Thursday, February 20, 2014

Pt family dinner

What baby ate: puréed carrots, apples and yogurt mixed with baby oatmeal, fresh avocado, puff cereal.

What Mr. PT and I ate: sautéed peppers, onions and zucchini mixed with cooked sweet potato, black beans and taco seasoning. Served in a corn tortilla with fresh avocado and cheese.

Bon appetit!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Remember wheatberries?

Ok, it's that time of year. It has been winter for quite some time now, yet, we still have a few months until it is truly warm.

Have you gotten the flu yet? Norovirus? How about food poisoning? I've had all three!! Which means I need to pack on a few pounds to keep warm during the second half of winter! I'd rather not do this by eating brownies and and sun chips (although it is tempting!), so it's time to pull out the wheatberries.

These delicious whole grains are extremely versatile and really fill you up!  See my first post about wheat berries here!

This time, I sautéed onions, red peppers, chopped zucchini, and boiled kale in olive oil, mixed with the cooked wheatberries and shredded Colby jack cheese, cracked an egg on top and stuck the whole thing under the broiler for about 10 minutes, making sure the egg whites were fully cooked.

Wow, was this filling.  As my mother-in-law says, it really stuck to my ribs!

Monday, February 3, 2014

I'll never buy granola bars again!

In deep conversations about food, (yes, I find myself having those), I have heard people say, "I never buy granola bars, they are so easy to make!" And I have thought to myself, Nature Valley? Mojo? Luna bars? They seem kind of complicated!

So when I saw this snazzy blogger's recipe, I had to try it for myself!

Following her directions, I melted my butter, brown sugar, and honey.

I was slightly nervous about boiling this mixture the right amount of time.  I followed her directions and got lucky, I guess!

Instead of chocolate chips, I mixed in some trail mix, taking out most of the big almonds and cashews (eating them on the way to the gym this morning, haha).

After putting the mixture in the dish, I put wax paper over the top so I could press it down with my hands.  The directions said to really smash it, so that's what I did!

They set up beautifully!  And they are DELICIOUS!  It's official!  I'll never buy granola bars again!