Are you a produce keeper or user? I always intend on being a produce user, that person who uses up produce at the peak of freshness, enjoying the peaches I just bought while they are still firm, not slowly wilting away, but sometimes I relegate the fruit I buy to the bottom drawer in my fridge and forget about it. For a while, like a long while. By this time it’s too late to salvage into a smoothie or hide the bruised apples in a cake. Until, I started making a weekly Continue reading
I like to play a game with myself called ‘how long can I go without grocery shopping?’. Sometimes it results in more takeout than using up what I have, but other times it really forces me into adapting and using up what I already have in the kitchen. For example, one of my most popular recipes for a while was a
refried bean and pesto grilled sandwich, which sounds weird, right?! It was actual one of the best sandwiches I’ve made to date and is super simple. That sandwich is just like this smoothie, super simple, but it does the trick! I always seem to buy a big bag of large flake coconut at Whole Foods because it’s shockingly cheap (I know, words you never hear together are ‘Whole Foods’ and ‘cheap’) and toasts up beautifully. I used to never keep toasted coconut around, but once I realized what a little treat it is to have around, it’s a go-to staple in my house. I also tend to throw toasted coconut on my toast with a smear of peanut butter and drizzle of agave nectar, yes ma’am! Dinner tonight may get spotty (aka, I may order Thai food), but I’m glad I had this tropical tasting smoothie to hold me over after work!
- 2 1/2 cups almond milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar
- 1 cup toasted coconut (toast in a 350 degree oven for 5-10 min)
- 2 frozen banans
- In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend on high until thoroughly combined. Pour into two glasses and refrigerate leftovers.
Here we are, it’s September and I’m still trying to give you popsicle recipes, like it’s still summer or something! I know the warm season passed by way too fast, but really, I just needed to have breakfast in popsicle form one last time before the sun starts setting at 4pm again (eek!). I first discovered overnight oats from Angela over at Oh She Glows. Basically, Continue reading
When it comes to DIY, the kitchen is really my jam over house projects and crafts. Sure, I like a good Pinterest worthy kitchen decorations project, but as my finace can attest to, sometimes my crafts aren’t the greatest when they involve creating things from scratch. Except when it comes to kitchen DIY, now there is something I can totally get behind! I have a fascination with trying to make most kitchen staples from scratch, or at least give it a good shot. Sometimes, making staples from scratch is Continue reading
As you can see, it’s a blog anniversary around here! I can’t believe it’s already been two years since I’ve started blogging. It seems like everything has flown by but it also feels like I’ve been doing it for forever, if that makes sense. I decided to start a food blog two years ago because I knew there was something more than just a day job out there for me. While I do love my day job right now, I needed something to quench the thirst for creative work. I had always thought about starting a food blog, but had never legitimately followed through with it. Confession: my best friend and I Continue reading
Once upon a time, I was one of those 4-H kids who submitted projects into the county fair. No, I didn’t raise pigs or chickens and try to show them off for blue ribbons. I was more of a ‘What’s the least poopy project I can do?’ girls. I love animals, but not enough that I wanted to scoop poop ( mad respect for those who did)! Anyway, most of my projects were along the lines of Continue reading
No food today, just a few bits and pieces from the last few weeks that I thought I would share! This past weekend we took a mini trip to Iowa for a few minor league baseball games and checked out the Iowa State Fair. I though other state fairs were large, but this one takes the cake. There were more food vendors than you could shake a veggie corndog stick at and even a cow Continue reading