Month: February 2016

Best Picture: Spotlight

I’m a bit of a Ruffalo-head. (Wait, is there a nickname for fans of Mark Ruffalo like the Chris Pine Pine-nuts?) Anyway! I like Mark Ruffalo. In movies & probably in real life… he just seems like a solid guy. (Into activism, cares about people, and also he was great in 13 Going on 30.) He plays an investigative journalist in Spotlight, which just won Best Picture at the Oscars, and you should watch the trailer so it will convince you to watch the whole movie if you haven’t yet. It’s about a team of journalists (real ones!) who broke the big story on the sex abuse scandals throughout the Catholic Church. They did important work, and there’s still a ways to go with the story… It’s an important movie and it was really well done, so I’m glad it won and I hope it helps move the cause forward.

GOP Debate in Houston

Apparently I like to torture myself because I watched the entire GOP debate tonight. And these tweets basically recap it: Wait, is Ted Cruz currently arguing FOR people “dying in the streets” in an attempt to make Trump look bad? WTF, bro. #GOPDebate — Sarah Blackstock (@sarahblackstock) February 26, 2016 Rubio is legit about to wink at the audience. Reaaaaaally enjoying those cheers at his “snappy comebacks” #GOPDebate — Sarah Blackstock (@sarahblackstock) February 26, 2016 “Can somebody attack me, please?” Ben Carson wants to talk. #GOPDebate — Sarah Blackstock (@sarahblackstock) February 26, 2016 Trump to Cruz & Rubio: “Keep trying. Swing for the fences.” 😂 — Sarah Blackstock (@sarahblackstock) February 26, 2016 The lack of a Kasich tweet would make me feel bad, but: 1) he did nothing that inspired one, and 2) he defunded Planned Parenthood in Ohio the other day, so nevermind. What I’ve really learned in the Republican Primary so far is that it’s possible to make me feel bad for and miss Jeb Bush, the guy I instantly wanted to lose when …

Taco Salad & Tomatillo Ranch Dressing

I tracked my food on MyFitnessPal for several months last year and with minimal effort (and mostly eating the things I love), I saw some solid results. I didn’t really cut things entirely out of my diet, but the portions were carefully considered and smaller, and I combined things differently each day to find a better balance. I’m getting back in the swing of things again now and remembered this salad is pretty great for something that involves lettuce. The Texan in me loves all things Tex-Mex, so this Taco Salad is just my kind of thing, in spite of still being a salad. To make one yourself, combine some lettuce, tomatoes, canned black beans, roasted corn, avocado, cilantro, cheese, tortilla chips, and grilled chicken (with taco seasoning, if you’d like). Top it with your dressing of choice, like Blendtec’s Tomatillo Ranch. (This one’s a great option because it’s delicious & is only 20 calories for 2 tablespoons.) Taco Salad with Blendtec's Tomatillo Ranch Dressing (2T = 20 calories). A post shared by Sarah Blackstock (@sarahblackstock) on Aug 3, 2015 at …