Do you ever go to the grocery store without a plan on Superbowl Sunday, and then immediately regret it because all the suburban moms are sampling the beer cheese dip and blocking the whole isle with their big carts when you only have the small basket cart and can’t even get through? Yes, that happened.
I promised you another BBQ recipe before your game day party, and here it is. Similar to my BBQ Tofu Sliders, this is a pretty basic recipe that is easy to whip up on game day. The best part is, these are also great for dinner during the week or an easy way to trick your kids into eating veggies. Tasty, tender, BBQ bites disguised as VEGETABLES. Go ahead, you can pat yourself on the back for that one.
BBQ party food, you know what that means. It’s time for the Superbowl, and I’m giving you TWO new delicious BBQ recipes to amp up your oh-so-vegetarian-friendly Superbowl party (the second one is coming soon, I promise). Did you know that there are 17 people at the average Superbowl party (I read that online, please don’t hold me accountable)? I didn’t look up the statistics on not eating meat and I’m not about to throw a bunch of math on here so I’ll cut to the chase. These sliders are delicious and are awesome for all your non meat eating and meat eating friends that are coming to your Superbowl party. So just make ’em, okay?!
I’m obsessed with squash.
Roasted with coconut oil and brown sugar.
Spaghetti-ed with marinara and lentil meatballs.
Diced up in chili.
Like I said, obsessed. I have however, met people who are not so obsessed with squash. Do they like it? Do they not like it? Mostly, they are indifferent. To them, squash is this random thing they sometimes eat pureed and stuffed into a fall ravioli. So yeah, that sounds delicious, but what about the other 364 days of the year?
Let me just say that when it comes to coffee, I don’t discriminate.
Black coffee, latte, cappuccino, cold press, french press. I do it all. Except that cream and sugar nonsense, meh. I recently considered the fact that I might have a coffee problem when I walked past my dresser and saw that there were five cups with the slightest bit of coffee in them. I like to live life over caffeinated, although this is a habit that I occasionally try to kick and it always seems to go rather poorly.
I know, it’s been a while. I took a long weekend to visit my friend, Albert, in New York and never really caught up. Aside from being completely exhausted, New York was wonderful. The weather was a solid 30-40 degrees warmer than Saint Paul, MN (shocker) and I got to see so much of the city. Albert and I share an affinity for planning so you can bet that we had a funtivity packed day. Yes, funtivity is a word.
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.
My apologies in advance if you started the new year thinking you were going to detox from sweets, because this is a recipe that you have gotta try. I mentally prepared for my own nutrition and health challenge by making these LAST weekend because my detox starts next week (no, seriously it does). Actually, who am I kidding? I’m not sorry – these are delicious!
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.
Phew, 2015 was quite the year! 2015 started with fireworks in Cairns, Australia and ended in Saint Paul, Minnesota. I quit my job, started a new job, bought my first car, and moved (again). I started this blog, went backpacking in Kauai, made the decision to go vegan, and competed in my first bike race (ever). I got to see the Redwoods, the Great Barrier Reef, and the St. Louis Arch all in the same year. I’m thankful for my health, my friends and family, and having a career that lets be do all these things.