YO. today’s post is going to be less than stellar because
1- it’s late!
2- i’m sleepy!
3- nothing mind- or earth-shattering happened to me today.
4- there is a spot on the couch right between these two furry beans that is totally calling my name.
i always bookmark recipes i see on my friends’ blogs and always have the best intentions to make all of the recipes i bookmark.. then i end up making my own recipes and those delicious blogger recipes fall by the wayside. it’s tragic, really.
but today was different! today i ate a whole lot of food that was inspired by other bloggers and now i am going to rave about their recipes.
last night i took the necessary steps to make HEAB’s cookie dough smoothie. this morning, i finished off the steps and took it to work so i could devour it at my desk with my morning coffee and loads of emails.
i realized my camera was dead [fail] and by the time i could charge it enough to have enough juice to take a photo, the smoothie was looking less than stellar. soo.. i stole heather’s photo to give you an idea of what i was eating.
imagine that, but in a green bowl instead of her cute colorful one.. and take off all that baker’s chocolate. i was out. because i used the last of mine to make ashley’s brownies last night.
i followed heather’s recipe for the most part but made the following changes: added a scoop of protein powder, used all almond milk, omitted the stevia and chocolate chips, used a heck of a lot more cinnamon than a pinch and added 1 TB unsweetened cocoa powder (at the same time as the nutritional yeast). mine turned out a little runny, so next time i am going to use less liquid. the taste, however, was great! and it kept me full for five hours. FIVE! thanks for a great recipe, HEABs.
lunch was leftovers of the amazing fish tacos i posted about earlier today. instead of using tortillas, i made a bed of cabbage and cilantro and piled the leftover ingredients on top.
eaten glamorously at my desk.
out of tupperware.
with a plastic fork.
go green? not so much. i need to remember to not use plastic utensils.
this was a delicious lunch! and super filling! fish taco salads need to happen more often. i loved the cabbage in place of lettuce.
my snack today was a savory one consisting of wasa crackers + cottage cheese.. i am positive you can imagine what this looked like. i will spare you the photo.
the wasas and cottage cheese were good, but i really was wishing i had paige’s new favorite snack. did you guys catch that post? i gotta try that!
after work i headed to bikram and had a nice, sweaty class with momma b and my friend lindsay. i held the camel pose for two minutes and then almost barfed. it was great.
dinner was almost effortless because i put it all in the crock pot earlier today!
yes it is still snowing on and off here in utah, therefore crockpot dinners are still totally acceptable.
it was teri’s vegetarian chili + ashley’s cornbread. two more great blogger recipes! all i had to do when i got home was make the cornbread and that took less than 5 minutes to whip up and 25 minutes to bake.
the changes i made to the chili: i omited the worcestershire sauce (it has molasses in it) and sugar since those both go against my challenge—but i didn’t miss those ingredients at all! this chili actually ended up being really sweet without those things. i am not sure if i am just more sensitive to natural sugars or what.. but marshall did say it was a little sweeter than the chili i usually make. either way, sweet or not, this recipe was incredible. and easy. go make it. now.
i also omitted the sugar in ashley’s cornbread recipe.. again, didn’t miss it at all. the savory cornbread complimented the sweet chili PERFECTLY. the bread had great texture.. i think this was due to the combo of the cornmeal and the flax. plus, it was super simple! this was the easiest cornbread recipe ever. i love you, ash.
thanks for the delicious dinner idea, girls!
well, i am going to call it a night and go hang out with my little furballs (well, and marshall, he isn’t a furball…)~ but you can bet i will be having deb’s protein cake (sans sweetener) before i hit the hay! i am addicted to this one!
(photo is from the other night—i sent it to deb because i was so proud of my protein cake making abilities.)
there are a LOT more blogger recipes on my agenda.. there are just not enough meals in a day to eat my way through blog land! slowly but surely, i will get to all of them.
check ya later! friday tomorrow—yesss!
1. what blogger recipes are you hooked on right now?
2. it’s afternoon snack time talk! do you prefer something sweet or savory?
xo. janetha g.