Fed & Fit

Fed & Fit Lately

Hello, dear friends! You know, about 95% of the time in grade school, I’d misspell “hello” by adding an extra “w” at the end. “Hellow!” …it just sounds so much more heartfelt that way. I still struggle with leaving the “w” off.

Back to the point of this post.

Have you noticed that I haven’t been around as much lately? I’m sorry. I just want to clear the air and make sure you know that this blog, + you all, are always on my mind. I’m working on a couple projects off-line right now. It’s too early to share, but I’m just beaming with excitement.  You’re the people I want to share it with the MOST but I must be patient.

Working in so many different directions is an inspiring juggling act. Or rather, balancing plate act. Yes. I like that analogy better. Spinning plates preciously balanced on tiny wooden dowels. I’m balancing plates on my hands, on my nose, on my head, and on my toes. It’s a nice problem to have.

What have I been up to?

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Glad you asked.

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Samantha, my youngest sister, and I drover her, her giant arm chair, and 3,000 plastic hangers from TX to WA so that she can start her graduate school in the Northwest in comfort and with wrinkle-free clothes.

Our landscape changed a lot over the 5 day drive.

We endured a stormy Texas {and half the drive to the West coast}.

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Sunny and beautiful New Mexico/Arizona.

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Sandy and hot Southern California.

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And oh-my-goodness gorgeousness in Northern California and Oregon.

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This is the place in Oregon where I almost pulled over. For good. Under the Tuscan Sun style. I was ready to buy an old house and live there forever. I’d start a new blog: The Girl Who Quickly Forgot Her Roots.

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We had dinner at the BEST restaurant in Portland, St. Jack.

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I enjoyed a thyme-infused champaign cocktail, the Chambéry Qimère. Sound familiar? That’s because I myself have made a thyme-infused champaign cocktail. You can find it here.

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My sister ordered this gem. It’s a Cherry Ginger Smash. Don’t you worry one little bit. I’m working on a remake.

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They had homemade pork rinds on the menu. That you dip in warm maple syrup. How could I not?!

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The next morning we continued our string of quality food choices and pulled over at the famous Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland. The bacon maple was to.dye.for. Really, though.

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A site for sore eyes. Our first sign of Washington.

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Llamas in Seattle! It’s a good sign. I can’t really tell you why {because I don’t know myself} but I really, really love llamas. I get SO excited when I see one. They’re adorable. Have you seen their eyelashes? They’re so long! Have you seen Emperor’s New Groove? It’s probably one of the best Disney movies ever.

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We made it to Sam’s new apartment and I gave the whole place a through scrubbing. That crummy fridge didn’t stand a chance. We baked cookies then spent her first night dancing around her 1920’s apartment to City and Colour, sipping on Oregon Pinot, and enjoying the cool, fresh night air.

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Gus says, “so tell me more.” He’s such a good listener. He must have been a therapist in a past life.

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Well, since my trip, Austin and I have been hot on our “restaurant research and development” …meaning, we {I} wanted an excuse to go out {not wash dishes} and explore fun foods.

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I reunited with my friends golf and Karbach’s Hopadillo.

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Marveled at the mixology mastermind of our good friend, Keith. Featured here is his fresh strawberry jalapeno margarita.

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I learned how to smoke an entire hog’s hind quarter. And by learn, I mean I watched Austin & my Dad smoke the pig while I sipped on strawberry jalapeno margaritas.

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I asked for Egg Salad advice on Instagram. Y’all have some tasty ideas, btw.

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I ate leftovers of this.

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Ate like a kid …and enjoyed every bite.

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Found a way to support an incredible company doing incredible things.

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Made 30 lbs of fresh Citrus & Hatch Chile Paleo Coleslaw for the lululemon folks in San Antonio.

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Found a way to turn a tiny craving for chips, tuna, and cookies into a 2-hour prep lunch. It was worth every minute.

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And decided that Paleo Peach Cobbler makes a totally acceptable breakfast.

What am I up to now?

WELL. Aside from what you see above, I’m cooking my little bunz off. That’s one of the things I’m up to. I’m also working to finalize a new area of my business that totally consumes my whole heart. Developing healthy recipes, eating, photographing, and writing are a huge joy for me – don’t get me wrong. But there’s more. There’s more I can be doing. I’m working on the more.

What can you expect on Fed & Fit in the future?

Great question! I will always post at least one new delicious Paleo-friendly recipe a week. My recipes are getting better and better. Have you noticed? It’s all for you. I will also start to highlight other Paleo/healthy-living bloggers by way of their recipes. There are some incredible people doing some incredible things {with food & fitness} on this World Wide Web. It’s about time I share with you the people I look up to.

Where can you find me in the meantime?

I post daily pictures on Instagram, so that’s a great place to start. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. If social media isn’t your thing, please email me! I want to hear from you. I love getting your emails and I promise to respond as soon as I can put coherent words together.

Instagram @fedandfit -or- #fedandfit

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Email: fedandfit@gmail.com

That’s all for now, folks. Oh, that and I’m thinking about shaving Gus. His hair is ev.er.y.where. I’m amazed by it, really. I think he’ll still look adorable shaved. I’ll post pictures if I actually work up the courage to lop off his summer locks.

Stay tuned.

With love,

Cassandra

PS. New recipe up this weekend. It’s a tasty one. Get excited.

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4 Responses to “Fed & Fit Lately”

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    Corrie Anneposted August 24, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Love the dog. And the donuts!!! 🙂

    • fedandfit replied: — August 26th, 2013 @ 1:54 pm

      Haha thanks!

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    Michelleposted August 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Beautiful scenery from your road trip!

    • fedandfit replied: — August 26th, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

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