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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Saturday Adventures and Evening Chili Dinner Recipe

Today was a day where the sole purpose and goal of our afternoon was to get out and explore. I identify mostly with the introverted personality type and there are days like today where I am feeling overstimulated from people interactions but still needing an outlet and to get out of the house. My hubby was home sick and Chaya was going a bit stir crazy so I grabbed our waters, diaper bag, my camera and the stroller and hit the sidewalk. We walked miles and miles and it was just what we both needed.

She was so happy to be out of the stroller and strolling on her own two feet!

Our favorite park to visit unexpectedly had a special event going on with lots of fun blow-up gyms for the kiddos. 

Another pit stop at our favorite local grocery store- Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op- for some dinner ingredients


We had this chili at a friend's house for dinner last night and it was so delicious I had her send me the link from Live Well Bake Often so I could recreate it. We had some leftover cornbread (homemade recipe) from the night before so it worked out perfectly. Since I've updated my chili and cornbread recipe being dairy-free, I now use a combination of almond milk and coconut milk in my cornbread. For the chili, my friend added a splash of red wine, lemon juice, sautéed carrots, one fresh chopped clove of garlic and it added an amazing touch to the final taste of the recipe.

This precious face was attached to my hip while trying to prepare dinner. This is her usual m.o. and although it was challenging with requests for breastmilk every what felt like 5 minutes, I wouldn't really have it any other way. The more she's in the kitchen with me, the more she gets to see, taste, sample and get comfortable with exploring. 

The day ended with some comforting home cooked crockpot chili and evening dancing with Chaya. We've got some oldies "Ring My Bell" and "Burn Baby Burn" playing in the background as we eat and play. I hope your day included some fun, rest, enjoyable movement and good eats too.



  1. I, too, identify as an introvert, which some friends sometimes find hard to believe. I do have those moments, too, when I have to escape from the bliss of social stimuli and settle into the bliss of solitude (or semi-solitude). I wanna walk with you sometime. I am embarrassed that there is still so much of my own town I have not seen and experienced.

    1. Ah, yes. I can see why some people may have a hard time believing you're an introvert :) It's great when you can be both sociable and a lover of solitude. I'd love to share a walk with you sometime soon. I've lived here for years and still on every walk I take I discover something new! Our town is such a gem. Xxxx


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