Mr Marine and my story couldn’t have been written better if we tried. It’s the cutest damned romantic comedy I’ve ever heard of and I absolutely LOVE telling it to anyone who will sit there long enough to listen to … Continue reading
Audrey Hepburn The story of my personal mission statement started years ago. My mother gave me “7 habits” when I was going through difficult teenager times but I never read it. A good friend of mine is a soccer coach, … Continue reading
Mr Marine brought home a huge lamb leg (forgive me for not knowing the technical term) with the bone in and cooked it for dinner over the weekend. I can’t remember the last time I had lamb, but it was … Continue reading
Homemade Pizza Sauce This past week Mr Marine and I were snowed in, in a late winter snow storm. This weekend it should be in the 60s! While we were deciding what to have for lunch, we noticed we had … Continue reading
Meatballs 1 lb beef 1 egg ½ -3/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs EVOO Oregano Basil Garlic salt Black pepper Worchestershire Mix together all ingredients. Form into balls — size doesn’t matter 😉 Heat EVOO in a frying pan and brown balls … Continue reading
I absolutely love Starbuck’s Cool Lime Refresher and when I saw FitSugar’s Green Tea Lime Cooler on Pinterest I know I had to jump on it. I love the idea of replacing my morning and afternoon coffees with tea instead. It gives you that same pick-me-up PLUS antioxidants MINUS all the sugar and creamer and jittery feeling and caffeine crash you get from coffee.
I was first introduced to yerba mate by some Argentines I worked with a long time ago. They drink it almost all day, loose leaf out of gourds with a metal straw. It contains twice as much caffeine as black tea, but half as much as a cup of coffee. This makes it perfect for me because regular green tea isn’t enough to get me moving in the morning, but coffee is almost too much. For more benefits of yerba mate click here.
4 cups of Green tea (yerba mate)
Juice from 1 lime
1-2 tsp sugar or agave nectar
Handful of ice
Quart-sized mason jars
- Boil water and steep tea for between 3-5 min, depending on the strength of the tea
- Add sweetener and lime juice and allow to cool
- Save tea in mason jars and allow to chill in the fridge. (I’ll usually make a quart the night before and leave it in the fridge to use on an as-needed basis)
- Throw some ice cubes and enjoy!
- A Yerba Mate Crash Course (mensjournal.com)
- Caffeine Without The Shakes – Best Sources Of Energy (hackcollege.com)
- Tea! (321irony.wordpress.com)
The only place to know where you’re going is to know where you are right now. This may sound a little existential, but it’s the most vital step in getting your financial house in order. Sit down with your hubby and … Continue reading
A few weeks ago I posted about how to use potatoes that had gone bad, or sprouted, and turn it into an advantage. The same thing can be done for garlic. Everyone’s cut into a clove of garlic to see … Continue reading
Listening to the radio this morning put knots in my stomach. Listening to senators and congressmen argue over what needs to be done to avoid sequestration; increase revenue by increasing taxes and closing loopholes, or cut spending, mainly the defense … Continue reading
This recipe I pulled from allrecipes.com when Mr. Marine and I were searching for a new way to do boneless skinless chicken breasts. One bite and it became my new favorite chicken dish. It’s simple and chances are you already … Continue reading