Buy One, Get One Free @ Starbucks

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I know I should be the person who always makes her coffee at home and who always uses homemade, organic creamer

Vanilla Coffee Creamer with a hint of Coconut.

But I’m not. I like Starbucks, in spite of the money sucking and the calorie adding! I’m usually too cheap to get more than straight coffee when I’ve run out of time in the morning at home to make some. But there are times when I want a latte or hot cocoa.

This is one of those days, and thankfully today is when I found this coupon! You can print it here: http://f.e.starbucks.com/i/52/163466415/ValentineBOGO_print.HTML or you can show it on your phone.

Happy Starbucks drinking!!!

Green Smoothie kind of morning

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I don’t know what it is about smoothie that make me (and every other blogger) so happy but I just love them! Especially green smoothies. I see the color and immediately know there are healthy greens in there.

And I think they make me feel like a kid again, like I’m inside Green Eggs and Ham!

This is the simplest smoothie, but so delicious and healthy. It tastes like a banana shake!

- INGREDIENTS -
1 banana
2-3 cups raw spinach (I don’t measure…I just threw in 2 handfuls, but if you are measuring, I think it’s about 3 cups)
1 cup vanilla coconut milk

- PROCESS -
Throw it all in a blender and blend away! If you want it really cold, add some ice.

I hope you got off to a healthy start and that you have a wonderful day!

Try Something New Tuesday – Cooked Spinich as a healthy snack

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I’m not into cooked spinich. It’s just a fact of life.

Raw spinich I can eat for days. Salad? Yes. In smoothies? Claro que si!!

But cooked? Ehhhh….it’s ok in lasagna or on pizza, but if I have to really feel the texture I’m not into it.

Until today!!

I was really craving something different as an afternoon snack, but I had very limited time.

I ended up throwing 2 handfuls of fresh spinich on a plate with 1/8 cup of shredded colby jack cheese. I microwaved it for 30 seconds, put some homemade pico de gallo on top and magic happened!

I cannot even tell you how good this is. And it’s super healthy!

What new thing have you tried??

Coquito Frappuccino

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One of my goals when travelling to PR was to try Coquito. It’s basically their version of eggnog, with coconut cream and rum! Delicious!

I never got to try real Coquito. But our first day there, while out and about in Fajardo, we were told that the nearby fancy pants Waldorf Astoria hotel had a Starbucks. Of course we had to investigate and look what I found!

A Coquito Frappccino!

It was very tasty, but of course had no rum. I did, however, obtain a recipe for Coquito that I am eager to try. If it turns out I will share it here! :-)

Have you tried Coquito?

First day in Puerto Rico

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We arrived in Puerto Rico after a long red eye flight at about 10am. We hit the ground running!

Luggage…check!
Rental car…check!
No clue how to get anywhere we need to go…check!

Driving in Puerto Rico was an adventure to say the least, but we eventually found our way out of San Juan and onto Fajardo, a beach city where some friends were staying.

We took a moment and showered at their hotel and then the four of us hit the beach. So peaceful and the water was beautiful! It was the perfect way to begin a tropical vacation :-)

Try Something New Tuesday – Mallorca Breakfast Sandwich

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I know it’s Wednesday technically…but I wrote this post yesterday and my blog just didn’t cooperate. Oh well!

While in Puerto Rico, my husband and I had the opportunity to try many different traditional dishes. Our favorite by far was the Mofongo, mashed plantain with onions and spices, often stuffed with some kind of meat. Heaven!

Mofongo photographs terribly though, so there are no pictures :-(

My other favorite was this dish! Mallorca con jamon y queso. Mallorca is a sweet bread topped with powdered sugar, and in this dish it is served with ham and cheese.

To be honest, I ordered it because I thought it would be funny and fully expected it would taste less than amazing. I was wrong. The sweet & savory mixture that I love so much didn’t fail in this breakfast sandwich, and I loved it!

Of course it’s not a good everyday food with all the sugar, but boy was it a treat!

What new thing did you try recently?

Have you ever ordered food thinking it would taste gross and ended up loving it?

Puerto Rico

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Good afternoon readers!

I apologize for being absent for so long on my blog. No excuses really, except that I was out of the country! My trip to Puerto Rico happened!

The boy and I had an amazing time! I’m going to take some time spreading out my pictures from the trip over the next few days here and on Instagram (@cakeinacrockpot).

For now, I promise to get back to regular posting and some real food posts :-)