Monthly Archives: September 2011
|September 30, 2011||Posted by kathleen under recipes|
whew! that’s a mouthful of a post title. nonetheless, though, i have a delicious recipe comin’ atcha. but first, lunch!
matt and i stopped for fro yo on our way home this morning and, as a result, i was not overly hungry for lunch. i whipped up a platter of scrambled egg whites, olive oil roasted brussel sprouts, + roasted red pepper hummus.
|September 30, 2011||Posted by kathleen under Uncategorized|
after a long + stressful week, i took the morning off (a flexible schedule is a major perk of working from home) to spend time with my wonderful husband and two fur babes.
|September 29, 2011||Posted by kathleen under Uncategorized|
following an afternoon of work, dog walking, and testing out my new camera (!!)…
|September 29, 2011||Posted by kathleen under musings|
as usual, the end of the month has crept up on me and i cannot believe we are about to enter october. despite the flying time, there is so much to look forward to in these upcoming weeks:
|September 28, 2011||Posted by kathleen under lunch + dinner, recipes|
the fall themed recipes and butternut obsession continue with today’s feature attraction:
creamy butternut squash + apple soup
rich and filling, but not weigh-you-down heavy, this fall soup combines the subtle sweetness of fresh butternut squash and tartness of granny smith apples with the enhancing flavors of ginger, nutmeg, and brown sugar to create a slightly sweet, very flavorful bowl with a comforting creaminess.
|September 28, 2011||Posted by kathleen under musings|
name any indulgent food or drink out there and i can guarantee there is a “guilt-free”, “sinless” alternative in the market place.
craving ice cream? pick the low fat, sugar free fro yo instead.
eyeballing the cheese plate? roll with the fat free varieties.
|September 28, 2011||Posted by kathleen under dining out, musings|
twas a long day ’round here.
i arrived home late from a work function and dirtying up the kitchen with a nighttime meal did not sound appealing. i gave in the my chinese craving and ordered up my favorite: chicken + shrimp lettuce wraps with brown rice. 30 minutes later, dinner was at my front doorstep love how that happens.
|September 27, 2011||Posted by kathleen under musings|
so happy y’all like this morning’s of the moment post. i can.not.wait. to try that sweet potato gnocchi.
moving right along, it’s a dreary morning here (again!), but it did force me to hunker down and tackle my to-do list with a vengeance. i enjoyed an early morning pumpkin spice tea steeped in almond milk while working through my inbox.
breakfast was basic pumpkin pie oatmeal to which i added 2 egg whites (mixed with the pumpkin and stirred in at the end) for an extra dose of protein.
i worked through the next couple of hours, breaking around 10:00 a.m. for a wet 4 mile walk with the pups. lunch was early, but delicious!
in denial that the warm weather is on its way out, i threw together one of my favorite summer salads. fresh spinach tossed in balsamic dressing and topped with tomatoes, avocado, goat cheese, and warm grilled chicken.
served with leftover butternut squash fries.
i have about 30 minutes to get all gussied up before i head downtown for a work event, but first, some food for thought…
how he eats
ever wonder what your man’s eating habits say about it? well, according to fab fit fun, here’s the scoop:
the guy who sends everything back because it’s too cold, too hot, too overdone, etc.: this guy is too picky and he’ll find some reason to pick you apart — move on to a different table because nothing is ever good enough for him.
the guy who finishes one type of food (e.g., his potatoes) before he moves on to the next type (e.g., his fish): this is a guy who is very orderly. if you move in with him, you better have your own bathroom. on the plus side, when you’re making love, he’ll make sure he’s finished with one part of your body before moving on to the next.
the guy who always wants what everyone else has: red flag. this guy is a commitment-phobe who will never really be happy with what or who he has.
the guy who wants to share everything: this is a guy who’s open to new things and values your opinion — a keeper. however, if he quickly scarfs down all his food without letting you try a bite, you may want to send him back.
the guy who wants you to order for him: A clear indication of mommy issues — stay away from him, especially if he asks you to cut his meat.
let’s see, according to this analysis, matt is not picky, not orderly, a little bit of a commitment-phobe, open to new things, but free of mommy issues pretty accurate if you ask me!
in your experience, are these correlations accurate?
|September 27, 2011||Posted by kathleen under of the moment|
pumpkin recipe of the moment:
comfort recipe of the moment:
too good to be true of the moment:
recipe makeover of the moment:
won’t-bust-your-diet afternoon snack of the moment:
DIY gift of the moment:
outdoor slipper of the moment:
healthy blogworld recipe of the moment:
if calories didn’t count recipe of the moment:
final thought of the moment: !
what are you lovin’ these days?
|September 27, 2011||Posted by kathleen under lunch + dinner|
did the second half of the day fly by for anyone else? it seemed like in the blink of an eye it went from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30. anywho, it was a productive day round here. lots of work and lots of good food.
roasted brussel sprouts + hummus
english muffin with jam + butter