The winner of the Lundberg couscous was lucky number 73! Congrats!
Kat, from Bubblegum Gym Kat, had this kitchen disaster story to share:
“HA I tried to make rice pudding in a crock pot..yeah it burnt to the whole pot and all the rice was hard..gross!!!”
Thanks for everyone who entered!! I’ll be having another fun giveaway soon :)
Also, thanks to everyone who voiced their opinion on your favorite banana split photo, from my last post. Dummy me, forgot that I had to crop the photo into a square, to submit to Foodbuzz. Does anyone hate that part of submitting their photos to sites like Foodgawker, Tastespotting + Foodbuzz? You have to take the photo with a “square” composition in mind. I always forget to do this!
Most of the photos had SOME issue when I cropped them into a square. A few of the photos also had a pretty poor depth of field. Everyone loved photo #2 but the depth of field was pretty bad. It should have had the banana in focus more. Anyway, I tried about 10 different options and this one was the best. I wasn’t 100% happy with how it ended up looking. Sort of like a pile of mush. Maybe a chocolate drizzle would have helped, or more solid banana soft serve? Ahhh, whatever…it tasted delicious and that’s all that matters ;)
Here is the square that I submitted!
Things were crazy busy again today!
Big salad with 30sec homemade dressing!
hemp oil + apple cider vinegar + balsamic vin + s/p
yogurt + cottage cheese + nectarine + granola
YUM. There was also quite a bit of baked goods taste testing going on :)
I know I keep teasing you with muffin photos. I promise the recipe is coming!! I perfected these vegan jewels today and almost squealed in excitement. I’ll also have a non-vegan version that will be posted on Teri’s blog in the near future!
The reason I was baking again, was for a blog header design photo-shoot.
After a busy day and cleaning the kitchen about 5 times, I headed out for a bike ride….in 93* heat. Eeek.
- 10 laps around Wash Park = 23 miles
I came back and went on a short barefoot run too! It was about 200yds. Then I took the dogs for a walk and then I wanted to pass out! I did about 15min of yoga, on my own and then foam rolled my legs. Just lovely.
For dinner I was thinking something easy + cold. Cereal + smoothie?
Another 45min in the kitchen, lol. I’m not sure what is wrong with me. I was hoping it turned out because this was the ultimate throw it together meal and I was moving around the kitchen like a zombie.
Well wouldn’t ya know….it worked!
First thoughts – make millet
Second thought – use up a zucchini + finish the fava beans
What actually happened?
I started browning the minced garlic to cook with the millet. Then I saw a lemon. Then I thought, dill. Then I thought, I must make a sauce with lemon + dill. Luckily, I hadn’t added the millet yet. In went the lemon juice, olive oil + dill. Next? Salt + pepper. Then, a few splashes of white wine. This was totally on a whim + ended up being so light and fresh. There are so many dishes this sauce could be used on like: potatoes, fish, pasta, veggies, etc.
Then….I know, so much excitement, you can hardly stand it!
I steamed the fava beans and then saw a potato that wanted to be cooked. I chopped it up into tiny pieces and cooked until almost done. I shredded a medium sized zucchini and cooked that with the tater for about 5min and added the fava beans.
And the final product. A pile of delicious millet and a pile of zucchini/potato/fava sauté with a delicious, summery lemon dill garlic white whine sauce.
Oh man. This was better than cereal :)
Lemon Dill Garlic White Wine Sauce
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- juice from 1 lemon
- 2T olive oil
- 1.5t dried dill
- ~2-3T dry white wine
- Heat the oil over med-low.
- Saute the garlic, until lightly browned.
- Add the dill + s/p.
- Combine and let cook for 2-3min.
- Add the wine [I just splashed it on in!] and cook another 2-3min.
And I’m also DUNZO.