Hey hey, everyone!! Ten days since I've blogged?! No, I refuse to accept the truth. School just makes life so busy!! I'm sure many of you know what I'm talking about. But at least (for me anyway) school's been pretty fun! I'm especially excited for my culture project this weekend (more about that at the end of the post), and leading a group discussion about a short story on Monday. Luckily, I've somehow found some time for cooking. ;) But unfortunately haven't had as much time for pictures. I also really wanted to make my peanut butter spelt bagels again before school, but the horse show (which was soooo much fun, by the way - the highlight was winning our western pleasure class!) stole all my time. Maybe I'll get to it next weekend - this weekend is going to be super busy!
So, onto the food!
Honestly, I don't eat a lot of frozen food because fresh just tastes so much better! But there are a few products that I do like, this being one of them:
The entire meal:
Burrito with steamed broccoli and avocado slices.
I made a huge, fantastic salad one night! This one included mixed greens, chickpeas, dried cranberries, goat cheese, tomatoes, Greek yogurt, and Colorado green chile.
With a side of bulgar (love that grain!):
So when I saw Ashley
make Cake Batter Cashew Butter
, I simply couldn't contain myself (I mean, sprinkles were involved!), and so later that day, this became a new addition to my pantry:
Um, you have to make it! That's about all I can say. Seriously, it actually tasted like cake batter! I halved the recipe when I made it because I didn't have a lot of cashews, but oh how I wish I had doubled the recipe!
On Thursday, my family and I were craving Greek food, and so we went to our favorite, local Greek place:
I ordered the falafel wrap on a whole wheat tortilla with Greek salad on the side (sorry for the flash - the taverna had awful lighting!):
Now seeing as falafels, hummus, and a salad with lettuce was included in this "Greek" meal, this meal wasn't really Greek at all, but that doesn't mean it wasn't fabulously delicious. That wrap was the definition of incredible! :P
Last night's dinner:
Steamed broccoli, steamed corn on the cob from my neighbor's garden, and whole grain/flax pasta topped with cottage cheese and a sprinkling of cinnamon.
You all have got to try cottage cheese on pasta. SO good!!! Especially when followed by dessert:
See the sprinkles? Oops, still gotta clean those up.
Now, I love Reese's and I don't mind having one every once in a while, but I'm always on the lookout for a bit of a healthier alternative. These were quite tasty! The flavor was pretty much the same, but the problem was that there wasn't a lot of the peanut butter making it a bit chocolate-y. Now I love chocolate, but for this purpose, I wanted a little more peanut butter flavor. Still very tasty though!
And finally, we have this morning's breakfast! I knew that I was going to want oats in a jar this morning, but there was only one problem - no empty jars! So, I made my own!
I plopped some peanut butter into the bottom of a glass, smudged some onto the sides, and put the glass in the fridge overnight. This morning:
I filled it with steal cut oats and topped it with lots of wheat germ (about 100 times what's shown - love my wheat germ on oats!). Wasn't exactly the same as real OIAJ, but still might tasty. I ate my oats with a juicy nectarine and a big glass of green tea.
And now about my culture project! It's for Spanish class and I'm going to make an appetizer, main course, and dessert. The appetizer is going to be mushrooms on an aioli spread bread, main course will be vegetarian paella, and dessert will be cinnamon ice cream. I'm. So. Excited!! I'll being taking pictures throughout the cooking process, so I'll be sure to share them!
Do you ever eat frozen food? If you do, what's your favorite?
Do you like to make your own nut butter?
Have you ever made Spanish food?
Everyone, have an AMAZING weekend, and that's an order! ;)