Weekend wanderlust.

I firmly believe weekends should be 3 days on the regular. Productivity would be higher (or so I tell myself), office moral would be higher (would make sense if you were working less?), and, most importantly, I’d have more free time to use doing everything or nothing. This weekend was a bit of both…

1. Date night. Which was supposed to be a fantastic dinner out with great food and cocktails and dessert. This was just as good (even better when you consider we got to watch Law and Order: SVU at the same time).

2. Shopping. Even though I knew I shouldn’t. Perfect Saturday pick-me-up.

3. Pancake Sunday. Enough said.

4. Jordan’s new puppy- Kaia. #puppysnatchertendancies

5. Trying new recipes in an attempt to impress Chef Rachel and really just impressing myself instead.

Hope your weekend was wonderful, too. Just another few days until we’re SLO bound for a self-imposed 3 day weekend. Do what you gotta do, right?

xx, Victoria

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You can call me Betty Crocker

Since Adam and I have a special love for sweet treats and delicacies in life, we have to find ways to hold one another accountable for what we eat. It’s not easy, and we are not perfect at it (yes, we did go to the food trucks and we will probably drink a bottle or 3 of wine this weekend). I prefer to focus on the positives, though (HA! right)…so here is a recipe I tried today that was different and healthy. If we hadn’t given up sweets for Lent (damn it) I would have felt zero guilt indulging in dessert afterwards. Originally I pinterested/stumbled upon the recipe here, but I tweaked it a bit to suit our likes.

Easy Sweet Potato/Black Bean Veggie Burgers:

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Ingredients we used:

1 can black beans, drained
2 small sweet potatoes, boiled/peeled/mashed (about 2 cups)
Saracha (as much as we can stand
Red pepper, garlic, seasoning salt
2 tablespoons Chipotle cream cheese

burgers: avocado, chipotle cream cheese (for spread), pepperjack cheese, soft roll, romaine, onion, tomato

Side: asparagus

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Boil your potatoes until they are soft and you can peel the skin off of them. Warning: they have been sitting in boiling water for 30+ minutes…they are flipping hot. Yes, they will burn your fingers and no, the pain is not quick (not that I know from experience or anything).

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Mash the potatoes and the can of beans together in a large bowl. Add your seasonings and [if you used it] cream cheese.

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Form your mix into patties and spritz with olive oil. Make sure the oil gets on both sides so your patty maintains some sort of shape when flipped.

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Fix your burger however you like. Avocado is an excellent addition in this case, if I do say so myself.

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Enjoy :)!

Oh, and we finally finished our tables tonight…the first project to be 100% complete in our home! Check back tomorrow for pictures.

xx- Victoria