Monthly Archives: May 2014

Biking

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Biking

We took our first family bike ride yesterday. After just under 10 miles we found ourselves well worked out with very sore bottoms. We plan on doing this on a regular, but we are definitely going to need to get some new seats or padded shorts or something. Fun, but OUCH!!!

Dried Fruit Mostard

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Dried Fruit Mostard

I got a little carried away in the kitchen yesterday making a total of 3 of the Pinterest items by day’s end. The final item was something I saw on The Chew. I only sampled a small bit on a spoon after competing jarring, but I liked what I tasted. If I ate meat, this would go well with pork. But I don’t so I’ll let the family enjoy with the recommended grilled crostini. By the way – I substituted Ethereal for Sugar in this recipe.

Almond Four “Wraps” by Maria Emmerich

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Maria creates my favorite low carb foods. Although I didn’t try it, this recipe has turned out to be a hit with my husband. We will be using this for sandwich wraps, as a tortilla replacement as well as to replace the insanely high carb indian flat bread we used to love so much. This is a mix, make and repeat recipe for sure.

Leftover Creativity

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Leftover Creativity

Cooking didn’t seem appealing to me tonight, but I had to feed the family something. Friday used to be Pizza night, but none of us can handle the after effects of eating order in pizza and I wasn’t about to make home made crust tonight. So, I did what comes naturally to me when faced with a potential crisis, I found a solution. I took the leftover filling from the sweet potato dish, added a little more seasoning and grilled up some tortillas along with a cut up tomato and avocado and BAM!! Instant taco night. Everyone in my household loves tacos so this spurt of inspiration was a great hit. Whew – crisis averted. Everyone is happy.

Sweet Potato Bliss

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Sweet Potato Bliss

I am a sweet potato fan so when I saw this recipe for Honey-Lime Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes by cooking classy I just had to give it a try. It was definitely worth the try. This takes basic staples I keep on hand and turns them into this wonderful bite that I can only describe as a piece of sweet potato bliss. I did leave off the cheese and sour cream, but no one felt it needed anything more. This recipe was so good I know I’ll probably repeat at least once more by Sunday.

Groceries Please

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I’ve been super swamped lately and what little “down-time” I’ve had has been occupied with all the have-to-do’s of life. Except, I’ve not had time to go grocery shopping. Today was a hodgepodge of leftover veggies from diff meals with a fresh cooked pot of rice. Rice is a meal saver in our house. If there is nothing really exciting to cook I can just trow something with rice and have a happy family. But, I will not torture┬ámy family another day without going to grab some fresh goodness. I’m on my way to pick up some of our staple items which are now in short supply along with some new things which will help in creating the yumyums found on my pinterest board. I’m excited about getting down to creating some wonderful new things in the kitchen.