Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Do this!!

My breakfast usually is a meal on the go which is not the best thing, but my only option most 4 am wake up calls.

However, I recently discovered a way to jazz up that ole peanut butter sandwich that I eat most mornings....

frozen fruit!

I put a couple of frozen strawberries in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds and then smear them on the other side of my peanut butter bread. Fold it up and viola!

This is a great alternative to jelly and jam since it is just fruit. Forget the low sugar, no sugar, blah blah blahs...This is the real fruit spread.

Imagine the possibilities: blueberries, blackberries, peaches....oh my!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Chick Pea Burgers...ehhhh....

So I decided to try and make these chick pea burgers that were mentioned over at From Scratch.

They were only okay. This might be for a couple of reasons:

1. I left out the hot pepper because I am afraid of spicy and if I'm making lunch, I want to be sure that I'll eat it.

2. I may have blended one batch of chick peas for too long making them into the liquid consistency she specifically said not to let it turn into. (I had several 'batches' because my food processor is smaller)

3. I didn't leave a whole can of chick peas un processed because I thought this might make the burger fall apart upon cooking. I only left about 1/3 of a can unprocessed.

I will say I did one thing right though. I cooked/grilled them on the George Foreman Grill. I didn't know whether to do a pan or the Foreman grill but doing it on the grill got both sides cooked without having to flip the patty...because these do have the tendency to fall apart.

Also, they kind of taste bland....which is why the mustard helps a lot.

They weren't the worst thing...Zeb even ate one for lunch with me. I do have about 5 more to eat, however. :/

I am just wondering what could have made them more exciting, more delicious.


Friday, October 22, 2010

Hey Hey

Check it out.
My new website.

What do you think??

Friday, October 15, 2010

Just one day...

Let's hard as it may be, that Halloween is but one day a year.
So there may be candy sitting in front of you at your may have even bought your stash for the trick or treaters and dip into it....once in awhile.

Try to keep it to just one day, October 31, if you can....

Good Luck!

Monday, October 11, 2010

October Jams

I am so curious about what people listen to on their ipods at the gym that keeps them motivated to lift more or run faster.

Here is what is motiving me this week. Some of these songs have explicit lyrics.
Listen at your own risk!

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What's on your ipod?

Friday, October 8, 2010

She's famous!

My pup is featured today for Furry Fridays over at Freckled Nest

I will say she is one of the friends in my life that keep me healthy. Besides taking her on walks most days, she makes me laugh. a lot.

In fact, a new George Washington University study suggests that walking your dog not only helps you stay lean, but also improves cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Researchers found that those who walked their dogs were half as likely to be overweight as those who opened the door to let their dogs run outside for exercise.

Thank you, Peanut