We’ve all been there. Someone orders food for a group outing or team meeting (plant trial in my case) and it’s sandwiches or pizza. If it’s pizza, I’m pretty much out of luck unless I have a billion Lactaids on me but sandwiches are even more disappointing. There is nothing worse than a turkey sandwich…
I was having a hard time finding anything to write about for this post. While they are incredibly delicious, there’s not really a story behind these pickled cucumbers other than the fact that I needed to get rid of them (the cucumbers, that is). When I exclaimed that I just wasn’t in a very inspiration mood, Dan…
This. Because when this video went viral over Christmas I thought it was the cutest thing. I was somewhat impressed that this little toddler even knew what an avocado was, much less the fact that he was (maybe) excited about receiving it as a Christmas gift. That being said, Dan’s mom got him a pineapple…
Don’t worry, there is a recipe for kale chips at the end of this post.
I said I don’t do New Years’ resolutions, and in all honesty I don’t. Is it my fault that my gym is offering a six week challenge that just happens to be in January after I’ve had my fill of desserts and need a bit of a detox? No, it’s not (and that means I still don’t do resolutions). I’m always looking for something new to change up my work out routine, and I think this will be a good addition to the increasing hours I’ve been spending on my trainer.
Congratulations friends, we made it through the first Monday of 2016! Now, raise your hand if you’re as exhausted as I am. Hand raised? Yep, I figured. I had to essentially drag myself out of bed this morning, 45 minutes later than I normally wake up – and even that was pushing it. Dan and I went to the Packers//Vikings game last night and didn’t get back into the cities until 3:30 AM. Long story short, they changed the game time from noon to 7:30 PM and it made for a sleep deprived first Monday back. I seem to be the luckiest lady around though, because Dan drove back so I could sleep in the car since I was going to work today. He’s a keeper, folks – minus the being a Vikings’ fan part, that is.
It’s squash season people, and while many of us associate this with our sturdiest kitchen knife jammed into the butternut on our counter like sword in the stone, you gotta love a soft roasted acorn with coconut oil and brown sugar that melts in your mouth. I scored a nice deal on squash at the farmer’s market and got a little carried away so I did my best to stuff it into everything, including this spicy soy-rizo and acorn squash chili. I whipped up a batch of this chili last week and froze it before the Thanksgiving holiday and super glad I did. I got home last night after traveling and spending the last few days with my parents and had zeroooo motivation to cook. Thanks to microwaves, I had dinner in all of 5 minutes. If you are starting from scratch, you can make this hearty chili in only 45 minutes.
Bread, bread, bread. Need I say more?
I am a fan of things that are easy and also relatively quick to make. Bread is usually pretty easy but it has to rise for like 8 hours, and who has time for that? Not this girl. This recipe calls for sugar, which a lot of traditional ciabatta recipes don’t have. I’m not Italian so I’m sure they’d be upset when I tell you to add sugar to the yeast but it decreases the rising time for the dough and lets you have tasty bread in under 3 hours. This week I’ll be munchin’ on this loaf along with one of my favorites, butternut squash soup.
Are you ready for one of the easiest dishes you will ever make? This recipe is great for a quick side salad or even a football watch party side (if you dare be the person who brings something other than mini sausages). Trust me, your gut will thank you in the end when you put this in it next to the beer cheese dip. Don’t get me wrong, I love “football food”, but I always struggle with finding something made from REAL food at those things.