Happy 4th of July! Growing up, this was one of my favorite holidays. I always put on a performance for (and starring) my family, full of patriotic songs and culminating in a parade around our driveway. In the picture below, I’m the one waving the top hat in the air. (Not much has changed.)
My friends and I celebrated Independence Day a day early with a junk boat trip to Lamma Island. The trip included lots of food, but with my intolerances, I decided to bring something along just in case. I made this quinoa salad with stuff I had in my fridge and pantry: avocado, carrot, spinach, sunflower seeds, lemon, and olive oil.
I didn’t really end up needing it, which was a pleasant surprise. I tried to keep the day as allergy-friendly as possible by sticking to vodka water as my drink of choice. The plan worked pretty well! The only pain I was dealing with at the end of the day was from sunburn – and it was totally worth it for the amount of fun I had.
Here are some pictures from the outing!