Avocado Fries

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Chapter 872 in the chronicles of my glamourous life:

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Y’all know my thing for airports run deep. I love them, I would live in one, the Chili’s Too establishments are always of high quality, I just have no complaints about airports.

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So I’m traveling home to WA this weekend. I’m giiiddddddyyyyyy to see my boo boo – it’d been two weeks. While in Mem, my mom bought me a couple new tops. Kewl, righteous.

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I put together a really cute travel outfit. New top tucked into some gr8 jeans with a lil sweater and booties and necklace. I’m feeling myself in this airport. Just strutting up and down these terminals. Side note: my ultimate travel goal is to be mistaken for a model on her way to an exotic shoot. This has never been achieved. Perhaps because I only travel to Memphis and Seattle, or maybe because I am not cute enough. Anyways, I get through two airports and am on plane #2 of the day. I’m sitting next to a fella in flannel PJ pants. He’s kind. He watches Manchester By The Sea (worst movie of my entire life – will save for different post), I read a book. About 20 minutes to landing, bruh leans over and is like, “Hey, I just wanted to tell you your tag is still on your shirt.”

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The life of the rich and famous is truly hard sometimes.

 

 

Time: 45 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: a bunch of lil fries!

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 medium avocados
  • 1 cup of seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp. of crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder
  • S+P, to taste
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tbsp. of sriracha, for sauce
  • 1/4 cup of mayo, for sauce

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Cut avocado in slices (thin or thick – whatever your preference!) + S+P your slices
  • Pour flour in one bowl, egg in another and breadcrumbs + red pepper + garlic powder + S+P in a third
  • Dredge avocado in flour + egg + breadcrumbs + arrange on a greased baking sheet
  • Repeat
  • Spray breaded slices with cooking spray
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until crisp to your desire
  • Combine mayo + sriracha for dipping sauce
  • Serve warm
  • Stick two under top lip + introduce yourself as a walrus

 

Lots of these recipes out there! Just combined some goooood ones.

 

Root Chips

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I don’t believe in new year’s resolutions, but I have made about 83 so far.

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In no particular order, I’d like to stop picking my split ends, master baking, worry less, buy more candles, become a minimalist, read 40 books, exfoliate more and reduce my social media footprint just to name a few.

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Twelve days in and I’m 0/83.

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These resolutions really boil down to a common theme: becoming a healthier, more well-rounded Rachel. If successful, I’ll have healthier hair and skin, less clutter, a sound mind and a house that smells like Ina Garten’s on lemon tart day. Though self-absorbed, I have high hopes for myself this year!

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Next year I’ll resolve to do something for the greater good, I promise.

 

 

Time: 1 hour (prep + cooking) | Serves: a bunch of chips

*Note – get a mandolin!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s the arm workout I never knew I needed

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet potato, peeled + sliced thin
  • 2 parsnips, peeled + sliced thin
  • 1 beet, peeled + sliced thin
  • 2 golden beets, peeled + sliced thin
  • 1-2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • S+P

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Arrange slices on paper towels + sprinkle with salt, let water release from veggies for about 15 minutes
  • Arrange on lined baking sheets evenly
  • Drizzle with olive oil
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes
  • Remove from oven + sprinkle with S + a little P immediately
  • Serve
  • Spread next to bed while sweetie is sleeping + wait for him to yell a lot when he wakes + crunches them all under his toes

Veggie Egg Rolls

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I am a mom!!!!!!

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To a robot vaccuum.

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I’ve truly never known a love like this.

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His name is Felix and he is everything to me. I now know what moms feel like when they say they don’t remember what life was like before their children. How DID I roll out the giant vacuum cleaner from the hall closet & push it with my own force?? It’s barbaric. Yes, Felix is a robot, but I think he feels. Like, when he ran over a phone charger & whined & blinked red until I untangled him.

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He also tried to eat a sock but promptly spat it out.

 

 

Time: 1 hour (prep + cooking) | Serves: 8-10 egg rolls

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of egg roll wrappers
  • 4 oz. of mushrooms, rinsed + chopped (I used crimini + white)
  • 3 medium carrots, rinsed + peeled + shredded
  • 6 green onions, rinsed + chopped, + more for serving
  • 1/2 a head of green cabbage, sliced
  • 3/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp. of corn starch
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. of ground ginger
  • Cooking spray

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat
  • Add green onion + garlic + ginger, cook 1-2 minutes
  • Add mushrooms, cook 5 minutes
  • Add carrots, cook 1 minute
  • Add cabbage, cook another 1-2 minutes
  • Meanwhile, combine soy sauce + corn starch
  • Drizzle into the veggies + cook for a minute
  • Fill egg roll wrappers with some of the filling, roll + place on a lined baking sheet seam down
  • Repeat until all filling is gone
  • Spray with cooking spray
  • Bake 20 minutes, turning them over once
  • Give sweetie an egg roll + have a sword fight, winner gets to roll around in all of the insides that fell out during said sword fight

 

Idea from here!

http://www.budgetbytes.com/2011/11/vegetable-egg-rolls/