Chocolate Stracciatella Ice Cream (Paleo, nut free, egg free, low carb)

Romance is apparently overrated.

You see, my Babcia (Grandma) said it, and duh, she’s always right.

While my mom quizzed my sister on STDs for my sister’s microbiology course, my grandmother proclaims the following:

“Geez I’m never getting married to an old man again! They’re all so full of diseases! Between all those STDs, they’ll kill me before I have time to enjoy anything!”

Sister: You can always live in a happy platonic relationship with an old man.

Babcia: Platonic, Ha!! No, old men go strong til they’re eighty. There’s no staying away from them and their diseases!

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Coconut Nutmeg Ice Cream (Paleo, Nut free, Egg free, Low Carb)


travel quite a bit, so I like to consider myself a decently worldly person.

Recently though, I’ve had a few conversations that have made me realize how unaware I am of the outside world.

For example:

Friend (On a mission trip in Australia): This trip is fantastic! …But scary sometimes.

Me: OMG what happened??

Friend: All the guys slept inside our little house and made us girls sleep outside in flimsy tents and I could hear the wild dogs screaming nearby and the poisonous bugs scurrying.

Lesson #1: Men who are overdosed with kindly mission work end up throwing chivalry out the window after a certain point, and no longer care for the welfare of the women around them. No mission trips for me! I only like nice men.

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Mango Chocolate Popsicles (Paleo, Low Carb, Egg-free, Nut-free)


I’m 5-foot-10 3/4-inches in the morning.That has been my official height for nearly the past four years.In other words, I’m decently tall.

Also, I typically have exquisite posture and thoroughly appreciate what a stylish pair of high-heeled boots can do to a lazy outfit.

In other words, I usually seem even a good bit taller.

My thus doubly-underlined height is therefore quite a defining part of who I am and how I am perceived. Therefore, I feel that I have the right to compile a comprehensive list of pros and cons of being blessed with slightly excessive height.

Here ya go:



1) People can’t hide things from me on tall shelves. If you believe you have placed my chocolate out of my reach, don’t be deceived.  I will find it!!

2) People automatically assume I’m attractive before even checking to see if it’s true. “You’re tall, models are tall, models are hot, therefore you’re hot.” Ok, sounds good! Now actually look at me.

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