Saturday, January 21, 2017

Culinary Cavewoman: Shrimp and Spaghetti Squash in Tomato Cream Sauce

Hey y'all!

Welcome to the introduction of Culinary Cavewoman: Bambi's Adventures in Paleo. Now I have no idea how this blog feature is gonna go for a couple of reasons.

  1. I'm not the best cook. I can do it, but I'm never gonna be Rachel Ray. 
  2. I'm a messy cook! My kitchen looks like a disaster zone when I'm in the midst of the culinary chaos.
  3. I'm not the best photographer. So when that is paired with my messy kitchen... just don't expect to be looking at masterpiece dining.

That being said... we are gonna have us an adventure. I am going to try to include one recipe per week on the blog. They may be recipes that I have tried from Pinterest, or something I cobbled together, or a regular ol' recipe that I have paleo-fied by substituting some ingredients. The recipes may be a great success or they may be a huge fail, but we will find out together.

This first recipe is a winner - one that I will be making again and again and again! So let's get started.

Friday, January 20, 2017

ARC Review: Surrender by Lisa Renee Jones

Series:     Careless Whispers #3
Pub. Date:Jan. 9, 2017
Publisher:Gallery Books
Length:320 pages

I really appreciate Lisa Renee Jones and the fact that she has put a series recap at the beginning of these books. It really helps job my memory about what happened in the earlier books as I can't include a lot of that info in a review because I try to avoid spoilers. So if you have not read the earlier books in this series, you may want to hold off on this review. It may contain spoilers for those earlier books... and you really need to read these in order anyway so you have the entire story arc.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Bambi Turns TWO! Let's Celebrate with a Giveaway!

Hey y'all!
I can't believe its been two years since I started this venture. You may have noticed that I have slowed down a bit lately... don't worry, I'm not going anywhere. I just got bogged down with the holidays and with an eye issue (still getting that needle every month, ugh). Things should be back up and running on a regular basis soon - with a few new additions!

First, I am adding a cooking feature to the blog. One of my new years resolutions is to go back on the Paleo diet and try to stick with it. I feel so much better when I am eating non-processed organic foods, but I tend to get lazy and get tired of cooking. So I am hoping to hold myself accountable this year!

One of the biggest obstacles to paleo for me is that you HAVE to cook all the time. And cooking for one person is hard! Especially when you aren't a huge fan of leftovers. They just never taste as good to me. So I will be trying a number of Paleo recipes this year and I hope to add one per week to the blog. They may be a big success or a total pinstrosity, and many will be recipes that are non-paleo that I have adapted with paleo ingredients. I should have my first success by this weekend... and it is super yummy. So stay tuned!

Second, my goal this year is to get crafty! I have been turned onto the world of paper planning and papercraft, so I hope to include some of that on the blog. I will likely throw up a Plan With Me feature on Sundays in combination with the Stacking the Shelves meme. Much like the cooking feature, this will be full of projects and fails with the planner and my newly purchased Silhouette! 

I also have a number of pieces of furniture that I bought for the purpose of refinishing, and they have been sitting here sad and ugly without being beautified. So my goal is to get started on that this year as well, and it's sure to make for some entertaining and profanity-laden blog posts!

So please let me express my gratitude for everyone that stops by my corner to read my nonsense! My book reviews will continue as I remain a reader at heart, and you will also be seeing some guest reviews from Julie as well! I will cut back on the books just a smidge so that I can complete all these projects and goals, but you will still see regular reviews from me and I hope to have them on a specific schedule soon.

So to express my appreciation for everyone who has stuck around, and all you new people dropping by Bambi's corner... LET'S HAVE A GIVEAWAY! I have to limit this giveaway to US residents due to the insane shipping costs out of the country. Enter via the Rafflecopter below, and tell your friends!