Archive | March, 2014

{meatless mondays : double rainbow quinoa}

31 Mar

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no, it’s not a typo. i called this dish “rainbow rainbow quinoa because… well – look at it. 😉

i wanted to use up some stuff in the fridge – like my shredded carrots and leftover cabbage… both of which, to me, can be a challenge to use up for one person. i find that quinoa is a great “anything goes” kind of dish. so when i’m looking to use up fresh veggies, i usually throw them in with quinoa. another reason i love quinoa is because it is a complete protein. basically what that means is it contains all 9 essential amino acids. this makes it a great grain for vegans or vegetarians.

rainbow rainbow quinoa – ingredients :

– 1/2 cup rinsed rainbow quinoa

– 1/2 cup chopped red cabbage

– 1/2 cup shredded carrots

– 1/4 finely chopped onion

– 2 cloves diced garlic

– 1 cup raw baby spinach

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{sunday sprouts – volume 3}

30 Mar

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they aren’t exactly “sprouts” anymore… 😉

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i’m obsessed with the fuzzy stems!!!! ❤

these are obviously my tomatoes… but i also have cucumbers sprouting right now… which i will probably have to transplant tomorrow.  chives are starting to peek out and also a little dill.  i bought some beets, carrots, and zucchini last week that i will plant in the ground when the temps warm up…

i have tons of plants started and tons of space to plant/grow stuff and i am so grateful and excited!  my landlord/neighbour has a ton of space in the yard, and supplies and compost and all kinds of jazz to make this garden a success.  i’m so thankful!!

 

{totally craving : a pastrami sammy}

28 Mar

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with homemade toasted rye bread, creamy melted swiss, authentic deli mustard, and colourful coleslaw… nom nom…

i would also do almost anything for a pastrammy from MASTERPIECE right about now… this one i created a while back was pretty incredible {miss E knows how to slice some perfect pastrami!}… but nothing beats a sammy from masterpiece delicatessen… and i lived in new york! – so that’s saying a lot! 😉

{foto friday : this furry face…}

28 Mar

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…i can’t even handle it… SO CUTE!!!!!!!!

zuko is not my dog, but i get to play with him all the time ‘coz he belongs to my neighbour/landlord and he is always wandering over to my tiny home to play and be adorable.  like when he laid on my yoga mat the other day in the sun…

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downward-facing zuko.

😉

{a look inside my lunchbox…}

27 Mar

a look inside my {colourful} lunchbox :

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– natural raw almonds

– fresh asparagus sauteed in olive oil

– large colourful salad w/ italian vinaigrette

– savory parmigiano reggiano baked chicken

– steamed zucchini medallions

– pastrami turkey strips and parm reggi chunks

– fresh organic strawberries

 

{i just love my laptop lunches bento box!} 😀

{my fascination with vegetable guts…}

27 Mar

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…i don’t really know what else to say about it…

 

{local love – noosa yoghurt}

26 Mar

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if you’re one of my colorado readers, you’ve probably already been obsessed with noosa yoghurt for a while now.  if you haven’t, you will be soon…

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this yummy creamy treat is made with milk from semi-pasture-raised cows here in colorado. noosa’s flavour is unsurpassed, and i believe it’s in part due to the milk from these cows.

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