|Great Harvest (!) honey whole wheat bread with 1 Tbsp peanut butter, 1/2 banana and a sprinkle of cinnamon|
|An orange and an ugly fried egg with Tabasco.|
|Cue the pastorale music|
|Batten down the hatches!|
The girls heard me talking about the stormy-looking clouds coming for us and decided they wanted to use their umbrellas on the way in to preschool, lack of rain be damned.
|Snow coming from the north?|
|A grande just plain skim latte spilling on my hand|
Afterward we got Emily and went to M.O.M. where the girls were lovely this time. I can never tell what kind of mood they'll be in once we get in there.
Then we went home and it was time for lunch! Chef Christine has been talking about massaged kale salad on her blog Frederick Foodie and it has been awhile since I've made one of those myself so I decided today was the day. This salad is best if you make it in the middle of summer when all the ingredients are in season (except avocados of course. Boy am I jealous of the west coast for being able to grow avocados. Also artichokes.), but it was pretty darn good today too.
If you are the type who likes to fiddle with recipes (like me), I urge you to try it this way first...it's so simple but the ingredients balance so well.
Smashed Kale Salad
Makes 1 salad
4-5 large fresh kale leaves, washed and torn into small pieces with middle rib/stem removed
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup corn kernels
1/4 oz crushed walnuts (toasted are even better)
1 oz crumbled soft cheese (like goat or blue)
1 Tbsp lemon juice, or more if you like things tart
salt and pepper to taste
- Place kale into a bowl and pour lemon juice salt and pepper over the top.
- Using your hand, smash the kale up (I think the word "massage" is too gentle for what I do to my kale). The kale will reduce significantly in volume as you smash.
- Add the avocado, and then smash again to incorporate avocado, leaving some larger pieces if you wish.
- Add tomatoes, corn, walnuts and cheese.
- Stir to combine, then enjoy!
Since I have access to tasty oranges again, I went back to my orange smoothie today.
|1 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt, 1 whole peeled orange, a dash of milk, a handful of ice, 1 banana and a pinch each of nutmeg, wheat germ and flax seeds|
My dinner pictures are kind of miserable. I packed my dinner to take with me since I was headed to the gym for the 5:30 Zumba class. I figured I'd use my cute little bento box, but it turns out it was a bit TOO little and too slippery as well.
I ended up repeatedly dumping my dinner all over the car as I went around turns. So if you want to see NICE pictures of what I ate, go to The Edible Perspective, which is where I got the recipe.
|Layer 1 - cottage cheese eggs|
|Layer 2 - chickpea burgers topped with cheese which stuck to the bottom of Layer 1|
|Defrosted frozen strawberries and mangoes|
Then Will and I watched the first 2 episodes of Breaking Bad. Why didn't anyone tell me it was about a chemistry geek?!?! Love it.
Tomorrow I'm headed to Trader Joes with my mom and sister to stock up on snacks! Exciting stuff!