Sorry for my lack of blogging yesterday, I was so excited to get the giveaway rolling & setting up the new domain name that I never ended up posting! Lets back up:
Like any morning that involves maple syrup & hot chocolate – Tuesday started off with a bang!
The bowl contained:
- 1/3 c oats
- 1/2 c water: I never measure, but thats my guesstimate!
- 1/2 a Braeburn apple
- Drizzle of TJs maple syrup straight form Vermont
Lunch was also breakfast like.
A bagel-wich with 2 egg whites & some cheese. I also had a CaraCara & an Adora disk to round out the meal.
This is actually a ‘plain’ aka white bagel, but according to NuVal it was the best decision nutritionally compared to other flavors of the same brand! Interesting, no?
After my late lunch I was feeling bakey & ended up making a sweet treat that required zero baking & zero talent really!
Cashew, Cherry, & Chocolate Clusters
You need 3 things:
1. Meltable Chocolate
2. Dried fruit of some kind – cranberries, cherries, pineapple
3. Nuts of some kind – almonds, peanuts, cashews
How to: Melt your chocolate & swirl in your ingredients. Scoop up a blob of your mixture and put it on a surface where it can harden in the frige – I lined a cookie sheet with aluminium foil. Enjoy!
I ended up eating one of these sweet treats before heading to work. After I got home, I whipped up a quick homemade pizza on a WW Boboli crust using up some mozzarella cheese, 1/2 a can of diced tomatoes, & some dried basil.
Wednesdays breakfast was a favorite:
Before sitting down to watch the season premire of Lost on DVR I made a monstrous salad inspired by IGE.
Layer 1: Romaine
Layer 2: 1/2 a Braeburn
Layer 3: A Moro orange
Layer 4: Dried Apricots
Layer 5: Dried cranberries
Layer 6: A drizzle of Poppyseed dressing
With some WheatThins for good measure:
I dont know about you, but regardless of whatever crackers I have in the house WheatThins are my go-to. Sure Kashis are good, Whole Foods has some decent crunchers, & TJs Gorgonzola Crisps rock… but at the end of the day Im happy to live with WheatThins.
Dinner & Dessert & Dinner, again?
I ended up eating 2 unphotographed slices of leftover Margharita pizza for dinner before yoga. I also ended up eating 2 clusters for dessert and definitely had my fair share of pizza wontons that Matt made while we watched Burn Notice – oops! Not my healthiest of nights.
My pal Ally from Sweet&Savory requested that I filled out this fun foodie questionnaire – 5 Foodie Facts about Kate:
Although my parents didnt cook a ton, I still remember curling up in their bed on Sunday mornings and watching the Food Network. Even though Ive had fond thoughts of Emeril & the gang for years, I actually didnt start cooking until Matt & I moved into together 3 years ago and I was introduced to the blog world. Truly, everything I know has been self taught and been mostly guided by food blogs.
Burgers are one of my all time favorite foods. Even when I was a vegetarian (for 7 years!!) I still had veggie burgers, faux chicken burgers, & homemade black bean burgers all the time. Burgers are so easy to play around with & impossible to screw up – plus I love anything that goes with beer!
I have 3:
1. Matt and I spent last Valentine’s Day at a B&B in Greenbay, Wisconsin. We ate at the best little hole in the wall Italian restaurant.
2. I have a passion and love for all things Greek including the food! Tzatiki is probably one of my favorite all time foods!
3. Pulled pork. I ❤ pulled pork – anytime, anywhere, Im game.
I have a few foods that I turn my nose up to and they are mushrooms, olives, & tomatoes. Okay – hear me out. I am constantly working on getting over these food-phobias. I like tomatoes & mushrooms in things, but I can not eat a hunk of either raw or in a salad. As far as olives, I can taste them a mile away and they remain reason numero uno for why I could never be a full Greek!
I have had quinoa, but I have yet to make it myself. I even have a bag in the cabinent waiting for its use on some rainy day. It will happen soon! Send some good quinoa recipes my way if you have any!
I tag you – if you have a blog & read this, it is your turn! Let me know in the comments or tag me back so I can read all about your 5 Foodie Facts!
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