Good morning! Is is just me, or did this weekend fly by much faster than it should have? If you’re just catching up, here’s what you missed:
- Recap on National Popcorn Day
- Cilantro Lime Guacamole
- Feeling comfortable in the gym
- A Saturday survey
- A call for birthday suggestions
- Will & I become twins
The church that Will & I have been going to on Sunday nights provides a free and delicious dinner to anyone who attends. Unfortunately, because of my random food allergies, I have to make it a point to fill my belly up with something beforehand just in case they don’t have anything that I can handle. Although so far they’ve had a good variety of meal items each time (like cilantro rice, chicken, and salads) it still makes me weary that I can’t predict what will be served.
No biggie, that just calls for a quick dinner fix before we split at 5:30 PM. Good thing I start to get hungry around 4:30 now (My body clock is nuts.)
Last night I had lentil chili on my brain. Don’t ask—just go with it..
Surprisingly, the end result turned out pretty spectacular for a makeshift meal. So good, that I’m even thinking of creating a recipe post for it.
The chili was made up of onions, peppers, lentils, tomato sauce, and a few random spices, and I piled it on top of a bed of wilted spinach. I also prepped some homemade brown rice tortilla chips for dipping and topped the plate with a pile of Greek yogurt (wannabe sour cream).
Wellllll, it’s a good thing I trusted my instincts because last night was pasta night at church. My wheat intolerance would not have been very happy!
Is it weird that I can’t stop looking at the pictures of my strawberry yogurt bowl from the other morning? I mean seriously, I even included a picture of the stuff in the survey that I posted on Saturday!
There’s only one thing to do about food thoughts..
Encourage them 8)
I started by chopping up a few strawberries & mashing them in with the Greek yogurt, cinnamon & stevia mixture.
Then 1/2 cup of puffed millet and 1/2 cup of multigrain Puffins were thrown in, along with a few more strawberry chunks. Top the whole thing with coconut butter & presto!
Could it be!? Did I pick coconut butter over Sunbutter again?…
Girl Scout Cookies:
AOL News notified me this morning that Girl Scout Cookie season has returned! January is the month when the cookie sales begin so we should start to notice the Girl Scouts outside of major shopping centers very soon, if not already.
I’ve always been a thin mint lover myself. Something about freezing a minty cookie and nibbling on a layer of frozen chocolate always made me swoon.
However, this is my first year going into Girl Scout cookie season with knowledge of my wheat allergy, and unfortunately the cookie chefs have yet to come up with any wheat-free or gluten-free alternatives. I guess that means I’ll just have to get creative in the kitchen to solve that little roadblock…
A bit to think about: Favorite Girl Scout cookie?
A bit to read: