Over the years, I have really simplified my dinner sides. There’s always a vegetable, of course. Our go-to’s seem to be broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, sugar snap peas, or peas, just roasted or warmed in the microwave with a little salt. All 3 boys pretty much eat any of those without complaint. The toddler is wavering on Brussels sprouts and asparagus, but he’ll come around.
Ever since The Toddler started solids, I’ve kept avocados in stock. One of his favorites was Banana Blueberry “Pudding.” We don’t make it much anymore because now he just eats avocados cubed and loves it! I, on the other hand, am still learning to love them. I’ve never been a guacamole fan, and large chunks of avocado kind of gross me out.
Sorry for my short hiatus guys. I went away this weekend to play in some mud and left my kitchen behind. When I got back I made tacos with a side of asparagus for dinner.
Weird combo, right?
Well, I forgot I bought the asparagus last week and of course it sat in the fridge all weekend while I was away because there no way in hell The Husband is going to roast asparagus for dinner. Read the rest of this post »»
I’ve been having a BLAST with my self-initiated #DailyYogurt challenge. Every day I try to come up with a fun tasty way to top plain old yogurt using whatever I have in the house. It’s been teaching to me think beyond the grab-able processed snack and find more whole options when I’m hungry.
I made the switch from flavored yogurt cups to tubs of non-fat plain yogurt slowly over the past few years and I LOVE it. Read the rest of this post »»
I was rummaging through the fridge looking for something to eat for lunch when I came across the end of my Chinese 5 Spice Pork Loin. At first was thinking of just cubing it to top a salad, but I just wasn’t in the mood for a salad. I wanted something else. Something ‘sandwichy.’
I LOVE spices! I can’t imagine not having a stocked spice cabinet. I grew up with a mom who had a stocked spice cabinet and now I am a mom with a stocked spice cabinet. I can only hope I’m passing my love of spices to my boys as well.
There’s only one problem being a spice lover: They’re darn expensive!