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Easy Recipe: Spaghetti Squash

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I hope you are all doing well! I've been really busy with school and life so I haven't posted in a while but I will try to post more regularly! But back to business. As I'm sure I have mentioned before I am a lazy cook. I'm always looking for healthy easy recipes for me to whip up.  I recently rediscovered spaghetti squash, which I used to eat all the time in college and have been eating for many of my meals these past two weeks.

I love making spaghetti squash primarily because its so easy to make and it makes multiple meals, which I'm all for because it means I don't have to cook later in the week. It is also healthy and a great alternative to pasta (only 31 calories per cup!). Additionally, because it is so similar to pasta there are many different ways to prepare it!

Ingredients: 1 whole Spaghetti Squash, olive oil, salt, pepper, vegetables of your choice 

step one: the hardest part of this recipe is cutting the spaghetti squash in half. It takes me forever…

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie!

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So here in San Diego we are having a little bit of a heatwave unfortunately. I'm dying for the season to change so I can live in in sweaters and leggings but sad to say I was dying today in a summer dress.  Even though it's hot outside, I'm still in the mood to eat pumpkin flavored everything! Because of this pumpkin obsession, I decided to make a pumpkin smoothie to get the taste of pumpkin but in the form of a smoothie.



The best thing about this recipe is that it is relatively healthy! I had this for dinner and feel no guilt at all.



Ingredients
2 frozen bananas1 cup of pumpkin puree1 cup of milk (I used almond milk)1 tbsp of agave nectar (or whatever sweetener you like)1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice Throw it all in a blender and blend until smooth. Eat and Enjoy!!

xx-Juliana

Picking the Perfect Pumpkin

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I went to the Pumpkin Patch on Saturday, which was a nice way to spend the afternoon! There are several Pumpkin Stations in San Diego County and I went to the one in South County in Bonita. It was a really cute pumpkin patch and a really good one for kids!

The pumpkin patch had a a hay ride, corn maze, and petting zoo to go along with the thousands of pumpkins.


I walked through the corn maze, which was shorter than me, with Melina.  It was so short that we thought we would have no problem getting through it, but we ended up taking a wrong turn and getting a little lost haha.

I watched the little kids petting the farm animals and snapped a photo of the cute goat who had had enough of the kids (my kind of goat).




We walked around looking for the perfect pumpkin for me to take home.  There were so many kinds of pumpkins at the patch.  It had regular orange ones, bumpy ones, and all different kinds of colors.  Initially I was drawn to the typical orange pumpkins.  my family grew pumpkins …

Vegan Protein Apple Cider Donuts

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Hey guys! It's Fall so I have been obsessed with everything pumpkin and apple as I am every year at this time.  Fall also comes with a temptation to bake even though I am by no means a baker!  I love pumpkin pie and  pumpkin cookies but was looking to try something different this time around.  Melina found this recipe from Young and Raw for "Baked Apple Cider Protein Donuts" so we tried it the other night so I wanted to share it!



Disclaimer: I thought the donuts were pretty good! but Melina did not like the taste but you should try for yourself!

The coolest thing about this recipe is that it is vegan. I try to eat vegan as often as I can for many reasons as I may explain in a future post. This recipe also contains protein powder, which makes these donuts a good breakfast!

I have copied the information below for convenience.
Ingredients1 serving Vega Protein & Greens Vanilla2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour blend (that includes xanthan gum)2 tsp baking powder1 tsp b…

Homemade Pitaya Bowl

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Hi Guys! Some of you may know that my Instagram started as a food account.  I loved making smoothies and bowls and sharing their deliciousness! I STILL LOVE making them. They are refreshing, healthy, and pretty to look at! I wanted to share how easy it is to make your own at home Pitaya Bowl!

Pitaya is very popular because of its healthy benefits and its vibrant color. However Pitaya bowls can be in the $10 range and you actually have to leave your house to get one.  If you're like me and like relaxing at home but also like Pitaya bowl fret no more. They are EXTREMELY easy to make at home!


The first thing you need is a frozen Pitaya plus packet!  They are sold at most health food stores in the frozen food section. I get mine at Sprouts.

The rest of the ingredients you can get at a regular grocery store.

Ingredients
1 frozen Pitaya Plus pack1-2 frozen bananas1 cup frozen strawberries 1 cup of almond milk (or milk of your choice!)toppings of your choice! (I always love fruit top…

Holy Matcha!

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If you plan on visiting San Diego or eve live in San Diego then you MUST hit up North Park.  North Park is a neighborhood in San Diego that has the best eateries and coffee places to visit.  Last week I hit up Holy Matcha with my friend Melina to see what all the hype was about!


I have seen pictures on Instagram of this place and thought it looked adorable and I love Matcha so we checked it out. We walked in and the whole place is what I wished my condo looked liked.  It was decorated with the cutest little succulents and plants and hues of pink!



Also the pink mason jars...I NEED THE PINK MASON JARS!


The menu was pretty limited but everything had a matcha component to it! Melina and I ordered the iced matcha lattes with almond milk (they only offer almond or coconut milk).  The menu contained so many delicious matcha drinks I want to try, including the matcha lemonades!


Obviously because it is a blogger/ instgramer hotspot, it was pretty busy so I don't recommend going there to st…

Casa Guadalajra

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Continuing on my reviews/comments of the many San Diego eateries I'm talking about one of my favorite Mexican restaurants, Casa Guadalajara ("Casa"). Casa is a staple here in San Diego. You can tell the food is amazing because there's always along wait. However, do not let deter you! You can go to the bar and wait. During happy hour they have nachos and other snacks to snack on.


Casa is located on Taylor street just around the corner from Old Town San Diego.

One of my favorite aspects about the restaurant is the decor. I love all the colors and cultural Mexican decor. In every corner there is something new. One of my favorite pieces of wall art is the array of suns located at the front entrance.


I arrived with my parents and aunt and uncle and waited at the bar for 30 minutes. We watched a woman make handmade tortillas while sipping on drinks.The chargers game was on at the bar with the few Chargers fans left in San Diego rooting for hopeless team. (not a fan if you…