Archive for Lunch/ Dinner

Balsamic Fruits salad

balsamic fruit salad

ok, so maybe all my salads are starting to look the same- i still love them. I never get tired of good dark spring lettuce mixes. this salad has a diced fig, peach, flaxseed meal, sour cream, and plenty of balsamic (and  little red) vinegar. I love balsamic on everything!


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3vil Carrot Soup

Carrot soup

I’m excited cuz we got a better camera! yay!

Anyway, I call this soup an evil (with a 3) carrot soup because this was the most intensive and frustrating thing i’ve ever made (but it probably won’t be for you). Reason why it was like that is because i had t try to make it without a blender or food processor (so guess who got to try to “puree” 2lbs of vegetables by hand!?) I just spent a very great deal of time chopping and chopping and chopping with a knife until it was as fine as i could get it. You may be able to use a food processor, unless you want it to be kinda chunky.

I based this soup off of this recipe:

here’s what I did:

1.5 lbs baby carrots

6oz sweet red peppers

2 big sprigs of green onion

2c water

2T olive oil

1/5c reduced (not salt- free) sodium chicken broth

1tsp cinnamon (it came out very cinnamon-y)

few dashes of nutmeg

1/4c plain yogurt

follow the recipe accordingly, with whatever you’de like. I actually stirred in the yogurt at the end, add more for a creamier taste. Eat it with an orange spoon please.

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Turkey and blueberries w/ balsamic

this is exactly what it sounds like. simple, nutritious, yummy.

strawberry battle entry

I really like Columbus Turkey breast! Balsamic is also very good on all sorts of fruit, bringing out the sweetness of the fruit. I also reccommend it w/ strawberries.

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Salmon Salad plate

Salmon plate

the middle is a salmon salad (3oz canned salmon, 1/2c brown rice, 1/4c plain yogurt, and a sprig of chopped green onion; mixed). On a bed of romaine lettuce and spinach, it is rayed by peach slices, raspberries, celery, tomato, a couple spoonfulls of cottage cheese, a heap of avocado, a drizzle of raspberry vinaigrette, and a halved asparagus spear. I am a big fan of this canned salmon sold at Costco (check under product favorites tab), and often eat it plain out of the can.

In the little white ceramic cup is hot green tea.

Tj's bran muffin

accompanied by a nice and warm Trader Joe’s (cranberry, blueberry, mango)bran muffin. yum.

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Cheesy pasta and veggie bowl

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Groceries are pretty tight right now, so i’ve been trying to take advantage of canned/boxed/frozen foods (ie pantry meals). I wasn’t feeling particularly creative, but I made this big bowl of whole wheat macaroni w/ pasta sauce, green beans, yellow and orange carrots, chicken, and melted provolone cheese. I added garlic, onion powder, and basil as well. And of course, the Fuze drink bought in bulk from Costco.

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Sweet and Spicy salad

sweet and spicy salad

I happen to actually really like salads, breakfast, lunch or dinner, and i also happen to be very good at putting a bunch of different things in a bowl. this salad is sweet with strawberries,  1/2 an apple and raspberry vinegarIt is spicy w/ salsa and peppers. the fruit and veggies  of this bowl are pea pods, 1/2 apple, spinach, and a few small peppers. I also put in 1/2 a black of firm tofu and 1/2c black beans for protein, and some spicy salsa and the raspberry vinegar last to finish it. Very good summer salad.

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Lunch and my Giant Oatmeal Cookie


Tad bit more creative at lunch today: Veggies w/ chicken and a little rice vinegar. whole wheat macaroni and cheese (for Monique!), vanilla hazelnut soy latte (this is no an endorsement for Starbucks!), and my specialty: giant oatmeal chocolate chip cookie! the latte I get all whippy by heating the soymilk in a seperate mug and beating it with a handwhisk (rolling the whisk back and forth between my palms) before adding to the coffee and syrup (davinci is the best, but hard to find).

Oatmeal biscuits/ cookies are a staple for me. in a cereal bowl, I put 5T egg whites, 2T orange juice, cinnamon, usually a packet of splenda, and 1/2c rolled oats. for add-ins I Put chocolate chips today, but I also really like choped nuts and raisins. mix the ingredients and pop it in the microwave for about a minute (depending on your microwave), or until it turns semi- solid, so that you can pop it out onto a plate. I like to dip it in my coffee.

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