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Mix that is! Muahahaha more on that in a sweet little minute.
Sooo…about Starbucks Awake tea latte. Shiz kept me up until 5 in the morning!!! I know I slept in late because I had just gotten off night shifts, and then went in and worked some overtime but REALLY?! 5:00 am??? SO LAME BALLS. Caffeine effects me like crazy. Rrrrr. Anyone else in the same boat? I opted to cancel overtime today. It was a pretty good decision because I cooked instead! Which means lots of pics for all of yous. Starting with brunch! I brought back the poached eggie and hollandaise sauce. ABSOLUTELY started my day off right.
Silverhills Mack’s Flax bread (if you can find this, buy it. I am so obsessed) with a poached egg and steamed spinach. Looks a little dry though, yeah?
BAM! The tomato hollandaise sauce was extremely easy and extremely delushious. It was one laughing cow wedge (what else), a little bit of almond milk (the unsweetened regular if I haven’t mentioned that before), lots of pepper and about 4 chopped up cherry tomatoes. So simple yet sooo good. I used my finger to wipe up the excess. And then licked my finger clean
Andrew and I hit up the grocery store to grab a few things. As per usual we should of grabbed a cart. I could literally spend hours in the grocery store. Especially ones that have just had a makeover. I never just shop at one – I always switch it up. We are going to both Trader Joes and Whole Foods while we are on vacation this year and I AM FRICKIN OUT OF MY MIND ECSTATIC. That is my vacation haha.
Here is da loot:
This little guy was hiding in the back
Gobble gobble gobble.
I was starving after shopping I just haaad to
sample eat some honey mustard pretzels. I. need. to. get. more. NOW.
Ah supper. I had been creeping Janetha’s wonderful blog this morning and could not get over the yummy yummy carrots that her and her future hubby made. I LOVE cooked carrots. The recipe is here and it really is a five star recipe. ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ It’s supposed to serve 4 but uh Andrew and I demolished them. So I say it serves 4 regular people or 2 hungry monsters.
We had 2 portobello mushrooms in the fridge that needed to be used so Andy decided to stuff them and bbq them. YUM. We mashed two laughing cow wedges (of course haha), chives, red and green peppers, dill and cayenne pepper together and stuffed the cleaned out mushrooms. Topped with sharp old goat chedda and tada! Lush.
While Andrew was making the rest of his supper, I decided to do an impromptu photo shoot with Beasley. FAIL. Every time I went to take a picture he looked away!
He finally looked at me but only to give a diva no-more-pictures look.
Bean salad was also had. I blanched the beans in boiling water for about 5 minutes and then transferred them over to an ice bath.
I used this recipe for the salad.
Lean Mean Bean Salad
1 bunch of green beans
1 cup of chickpeas
3/4 cup kidney beans
2 tbsp fresh oregano
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp white wine vinegar (Or regular white)
2 tsp stoneground mustard (I’m sure any kid would work)
salt and pepper
half a red onion thinly sliced
1 clove of garlic, minced
Blanch the beans for about 5 minutes and then toss into a bowl with ice water. Dry completely and then mix with the other beans and onion. Whisk the remaining ingredients together and pour over beans. Toss well to combine.
Because I didn’t feel like this was enough food yet (GAH, my eyes are always waaay bigger than my belly) I sliced a few strips of zucchini, brushed them with olive oil, salt and pepper and the boyf threw them on the bbq.
Only 2 turned out (too thin, lesson learned) but they were so so good! I mixed some goat cheese and dill together, spread it on and rolled them up.
Here is my plate:
Even though Andrew doesn’t want his picture on the blog yet, he was totally okay with me putting pictures of his food on here So for all you meat eaters, here ya go. I have no idea what this is called though haha. He used my little wonton cups as a base and filled them with bbq chicken, veggies and goat chedda.
After supper was finished, Andrew and I took Beasley for a late night walk. So glad we did because there were the C-R-A-Z-I-E-S-T northern lights out! You don’t usually get to see them in the city so it was a sweet treat.
When we got back we both had bowls of icecream before Andrew went to bed.
FINALLY. The reason for the name of my post. I made Asian Party Mix! Booyah! And it is taasteh! Check it out:
I found the recipe here.
Made some his and hers overnight oats for the am:
Okay. I might have left out a teeny tiny tidbit about today. Even though the Alive latte KILLED me last night, I still went and got another one today! They are that good! And now it’s 3:00 am. My bad. I’m hittin the hay right meow.
Hope everyone had a great day and your tomorrow is even better I have a lunch date and cleaning planned. SHWEEEET!
Hi guys! Sorry no post yesterday but after I got home I just wanted to hang out with my boyss and relaaax!! I had such a good weekend at home, though! Just wish it wouldn’t have been so short!
Just some of the many reasons I love being at home
awesome oats with raisons, cashew butter, honey and chia seeds
homemade veggie lasagna
My mom totally spoiled Beasley while we were there. She took him for walk/runs in the a.m. while I was zzzzzing and even picked up his poop! (She’s NEVER been a dog person). I loved it. She took him out in the afternoon if she was going outside and we took him for a really long walk one afternoon. My kitties were even getting used to him. One of them anyway
When I got home I realized I was waaay to tired to cook anything so Andrew and I decided to order out. Shocking, I know. We hardly ever eat out! Maybe if we lived in a city where there were a lot more vegetarian/vegan options we would but for now cooking home is totally fine with me We ordered from Las Palapas and my meal was suuper duuper.
I had the black bean and roast vegetable burrito with bean salad. GAH soo great. It had a kind of creme fraiche sauce on top of the burrito and it was deelicious!
I miiight have overloaded on popcorn after this. POPCORN MONSTER.
Today started off with an 8am orthodontist appointment. Not sure why I do that to myself. My last day off and I have to be up early! I decided that since I was up so early, I would get a lot done today. Ha ha ha. Not the case at all. I did eat breakfast when I got home
chia oatmeal with cinnamon and molasses. and a frozen raspberry or two. obvi the only thing I eat for breakfast is oats. maybe I could switch it up once in awhile yeah? haha.
I promptly fell asleep as soon as I put my spoon down. And woke up at nooon! Ahhhh, nothing better than a good sleep but JEEZ! Noon?! Whateves. I got up and took Bizzle for a walk and then came home and did some laundry, had a salad (with the leftover yam falafels)
and started making focaccia for tonight’s supper of stuffed focaccia with spinach and feta. I used this focaccia mix
I have never made focaccia bread before and this was really easy. After mixing it all up, I put it in a greased bowl for 45 minutes to rise. I cut it in two pieces – one for the stuffed bread and just a regular one. Spread it out into a rectangle ish shape, spread my innerds on, folded it up and baked it!
Here are the finished products:
YUM YUM YUM!! Andrew roasted some veggies for supper, too. Mushrooms, peppers, onions, asparagus, zucchini.
My plate before:
Oooh my belly is so sassified. No dessert tonight, just supper prep for tomorrow!! Little preview….
A recipe for both the stuffed focaccia and the orzo salad will be kickin around here tomorrow if you’re interested. Hope everyone had a great Monday!! Niiight!
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!!! Hope everyone is having fun celebrating! No green beer for me tonight (the green food coloring actually really creeps me out) because I am going to work! Of course! Soo today was Raw Food Long Change and I spent the afternoon uncooking
I got up this morning at about 8:00am, came out to the livingroom to check my email and fell back asleep!! I didn’t wake up until 10:30am Oh well. I took Bizzle for a walk as soon as I did get up because it was soo gorgeous outside. We only walked for about 30 minutes before my stomach started grumbling. I came home and had half of one of these:
Not that bad. Not the best flavor I’ve ever had, but not bad. I also had a GREEN MONSTER. In honor of shamrock day of course
And I took the picture in honor of Janetha. It was just my usual banana, spinach and water but I added xanthan gum – the reason it looks like I painted on my mustache.
I made kale chips! And didn’t overcook them this time! I used a different recipe this time though and they are suuuperb.
big bunch of kale
1 red pepper
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 1/2 lemons, juiced
1 cup soaked cashews
2 tsp sea salt
Put everything in the food processor except for the kale and Cut out the stem in kale and cut into chip like pieces. Pour sauce over kale and massage until coated. Leave a bit extra and drop in blobs. Dehydrate on teflex sheets for about 6-12 hours.
I also had a little helper this afternoon. He didn’t really help. More so laid in the sun.
I also made a raw spinach dip. I was going to take it to work but (sorry work peeps!!) I’m selfish!
Raw Spinach Dip
1 cup raw cashews, soaked for 2 hours
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
2 cloves of garlic
1 lemon, juiced
3/4 cup water
5 ounces spinach
1/8 red onion
1 red pepper
sea salt to taste
Add all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. That’s it. Easy and yummy.
I kind of forgot to eat lunch this afternoon (laundry, grocery shopping and cooking kind of got in the way) so I made a veggie burger, some parmesan Triscuit craackers, spinach dip and a protein cupcake! I stole the recipe from Therese and I am OBBBBSEEEEEESSEEDD.
Le prison plate:
Tonight we made yam falafels. They are bright orange and I can’t wait! No time to post a pic -you’ll just have to wait until tomorrow!! GOTTTAA GO!!!
Hope you have a great night!
Bonjour mon amis!! Hope everyone is well. I am EXHAUSTED. Just finished eating and I am ready for bed for sure. But I thought I’d come say hi first Boring short little post because I worked today….
oooh I know it looks like a burger. Second attempt at the breakfast cookie and it still looks like crap. I even tried warming up the flax seed meal and water a bit to make it sticky like google told me. It’s getting closer. Maybe the third time will be the charm It still tastes like a dreeeam. I had half a cara cara navel on the side.
Grated raw beets on organic greens, pumpkin seeds, red onion and raspberry vinaigrette. I had made some orange cumin vinaigrette but it turned out plain and naaasty.
almond clusters that are fanfrickingtastic
the other half of my orange, obvi
my lunch all packed up and ready to go. Annie’s chocolate bunnies and a pear complete my meal.
I had a super great walk date today and I am sooo glad that we went!! Thanks Brig!! 30 ish minutes of walking in the sun was definitely better than sitting on my ass for another hour
Andrew had a meeting tonight so I came home and did 25 minutes on the treadmill. AWESOME. Then I got started on supper! We had roasted vegetables with arugula pesto penne. Want the recipe?? Here ya go!! You can modify to your taste of course!
1 1/2 cups arugula
3/4 cup spinach
3/4 fresh basil
2 cloves of minced garlic
1/4 cup walnut pieces
2 tsp lemon juice
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 soy parmesan cheese (or reg parm cheese)
Put 1 cup arugula, 1/2 cup spinach, basil garlic and walnuts in food processor. Blend until mixed. Add remaining greens and cheese. While machine is blending, add lemon juice and oil. Add some salt and pepper. For the vegetables, just toss with some EVOO, salt and pepper and toss on the bbq for about 15 minutes (make sure to watch so they don’t burn!!). Toss penne noodles with a bit of pesto and vegetables. Mix up. Save some pasta water to add if you need to thin in out. VOILA!
He added one turkey breast and goat chedda. And broiled.
Ahhh okay. Tomorrow I have a lot planned and I hope to get it all done! I reeeeallly want to read your blogs and make some wonderful green food for St. Paddy’s Day. It’s also Raw Food Long Change!! Can’t wait to see you back here tomorrow!! Sleep tight!!
Hi hi hi! Was today a gggggreat day or what??! Mine was shaweeet! It was so warm here today! And I got breakfast
on the couch in bed! Andrew brought me home a “healthy scone”. It had dates, flax seeds, whole wheat flour, raspberry jam, coconut and lots of other things. Kind of tasted like the molasses cookies my mom used to make. I dunked it in a mug of Canadian Vanilla Maple tea. It was aweeesooome and I looooved it.
I was on the phone today for prob an hour (after getting hung up on after the first 20) and boy was I sour! I reeeallly dislike crappy customer service. Rrrrr. Oh well. My day definitely got better after Andrew went and picked up my TREADMILL!!!! SOOOO EXCITED!!! I ended up getting a different one then we initially looked at and I am so happy that I did. I am triple times pumped to use it. SUPER YAY!!
After thaat I went wedding dress shopping with two of my girlfriends. My friend Jaime is getting married this October and we have to find her a dress! We went to three different places today and she tried on a ton of dresses. But I think she has it narrowed down to two, so that’s good. I wouldn’t even know where to start with dresses. They all look the same!! Haha I want something incredibly unique. And modern. And me. Possible? I hope so. But that’s not for a loooong time
I got home from dress shopping at about 5 pm and was STARVING!! Skipping lunch is never a good thing. I munched on a bunch of these beauts with some hummus
I tried to make these in my dehydrator once but they turned out HARD AS A ROCK.
Last night I promised you the recipe to my lasagna so here it is:
1 grated carrot
1 garlic clove finely chopped
1/2 onion chopped
1 can of petit cut tomatoes
5-10 mushrooms, sliced
1 zucchini, sliced
1 yellow squash, sliced
oregano, red pepper flakes, pepper
3 cuts of spinach
whole wheat lasagna noodles
dry curd cottage cheese
1/2 cup goat chedda
Preheat oven to 375F. Cook the lasagna noodles according to package. If you’re using a Pyrex bowl like I did, I only cooked about four noodles and cut them to fit the bowl. You can also use a regular sized lasagna dish. Just change the measurements accordingly. Cook the garlic and onion on medium heat in some olive oil until the onions are clear ish. Add mushrooms and carrots and cook for about 3 min and and then add the zucchini and squash. Saute for a couple of minutes and then add the tomatoes and spices. Bring it to a boil and then simmer for 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile in a different pan steam the spinach until wilted. Wait until cool and then squeeze all the excess liquid out. When everything is finished, start assembling the lasagna. Put a little layer of sauce on the bottom, top with two cut noodles, some cottage cheese and then spinach. Repeat until you get to the top and then top with cheese. Cover with tinfoil and cook for 55 minutes. Put on broil for about 5 minutes until the top is golden brown. Let stand for 5-10 minutes. Or until you just can’t wait any longer Eat out of the bowl like a monster….or put it on a plate like a normal person lol.
Suppa tonight was pita pizzas! My fave. These are so good and so versatile. We just use whole wheat pitas with some pizza sauce and spices and whatever toppings you like. Mine had broccoli, mushrooms, pineapple (ALWAYS), red pepper and onion. And goat chedda. Obvi. Ander’s had pepperoni, mushrooms, red pepper onion and goat chedda. I also had some sauteed rainbow chard with organic garlic and balsamic vinegar on the side. I pretty much had my dessert with supper because we made a smoothie too. Another strawberry awesomeness. Recipe? Okay, here you go
Strawberry Bliss Smoothie
1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
3 freshly squeezed orange juice (or whatever you have)
2 mini yogurts (I used Stoneyfield Organic – 1 peach and mango & 1 pomegranate and blueberry)
1/4 cup of almond milk
1 tsp xanthan gum (optional but totally makes it 100% awesome)
Put everything together in blender and blend errr up. Makes two servings. Add more orange juice or more almond milk if you don’t like it as thick.
So great. I love meals like this. Random but so satisfying. Now A-gel and I are just watching SNL. I’m drinking sleepy time tea and am waiting for some bananas to freeze. I seriously can’t get Angela’s Engergize Me Creamy Fruit Dip. We are a match made in heaven. For reals.
Oh em gee did anyone watch ANTM last night?? It was crazy town. Makeovers already!!! And a naked photo shoot?? My head almost exploded. Can’t wait until next week.
I need to check on those bananas right meow. Good night and have a pleasant tomorrow!!
QUESTION POUR VOUS: Do you have any guilty pleasure TV shows?? I have many, obvi. I loove Teen Mom and 16 & Pregnant, ANTM, Project Runway and Inspector Gadget. And Andrew, Beasely and I like The Littlest Hobo