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Weekend Shots [2/24/14]

24 Feb

Blogs are marvelous. Especially when you look back at the picture montage of the weekend and realize it was a pretty fabulous one. Here are some snapshots from our weekend.

Friday

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Saturday

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Sunday

 

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Marvelous

Happy Monday! Thanks Katie for hosting this fun Monday link up. You sure know how to do Monday the right way.

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WIAW [2/5/14]

5 Feb

After a busy last week it was quite nice to have a snow day on Monday.

A full day of catching up on work, staying warm inside, and tons of time to meal prep for the next few days!

Yesterday we made a big batch of chili in the crockpot, a large freekeh, chickpea and roasted vegetable salad for lunches, and homemade whole wheat banana bread! The smells coming from our kitchen were to die for.

Here are our eats from Tuesday, enjoy!

We started off the day with a big bowl of oat bran, enjoyed leftover butternut squash and black bean enchiladas on mixed green salads for lunch, and for dinner we had some chili topped with greek yogurt and avocado. A smoothie held us over in the afternoon and we ended the day with a mug of plain greek yogurt topped with a crumbled piece of banana bread.

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We just received an e-mail that our classes today are cancelled again due to the snow and freezing rain! Cheers to another snow day! This week is turning out to be quite fabulous. Make sure to check out what everyone else is eating lately on this snowy Wednesday over at Peas and Crayons. 

The Perfect Coffee Smoothie

23 Jan

Sometimes you just need an afternoon pick me up. This can sometimes be found in the form of a granola bar. Or maybe in the form of dark chocolate. Or  maybe a in a coffee smoothie. Yup, definitely a coffee smoothie. So today, I say you make your afternoon pick me up this coffee smoothie. It is a really energizing smoothie that will take you approximately 60 seconds to make. The combination of banana, coffee, and cinnamon blend perfectly into a thick smoothie that you can enjoy with a spoon.

Happy slurping.

Coffee Banana Smoothie
adapted from this genius recipe
Serves 1

Ingredients:
1 large frozen banana 
5 frozen coffee ice cubes 
5 frozen soy milk ice cubes
2-3 water ice cubes
1/2 cup of soy milk 
a large pinch of cinnamon

Directions:
1. Place all the ingredients in the blender, blend, and enjoy!

Before you head into your kitchen to make this smoothie, you have to freeze both coffee and soy milk into ice cubes in advance. You can choose any flavor of coffee that you would like! We used Folgers original, but I think next time we may try to make it with our toasted coconut flavor.

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Don’t forget to top it with something amazing! We suggest nuts, granola, or a handful of nature’s path cereal!

A White Weekend

16 Dec

Happy Monday! We had a pretty eventful weekend filled with lots and lots of snow flurries, dog sitting, working, cooking, and eating.

Here are so pictures from our busy weekend. Hope you enjoy!

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Did you get lots of snow this weekend?

Must Make Now

11 Jun

Happy Tuesday!

Hope you are all having a wonderful week so far. Today we wanted to share with you a few recipes we are just dying to make.

This Sun-Dried Tomato Cilantro Hummus from A Beautiful Mess

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This Blueberry Bulgur Wheat Salad from The Candid RD

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These Collard Wraps stuffed with black beans, roasted sweet potatoes, and onions from Eating Bird Food

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And finally this Peachy Green Smoothie from Skinnytaste

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Does anyone else think these recipes look fabulous? Let us know if you have tried any of these recipes or if you just got inspired to drop what you’re doing and whip one of these amazing looking recipes up.

Lately + WIAW

5 Jun

Good morning and happy Wednesday! Thanks to Jenn from Peas and Crayons for hosting another fabulous week of WIAW. We hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far. Our favorite thing about this week is definitely being able to enjoy breakfast and dinner outside. Here’s an update on what’s been happening with us in the past few days. FYI, theres are lots of yummy food pictures below. We take no responsibility if these pictures make you a little hungry…. 😉

Weekend

Overnight oats topped with freshly picked strawberries, Trader Joe’s peanut butter, and buckwheat groats!
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Cilantro pesto mixed with tofu, baby spinach, asparagus, penne pasta, and roasted eggplant.

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An evening dinner date featuring black bean burgers, sweet potatoes, corn on the cob, kale chips, and Trader Joe’s blueberry and pomegranate green tea!
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We enjoyed some fresh pears as afternoon snacks.
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Look at our grape tomato plant! We can’t wait till they are ripe enough to eat.
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Sunday

Breakfast

Plain soy yogurt topped with 1/2 mango, freshly picked strawberries, and Trader Joe’s peanut butter and gluten free cranberry maple nut granola.

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Lunch

Tempeh, roasted sweet potatoes, bread croutons, baby spinach, and fresh cherries on the side.

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Dinner

Pacific Natural Foods vegetable lentil and roasted red pepper soup. Whenever we buy boxed or canned soup we always make sure to read the ingredients label first. This one is pretty rocking and we topped it with buckwheat groats for an extra crunch.

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Monday

Breakfast

Strawberry banana dough boy smoothie with buckwheat granola, coconut butter, Trader Joe’s peanut butter, and toasted coconut.

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Lunch

A baby spinach salad in an almost empty greens container topped with cottage cheese/tuna mixture, carrots, Trader Joe’s chipotle pepper hummus, and paired with a side of Blue Diamond artisan multi-seed gluten free crackers and topped with Annie’s Naturals roasted red pepper salad dressing.
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Snacks

More pears for afternoon snacks, this time drizzled with some Whole Foods peanut butter

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Late night snack of strawberry greek yogurt topped with strawberries, granola, and mint leaves from our garden.
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Tuesday

Breakfast
Overnight oats in an almost empty nut butter jar may just be the best way to start the morning, ever.
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Lunch
Yesterday we tried making Oh She Glows Super Power Chia Bread and it turned out awesome! We topped the bread with apricot preserves, mixed greens from our garden, and homemade beet burgers we threw together. We paired this combo with carrots and an orange.
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Yesterday we also accidentally discovered that a Sweet Frog is coming soon near our house! That definitely made our day 100 times better! Whooooo.
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Afternoon snacking. This months WIAW theme is sensible snacking. We were out and about and decided to pick up this snack from a nearby grocery store. Whenever you’re in a rut and need a quick healthy snack think about checking out a nearby grocery store. Usually grocery stores are a lot cheaper than gas stations with a lot more healthy options.
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Check out this ingredients list! We may have just found our new favorite bottled juice.
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Dinner

Fava beans, mashed sweet potatoes with cinnamon and cayenne, and fresh sugar snap peas tossed with coconut butter.
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Late night snacking.

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We love Wednesdays simply because we get to eat, drink, take pictures of our food, and blog about our most recent eats. What’s your favorite day of the week?

 

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Mid-Week Visit

22 May

Happy Wednesday!

Yesterday we were delighted to have our cousin Marissa visit us on one of her days off! She is a flight attendant and when she isn’t spending her days working on a plane she is usually a passenger flying somewhere gorgeous. She has basically been everywhere…India, Japan, St. Thomas, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Scotland, Andaman Islands, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hawaii, Panama, Peru, Argentina, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Israel…you get the picture. We’re slightly jealous but glad she found time to come visit us with her crazy schedule.

She loves to cook just like us so we had tons of fun! We spent the first half of the day grocery shopping and cooking and spent the afternoon at the matinee showing of The Great Gatsby! It is such a good movie and even better that it only cost $6.50 to see it! The price of movie theater tickets kind of disgusts us, but matinee showings are usually much more reasonable! If you haven’t seen it yet…go right now.

Here’s yesterdays eats in picture form!

Breakfast started off with coffee made with our French Press for the first time! The french press is cool but we definitely love our coffee pot more. It may be nice if you only need to make a single cup of coffee but it probably will not become a everyday kinda thing. We’re too hooked on the perfect 10 cups of coffee our pot brews.

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We had a delicious breakfast of hot oats one last time before the summer heat makes eating hot oats impossible. These were made with banana + cottage cheese and topped with buckwheat + coconut + almond butter

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Lunch was a salad topped with Trader Joe’s Multigrain bread + avocado + corn + peppers + carrots + cucumber + and leftover grilled chicken with cherries and pineapple on the side

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We just had to share with you all how perfect our avocado was! Does anyone else get anxiety before cutting an avocado? We are alway soooooo nervous it won’t be a good one…good thing we got lucky this time! Our avocado picking skills are getting much better thanks to this Pinterest find here.

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This was our cousins lunch plate: cherries + spinach + avocado + indian chickpeas + a sliced pear

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The Great Gatsby was a pretty long movie so we snuck in some snacks to hold us over! A fruit smoothie + some extra pineapple and cherries to snack on held us over until dinner

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Dinner was a delicious crock pot creation inspired by Kath’s recipe here! We love cooking but sometimes it is just awesome when the crock pot does all the work for you. This was made with chickpeas + sweet potato chunks + cauliflower + tons of indian spices.

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We served this amazing creation over bulgar wheat with yogurt + chopped cashews + shredded coconut was added after this picture was taken!

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The rest of the evening was spent doing a one hour intense yoga session, relaxing, and enjoying each others company! After an hour of sweaty yoga our late night snack was a yogurt parfait with buckwheat granola + blueberry preserves + banana slices

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Along with yesterdays eats, here are a few pictures of things we are loving lately!

Snack: sugar snap peas + Trader Joe’s cilantro hummus

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Smoothie: frozen banana + blueberries + grapefruit juice

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Now head on over to Peas and Crayons to join the party and see what everyone else is munchin’ on today.

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