mish mosh


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

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yogurt + cottage cheese + nectarine + granola

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YUM.  There was also quite a bit of baked goods taste testing going on :)

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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!

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The reason I was baking again, was for a blog header design photo-shoot. 

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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? 

And then…

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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

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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.

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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
  • s+p      
  1. Heat the oil over med-low.
  2. Saute the garlic, until lightly browned.
  3. Add the dill + s/p.
  4. Combine and let cook for 2-3min.
  5. Add the wine [I just splashed it on in!] and cook another 2-3min.


And I’m also DUNZO.