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DAYS ON THE ROAD
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Have you ever had an almond date roll? Back in the day, we used to love to go by our local organic grocery store and get them. Now we make them at home because the recipe is super simple! Dates have supposedly been cultivated since 6000 B.C., so you know…read more
For our fifth wedding anniversary, we headed to North Carolina to take in some mountain air. We boarded the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, enjoyed first class and took in some spectacular views, like the Nantahala Gorge. Although the water was noted as 32 degrees, we...read more
One of us grew up with no dog to be found and the other one of us had dogs and pets of all kinds as a child. When we decided to move in with one another (almost immediately), it didn’t take us long to invite a dog into our own grown up life. It really helped...read more
Did you know there is an official member of the English government who is disclosing alien information to the world? Supposedly, he grew up with parents also connected to the government and as a child, interacted with different alien species. For us it’s not too...read more
When it’s cold outside, our Mini Veggie Pot Pie recipe comes in handy. We normally try to avoid butter and all purpose flour, but we celebrate our hard work with weekly treat days where we can enjoy some comfort food. Veggie Pot Pie hits the spot, warms the soul...read more
When we got to back to Beaufort, “Moksha”, our 1978 VW Bus, was running smoothly. Over time though, we began to notice some oil leaking from the middle of the undercarriage. We had plans to get to the Edisto River for our fourth wedding anniversary and...read more
We try to steer clear from traditional pasta, flour and calories that come with it. When we get a craving for spaghetti, which doesn’t happen very often, we pick up spaghetti squash. It’s a healthy pasta substitute, it’s naturally stringy and tastes...read more
Throughout time, great minds have changed the way we look at things. Humans used to think the world was flat and then they were taught the Earth revolves around the Sun. Physicist, Nassim Haramein has announced a new theory. He believes the Earth is actually being...read more
We met a very interesting man who made us aware of an odd topic of conversation that is going on around the world. He said people have put together the photos of Earth that NASA has taken over the last few decades and each depiction looks very different. The...read more
The two of us remember reading The Berenstein Bears books when we were little. Each book focused on a specific life topic, like strangers, messy rooms, bullying and more. We were stunned when we came across the beloved childhood books, titled The Berenstain Bears,...read more
Treat days are a perfect excuse to enjoy homemade fries! They are so much better than any frozen fry from a restaurant or fast food joint. Sometimes we like to cut them thinly, other times, nice and chunky. We pair them with homemade ketchup and even like to go wild...read more
The father of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) decided to admit right before dying, the disease is fictitious and not real. Leon Eisenberg explained millions of children were prescribed powerful mind-altering drugs that made pharmaceutical companies...read more
We’ve been enjoying the benefits of coconut oil for years. It’s a main ingredient we use in our homemade toothpaste and mouthwash, as it cleans the mouth and makes our teeth shiny and smooth. We’ve use extra virgin coconut oil every once and a while...read more
It’s absolutely amazing when the universe provides signs that tell us symbolically that we’re heading in the right direction. On our trip to Sarasota, Florida, we were tested the moment we arrived. The brakes on our VW bus went “spongy” all of...read more
Two avocados sat on the counter staring at us for long enough, so we decided to cream them into a soothing avocado dressing for a kale salad. Before tossing the kale in our dressing, we enjoyed a spoonful and realized we can also use this recipe as a dip. It is that...read more
It’s one thing to sick a dog on someone, but a dolphin? It’s true, they are considered one of the smartest animals on Earth and highly evolved, which is why it disturbs us they are being used in warfare. Supposedly, back in the sixties the Navy studied...read more
On Christmas day 2013, we took our second road trip in our newly acquired VW bus to Sarasota, Florida for the holidays. After 9 hours of driving, we finally made it to our destination…and our brakes went “spongy”. We needed repair before getting back on the road, so...read more
When it comes to curries, this one hits the spot! The potatoes melt, the peas stand out and everything is alright in the world. It’s such a comforting dish and is one we enjoy often. It reminds us of when we worked in New York City. We’d meet for lunch at...read more
When most people think of meditation, they may think of Buddhist monks sitting in robes on a hill, far far away from this reality. But in truth, more and more people are waking up and realizing the power within. By stopping for a moment, sitting and focusing on...read more
We’ve made quiche together since we met each other back in 2005, but these days we only eat things like butter or dairy products on treat days. Quiche is so worth the wait and leaves us filled and satisfied. The best part is, they are so easy to make. Enjoy our...read more
It’s absolutely amazing how every night we leave our bodies in a state of paralysis and poof, return in the morning to yet another day of earthly experience. It’s like being reborn each day. The unfortunate part is that it seems like everyone gets up, gets...read more
When we first picked up our VW bus in Asheville, North Carolina, in November of 2013, we planned to keep driving to Virginia. The only problem was, the state of the back wheel was questionable. We trekked back home to South Carolina safely and had a mechanic friend...read more
We’re obsessed with macaroons. We’ve made them before with banana, blueberries and even kiwi. They’re so easy to make and absolutely delicious. Try our raspberry walnut macaroon recipe below! To make Raspberry Walnut Macaroons: Pour coconut flakes...read more
Every once an a while we make our own little side dish medleys, full of harmonizing ingredients. We were most surprised by our pinto bean vegetable medley. It’s chocked full of beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, garlic, onion and spices. It’s a home run side...read more