You may or may not know I’ve returned to Weight Watchers. Now that I’m counting points I try real hard not to fall into the rut of eating cereal every day. Sure, it’s easier to weigh out a serving and count but I’d much rather a warm breakfast with less processed foods.
A few weeks ago I received this email from Adrianna…
On a blog called Simplifried she shares what she calls ‘elastic’ recipes – basically she explains the structure of a ‘thing’ (like a frittata) so that one can understand ‘how’ a recipe is made and then make endless variations. I’m not the best cook so this has been remarkably helpful to me. Would you be willing to do that for smoothies? I don’t understand how a smoothie goes together (when is a fruit sweet enough and when do you need to add a sweetener; is yogurt for texture or some other purpose; is ice for the liquid or the cold?). I’m still at the stage where I don’t like a lot of foods – would like to experiment with smoothies but I don’t ‘understand’ them. You always explain things in such a clear, rational way. Please???
Well, Adrianna, since you asked so nicely I’ll be happy too. Read the rest of this post
I wanted to make something fun this morning.
I NEEDED to make something fun this morning.
I miss my kitchen, cooking and just eating IN! As we adjust to life with this little bean…
I really wanted to get one last video in before the Little Bean arrives. This one is pretty long and you don’t have the 5 year old to entertain you. I cook from start to end with no editing and basically blab with you. I’m hoping to up my production value post baby, getting a second camera and better audio but it’s too much to tackle at the moment.
As I said in my pregnancy update, yesterday I was in a complete brain cloud. My day was spent reacting to all the responsibilities I forgot about. An assignment here. A phone call there. All of sudden I found myself at dinner time with nothing defrosted and barely a desire to cook. But my desire to eat out after this weekend was even less, so I rummaged through the freezer to see what I could find. I haven’t gone grocery shopping making supplies low. Real low. I don’t even have any fresh onion or garlic in the house! Read the rest of this post
This post isn’t as much a recipe as an idea. Actually I consider all my “recipes” just ideas. I rarely make the same thing twice and if I do it’s never the same exact way becuase I’m a reactor. No, I’m not going to explode at at moment, although I do feel like I am going to pop any day now–holy crap I’m 9 months pregnant!!
Sorry, pregnancy brain distraction.
I’m not claiming this idea to be “healthy” so please, all crazy health nuts need not comment. The idea here is to have a little fun with the kids, celebrate a holiday by making something green (without taking all day or making a huge mess), and possibly adding a few extra vitamins into the mix, literally.
I love using a boxed cake mix in a pinch especially around the holidays. They make it easy to bake quick desserts where you can easily shave down the fat and calories without anyone noticing. Read the rest of this post
The husband and I had a date night on Saturday. We decided to squish a few in now while we have the chance. With this baby coming in the next few weeks, there’s no way we’re getting out for a few months at least! We’ll have 2 kids, 1 of them an infant and no family that lives within 3 hours, we’ll be lucky to find a moment to talk let alone enjoy dinner and a movie. Which is exactly what we decided to do this weekend.
When I was a kid I LOVED Easy Cheese. That cheese “stuff” found in a can that you can squirt in fun patterns onto crackers. You know…. this stuff.
And yes… I have squirted it directly in my mouth on more than one occasion. Come on. Fess up. YOU have too! ;)
Ohh but they are tasty! And you’ll never guess what’s in them. Or better yet, what’s NOT in them. :)
I love the challenge of making baked goods out of “healthy” things. My intention isn’t to necessarily duplicate traditional baked goods but to make tasty treats that are yummy and add SOME nutritional value to our diets.
Joe left a comment on my recent Single Serve Steal Cut Oats Topped with Blueberries post about using quinoa for breakfast and I haven’t been able to get the thought out of my head ever since. A couple of years ago I made Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa but haven’t dabbled with the idea in awhile. It was about time.