life without a kitchen and a recipe for raspberry coladas

long story short: I don't really have a kitchen right now. 

not having a kitchen gets slightly tricky when you are the type of person who thinks about food 24/7.

i have some friends with kitchens and although they have been very generous share-ers, the contents of my pantry are not in their pantries. no. the contents of my pantry are in a box. or three. or maybe even twelve.

as you can imagine, food is getting slightly inventive over here.

after mia (my pseudo-roommate who is also currently living without a kitchen) ate only watermelon and a bag of rice mix for three days straight, we decided to make something with some substance last night.

now keep in mind that by the time we got to the grocery store, our stomachs were already eating themselves and we had a tough time imagining how we were going to create something relatively healthy that both of our lame digestive systems would tolerate.

Enter: fire pit, cranberry turkey sausage, a head of iceberg lettuce, copious free packets of ketchup and mustard, and a bag of salt & vinegar gluten free chee cha puffs.

Onto today.

Lara and I decided to go on an epic-ly long walk to enjoy the 27 degree mountain weather. By the time we made it back to her house (yes, she has a kitchen!) we were both feeling pretty pooped. In typical Carolynn + Lara fashion, we dreamed up something to drink that would perk us up a little bit. 

After discussing it for half an hour, we decided that we would make pina-coladas. Sans the pineapple. With raspberries. yum! Although we both agreed that fresh pineapple would have made a great addition to the final product, sometimes you just have to make do with what you have.

And that is exactly how we enjoyed these raspberry-coladas on her porch in the scorching hot sun this afternoon.

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Raspberry Coladas


        1.5 cups of ice
        1.5 cups of frozen raspberries
        1/3 cup of coconut milk
       2 ounces vodka (or alternative liquor or water)

to your vitamix.

Add water if necessary to reach desired consistency. 

Enjoy in the sun.

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