Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sleeping beauties!

Just taking an afternoon nap!

Pizza Party!

This week we fired up the grill for a special treat...
Homemade pizza!

We started off with Trader Joe's whole wheat pizza crust.

First, roll the dough out to fit the pizza stone.
Then brush with 1 TBS EVOO and sprinkle with italian seasoning.

Cover with your favorite toppings
(We used chopped ham, sauteed onions, and canned diced pineapple)

And grill away on medium heat for 8-10 minutes!

Isn't she beautiful!

Ready to dig in!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

What is a girl to do when faced with a gallon of chickpeas?

Make hummus of course!
costco size jar of chickpeas - compared to size of apple

Combine chickpeas in food processor with...
juice of 1 lemon
1 clove garlic

1/2 cup of tahini
2 tbs olive oil

add sea salt and pepper to taste

Enjoy on whatever you wish!

Friday, March 25, 2011


No, not the atomic particle, the cheese.
Purchased from the one and only  - COSTCO
The label calls it a replacement for cream cheese, but I think that it tastes more like a thick sour cream.
It comes in many fat percentages, costco only carried 95% fat free (aka 5% fat).

I wish it had more bone-building calcium, but it otherwise has great stats.

 Spread on whole wheat toast with these juicy peaches for a great breakfast!

After a few bites, I added some cinnamon, which finished it perfectly!
 Check back later this week for a homemade quark recipe!

Have you ever made homemade yogurt or cheese yourself?
Answer in the comments section!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

About Me - Updated

Hi guys!

I just updated my about me page.
Read it here.

Sorry for the delay!

Favorite Foods - Just Created

Check out this new page:

tell me in the comments section what your favorite foods are

Nuts for Nut Butter

Recently I have discovered a love for homemade almond butter. I was never a huge fan of the peanut variety, but almond butter is the food of gods. But until today, I had never ventured out to the world of other nuts.

Yesterday's costco trip brought back an exciting new find.

I couldn't wait to try out cashew buter!!!

Definitely worthy of a thumbs up, and my dad seconded that.

Still not as good as almond butter, but still pretty good.
I can't wait to have this for breakfast tomorrow!