KISS + Winner

Summertime is all about the simple things for me.  Ok, anytime is all about the simple things for me if I’m being honest.

I am too busy for anything other than the KISS principle, i.e. Keep It Simple, Sweetie

I use the KISS principle with everything in life.

Which is why food lately, and most times, has been fresh, raw, and crunchy.

I like to sprinkle edamame into my salads or just eat it alone.  Some people reach for protein shakes, I reach for edamame.


I also like to “drown” the edamame in a jar of Vegan Slaw Dressing and then use a spoon and fish them out.

I really love salad dressing and condiments.  What can I say.

With the edamame “drowning method” I can almost drink salad dressing which, of course, is a favorite pastime of mine.

Snacks are always KISS-able.

Fresh fruit like white nectarines

to juicy watermelon

to strawberries dipped in Chocolate Coconut Cashew Butter

If you like chocolate + nut butter, you really need this nut butter in your life.

And one of my favorite KISS breakfast or snacktime or anytime foods are Microwave Banana Oat Cakes

Easy, portable, filling, cheap.  <–That’s all KISS, right there.

A dessert that tames my chocolate monster and is KISS-errific are Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls

And now, what almost 300 of you are probably wanting to know based on the entries…

The winner of the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Giveaway is:

Jess@HealthyExposures June 20, 2011 at 5:26 pm

“oh man, you are hooking. us. up. lately! what an awesome giveaway.
i would love lightroom so that i can have a more streamlined, “batch” processing program versus opening each up in photoshop whenever i want to make a minor tweak. whether it’s simple photos for the blog or ones i’ve done for business, i think that is definitely where lightroom has an advantage!”

Congrats, Jess!  Email me your shipping info!

Thanks for the comments on my last post, Juicy, about all the juicy food you’ve been munching on and all juicy stories you’ve been privy to lately.


1. What have you decided to keep simple lately?  Anything you’ve been using the KISS principle with?

Some of my KISS method items are:

food, snacks, meals.  No time for complicated or long, drawn-out recipes!

Workouts streamlined into 45 minutes per day or less

Quitting the gym

My attitude toward desserts/sweets/treats is also very simple.  Don’t overthink a brownie.  It really will not “ruin your life” or your “healthy” lifestyle choices.

2.  Weekend Plans?

I know I’m going to the Taste of Adams Avenue

I need to spend some time editing photos and doing some blog-related work, and I have to go to work, too.

But I know I’ll spend time with Skylar, too!

P.S. The Summer Tea Time Giveaway is open until Saturday so get your entries in for that and enjoy your weekend!


46 comments on “KISS + Winner”

  1. averie, your pictures are amazing. i want to eat that salad photo!!

  2. LOVE your “kiss” principle! I could really use it!!

  3. i have been all about kiss’ing lately! salads…eggs…waffles…super fast and on-the-fly but oh so delicious. i’ve been baking really simple stuff, too. raw or toaster-oven bakeable all the way!
    thank you again for such a great giveaway!

  4. I like everything simple! I eat simple, I walk everywhere, so I don’t own a car. I do yoga as my work out, and I don’t even have a tv! My life is uber simple.
    As for the weekend, working tomorrow, and then durian night with my sister! Yum!
    Your recipes are so good and so simple. You are an excellent example

  5. I’ve been trying to simplify my refrigerator by not replacing condiments as I use them up. Instead, I’m using more herb and spice blends that don’t need refrigerating. I’m tired of not being able to find stuff that I know is in there.

  6. I love creamy salad dressings, and ranch with fresh crunchy veggies :)
    I also love your KISS philosophy. And I have a similar attitude in the desserts department. I eat mostly vegan but I really try to stray away from labels

  7. oooh those white nectarines look SO delicious!

  8. I seriously crave edamame.

  9. OMG. I cannot get over the chocashewbutter photo. Seriously, the photo belongs in a magazine!!! Absolutely beautiful! The strawberries…the silky soft nut butter… I am no expert, but it is an epitome of food photography to me!

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