wandering eye

like people watching in the park, with photos and little discretion

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

I started making my own dog cookies last summer when I found out exactly how easy and healthy it could be for my pups. The pre-made biscuits you can purchase at the store, like Milk-Bone brand, are full of chemicals and artificial preservatives. The ingredients from their website are as followed:

Wheat Flour, Wheat Bran, Meat and Bone Meal, Milk, Wheat Germ, Beef Fat (Preserved with BHA), Salt,…

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Chunky Vegan Chick’n Salad

One of the foods I missed most after becoming a vegetarian was chicken salad. I finally have a recipe that I love and takes under 20 minutes to make. All you need is:

Milo and I both like to pretend it’s real chicken

  • 1 package tempeh (I used flax)
  • Soy sauce (I used San-J Tamari)
  • 4 pickle spears
  • 1/2 cup grapes
  • 2 medium celery stalks
  • ground mustard, to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste

I use tempeh…

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Crunchy Cashew Granola

Crunchy Cashew Granola

love granola, but packaged gluten free kinds are usually very expensive and aren’t very filling. I’m going to show you how to make your own granola (gluten free or not), and you’ll love it so much, you’ll never buy pre made again!

There are tons of recipes out there on how to make your own granola, but this is my favorite basic:

  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats, not instant (I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten…

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Weekend cinnamon rolls

Weekend cinnamon rolls

Today I woke up and I wanted cinnamon rolls. The ooey gooey kind that my mom used to make from the Pillsbury pop open tube on special Saturdays.

My Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

Since they don’t make these (yet), I looked in my go-to reference for gluten free baking - Learning to Bake Allergen-Freeby Colette Martin. This book is absolutely fantastic. Not only does it have staple food recipes for…

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Gluten Free and Lovin’ It

Throughout my teens and halfway through my twenties, I always seemed to have uncomfortable and sometimes painful gastrointestinal (or GI) distress.

Gluten Free and Lovin’ It

Throughout my teens and halfway through my twenties, I always seemed to have uncomfortable and sometimes painful gastrointestinal (or GI) distress.

Natural Cleaning Wipes

Natural Cleaning Wipes

Some time last year, I watched the documentary Chemerical (click on the link to actually watch the whole video).A film about all the toxic chemicals found in your every day household cleaners and sprays. It made me think about the toxins in my own home and inspired me to take cleaning into my own hands, and not those of super chem. companies. C’mon, you dont’t really think things like Fabreze,…

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Mac & Cheese Quinoa

Mac & Cheese Quinoa

Quinoa is really great. It’s high in protein, healthy fats, and may have some antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Tonight, I opted to put away the slow cooker and make something that I crave a lot after going gluten free – mac & cheese. I made this recipe from one of my Pinterest inspiration boards; it was simple, used 4 ingredients, and made tons of leftovers. Of course, if you’re only…

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Transporting PotatoesView Post

Transporting Potatoes

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Au Gratin Potatoes with Creamy Corn ToppingView Post

Au Gratin Potatoes with Creamy Corn Topping

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Filet Your Own AloeView Post

Filet Your Own Aloe

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Stage ThreeMy father has always had a large appetite for the best things in life – food, work, adventure, etc.…View Post

Stage Three

My father has always had a large appetite for the best things in life – food, work, adventure, etc.…

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Starting From SeedThis past Christmas, my brother-in-law introduced me to Baker Creek  Heirloom Seeds. A family owned…View Post

Starting From Seed

This past Christmas, my brother-in-law introduced me to Baker Creek  Heirloom Seeds. A family owned…

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And we will find a spot in the sun
Where we will let our hearts run wild
They will come back late
They will come back black
But then we’ll hear black is back in style
Said they will come back broken
They will come back black
But then we’ll hear that black is back in style

(Source: Spotify)

And if you’re still breathing, you’re the lucky ones.
'Cause most of us are heaving through corrupted lungs.
Setting fire to our insides for fun
Collecting names of the lovers that went wrong
The lovers that went wrong

(Source: Spotify)

Capital Cities at JBTV Studio in Chicago before their sold out show