Wednesday, October 31, 2012

WIAW #37

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!


This year's pumpkin - Frank the Bunny from Donnie Darko, one of my favorite movies. Photographing jack-o-lanterns is difficult!!


If you're looking for something spooky to whip up tonight, might I suggest a heapin' helpin' of Dirt? Don't forget the gummy worms! ;)

Well, for the last two days I've been on a cleaning binge. Huge fridge and pantry purging, weeding through my closet, and getting rid of all those piles of papers that seem to crop up ever so quickly. So, when I came across a couple pieces of tarnished jewelry, I was already on my A game. Problem was: I didn't have any jewelry cleaner...and I sure as heck wasn't running out into the rain just to get some. 

Instead, I queried good ol' Google for a solution and found one using items I already keep on hand - aluminum foil and baking soda. Throw in some boiling water and you got yourself some shiny silver! Click HERE for the super simple (and chemical-free!) directions.


Anyways, happy WIAW! I've got another yummy paleo-filled day of eats for you, including a couple of new found paleo approved products.

Breakfast: Egg whites with avocado and tomato


Lunch: Yep, that's my usual salad (the chicken is unpictured) and half an acorn squash with coconut butter, salt & pepper

Dinner: Turkey tacos (seasoned with homemade taco seasoning), served up on coconut wraps

I feel like every paleo substitute ever is made using coconuts haha. Anyways, I recently discovered these two new items:

Earth Balance's Coconut Spread and Improveat's Pure Wraps.

The coconut spread tastes great (not overly coconutty) and it melts just like dairy butter. I haven't used it in baking yet but will update the blog when I do. And the wraps are a pretty good substitute for "normal" wraps. They are very thin and have a slightly strange texture at first, but I quickly adjusted to them and am now a fan. They are made from only coconut meat, coconut water, and Himalayan salt. :)

Have a spooky day!!

10 comments:

  1. Ooohhh turkey tacos. Sounds fantastic! I love turkey and am willing to throw it in anything! Also loving the pumpkin carving - great movie and great carving. I haven't ever carved a pumpkin, but I imagine its pretty hard! :) Have a great Halloween!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you get a chance to carve one sometime - it is so much fun! It isn't hard but can be time consuming, depending on how detailed you want to get. I also did Jack & Sally [from Nightmare Before Christmas] pumpkins for a Halloween wedding...I'm obsessed with carving lol.

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  2. Who'd expect to get a formula for cleaning jewelry on WIAW post? Thanks and Happy Halloween!!

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    1. Hehe full of surprises today ;) Hope it works out for you! Happy Halloween!

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  3. I've never heard of coconut wraps before?? Where do you find such a thing :)

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    1. While they are certainly different than usual wraps, they are still really good - and I'm happy to enjoy a wrap sandwich again! Somehow I'd stumbled upon their website and bought a few packages: http://order.improveat.com/

      Let me know if you give em a try!

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  4. Yes!! I love dirt in a cup. It was so fun to eat it when I was a kid and try to gross out my mom. I'm pretty sure she just humoured me and acted disgusted...mom's always know what's actually going on;)

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    1. Haha that's funny! Trying to gross out your parents as a kid was always so much fun :)

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  5. That heaping helping of dirt looks cute. My mom made a similar version for my birthday when I was younger because I was born on April Fool's Day!

    Love the acorn squash--Awesome! :)

    Thanks for the cleaning tips on jewelry. I have some tarnished stuff and that will really help!

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    1. What a fun birthday to have! That's such a great AFD birthday cake idea :)

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