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March 7, 2014
Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset 1. This is crazy! I couldn't believe how quickly my brain adapted. 2. How to boil an egg. 3. A touching tribute to a man who has deeply impacted so many lives (including mine). 4. I started Bullet Journaling and so far I love it. 5. 17 Things You Learn From Growing Up in the South 6. This farmhouse makes me want to rethink our whole five year plan. 7. I might need this for the summer. 8. That's a good point. 9. Nominations are open for the 2014 Saveur Food Blog Awards. 10. This made me feel better about the fact that I never do chatarunga pushups. For more tidbits from Elena the person, follow me on twitter (@elenabrent or @biscuitsandsuch), instagrampinterest or facebook. Follow along with MissElenaeous for thoughts on everything other than Southern food.

{ Coffee, Banana, & Chocolate Smoothie }

March 2, 2014
sunshinesmoothie 1 I've been subsisting mostly on smoothies lately, particularly this smoothie. Frozen bananas, almond milk, coffee ice cubes, and a tablespoon of hot chocolate mix. The perfect midday pick me up. Filling enough to count as an afternoon snack (thanks, bananas!), sweet enough to feel like a treat, and with the added bonus of a jolt of caffeine. sunshinesmoothie 3 On afternoons when I'm especially dragging I'll swap half of the almond milk out for half a cup of coffee (or a shot of espresso), which brings this to an entirely new level. Like my preschool students whose parents were saavy enough to convince them that smoothies were ice cream, this feels like I'm treating myself to something truly decadent, but mostly it's just bananas. The best kind of decadence. sunshinesmoothie 2Coffee, Banana, Chocolate Smoothie 6 coffee ice cubes 3 frozen bananas, peeled and sliced 1 cup almond milk 1 tbsp hot chocolate mix Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Serve immediately, chilled. Alternatively, spoon this into a dish and refreeze for a smooth banana ice cream treat.

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February 28, 2014
Processed with VSCOcam with 4 preset 1. The Many Doughnuts of Mardi Gras. 2. Yoga is even better for us than we thought. 3. 8 books to preorder. 4. Seems like there might be hope for my relationship with escarole. 5. This can't be healthy. 6. The best relationship advice, from someone who has seen it all. 7. The Politics of Representation 8. Favorite cocktails on Food52 (including our Satusma Cobbler, something I love eternally). Also, more party drinks. 9. Well, it's donuts for me then. 10. A woman's tribute to her mother-in-law, her husband, and her family food heritage. For more tidbits from Elena the person, follow me on twitter (@elenabrent or @biscuitsandsuch), instagrampinterest or facebook. Follow along with MissElenaeous for thoughts on everything other than Southern food.