Sweet + Spicy Watermelon

What is it about shower routines?  I find them so odd.  Nearly nothing else in my life is as organized as my routine in the shower.  The time of day varies but the order of events do not.

Is this a little too personal?


Well, what I don't understand is when you have an off day.  Please tell me you know what I'm talking about.


The day when you wash your body before you shampoo your hair, or when you condition before you shampoo, or when you forget to wash your face.  When I finally realize what I'm doing I feel so thrown off.  It makes me want to shower again to get the order right.  Don't worry, that never happens.

Is this a sign for something??

Am I losing my mind?

I blame it on...

A] the heat

B] living in a maze of boxes

C] lack of sleep 


I've come to the conclusion that it's impossible to move from one place to another and not have some amount of chaotic, hair-pulling, craziness.  If you've had a move that was 100% smooth sailing you are my hero.  I want to be you.  

One of the things helping me through the crazy is FOOD.

Bet you couldn't guess that.


And more specifically, watermelon.  Buckets of watermelon.  I would say that 50% of my summer hydration comes from watermelon.  It would be interesting [or scary!]to find out exactly how many pounds of this ruby-red fruit I've consumed in the past month.  And in case you're looking for a little something to jazz up said watermelon I have just the thing.

As you see in the photo above I attempted grilled watermelon.  Cube after cube I tried to enjoy it but just couldn't.  Grilled pineapple?  YES.  Grilled peaches?  Oh.my.yes.  Grilled watermelon?  Nope.  It actually seemed to lose it's sweetness in the process.  I was about to throw this recipe right out the window, but then I took a bite of the fresh watermelon sitting in the marinade.  And then I ate another 1/2-pound. 

Sweet, juicy, smokey, and spicy, this just made watermelon even more addicting.


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inspired + lightly adapted from: the first mess

Sweet + Spicy Watermelon

  • ~8 cups cubed watermelon
  • 5 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle adobo sauce
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon spicy chipotle seasoning, or other smokey-spicy blend
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 lime zested, to top
  1. Place cubed watermelon in a bowl.
  2. Shake the juice, honey, adobo sauce, seasoning, and salt in a jar until fully combined.  Taste and add more seasoning for a spicier kick.
  3. Pour over the watermelon and toss to coat. 
  4. Let sit in the fridge for 10-15min before serving.  
  5. Toss again + top with fresh lime zest and a sprinkle of salt.  Serve immediately.

Now, please reassure me that I'm not alone in my...

A] watermelon consumption

B] shower routine

C] moving anxiousness