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Australia Vacation

Australian Adventure Part 4: Darling Downs

Australian Adventure Darling Downs - Prairie Californian

The next part of our journey down under took us out of the cities and into the countryside. We traversed across all kinds of farm land and small, rural towns much like you’d find here in North Dakota. One of our favorite parts of the trip was the fact we traveled so much and got to see all the diversity that Australia has to offer!  Our first stop was an area of Queensland called the Darling Downs or the Salad…

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Breakfast Recipes

Protein Pancakes

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One of the things I’ve discovered on this journey towards a healthier lifestyle is protein pancakes. There’s a million different recipes for protein pancakes, but these have been my favorite to-date. They most closely resemble a real pancake texture, despite the fact there is no flour in them!  You can use whatever protein powder you’ve got on hand, I recommend using vanilla. But I’ve used chocolate and it is delicious as well. I just recently discovered my new favorite protein…

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Recipes Salads

Steakhouse Salad

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One of my favorite things out there is a steakhouse style pizza. Big chunks of delicious steak. Some pepperoncinis. Some fancy cheese. It’s perfection. However, lately I’ve been trying to eat on the healthier side, adding more salads in my daily meals. I’ve been utilizing leftover meat from the night before into a salad the next day for lunch in order to get in some protein and keep me full longer. This steakhouse style salad has been my favorite to-date. Feel…

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Breakfast Recipes What I've Been Cooking

My Tea Obsession

My Tea Obsession - Prairie Californian

If any of you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have seen the image I’ve shared of all the things tea I ordered a couple weeks ago…    So much tea goodness! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #tevanatea #adagioteas #lecreuset A photo posted by Jennifer Dewey Rohrich (@prairiecalifornian) on Mar 26, 2016 at 10:50am PDT Upon returning from Australia where tea is very much a thing, I craved a cup of tea at night or in the morning to start my day.…

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Main Courses Recipes

Balsamic Dijon Chuck Roast

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Is there anything better than chuck roast with some root vegetables? Honestly, it is one of those standby, never fails, hearty and sticks to your bones meals that I love. I have fond memories of my mom getting out the big cast iron dutch oven and cooking the chuck roast for hours on a Sunday. I am always looking for a good chuck roast recipe to deviate from my ole standby. And I think this one is it. I found…

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Australia Vacation

Australian Adventure Part 3: Gold Coast & ASGC16

Australian Adventure Gold Coast - Prairie Californian

After leaving the beauty that is Mount Tambourine, we headed down to the coast. The Gold Coast to be exact. We’d heard a lot about the Gold Coast from friends. We’ve heard of its’ beauty and the towering skyscrapers that line the coast. We decided to head down to Surfer’s Paradise while we had the chance to check it out for ourselves. GOLD COAST: SURFER’S PARADISE I haven’t ever been to the Caribbean (besides Jamaica) so I can’t compare beaches there. But…

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Breakfast Recipes

Caramelized Onion and Bacon Frittata Muffins

Onion and Bacon Frittata Muffins-5

After eating lots of McDonald’s and junk food on vacation, I’ve come back home and been trying to reset myself. I’ve been striving towards eating healthier and maintaining a consistent workout routine. I’ve been so sporadic for the last year, it is time I make myself consistent. And re-ignite those healthy habits I formed two years ago.  I struggle with breakfasts. What to eat in the mornings is like a mind block for me. I can be the most creative…

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Australia Vacation

Australian Adventure Part 2: Up the Coast

Australian Adventure Up the Coast - Prairie Californian

We left off Part 1 of our Australian adventure just leaving Sydney. We made our way up the coast towards the Gold Coast for the Australian Summer Grains Conference. We had a couple of days to get there, so we got to take our time exploring along the coast.  It was nice to get out of the city and explore rural life in Australia. We found it wasn’t much unlike here in the United States. Lots of small towns filled…

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Recipes Sides

Mexican Rice

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Growing up in California, I pretty much grew up knowing what authentic, traditional, and incredible Mexican food is supposed to taste like. Basically, I was spoiled because now I have standards. And meeting those standards when living in North Dakota isn’t easy!  Most of the time, I resort to finding my own authentic recipes and making them. I’ve found a couple gems that I keep making time and time again. Mexican rice is one of those gems. I often find…

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Australia Vacation

Australian Adventure Part 1: Sydney

Australian Adventure Sydney - Prairie Californian

It would be impossible to sum up our trip to Australia in one post. We honestly had the best time traveling across three states (just over 4,000 km!), seeing so much diversity, meeting so many amazing people, and eating lots of good food!  It truly was the trip of a lifetime, as many have called it. But the hubby and I are already talking about how we need to make it a goal to go back in this lifetime. We have…

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