I wasn’t expecting much from this recipe. I only made it cause I had the leftover brussel sprout salad from the other night’s Tempeh Reuben Sandwiches and I had a potato sitting the panty that needed to be used. So, I used that brussel sprout salad in place of the quartered brussel sprouts the recipe calls for. It was actually really good! I added some fresh cherry tomatoes to the mix after I plated. I loved the lemon in this recipe…yum! Potato Brussel Sprout Hash by Isa Chandra Moskowitz in the cookbook Appetite For Reduction.
Leftovers again, as usual. Blueberry Quinoa Salad
I attempted to make these Cocoa Cookie Dough Balls by Dreena Burton. This recipe did not work for me. I couldn’t get the mixture to become a dough (and I processed it for well over 5 minutes). I don’t think my ratio of dried fruit to oat/almond mixture was right….maybe I measured wrong. Not sure, but it needed more liquid. So, instead of rolling into balls, which was NOT a possibility with my mixture, I pressed it into a brownie pan. It seemed like it would work and I threw it in the fridge to set. When I cut them several hours later, they still crumbled. Sooooo, we just ate it with a spoon. The taste was super yummy (I used almond extract instead of vanilla). My version would be great sprinkled over ice cream. But, for now, we’ll just eat it with a spoon. Nothing wrong with that!!
Notice all the crumbly bits in there?
Another success story. I found this recipe on Pinterest over the weekend and just knew I had to put it on the menu this week. It looked super easy, delicious and would also use up the leftover cabbage I had sitting the fridge. In the comments of this particular blog, the blogger mentioned that tempeh bacon would be the perfect topper for this yummy pasta. Cabbage, cream, bacon…of course! I didn’t have any tempeh bacon, but I did have the leftover crispy tempeh strips from the Tempeh Reuben Sandwiches the other night. (Nothing goes to waste in this house! I LOVE having leftovers to repurpose!) So, I chopped up that tempeh into bite size pieces and added it to the mix. So good!! Will definitely be making this again! The kids LOVED it! C had TWO huge bowls full.
100 push ups (or maybe 120). This was day 4 of the 7 Day Pushup Challenge. I remember at one point I only had 20 left to do today. I think I did them. Then a couple hours later I found myself questioning whether or not I really did those last 20. Sooooo, I did 20 more just to be sure.
30 minutes of Tae Bo (the Billy Blanks DVD…love those!)
20 minutes playing “So You Think You Can Dance” with my 3 little squirts. Unfortunately, I am the one that got voted off each time….or as M liked to say, I was CHOPPED! I think he’s getting two of my fave shows confused. LOL!