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Happy Mother’s Day

May 8, 2016

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas, mamas-to-be, surrogate mamas, and mamas at heart, but especially to the special mamas in my life: the mama friends who are always there when I need a break, an ear, or a laugh; my mother in law, who has supported me in so many ways this past year; my sister, who is the conscientious mama I aspire to be like; and my own mom, who taught me everything I know about loving, teaching, and being the very best mama I know how to be. 

Mamas, I hope your day is full of all the love you give to others on a daily basis. 



September 2, 2014

Seuss hates everything

Words I Hate:

  • Tablescape (Is it just me or does this word instantly transport you back to like, 2001?)
  • Toothsome (A cooking blog pet-peeve of mine.)
  • Mouthfeel (Yet another cooking blog pet-peeve.)
  • Glean (This might be because of law school, because, for some inexplicable reason, people used it ALL THE TIME there.)
  • Flaccid (I mean, come on.)
  • Precious (Where people use it as, “I thought it would look too precious.”)
  • LOL (Pretty much all the time, but especially when it’s used at the end of every sentence.  LOL. ← Um, nope, what you just said was not funny.)
  • Loose/Looser (When people use it instead of lose/loser.)
  • Vegetarian (When people say things like, “I’m a vegetarian, but I eat fish.”  — It’s called being “pescatarian.”  Or, even worse, “I’m a vegetarian, but I occasionally eat meat.”  Well, then you’re not a vegetarian.  Or we’re all vegetarians.  Either way, it’s asinine.)
  • Sumptuous (it sounds weirdly intimate and makes me feel uncomfortable)
  • Champers (It’s called Champagne.  Show some respect.)

Words I Love:

  • Little
  • Parsnip (isn’t it just nice to say?)
  • Chocolate (yes please.)
  • Cheers (when accompanied by an actual cheers-ing with a drink, not when said as a weird goodbye by a non-European)
  • Humblebrag (so descriptive)
  • Animal (because, hello, they’re so cute)
  • Feast (I think it’s just a hilarious word)
  • Hippopotamus or Hippopotami (how can you be unhappy when saying either of those two words?)

Breakfast / Dairy-Free / Gluten-Free / Savory / Uncategorized / Vegetarian

Breakfast Burritos! (And Tacos, too.)

August 26, 2014

Those spicy roasted veggies ended up lasting us through two full dinners (breakfast burritos one night, tacos the next) and a couple random lunches as well.

And man were they delicious.

I don’t think I really need to tell you how to assemble a taco or a breakfast burrito, but I’ll tell you what I made for ours (in case you’re curious).

First, along with the veggies, I made some pico de gallo.  With only three ingredients — chopped tomatoes + onion + cilantro — pretty much nothing could be easier.

pico de galloFor the breakfast burritos, I grilled some chicken sausages KC had picked up at TJ’s (I think they were the Jalapeno Chicken Sausages), heated up some refried beans, whipped up some scrambled eggs with cheese, and layered all that business together with the veggies, pico de gallo, some greek yogurt, and a healthy dose of hot sauce.

breakfast burrito spread

For the tacos we used all the same fixins (aside from the eggs and sausage), and added some grilled carne asada (pre-marinated from TJ’s).  We layered that business onto corn tortillas instead of flour.

I was too hungry on taco night and so didn’t snap any photos, sorry!

Breakfast BurritoThese tacos and burritos are super customizable, so mix and match things as you like.  The veggies are nice and hearty on their own, so feel free to leave out the meat altogether (or sub in crumbled bacon instead of sausage on the breakfast burritos…omg yum.)  The below is just what we had in our burritos/tacos, so don’t take this to be an exhaustive list by any means.

Breakfast Burritos

  • Spicy roasted veggies
  • Grilled jalapeno chicken sausage
  • Pico de gallo
  • Refried beans
  • Scrambled eggs with cheese
  • Greek yogurt
  • Hot sauce
  • Flour tortilla


  • Spicy roasted veggies
  • Grilled carne asada
  • Pico de gallo
  • Refried beans
  • Greek yogurt
  • Hot sauce
  • Corn tortilla


4 Years

March 4, 2014

4 years ago, I started Go for 30 to document the trials and tribulations of going “no ‘poo” (using baking soda and apple cider vinegar in lieu of shampoo and conditioner).  Since then, this little space has become mostly a spot to capture random thoughts and recipes, and, of course, the occasional Penny pic.  (Let’s use that “occasional” term lightly, shall we?)

A lot has changed in the last 4 years since this all started:

  • I stopped being unemployed (hooray!) and have worked at 3 different jobs
  • KC and I made things official by getting engaged, then married
  • We moved twice (and now live outside of the “transitioning” areas of Oakland)
  • We bought a car together
  • I become a certified Bar Method instructor (and now teach at 2 locations)
  • We adopted Penny

But, some things have stayed the same, too:

  • I still use baking soda and apple cider vinegar to wash my hair (4 years! going strong!)
  • I still struggle to keep houseplants alive (it’s a work in progress)
  • I still have this habit where I stop blogging for months at a time (life gets busy, y’know?)
  • I still have a lot of moments where I’m like, Am I a grownup?” (usually after doing something like having popcorn for dinner.  Y’know, which happened last week…)
  • I still lose my mind over the Christmas holiday season (every year!)
  • And even after more than 9 years together now, I can’t imagine life without KC (so mushy!)

So anyway, life changes and it stays the same (how about that for a cliche?).  And apologies for the sporadic posting lately — this is the time of year when I like to hibernate a little and wish for April to arrive quickly,

Happy 4th birthday, Go for 30.  You’re still not “cool,” but that’s just fine with me.

Homemade veggie burgers + oven fries up on the blog tomorrow!  Promise 🙂



January 27, 2014

IMG_2032↑ Sneaky puppy climbs into our bed and pretends like she doesn’t know that she’s not supposed to be up there. ↑

Sorry I was MIA last week.  Truth be told, I was in a bit of a post-holiday slump and didn’t feel much like writing an upbeat post when I really wasn’t feeling that way.

Honesty, y’know?

I have a hard time around this time of the year.  The holidays end, I go back to work, and I get a little… blue.  I think the idea that the holidays are soooo far away is tough for me to handle (because it’s my most favorite time of year).  Not to mention that there’s like zero things to really look forward to in the first three months of the year.

We all know Valentine’s Day doesn’t reeeeaaally count as a “real” holiday.

Not that I don’t love the whole candy/flowers/eating a fancy meal thing.

Oh yeah, and the loooove.

But anyway, sometimes life in January just feels a little… monotonous.  Y’know, trying to slim down after the over-indulgence of the holidays, cranking things out at work again, going through the motions day after day, KC is in busy season and so is basically never home…  And here’s the really obnoxious part — this whole “it’s sunny and 75 degrees” in January thing, is KILLING me.

And I get it — most people are psyched by the fact that it’s warmer now than it was in July.  Our summer this year wasn’t really anything to write home about.  BUT — I love the rain.  I wait for the cold, grey, rainy weather all year.  I realize that I’m in the minority here, and that’s cool.  You can enjoy the sun all you want.  All I’m saying is if El Niño came back and it rained everyday for the next 2.5 months, I’d probably be cool with it.

It’s ok if you’re thinking mean thoughts about me at this point.

I should probably move to Seattle or Portland or something and just get over it.

Anyway, if you’re like me and find January to be an utterly depressing month…

I’m right there with ya.

Hope your week is great.

And I hope it rains.

A lot.