Sunday, April 27, 2008

GREAT Recipe!

I just made this fantastic recipe that I found at and just had to share it!

Quinoa and Black Beans


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and saute until lightly browned.
  2. Mix quinoa into the saucepan and cover with vegetable broth. Season with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes,
  3. Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the black beans and cilantro.
In the reviews, I read that it's really good served as a meal with diced avocado on top and a squeeze of lime juice. Haven't tried that yet since I'm making it for sometime this week, but I just tried it without the avocado and lime. SO incredible! Quinoa is really really good for you as well.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

100 things, continued...

18. I drive with both feet. After driving a standard car for so long, my left foot just HAD to rest on a pedal, so I used to just rest it on the brake. Now I brake with my left and gas with my right. It freaks Chris out.

19. I've always wanted to go blonde. I don't think that I'd look good as a blonde, but I've always wanted to try it but have always been too scared.

20. I could eat bleu cheese and drink scotch all day long! I didn't even start liking either until I was 18, but I could live off of both.

21. I love the ocean, but it freaks me out. I'm such a wuss now! All the creepy crawlies and sharks just ruin it for me. Except for when we were in Isla Mujeres. They have a big net to keep you from getting caught in the undertow, but I liked it because it kept out the sharks. You know, because sharks can't get through nets. ;-)

22. I want a boob job. It's so vain, I know, but I want my old boobies back. They were cute and perky!

23. My favorite book is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I first read it when I was 12, and it's been my favorite ever since. A very close second is The Drifters, by James Michener.

24. I always kill great songs. I hear a great song or two somewhere, download it, and then I'll listen to it over and over and over again until I can't even bear to think about it ever again. It's terrible!

25. I'm a closet zit picker. It's so gross, I know, but I can't help it! I could just sit in front of a mirror for a long time and just pick at myself.

26. Secretly, I like the beard that Chris is growing out.

27. I really want to be closer to my parents again. Not only are they just fantastic in general, but they make great babysitters! (They come cheap, too! They get paid in hugs and kisses, but we let Will foot that bill!)

28. I miss being pregnant, it was actually kind of fun! I got to eat whatever I wanted, I didn't have to suck in my gut, and people didn't give me weird looks when I rubbed my belly.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Expanding my Vocabulary, One Naughty Word at a Time!

I had posted this on my MySpace blog a while back, but thought that it was funny enough to post here:

Everyday I leave at 5pm on the dot to try to beat some of the downtown traffic, and just about everyday I see this same old guy on a motorcycle. Long, braided ponytail, a suit and he drives like an asshole, really hard to miss.

Today he caught my eye because he was wearing a fun leather get-up because 60 degrees is considered freezing cold here. I noticed that he had a nice shiny, new helmet. It was black, and on the back it read "Vegetarian". I started thinking to myself "What a fucking freak, he's really proud of his vegetables. Loser." Then I got a better look. It actually read "Vaginatarian". I just about pissed my pants! Ohhhhh.. not vegetables! Vagina! Of course! How classy... fo sho.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I got Rick Rolled.. AGAIN!

Chris is such a jerk! Apparently the only thing that they have to do at his company is to Rick Roll people all day long. His boss got it twice today, they all sent each other links with SalesForce tasks with links to this.

I, on the other hand, am proud to say that I was a busy bee at work today! I'm stirring up all sorts of trouble! Why? Why not! I quit my job on Monday! Hahaha, that's right! My last day is next Friday, unless they agree to negotiate with me a bit, in which case I will stay one extra week. We'll see! I've decided that I do want to work, but just not downtown. I'm done with sitting in traffic for 2.5 hours/day! I am going to stay at home for a few weeks (while still taking Will to daycare.. haha!) so that I can get some gardening done, finally decorate the guest room and just have some time to myself before I get back out there again. I'm lucky enough to be able to be fairly picky about the location and job that I take, so we'll see what's out there when I'm ready. I definitely want to be close to Will's daycare, which I will not change. It's so tough to find a daycare that you are happy with, there's no reason to change it.

So, WOOHOO! The countdown begins!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


I have had a real potty mouth lately. I totally blame my job and the coworker that makes me want to throw a stapler at her stupid ugly hat wearing head.

This potty mouth has come around at the perfect time, now that my son is starting to speak and repeat choice words. I have tried really really hard to not say curse words around him, and he has not repeated any so far, but I am expecting that someday something bad will happen and the mother of all curse words will slip out. It'll be like slow motion, and it will just fall out of his mouth. Knowing him, the moment that he sees the look of horror that will cross my face is the same moment that he'll decide that this new is his most favoritest word ever.

Then I'll have to bring out the bar of soap.