Ultimate Woman’s Weekend in Morgan Hill

Ultimate Woman’s Weekend
The Ultimate Woman’s Weekend event which will take place on June 9th – June 10th at Hill Road Vineyards in Morgan Hill.
This event is a health and wellness get-away for the busy women or moms to Get Pampered, Get Inspired, and Relax! Designed for women, by women…

Partnered with multiple organizations for fundraising and networking, it is a two day event of your choosing: Attend one or both events.PLUS feel good knowing that your attendance is helping out several non-profits and organizations that are helping to build and shape our communities.

Participating Groups and Organizations include:

For additional information, please visit Facebook link, it has most updated information and recent postings.

Get your tickets HERE!

Oakland Zoo

Oakland Zoo

In April we ventured out to the Oakland Zoo. What a pleasant surprised to find out that they were celebrating Earth Day! There were so many booths and educational lessons for the kids.

One particular booth we stopped at had pigeons that these young adults had as pets. We learned that some were used for racing from one area to another. Some of the stories were sad but at least these pigeons had new loving homes. Sierra got to even pet a few. We learned that there are different species of pigeons and that they are very trainable, loving little guys.

Time to stop and have some lunch! The Oakland Zoo offers a variety of yummy choices for both kids and adults. We sat outside since it was such a nice day and enjoyed the sound of the train passing by.

Next stop, Elephants! My favorite is the elephants and Oakland Zoo has a large area for these big guys to roam around in. We were just in time for their feeding too. Fruits, vegis and hay were placed in different locations of their surroundings, making it easy for visitors to get a great view.  It was exciting to see them use their trunks to pick up the food and toss it into their mouths. Can you imagine if you had to eat that way? I’m sure I’d make a mess!

One of them also gave us quite a show with spraying mud from the past night’s rain. I guess he needed to cool down a bit. The kids laughed and ooh’d and aah’d as he did it. Thank goodness he didn’t spray us!

  

Looking for an outing for the kids and the adults? Head out to the Oakland Zoo for a wonderful day, we highly recommend it!

 

*Received tickets in exchange for a review

One Pan Mexican Quinoa

One Pan Mexican Quinoa

Looking for something healthy but tasty? How about less pots and pans to clean too!

  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 (15oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5oz) can fire-roasted diced tomates
  • 1 cup corn kernels, frozen, canned or roasted
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 TBSP chopped cilantro leaves (optional)

*I used 1 cup of mixed frozen vegetables instead of the corn since I didn’t have any. I also used Wholly guacamole single servings instead of an avocado.

Directions:

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and jalapeno and cook, stirring frequently until fragrant. About 1 minute.

Stir in quinoa, vegetable broth, beans, tomatoes, corn, chili powder and cumin. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer until quinoa is cooked through. About 20 minutes. Stir in avocado, lime juice and cilantro.