Monday, March 28, 2016

Weeknight Society + Skincare

I have a mild obsession with skincare products - but I've managed to trim it down to a few essential products that I can't live without.  Click over to the Weeknight Society blog page to learn more about each one!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Oh Kale Yes.

With my new project I have been eating a lot of food that are available only in season.  Kale is available year round, I know - but at the farmer's market this is IT right now.  Kale, chard, squashes are easy to find because not a lot of us can't grow anything else.

If you haven't tried cooking barley like risotto, then you really must.  It's surprisingly simple, packed with flavor and pretty darn good for you.  Add kale (or chard) and a little squash and you've got yourself a winner.  Bonus : it only takes about a half an hour to cook.

Click here to cook the Kale Barley Risotto yourself - complete with a grocery list - let me know how it turns out! #weeknightsociety

Kale Dish Towel from Raw Materials Design  ::   Oh Kale Yes t-shirt  ::  Rubber scraper from Target (available in store only)

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Weeknight Society :: Nice to Meet You

Did we ever actually meet?  I'm starting a new project and kicking things off with a little introduction.  Hop on over to the new Weeknight Society Blog and we can formally meet.  Check out a few recipes while you're there and we can start cooking together.  See you there!

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Weekday Breakfast :: Loaded Blueberry Muffins

I may have mentioned this before, my son is a picky eater.  But the irony of him is that he isn't picky in the traditional sense of what picky eaters eat - he loves a lot of foods that are full of flavor and a little bit weird.  Like oysters.

Lunch is a struggle.  You can't pack oysters in a lunch and he doesn't eat most things that would be considered lunch foods.  I started filling muffins with all kinds of healthy options and packing them in his lunch - and we have a win.  He loves that he gets a muffin for lunch.  I love that it isn't just a bunch of sugar and there is some hint of protein packed into these.

Loaded Berry Muffins

3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1 egg
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1/2 cup quinoa, cooked
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons wheat germ
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup berries
rock sugar {optional}

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Oil an muffin pan and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer combine sugar, coconut oil, the egg, yogurt, quinoa and vanilla and mix until completely combined. Add dry ingredients and stir until just combined. With the mixer running, slowly add milk and mix only until everything is just combined. Stir in berries.

Divide batter evenly across the 12 spaces of the muffin tin and sprinkle rock sugar over the top {if using}. Bake 15-20 minutes in a preheated oven until a toothpick stuck in the center of the muffins comes out clean. Let cool slightly before serving.