Living Outside the Stacks

Navigating through life away from the library


Salads to Try from Pinterest

Salads to Try from Pinterest {Living Outside the Stacks}One of the things that The Hubs and I have agreed to do once we make the big move to Georgia and settle down is to start adding salads to our meals. Those of you who follow me on Instagram, know already that I’m a big salad lover and would eat them for every meal if I could figure out the logistics. In fact, I briefly thought about starting a salad delivery service. So there’s an idea, someone run with it. Just give me a shout out and discounted salads.

Anyway, I’ve started pinning some salad recipes that I thought we’d try. Some of them are seafood based, like this Shrimp Avocado Salad from Add a Pinch, or chicken based like this 10-Minute Cherry and Chicken Couscous Salad from Yankee Kitchen Ninja. I can’t wait to try the citrus infused Kale Salad with Grapefruit, Oranges, Pomegranate Seeds, and Parm by Cupcakes and Cashmere. I’m not sure if The Hubs will go for this Apple Cranberry Pecan Salad by Damn Delicious because of the pecans, but I’m OK with that, more for me.

Salads to Try from Pinterest {Living Outside the Stacks}

To see more salad options, check out my board: “In the Kitchen: Salads” on Pinterest or click here to follow.

Do you have a favorite salad? And, honestly, don’t you think a salad delivery service is like the best idea ever?!

Happy Eating,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}



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Weekend Fun {Saturday Share}

Teal Cardi Teal and Brown Floral Skirt Mustard Tights {Shoe Style Saturday}

The hubs and I went on an impromptu date last night to Starbucks for some coffee. The hubs always gets a plain coffee. Drives me insane. I usually get one of the seasonal flavors, last night it was a Salted Caramel Mocha. While we were sitting in the parking lot we decided to go see what was playing at the theater; we ended up seeing “This is 40″.  That movie was alternately hilarious and sobering. Honestly, it was quite possibly one of the most realistic portrayals of what happens to individuals and couples as they see middle age staring them in the face. If you do go to see it, I have to warn you, there is a lot of vulgar language. And I do I mean a lot.

I was also able to catch up on some blog reading this week and thought I’d share some of my favorite posts with you:

  • Easy 4 Ingredient Thumbprint Cookies {Mama Dweeb} ~ Annie is making cookie baking so easy for me this year.  Four ingredient cookies? Yes, please. And they’re four ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboard.
  • Last Minute Gift Making Ideas {Oh, Sweet Joy!} ~ I’m the queen of procrastination. Also I’m not very good at picking out gifts for people. Are you the same way? Well, Kim shared 5 tutorials for some really cute last minute gifts that’ll leave establish you as the chicest gifter of all.
  • Macadamia Nut Bark  {Kleinworth & Co.} ~ Gina shared a recipe for Macadamia Nut Bark that’ll make your mouth water just from looking at the pictures. This year the kids and I plan to spend Christmas Eve baking cookies, I’m hoping to give these a whirl.
  • Molly {What I Wore 2Day} ~ I’ve always been told that I have a quirky fashion sense, but Kasmira takes it to a whole new level. I just love the way she mixes patterns and color. You can tell she has a lot of fun with her clothes. And, um, can I mention how much I heart her Miz Mooz Boots?
  • Spray Painted Twigmas Tree {Five Days… 5 Ways} ~ Raise your hand if your house doesn’t have any Christmas decorations up yet. Oh, it’s just me? Well then, I think it’s a little late to start decorating for Christmas now but I do need to decorate so my house can look more, um, finished. And these painted twigs by Abbie are absolutely perfect not just for Christmas but for filling in empty corners any time of the year.

How was your weekend?


Kitchen Monki: Your Ultimate Cooking Utensil

Kitchen MonkiI love to cook, honestly, there’s very little that I enjoy more than cooking (Don’t believe me?  Listen to my Monday Mingle vlog).    A while back I started writing my favorite recipes on recipe cards and storing them in a wooden storage box, which worked really well until I started using the recipe cards.  My cards got bent, stuck together, smudged from liquids…  Many of them are simply unusable at this point.  So I started searching for a free online recipe organizer that I could use to replace my beautiful but messy cards.  Well, we all know my love of monkeys, so when I stumbled across Kitchen Monki I was beyond thrilled.  There’s a monkey! Holding cooking utensils!

Adding recipes to Kitchen Monki is easy, all you have to do is follow the step~by~step directions.  And if you’re taking the recipe from an online site, there’s an area for you to add the corresponding URL.  You can add pictures, share recipes, comment on other people’s recipes…

Seriously, Kitchen Monki is more than “online storage” for recipes, you can manage your grocery list, send your grocery list to your phone via SMA and use the meal planner/calendar (I know there are a lot of meal planning mommas out there who would love this).  There’s even a YouTube channel that shows you how to use the various Kitchen Monki tools.  You can feed your recipes directly to Twitter or embed them into your blogs if you’re a blogger.

Do you store your recipes online or on recipe cards?  Which do you prefer?

Disclosure:  I did not receive any compensation for this post, I just think this is a great recipe storage tool.  And there’s a monkey!

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