I can’t even describe how glad I am to be back in my own kitchen now that I’m home from traveling. I swear I got to the point where I almost went to Wal-Mart to buy another blender (like that’s an easy thing to drag across the country) just to have a green smoothie. Simply put, I missed cooking, and I’m happily taking back the reins as a food snob 🙂 What’s more, it’s kicked any bit out cooking laziness out of me, and I’m more than happy than ever to steam kale, roast sweet potatoes, babysit steel cut oatmeal and veggie chips, and of course, get creative in the kitchen!
Drumroll please… finally, a long missed green smoothie! This one is Sweet Potato Pie, which is easily one of my favorites. Topped with granola and gogi berries, which the nice people at Navitas Naturals sent me (review coming soon!) Oh, and other breakfasts this week? Yep-the same thing:)
Definitely one of my all time favorite snacks- Siggi’s and nuts. I love, love, love this yogurt. It’s always a close call between Orange Ginger and Peach!
Lunches have been a bit random- case in point, organic egg whites, an amazing Sunshine Veggie Burger, and a bowl of unpictured massaged kale salad on the side. Odd, but exactly what I was craving!
Lucky for me, we picked up a few goodies from Whole Foods the other day. I swear I could eat there every single day and never, ever get bored! My mom chose the Quinoa and Black Bean Salad, while I went with some Sesame Tofu. The verdict? Well, when isn’t anything from Whole Foods incredible?
As usual, I’ve been loving big yogurt messes as well. My pick of yogurt? Wallaby non-fat Plain and Chobani Greek Plain, which I mix to make a yogurt that’s not too drippy, but not hold-the-bowl-upside-down thick. This work of art has cocoa powder, lucuma, granola, chia seeds, banana, and blueberries.
Dinner #1: The “I need food now”. Veggie burger, balsamic-infused squash, and 1/2 of a sprouted english muffin with hummus and avocado. Obviously, I was ready to eat my arm-hence the ugly picture!
Dinner #2: The Chopped version;) Corn, Avocado, and Orange cold chowder. Surprisingly these flavors worked so well together! Recipe coming soon!
Dinner #3: The “Maybe I should put some real effort into dinner tonight” :). Honey/Bragg’s glazed wild salmon, sweet potato/yam, and garlic kale salad from the garden. After countless tries, I finally cooked a salmon perfectly! This time, I pre-portioned the fish into smaller filets, then cooked was able to cook it for less time- amazing!
Last but not least, my “What’s left in the fridge?” dinner: Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Basil soup with tempeh crutons and kale chips. Might even have been better than the salmon!
I was able to try out so many new products this week, and all were more amazing than the next! First up is TJ’s Guac/Hummus. Oh my goodness, my two favorite foods blended together with the perfect touch of spices? I knew I’d love it before I even opened it up. Then there’s Sunshine Burgers. Finally- a healthy veggie burger! This one is organic and full of whole grains- plus has incredible flavor:) Last but not least, Navita’s Naturals Power Snacks. I’m posting a review soon, so can’t tell you too much, but you can probably tell from the empty bag that I’m in love.
Off to study- and sadly, not recipes;) Until next time!
As always, a big thanks you to Peas & Crayons!