Short video this week. Just wanted to share a quick tip on how I’m storing fresh herbs I get from the farm.
I’ve never been a tuna salad person. I think we established that on my Garden Tuna Salad with Feta Post. But being home for lunch has me wanting to get creative and I always seem to have cans of tuna in the pantry. Nor sure why. Pair that with a crap load of veggies from the farm (I joined a CSA-learn more here) and you get things like this Spicy Garden Tuna.
I’m really into the smoothies right now. Normally I run on an empty stomach but being 2 and half months pregnant, that’s just not working for me anymore. So now I make a quick smoothie, get some good healthy fruit in and it gives me just enough energy to enjoy a run without getting cramps or feeling nauseous.
This weekend I stocked up on tons of fresh fruit and it inspired me to try some new flavors. Normally I use yogurt or milk as my liquid but I wasn’t in the mood for ‘creamy’ I wanted something more… Read the rest of this post
OK, who am I kidding, this should be called the “Not At All Homemade Chocolate Banana Bundt with Chocolate Glaze” but “Almost” sounded better. ;)
Here’s the story…. I had a craving. I woke up Saturday with an itch to bake something chocolate. There was only one problem. No flour. None. Zip. ZERO. I used my last bit to make pancakes a few days before and I just kept forgetting to restock. I know. I know. What kind of cook am I? Allowing myself to run out of flour. The horror! Read the rest of this post
When you join a CSA and have a few lazy days in the kitchen you end up being overwhelmed with vegetables. My fridge is busting at the seams with fresh produce and I needed to find a tasty a way to use some up. The first thing that came to mind….. SOUP!
What’s better then a big bowl of vegetable soup? Especially as the nights are getting cooler and the fall weather is moving in. It’s perfect soup season. :) Read the rest of this post
You may not know this about me but I am a turkey burger fanatic. There’s nothing wrong with a traditional burger but I like using ground turkey as a starter for some more fun ideas. So far I’ve come up with…
It’s Peach and Raspberry season here in Maryland and I’m psyched that both are bountiful in my local grocery stores. They are less expensive then normal and taste absolutely DIVINE!
I’ve been enjoying them straight up but this morning I decided to experiment and make an in season dessert idea. It’s cobbler inspired but uses just a few simply ingredients to add some sweetness and a simple crunch making it a fabulous warm dessert. Read the rest of this post
I’m so glad I noticed the aging mango on the counter this morning. It’s what totally inspired this dish. I was hungry and I thought it would be fun to build a meal around the mango.
SO I dug through the pantry and fridge. First I remembered I still had some fresh herbs from last weeks farm trip. SCORE! Next I thought.. ok.. I need some kind of base to the meal….. Read the rest of this post
I made this simple salad on a whim today. Gina totally inspired me with her Shrimp Salad on Cucumber Slices. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make something to serve on cucumber slices. It’s a GENIUS idea!
So that’s what I did today with a single serve salmon pack. I received a bunch of seafood products in a price pack I won at the Perinatal Nutrition Working Group’s booth at BlogHer. Now you must know when I entered the raffle I didn’t KNOW I was pregnant. Read the rest of this post
WOW I can’t believe I received no complaints about dinner tonight. Not a single one! And we even ate bulgur and green beans. ;) Two ingredients that get mixed reactions in my household.
I made something similar to my quick Sausage and Pepper idea but used bulgur instead of pasta and added green beans to the sauce simply because I had them. Really any vegetables would work and I was actually mad at myself for forgetting I had some summer squash in the fridge. Read the rest of this post
This is my new favorite smoothie, especially after a run. It’s quick, tasty and super nutritious! According to NutrtionData.com it’s full of Fiber, Vitamin D, Calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Protein. Not a bad way to start your day or replenish after a fabulous workout!
Oh! and the little guy loves the stuff! :)
This idea just popped into my head when I started thinking about what to make for dinner. I gotta be honest, I haven’t gone grocery shopping since coming home from the beach. I just haven’t been in the mood and I decided to use what I had on hand until my trip to the CSA farm this Friday. I can’t wait to see what goodies got harvested this week!