Vitamix Pro 750 vs A3500 video, Bachelor food, Pancakes for Mom, Olive Garden Recap, Peanut Butter Pickle Sandwiches, and more!
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Good morning from sunny Minneapolis!
Hope you had a nice week. 🙂
Here’s what’s new, exciting, and thought-provoking from the Life is NOYOKE world.
1. New YouTube Video We’re Loving
It’s one of those answer-an-FAQ videos that may only appeal to those asking the question. But this is one of my favorite videos in a long time. Feels like a greatest hits video.
2. Throwback to Bachelor Living
Shalva fought food poisoning this week. (She thinks it was e-coli from romaine lettuce.) She’s fine now. But while she had zero appetite or energy, I was on my own for food. And when it’s just me, I eat to live (not live to eat). Here are the quickie feasts I made for myself this week.
Roasted red pepper hummus not curated for food photography. 🙂
And a blueberry protein shake I made after doing something I rarely ever do: Went for a run. Weird. I kind of liked it.
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3. Homemade Pancakes for Mom
She’s made you food all your life. Consider making these easy, fluffy pancakes for her on Mother’s Day, 5/13. (Or, if you’re feeling lazy and want to instead spend several hundred dollars, you can get her one of the Vitamix machines on sale for Mother’s Day.)
4. Oh, Olive Garden, We Love You
As mentioned last week, we had a reservation at the Olive Garden. If you do plant-based out of the house, you can have the breadsticks, salad without croutons and substitute oil and vinegar for the dressing, and build your own pasta. I added mushrooms and steamed broccoli to my rigatoni noodles and marinara sauce. My date had authentic alfredo. What happens at The Garden stays at the garden. 🙂
5. Weird Sandwich Combinations
Thinking of horrible foods to combine is a fun game. This, however, is real and something we’ll come back to when homemade pickle-making season begins: Why a peanut butter and pickle sandwich is the totally not-gross snack you need in your mouth right now.
Thanks for reading and have a good week,
Lenny and Shalva
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And then, catch up on the last few week’s week-in-review: