In the New Years Resolution spirit I’ve tried to spice things up a bit at the dinner table and have tried some new recipes.
In an effort to eat a bit cleaner/healthier, these are paleo recipes that I modified to use “regular” ingredients (ie soy sauce instead of coconut aminos)
Some of the hits so far:
Hot and Sweet Ginger Garlic Chicken from Balanced Bites. I did use bone in chicken thighs, but skinless ones. On the side were steamed green beans.
Bora Bora Fireballs from The Clothes Make the Girl. I served it with the recommended confetti cauliflower. I went the lazy route and just mixed the toasted coconut flakes into the meatballs instead of dipping in pineapple juice and coating the outside with the flakes like the recipe says. We really liked the flavor of these, but thought they needed some sort of dipping sauce, or maybe we’re just used to regular meatballs with tomato sauce?
Forgot about these the past two weeks, oops.
I’ve had cold brewed coffee a few times before, most recently in Minnesota at Overflow Cafe. I Googled how to make it myself and it turns out it is super easy. All you do is put the coffee grounds and cold water into a french press and leave it in the fridge overnight. Then in the morning you just plunge, pour and add your cream and sugar! If you don’t have a french press you can leave it overnight in any sort of container, but straining out the grounds is a bit more complicated. Who keeps cheese cloth handy? I certainly don’t.
Breakfast: homemade cold press coffee, watermelon and a giant amoxicillin pill (only a few days left!)
Dinner: chicken and peas with rogan josh simmer sauce, basmati rice and naan
Breakfast: gojiberry granola and iced coffee
Or, some running pictures instead:
This morning I woke up craving eggs. I made 2 hard boiled eggs and served with a tomato and half an avocado. Seems like a weird combination but it is actually really good. You get the fat from avocado, protein from the eggs and something fresh from the tomato.
I made a big batch of pasta salad to have for lunches throughout the week. Add ins include red, green and orange pepper, fresh mozzarella and pepperoni.
After eating indian food with rich sauces and lots of rice this weekend at a two day wedding, I needed a bit of a reset. I’ve been trying to get in additional fruits and veggies where I can.
Breakfast: green smoothie consisting of a banana, strawberries, spinach and a scoop of protein powder
Snack: greek yogurt with a few berries
Dinner: baked chicken nuggets with green grapes
A day of eats from Topeka. Apologies for the poor quality iPhone pictures from my desk.
When I woke up this morning, I wasn’t terribly excited for hotel breakfast or very hungry so I stopped at Starbucks for an iced coffee. I ended up with a morning bun as well that I picked at throughout the morning.
Since I didn’t have a snack I was pretty hungry when dinner time rolled around. I headed out to Blue Moose. I’ve been there a few times over the course of my travels here but I have to say this was probably one of the best meals I’ve had there. I need to figure out how to recreate this sauce.