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Pan-Fried Kale and Butter Beans

Kale and butter beans

So, I almost didn’t post this recipe because it seemed too simple and easy to prepare. However, since this dish is super nourishing,  delicious and inexpensive,  and it only requires a few simple ingredients, I thought I needed to share.

kale and butter beans

On Saturday, my fridge and pantry were pretty much empty. I did find a can of butter beans and a bag of kale. Perfect ingredients for a quick and warm lunch.


This is my favorite kind of lunch. Everything gets thrown into a pan, and the dish is ready in minutes.

kale and beans


(serves two)

1 cup kale (I get mine in a bag, washed and chopped)

1 can butter beans (rinsed and drained). Mine were baby butter beans, but I love the large butter beans.

3 tbsp olive oil

1 clove of garlic

1 tbsp soy sauce

Salt and pepper

kale and beans


In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the beans and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Flip the beans and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, kale, salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook until the kale begins to wilt. Mix in the soy sauce and cook for 1 minute longer, stirring until everything is evenly coated.

kale and butter beans


So quick and easy.

DIY Modern Entryway Table

ddiy modern entryway table

This modern entryway table is a quick and inexpensive project almost anyone can do. If you have a drill and screws, you can do it. In one day.

Anna Elyce Smith Creating modern, livable, lovable homes for budgets big + small. Denver, CO + beyond.

This is what I hoped to accomplish. I envisioned a clean, simple entryway table that’s functional  and modern. (via pinterest)


I spent $21 on the boards. Three 1 x 2’s  and three 1 x 4’s. Home Depot cut the larger pieces for me. At home, I cut the smaller pieces to make two rectangles.


I drilled pilot holes and used wood glue. Pilot holes are necessary since this type of wood splinters modern entryway table


Next, I glued together the pieces for the top.


After I sanded and smoothed the pieces with 80 grit sand paper, I painted the legs a semi gloss black (leftover paint).


I flipped the top upside down and attached the rectangles with three screws.


diy modern entryway table

Next, I attached the two horizontal pieces to the bottom of the table. Same process: pilot holes, glue,  2 inch screws.


I sealed the top with two coats of General Finishes Satin Polyacrylic. This poly is fast drying, non-yellowing, and water based.


I like the dark and natural wood color contrast.


diy modern entryway table

If you want or need a modern entryway table, I hope you will try this simple tutorial.

Hope you’re all enjoying summer. If you want to keep up with all my projects, follow along on Instragam and Facebook.

Have a great week! xo Sabine

hyperbiotics® – Health begins in the gut

**I received free products in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are mine.**


Nature Made

Living a healthy and active life is very important to me. It’s a lifestyle, for sure.  A routine… like brushing my teeth. This lifestyle gives me energy, good mood, and a positive outlook on life. Part of my healthy routine is working out, eating healthy (80% of the time) and taking supplements. I don’t overdo it with supplements. After all, your nutrients should come from “real” food.  One particular supplement I’ve taken for years – probiotics. Here’s why.


Did you know that everything from your energy levels, weight, mood, digestion, skin health, gums, teeth , joints, brain and heart health depends on the good flora within your gut environment? Yes, it’s a fact. Almost all of our bodily systems rely on a healthy balance of good bacteria to function at their best.

Unfortunately, highly processed and sugary foods, the overuse of antibiotics, and toxins in the environment, threaten the friendly flora intended to keep us well.

By taking an effective probiotic supplement, we can replenish the good bacteria and give our body the support it needs.


But not all probiotics are made the same.

Hyperbiotics ® formulas are 15x more effective than standard capsules. This means that hyperbiotics formulas deliver 15 times more beneficial bacteria deep within your digestive tract than others. They also offer superior shelf-life stability for 18 months with zero refrigeration. Hyperbiotics PRO-15 strains are lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.

Hyperbiotics ®  formulas are lactose free, gluten free, sugar free, and non-GMO.

Hyperbiotics® formulas include:


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and even PRO – Pets®.


Our Billy loves taking the tiny beef flavored “pearl”. The majority of your pet’s immune system is in his gut, and when probiotics are abundant in his body, it becomes harder for the bad guys to settle in. Anything to keep this little guy healthy and happy.

Healthy living is within your reach. Start today!

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