friday things + eat happy winners

i love love love love these little uneven square tiles. i love the pearliness, i love the way the backsplash becomes a shelf. i just think it's so interesting. someone tell me how this is achieved....like, are they fired to be wonky or is it all in the application? via the socialite family

 

 

it's that time of year here in atlanta where it really is not advisable to be outside after 8 am.

no item of clothing you own is going to help you stay cool. your skin is a burden.

your AC is struggling to keep up. you put your sleep t shirt in the freezer before bed.

where 5 seconds ago you were heralding summer and how glorious it is and now you can't wait for that first 50 degree morning and air that you can actually breathe in. 

it's called fall y'all and it needs to be brought. because LOOK at those boots.

via sandra semburg

 

 

10 things your landscape architect wishes you knew.

i found this to be very informative. and i am not hiring one. 

 

 

 this transcribed speech sums up my feelings completely on the matter. if you were wondering. 

 

 

planning a visit to this dream of a place. should i go this fall or wait til next summer?

who's been? 

 

and now the winners of eat happy-

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the winners at random are- chesa and ms smart.

please email me and give me your mailing addresses.

thank you guys so much for entering. and if you didn't win just get the book anyway!! 

 

have an awesome weekend. stay cool. 

eat happy giveaway!

do you have a friend that wrote a cookbook?

HA! i do!

her name is anna vocino and the book is called eat happy.

it's a cookbook that is full of A+ recipes. recipes that you make over and over, that are easy and completely fool proof. but that are also gluten free, grain free and low carb, but don't taste like air or cardboard. the reason is is because she isn't trying to replace the grain with another grain. get woke!

i have been mostly gluten free for years. this is because i am sensitive to gluten. some days i eat it and you better batten down the toilet. other days not so much as a rumbling. maybe it's the way it's processed maybe it's the way it's heated maybe it's maybelline. i don't know. 

but i try to avoid it. anna on the other hand is celiac. should she eat gluten it's far more serious. a few years ago i came across a video of charlize theron talking smack about how "gluten free is bullshit". 

i was so mad because it was such an ignorant uninformed statement that i wrote a blog post about it and anna added her own open letter to charlize in the post. you can read it here and i advise you to because you will really get a MASSIVE education. 

 

so back to the book...

 

the book in a nutshell:

"Eat Happy has 154 delicious grain-free, gluten-free recipes that are also free of any processed sugars. There are meats, fish, sides, soups, starters, casseroles, slow cooker recipes, breakfast dishes, and even desserts to satisfy any sweets craving you might have, all with virtually no sugar.

If you are low carb, paleo, are wanting to keep autoimmune issues at bay, or just want to lose extra weight, Eat Happy gives you comfort food where you won’t miss the sugars or grains so your body and brain can feel happy from eating real foods."

 

here are a few of our favorites..

 

torri's "fried" chicken legs

these are made with almond meal and are delicious. i sprinkle on hot sauce at the end. you should too. also...i had no idea non stick aluminum foil existed but you will need it. 

 

paleo pumpkin pie

this pie is the only pumpkin pie i make. you will never use a grain based crust again. and you won't miss it either. 

 

beef and portobello stew

cauliflower tots

surprisingly regular tot-like. 

 

slow cooker short ribs

there are quite a few slow cooker recipes or slow cooker option recipes. i know how much bitches love their slow cookers. anna says this is the only slow cooker you'll ever need. (which is actually a pressure cooker that you can use as a slow cooker.)

 

pittsburgh turkey chili

i make this all the time. it's so good. and the leftovers even better. 

 

roasted lentil and cauliflower soup

i can't wait for it to turn a bit colder and to make this. doesn't it look yummy?

 

quesadilla casserole

anna says she makes this once a week in her house and has done so for over a decade. 

it's loaded with veggies and ground turkey. 

 

just about every single recipe in the book looks like it shouldn't be good for you. but they are. 

you need this cookbook if a. you like to cook healthy food for you and your family. b. need a cookbook where the recipes are mostly short on ingredients. (almost all of the recipes can be executed on weekdays or there are some recipes that anna calls "weekend recipes" bc they take a little extra effort.)  c. if you are autoimmune and need to avoid gluten or just want to lose weight and/or eat healthier. d. you want to try a book with classic recipes made without sugars and grains and processed ingredients. e. all of the above. 

anna has graciously offered up 2 copies of eat happy for you readers of mfamb!

so here's what you need to do to win:

leave a comment here. 

follow me on instagram

follow the eat happy cookbook on instagram

and follow anna on instagram.

i will be announcing the 2 winners on friday! 

if you're ready to buy it, you can do that too. here you go

 

zooey deschanel is also a fan...

just sayin. 

 

i'm super proud of you anna! 

 

ok then friends. win dis book. 

 

**contest is currently closed