My St. Patrick’s Day wasn’t just about celebrating the Irish… it involved skinny margaritas, fried pickles, and a 2am baking experiment. How else would a girl like me celebrate?

I feel lucky! Look you’re here reading my nonsensical obsession with margaritas and pie. I was lucky to eat fried pickles with ketchup. I’m such a ketchup lover by the way. Sometimes I feel like I forget to share things with you! Little things, big things… my obsession with ketchup kind of things. Usually I’m creating recipes, writing a quick post, and dashing off for another adventure.

I hope you’ll read these below and then share some of the same things with me either in the comments  below, or by emailing me. I’d love to hear more about my readers!

Are you ready for a salad full of nutrient rich fruit? Juicy mangos, gorgeous kiwis, sweet strawberries, toasted almonds and a sprinkle of goat cheese.

Summer fruits are my favorite.


I’ve got a couple other favorite things too.

This poem is always a favorite. Everytime I read it I’m reminded of what love should be like. I’m such a romantic, ugh.

But really… Curtis Stone, do you HEAR me?

Of course my grandma is my favorite person. She’s just too funny.  If you are over the age of 70 and doing zumba 3x per week, then I’ll add you to my favorite list too.

My current favorite food blog is Eat, Live, Run by Jenna. Great pictures, lovely writing, and delicious recipes. Have you seen her Creamy Lime Squares?

My favorite place to vacation is Mexico. Probably because there’s the beach, margaritas, and really delicious food. Enchiladas remind me of Mexico. Note to self: I still need to make homemade Sopapillas!

This salad is now one of my favorites too. It’s just too pretty.

Toasted almonds really jazz up anything. Goat cheese just puts it over the top, but you could totally go vegan with this salad. Either way it’s seriously good.

I encourage you to make it your own. A summer (preview) sensation!


Strawberry, Mango, & Kiwi Spinach Salad

By Monique of Ambitious Kitchen


6 cups of spinach

1 cup of sliced strawberries

1 small mango, sliced

4 kiwis, sliced

1/2 avocado, diced

1/4 cup toasted almonds

3 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese



Add spinach to large bowl. Add fruit and gently toss. Sprinkle goat cheese, avocado, and almonds on top.

Serves 2