So we settled on a couch. It’s not the exact look we wanted in a couch, but when we sat on it, we pretty much drowned in it. In a good way. Did you ever see that show on PBS, The Big Comfy Couch? I only had 4 channels growing up, so I watched A LOT of that show. Probably until I was 17. Ok, 18. Along with Arthur. That show was the best. You know what I’m talking about. Anyways, the couch on that show is what it reminded me of when I sat down. Kind of. Minus the weird clown girl. I wonder what she’s doing with her life nowadays.

So I took some of your advice and I started watching House of Cards. And as soon as I started watching it, I noticed that a ton of the bloggers I follow on instagram are obsessed with it. So it got me excited. I’ve watched probably 7-8 episodes by now, fallen asleep in a couple, but I’m still not quite sure if I’m into it. I think it’s because politics confuse me. Mostly because I don’t give an eff about politics. But I’m trying to keep up and stick with it. I’m hoping it gets more suspenseful. I like suspense.

Anyone watch the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon? Wonderful. Love it.

Anywho. I’ve started to settle in pretty well to this new apartment. It’s slowly but surely getting decorated and feeling more like a home. I just love it. But it’s just missing one thing: a French bulldog. I’ve wanted one for a while now, but had to wait for the right time. And I think you should sit on big decisions for a while. Like one of my tattoos. Should have sat on that thought for longer. Back to the point, we are looking for a little frenchie in Colorado to welcome into our home. Problem is, people tend to charge over $3,000 for French bulldogs here. And well, that’s ridiculous. I’m totally down to spend some money, but I’m not looking for a $6,000 show dog. Nope. Just a frenchie I can love, hang out at home with, talk to while I’m cooking, walk in my new neighborhood with, and make paleo dog treats for. I will love him, and kiss him, and hold him. But I first need to find a breeder in Colorado who charges less than $3,000. Oh the frustration.

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Beef and Broccoli Cashew Stiry Fry
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Serves: 3-4

  • 1 cup coconut aminos
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 1 pound flank steak, thinly sliced against the grain
  • 3 crowns of broccoli, cut into florets
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • couple tablespoons of coconut oil
  • ½ cup toasted cashews

  1. Whisk together coconut amines, orange juice, honey, fish sauce, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, arrowroot powder, and a bit of salt and pepper.
  2. Place sliced flank steak in a shallow bowl and pour whisked mixture on top of the meat to cover. Place in fridge and let refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. After meat has refrigerated, place a large pan or dutch oven over medium heat. Add about a tablespoon of coconut oil to the pan when hot, then add broccoli florets. Sprinkle with a little salt and mix around in the pan to help crisp up. To make sure my broccoli gets soft, I use a teaspoon of water, add it to the pan and then cover to help steam the broccoli for just 1 minute.
  4. Once broccoli is cooked through to preference, remove from pan and set aside.
  5. Place pan back over high heat, add a little more coconut oil then add the meat and sauce directly to the hot pan, trying not to overcrowd the bottom of the pan. Cook meat until barely any pink remains, then add broccoli back to the pan, along with toasted cashews.
  6. Mix together and cook for 1 more minute. Serve!