

{ To take a nap here. }

{ To make raw vegan ice cream bars. }

{ Chevron pillows like these on our bed. }

{ This bag! } 

{ This little guy.....}