Sometimes my food ideas come from strange places and motivations.
Yesterday I realized I needed to post one more Laughing Cow idea this month. So I wanted to come up a with a fun cheese inspired lunch. Then I opened the pantry and saw the quinoa. I don’t know why I don’t use it more, it’s SO good! My brain starts churning…
It’s holiday cookie season! I love this time of year because it forces me to get creative in the kitchen. Sure, I could make all the standard cookie recipes out there but where’s the fun in that? I’d much rather experiment and come up with fun, healthy ways to indulge while still getting some good stuff in the kids.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against all the traditional baked goods out there. Give me a standard chocolate chip cookie or double chocolate brownie and I’m good to go, but in a way I find baking that stuff at home boring and well, monotonous. It’s what everyone bakes. It’s what every store carries. Read the rest of this post »»
These were born from a recent brinner night. You know, Breakfast for Dinner. We’ve been having brinner at least once a week lately and it’s really a nice change. We save a bit of money, time and, for the most part, calories. Plus it’s just easier to prepare with stuff you have on hand instead of defrosting a piece of meat and trying to figure out sides. Oh and the kids love it! Especially pancakes.
Yesterday I decided to take a break and surprise Ryan at school with a lunch date. It’s Education Week here in Maryland and parents are welcomed into the school.
Moments before leaving for morning errands I realized that meant I would have to pack a lunch. So I grabbed a recycled to-go container (I’ll never buy tupperware again just take home leftovers from restaurants, geesh!) and stuffed it with kale for a quick salad.
I went on a date with The Husband last night and had a blast out with friends, enjoying a bit too much wine, and way to much food. All I’ll say is… MAN why is fresh Italian bread so darn good?!?
Anyway, this morning I woke up still full. This always happens when I’ve been eating mostly clean and then overindulge a bit. That one meal stays with me, and I’ve learned to wait a few hours until I actually feel hunger before eating something light. Read the rest of this post »»