As I write this post on Sunday night, it is 14 degrees outside and snow is forecasted for the next three days. So, what better meal to make than pasta bolognese? If you are vegetarian or want to be healthy, this is a great alternative. It is delicious and so fulfilling. You can serve it on pappardelle pasta or brown rice, depending on how healthy you want to be.
As I’ve mentioned before, I am usually hesitant about making “healthy” desserts because if I’m going to have dessert, I want it to be delicious. But I decided to try these because they involve peanut butter and maple syrup, two things I love. And while you can tell these are not the usual cookies, they are still so great, especially if you’re trying to cut back on the super indulgent desserts after all the candy and chocolate you likely ate for Valentine’s Day!
I must be obsessed with cauliflower this winter because when doing some research for new recipes, I picked 4 separate recipes that all included cauliflower and chickpeas. I’ve only made one of them so far, but it was delicious, so I think I’ll be making the others soon.
We have recently started a new Sunday brunch routine. We still make our smoothies right when we wake up because, well let’s be honest, we’re totally addicted. But later in the morning, usually around lunch time, we make a breakfast hash that is healthy but filling enough to get us through the rest of the afternoon, and leaves leftovers for Sunday dinner or Monday lunch.
Sweet potatoes are quickly becoming a staple in our house. We’ve been making all sorts of vegetable hashes, breakfast hashes, or just plain sweet potato fries. They are easy to prepare and are super filling. Plus, they are supposed to be good for you (or so they say), so they can counteract some of those desserts we’re all eating this holiday season.
If you’re looking for an easy weeknight salad to make before we get into true fall weather where all we want to eat is soup and carbs, here’s a good option! The shrimp is delicious, and the salad has a great mix of veggies.
As I’ve mentioned before, I have a smoothie for breakfast every single day. I’ve been doing it for years, and in all honesty, I always make the exact same smoothie. I’ve got the portions figured out perfectly, and since I generally get up pretty early, it’s hard to try new things that early in the day. Because of this, I normally use frozen fruit and don’t take advantage of what is in season. On a recent weekend day when I had a bit more time to make my breakfast, I decided to add some of the peaches that we had around (side note- if you’re in the DC area and want to go pick your own peaches, go here, they are the best!). So if you’d like to start your morning with a healthy and sweet smoothie, try out this recipe.
Summer, as it always does, has blown right by. Outdoor outings and BBQs are about to come to an end and the weather will soon be cooling off. So if you want to maximize your time outside, and not spend too much time in the kitchen cooking, make this for dinner. It takes no time, and would make the perfect meal to take out to your backyard, patio, or roof to enjoy one more summer night before fall begins.
Drinking enough water during the day is not easy for me. I have to remind myself to do it, which when I’m busy and running around, is really hard to do. This is my new solution to the problem: herb and fruit infused water. And so far, it is working really well. I can’t stop drinking it when I’m home. I found this pitcher on Amazon, for only $20, and it was totally worth it. I’m trying new combinations every week. So far, I’ve done mint and watermelon, lemon and strawberry, and lime and cucumber. Also, sorry for the Sunday drink posts. Normally, my Sunday posts involve baked goods, but while we’re in the heat of summer, I thought I’d share some drink posts before getting back to the baked goods in September.