Goodies Galore

Learning to focus less on dieting and more on overall health and wellness

Pot luck contribution. (hope it doesn’t suck.)

Okay, so perhaps I’m a little biased when it comes to my cooking. I happen to love my concoctions and don’t mind at all that most of it looks like dog food or worse. I think tonight’s dish is something to brag about though.

Challenge: create something that’s vegan and enticing to both men and women. Done and done. I hope.

Mediterranean Quinoa (Super creative name.)

1 cup dry quinoa

2 cups packed spinach

1 can artichoke hearts

1 onion

1/3 cup (that’s a guess) oil packed sun-dried tomatoes

1/2 jar roasted peppers

Salt and pepper to taste

Balsamic vinegar to taste

Add one cup quinoa to two cups water. Bring to boil then simmer for 15 minutes.

While that’s cooking, add diced onion and sun-dried tomatoes in a hot skillet. Do not drain the oil. Cook until the onions are to your liking.

Add roasted peppers, artichoke hearts, spinach, salt and pepper to onions/tomato mix. Heat through until spinach is wilted.

Add quinoa to the mix.

Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

Bam! Take that suckers. I actually haven’t tasted it yet so we’ll let the boys be the judge. I brought backup in case they hate it.  Beer and hummus. Do with it what you will.

We all know who the wine is for.

Off to the party!

February 25, 2012 Posted by | Food, Friends, fun, Recipes | 3 Comments

wind of various kinds.

Saturdays are the shiiizzzzzzzzzzz.  I’ve been up since the crack but really haven’t gotten anything accomplished. A run is in the very near future but it’s seriously windy out there. That’d be funny if I blew across the street. I think I’m slowly coming out of my depressed funk. It’s lasted much longer than expected but the past few days have been more joyful and upbeat, so that’s hopeful.  Depression blows.

Have you ever woken from a dream crying or laughing?  I’ll never forget one time I dreamt that this dude was climbing up a ladder and bumped his head on a chandelier. I was hysterical in my dream and woke up dying laughing. What a good feeling that was. I woke up crying two nights ago because in my dream I was saying goodbye to my friend who’s moving (in real life) to Oklahoma.  So strange.

For lunch I made Mama Pea’s Magic Kale Salad. I swapped walnuts for pistachios and omitted the sesame oil because I didn’t have any. It’s chillin in the fridge as we speak waiting to be gobbled up.

 

It’s time to face this wind! Speaking of wind, what are your thoughts on people farting in the office? I work with a girl who rips ass all day but won’t stand for anyone else doing it. RUDE!

February 25, 2012 Posted by | Food, Friends, running | 4 Comments