Egg Salad with Yogurt, Dill & Lemon

Egg salad is one of those dishes I often forget about. Both Jeff and I have memories of eating it in our sandwiches as kids, neither of us loving it. But once in a while, I have a bunch of hard boiled eggs on my hands, and I remember. It turns out that I kind […]

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How to Cut Up a Pineapple Like a Pro

I know there are a lot of ways to cut up a pineapple out there, but I personally think there is only one right way to do it! I grew up in the Philippines, and loved the beautiful ways everyone sliced up fruit. In the markets, the fruit vendors would be carving fruit up so […]

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Lunch at the Cadiz Market

It’s been a very hot summer, my friends. Last Saturday, we saw that the high for our town of El Puerto de Santa Maria was going to be 99ºF, so we decided that we needed to get down to Cadiz, where it’s always cooler, especially in the summer time. This was also a great excuse […]

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Market Visits

Gazpacho– Gluten free!

The Best Gazpacho (Gluten-Free & Grain-Free)

What’s your summertime go-to meal? This year for our family, with so much summer heat and busy-ness, it has absolutely been gazpacho. Every Saturday, we go shopping for our food for the week and I pick up tons of tomatoes, red peppers, and cucumbers, and I make a huge batch of gazpacho. We usually eat […]

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What Could Go Right?

I wrote this post in June of 2015, but am republishing it a year later because I have an important update, which changes the story a little– and I added a video I think you’ll enjoy.  If you have already read it, please scroll to the bottom of the post. And if this is the […]

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Mental Health

Feria Fun!

Hi there, remember me? It has been so long since I posted here, but I wanted to share some pictures of this year’s feria. Last year, I think I disappointed everyone (especially Amelia) by not dressing up, so I really went for it this year! And although I never got out my “real” camera, I […]

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Life in Spain

Body-Positive Resolutions

15 Body-Loving Resolutions for the New Year

I wanted to share a post here that I wrote for my bodywork clients. I think it applies to all of us, and hope you will find it encouraging. We all want the best of ourselves. We want to do our best, look our best, perform our best. So it’s natural to make goals that […]

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2015: The Year We Faced Our Dreams

I have put off writing this post until the last few hours of 2015, because the idea has overwhelmed me. Sometimes it’s easier to talk about challenges than it is about joys. Do you know what I mean? Everything I want to share here is put into context by the year-end post I wrote four […]

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Living Well

Thoughtful Gifts for Children (Alternative to Toys!)

Over the last couple of years, I have had a lot of fun sharing my favorite gift ideas with you. I have always loved giving gifts, even if I’m a minimalist at heart. I’ve made gift guides for Classy Gentlemen, for Ladies, and for Grandma. But one of my favorite demographics to choose presents for […]

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