Long time no talk…I’ve missed you guys!
There just isn’t enough time in the days, but I have been keeping up with you guys whenever I get a chance. I haven’t deserted anyone!
I’ve been eating some pretty delicious WARM meals lately. The temps have definitely dropped…it has been sweaters and boot weather around here. How is the weather where you are?
Oh, and I forgot to mention in my last post that I found a wonderful little hidden health food shop IN MY TOWN. Ya’ll know how I complain about my lack of Heaven…aka Whole Foods/Trader Joes, so you can imagine my excitement!
I hit the motherload:
- Mary’s Gone crackers sticks and twigs
- brown rice crackers
- Ezekiel bread
- whole wheat couscous
- Tabbouli mix
- bean flour
- whole wheat pastry flour
- raw honey
- carob chips
- whole wheat noodles
- plus a few unpictured teabags
I made couscous for the first time and I fell in love with it. It is so fluffy and delicious. I can’t wait to try out all the other fun stuff. Ah, the things that will excite a foodie…;)
I tried out a very Fitnessista-like lunch the other day…
Lovely raw roll ups:
carrots, bell pepper, tomato, cucumber, jicama, avocado
roll ‘em up in your preference of lettuce wraps and top with some cilantro.
I dipped mine into some spicy tai peanut sauce and it was deliciouso!
Now my warmer eats have included…SPAGHETTI!
Spaghetti squash, that is. :)
I roasted my spaghetti squash in the oven for an hour at 400* and dig it all out with a fork. While it was in the oven, I steamed up some broccoli and made up a quick batch of Marinutta (thanks HEAB, you the woman!). Then I simply combined everything for a wonderful veggie-filled warming dinner. Fabulous.
Something else worth trying:
Foil packs!! Foil packs are amazing for fall/winter. The best thing is that you customize each pack, so everybody gets what they want! It worked awesome with my family…including my picky sister. I threw together a mixture of chopped up yellow squash, mushrooms, laughing cow, salt and pepper and sealed the foil pack. Throw them in the oven for 20 minutes at 375*. Mmmmm.
In honor of going “green”:
My newest addition to my aluminum water bottle collection! It is growing rapidly. I found this one at Old Navy, where they sold them for $5!! That is awesome, considering many places I have gone have had them marked anywhere between 10-20 buckeroos. Score!
And last but not least, Jaci wanted to make a blog appearance. It’s been a while! She is still up to her usual shenanignas:
Silly girl…keep away from my socks!
Alrighty, it’s time to log off and watch
trash tv Grey’s and Private Practice! Who will be tuning in with me?!
Whatever your plans are, hope you all have a wonderful night!