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Kombucha My Kabocha

I’m eating lots of yums at my parents’. My mom made this wonderful amazing stir-fry tonight for dinner.

 Kombucha My Kabocha

I don’t know the recipe, but I know it had lots of peanut butter. It was delicious. Maybe I’ll ask her how she made it sometime soon. It had all of my favorite veggies – broccoli, mushrooms, carrots (which I actually avoided because I’m trying not to turn orange), and red peppers. She’s not scared to use enough oil to make it taste good either.

 Kombucha My Kabocha

This morning (and yesterday I think) for breakfast I made a really good bowl of hot cereal. I mix together…

  • ~1/2 cup of quick cooking oats
  • a few tablespoons of farina
  • cook it in water & almond milk
  • cinnamon, almond or orange extract (or both!), dash of salt

 Kombucha My Kabocha

Recipe: Raw Zucchini Hummus

This is the other recipe that Jill and I got to try at the raw foods demo at Whole Foods. It was served with raw flax crackers (yum). You just need a good blender to make it (which I don’t have, but I will try with my food processor). The recipe is raw, vegan, and vegetarian.

Raw Zucchini Hummus

 Recipe: Raw Zucchini Hummus

Ingredients

  • 2 zucchini
  • 3/4 cup tahini (raw)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (cold pressed, if you want it to be truly raw)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2.5 teaspoons salt (I would cut down on this)
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin

Directions

Chop the zucchini and blend everything in the blender. Add the lemon juice and garlic (and salt) a little bit at a time to get the flavor that you want.

Recipe: Goji Nut Biscotti

I made these on Saturday night, right before Bobby and I went out to dinner with the cousins. They are perfect for breakfast, dessert, or even a snack. They’re fairly healthy, but they are really flavorful and delicious. I had them for breakfast 2 days in a row. You could veganize them by using an egg substitute.

I say this about a lot of things, but you *must* make these. You will not be disappointed!

Goji Nut Biscotti

 Recipe: Goji Nut Biscotti

Ingredients (makes ~12 small biscotti)

  • 1 cup oat bran
  • 1/3 cup quick cooking oats (instant) (can sub with flour or oat bran)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 dashes of salt
  • 1 teaspoon spice (cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice)
  • 1 egg + 1 egg white
  • 1/3 cup sweetener (I used Trader Joe’s stevia)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup goji berries

Day of Eats & TOMATOES. TWSS.

Why not? I haven’t done a day of normal food in a while. I was looking at my post from last year on October 11 when Bobby and I went strawberry picking. It was so fun and I remember the day well. It’s cool to have a record of exactly what I did last year at this time.

But back to yesterday. Not everything is pictured, so I hope I remembered to mention everything. Disclaimer: everything pictured was eaten; not everything eaten is pictured. I like to think that this day is a good example of intuitive, varied eating. Let me know what you think.

I started the morning off with fresh goji-nutty-biscotti (recipe to come) that I baked last night. They are semi-healthy, but not overly so. I had 5 of these guys dipped in some cookie tea and a little bit of chocolate peanut butter. A little while after I did some yoga on my own (30 minutes).

Branching out – new breakfasts, ramen, popcorn, and meal planning!

I’m continuing to branch out for my meals. Here are some more breakfasts.

 Branching out   new breakfasts, ramen, popcorn, and meal planning!

This is a bowl of cereal – peanut butter chocolate balls (Leapin Lemurs I believe), kamut puffs, sunflower seeds, a banana, and kefir (watered down a little bit to be more milky). I had with it some delicious cookie tea from Lupicia.

 Branching out   new breakfasts, ramen, popcorn, and meal planning!

This next bowl is more cereal in a yogurt mess – kamut puffs, granola, sunflower seeds, a banana, and Oikos Greek yogurt. The granola has pumpkin seeds in it. It’s from Nature’s Path. Again, served with cookie tea.

 Branching out   new breakfasts, ramen, popcorn, and meal planning!

I’ve also been digging popcorn (topped with cinnamon, salt, and chili powder).

 Branching out   new breakfasts, ramen, popcorn, and meal planning!

Bobby loves homemade ramen – just fresh noodles, shoyu sauce, celery, and tofurkey slices. We get the noodles in the refrigerated section of the Asian market.

 Branching out   new breakfasts, ramen, popcorn, and meal planning!

Breakfast Sushi Panini

I was inspired by Lindsey’s Breakfast Sushi the other day – she had a wrap with almond butter, a pear, and cinnamon. So I ran with it.

First I made a wrap (Flat Out wrap) with shredded apple (from Sunday) and grated blue cheese. I spread the toppings out over the wrap while I heated up my “panini press” (which is actually a waffle maker!).

 Breakfast Sushi Panini

I pressed it in the waffle maker for about 4-5 minutes, then cut it in half and ate it with another apple.

 Breakfast Sushi Panini

The next morning I was in the mood for a new creation. I sliced a banana and laid it out on the Flat Out wrap. Then I drizzled Greek yogurt and almond butter (warmed in the microwave) on top.

 Breakfast Sushi Panini

 Breakfast Sushi Panini

I stuck it in the waffle maker again.

 Breakfast Sushi Panini

Squash Fries Like To Party In My Kitchen

I’m so glad you all liked my post about apple picking yesterday! We had a lot of fun. If you are in the Bay Area, Gizdich Ranch is having an apple butter festival on October 17th – check out their website for more info.

Another announcement – HealthyYum has a coupon code for organic healthy Halloween candy. Check it out!

Recipes used in this post:

 Squash Fries Like To Party In My Kitchen

Last night I made a delicious dinner, part of which is pictured here. Also pictured is my big pumpkin. This was miso soup (just hot water, miso, and wakame seaweed), “sweet dumpling squash” fries, and my homemade ketchup. Mmm… squash is amazing. What a lovely carb. Not pictured are the rest of the fries and 2 La Tortilla Factory wraps that I had with peanut butter icon smile Squash Fries Like To Party In My Kitchen

Recipe: Protein Fiber Crepes

These are protein and fiber crepes that I made two mornings ago. I also have a recipe for egg white crepes here.

Protein Fiber Crepes

 Recipe: Protein Fiber Crepes

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • scant 1/3 cup wheat bran (or oat bran, or whole wheat flour)
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (I used PB2 powder)
  • stevia or other sweetener, to taste (I did about 2 teaspoons stevia)
  • dash of salt
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup water
  • toppings: kefir, real maple syrup, grapes

Directions

  1. Mix all the ingredients (except the toppings) together. Beat it well. You may add more or less water to get the right consistency. It should be smooth, but not watery.
  2. Heat a nonstick pan over high heat. Lightly spray with cooking oil.
  3. Pour 1/3 of the batter into the pan. Let it cook through until you can flip it. Repeat with the rest of the batter.

Friendship & Fall

My birthday was last Tuesday and I got the sweetest care package from my good friend, Clare. She sent me homemade stevia-sweetened jam, which I promptly mixed with some Greek yogurt, granola, and almond butter:

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I also ate it plain – yes, it was that good, and it’s gone now. She sent me Wonderful Salsa, which was enjoyed with organic tortilla chips:

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Delicious (and now gone as well). And she sent me Yogi teas! Here are the ones I have tried so far…

 Friendship & Fall
03 ginger tea Friendship & Fall
05 gingko tea Friendship & Fall

06 licorice tea Friendship & Fall

  • Mayan Cocoa Spice – “let your manner speak for you”
  • Ginger – “old age needs wisdom and grace”
  • Ginkgo IQ – “to be great, feel great and act great”
  • Egyptian Licorice – “the power of love is infinte”

These teas are delicious, and most are organic. Thank you so much Clare! I can’t wait to bust into the rest of the package.

Birthday Yums

This was the birthday breakfast:

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Tart frozen yogurt from Red Mango. Did you know that tart frozen yogurt is always sweetened? I did not. I wish that some place would make really really tart froyo, but this was pretty delicious anyway.

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Bobby liked his breakfast too (Sarku Japan… I stole some. It’s actually really good fast food.):

bobby sarku japan 225x300 Birthday Yums

Then we shopped! We got some espresso samples at Williams Sonoma…

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And I got “cookie” tea from Lupicia. I also got a bunch of clothes. I was a happy girl.

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Black tea scented with an image of freshly baked caramel cookies. Best served with milk.” I had it plain, thank-you-very-much.

Last night I brought back something that’s been missing in my life.

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