Contributing & Superstitious

Happy Friday the 13th.  Not really a day I would have chosen to travel, but c’est la vie.

Recently I was asked to become a regular contributor on Marcus Samuelsson’s site.  The irony of me, contributing on a  chef, restaurant owner, and cookbook author’s site, is remarkable.  I truly couldn’t boil water until my mid 20s.  Look at me now.

Yesterday my first post went up.

It’s my No Bake Oatmeal Raisin Carrot Cake Bites recipe

I plan to create and contribute some new and original recipes for Marcus’ site and am really excited to be a contributor, and I’ll let you know when I have new posts up over there.

In the meantime, check out my post and drop a comment in if you like what you see.

I am getting ready to leave for Aruba on a red eye tonight.  Life has been beyond hectic yesterday and today.

Good thing I am mostly packed.

And yes to all of you who commented about me bringing chocolate.  Glad that gave you a laugh.  I think TJ’s chocolate chips are really awesome, so may as well bring a few bags with!

And snacked.

Biggie Microwave Banana Oat Cakes (Vegan, GF, 3 minutes to make)

And have a plan of attack:

Don’t stress.  Roll with the punches.  Things never go according to plan when traveling, so just accept it and smile at whatever the Universe wants to throw at me.  Or if TSA wants to bodyscan me or pat me down, just smile.  Right, Jenn?

With that little self-imposed pep talk, I’ll be in good shape for the 22 hour journey getting there.  Basically, follow my own top 20 travel tips and advice.

I also got a great run in outside and a 20 minute at home yoga session which does wonders for the mind, body, and stress levels soul before a trip.

It’s sunny and so pretty here right now.  About 70F but there is still a coolness and crispness in the air.  No coolness and crispness where I’m headed!

From my last post about Suitcases & Packing it was fun to read about what your must have travel items are and if your suitcases is one big hodgepodge and how neat, or messy, it becomes by the time you actually zip it.

I loved reading about who actually does the packing in your house and how far in advance you start.


1. Plans for the weekend?

Mine include a very long journey through many airports, thousands of miles (about 5000 I think) and doing it with a 4 year old in tow, but it will all be worth it once we get there!

2. Are you superstitious?

I’m not really superstitious. Definitely not about Friday the 13th or knocking on wood or stepping on cracks.  I am psychic, but not really superstitious. But now that I write that, I better knock on some wood.

3. What’s the last thing you packed, snacked (on), or plan of attacked?

The last thing I  snacked on were a couple No Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites.  And they were great.

Have a great weekend, gang!  And I assume there’s going to be Wi-Fi in the airports and on the planes, so I’ll see you soon.

My next post is a very special one.  It has nothing to do with Aruba.

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