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Working on some doodles for an iPhone app idea

Unless it’s hidden in “spice” or “natural flavors”, I don’t see any ginger in this “Sesame Ginger Dressing”. Wtf, Au Bon Pain?


I am her.

Every goddamn morning.

(Source: pamyuse)

Almond Butter Soba Noodles with Garlic Shrimp

Serves 2

I found this recipe here a while ago. I’ve made it for both dinner and lunch, but it makes a particularly delicious light lunch. I always end up forgetting the honey in the sauce (and I never notice). I’ve also substituted apple cider vinegar instead of rice wine vinegar (I ran out of the latter) without any impact.

I’m not a huge fan of cabbage, so I opt out of that. But taking the time to julienne the carrot and cucumber is well worth it.


  • 8 ounces soba noodles, cooked and chilled
  • 1 carrot, peeled and julienned
  • 1/3 hothouse cucumber, julienned
  • 3 leaves savoy cabbage, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon toasted black sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon toasted and crushed almonds, optional

garlic shrimp:

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 8 to 10 white shrimp, peeled, deveined and cleaned
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

almond butter sauce:

  • 1/4 cup all natural almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons ponzu sauce
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil


  1. For garlic shrimp: Place all garlic shrimp ingredients into a bowl and marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and sauté shrimp for 5 to 6 minutes or until just cooked through. Remove from heat and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. For almond butter sauce: Place all ingredients into a bowl and whisk together until fully combined. Refrigerate sauce for at least 30 minutes.
  4. To assemble: In a large bowl toss together the soba noodles and sauce until fully coated. Place a handful of shredded savoy onto a plate and top with half of the coated soba noodles. Top noodles with carrots and cucumbers followed by shrimp. Finish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and serve.


when I hear my favorite song in my headphones



/* by TeeMonie */

This has been me all morning :)

Ramapo Lake Hike

We were able to get out for a hike this weekend thankfully. The route somewhere through the Ramapo mountains was a bit hard to follow at times, but we all had fun. The star of the show was definitely our canine companion Odie (short for Odysseus, not named after Garfield’s nemesis).

There is something magical about hearing an old favorite song covered in a really imagined and well done way. This is one of those covers. Enjoy.

I found this on Spotify’s “Deep Focus” playlist btw. It’s been providing background music while I work for the past few days, and I don’t think I’ve skipped a song once.

(Source: Spotify)

I can clearly remember listening to this album for the first time with my friend Whitney. We were hooked after just the first few chords, and stuck with us through college.

I’m more than a little excited about this anniversary tour :)

(Source: Spotify)


Swamp House. Out on a shoot between Thidodaux and Raceland, LA I found this old place surrounded by yellow flowers. There were so many beautiful old places on this historic road, but I was on the company clock and didn’t stop at any others.

Ektar 100


Does anyone else look at this and immediate think of Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth?

(via npr)

Do not disturb (at Lake George, Upstate NY)