Things I Loved In June

June flew by so fast, but it brought many new favorites that I want to share with you! This month was mostly spent at school and spending time with family. Can’t believe it’s over, I’m but excited for July!

So here are some things that I’ve been loving in June:

  • Glass straws
I had alway thought about getting/using glass straws because I think they are so useful and environmental-friendly. I bought two from ManyMinis’s store on Etsy, they were fairly cheap and I just love them! I love how they are reusable and are made out of something other than plastic.

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My Inspiration: The Lovely Julia Child

About four years ago, the movie Julie & Julia came out, and after seeing it, I fell even more in love with the amazing Julia Child. I had heard of her before seeing this movie, but got to know her even more in this incredible movie. Also, this movie is my “life movie” meaning, if you want to get to know me….watch this movie, it is everything I love. 

What I love about Julia is her pure love in cooking, and eating. She truly loved not only to cook, but also eat. I also love how her living in France influenced her life in such a positive way. Julia was an American icon in both cooking, and pure entertainment. She gave so much French culture to America, and I admire her so much for that.

My Favorite: Vegetables

So here is another favorites post, where I basically try really really hard to choose my top five favorites….this time it’s vegetables.

Disclaimer: in my mind, sweet potatoes have a category of their own, so they aren’t going to be included in this list. Also, I won’t include greens in this either for the same reason.

     1. Carrots
I would definitely choose carrots as my top favorite vegetable, because of how it has such a great flavor. Carrots are one of the sweeter vegetables, which I think is especially brought out in roasting them. Also carrots and hummus….need I say more?

 

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Kale Yeah! My Obsession of the Greatest Green in the World

Today, I will be talking about my favorite green…the best green leaf in the entire world, k a l e. There are so many reasons why I’m so in love with this green, and I could talk about it all day. I actually wrote a whole research paper on it last year (if you actually want to read it, I’ll put a link to it).

Kale is not only delicious, but its also super cheap, and has so so so so many health benefits.

Delicious & Versatile:

When you first try kale, especially if its raw you may think I’m crazy for saying it’s so delicious…especially if you are iceberg lettuce person. Kale has a deep, green taste and depending on the type of kale can be a little bitter. It may take a few attempts for you to get used to the deliciousness of the green, but it is worth it in the end. If you’re not a fan of the raw kale (which most people aren’t) that is totally fine because it is an a m a z i n g green to cook with. Because it is packed with nutrition, and is such a hearty green it cooks beautifully. This green is also great to sneak into smoothies, for added nutrition. If you add enough fruit (three parts fruit, one part green) you can barely taste the kale.

 

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My Favorite: Fruits

Sometimes, when I really want to get to know someone I ask them what their top five favorite fruits are. Most of the time, they think I’m crazy…but it is a completely appropriate question, or at least I think it is. So I’m going to answer this one so maybe you can get to know me a little better. 

 
 
Disclaimer: this is one of the hardest lists for me to make, because fruit is something I literally can’t get enough of, and also its difficult for me to narrow it down to just five.

1. Bananas 
   the main reason why bananas are my number one favorite fruit is because of their versatility and accessibility. they are good frozen, natural, cooked, mashed, and all of the above. also, they are super cheap and can be found most anywhere. 
    pro tip: wait until bananas are spotty, thats when all the starch has formed into sugars that your body can digest, causing easy and quick digestion. 

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