Thursday, January 24, 2013

grain bowls - 2 ways.

i've been throwing together these super easy bowls with plenty of veggies, fiber, and protein for lunch and dinner almost everyday. i'll probably want to switch it up soon, but as of now, they're still delicious! feel free to swap out the grain, veggies, or anything else. that's the best part about them - they're customizable to your taste and what's in your fridge!

asian farro bowl
for one.

1/3 cup or so of farro (i used TJ's 10-minute)
frozen edamame
~10 pre-cooked, de-veined, tail-on shrimp
cubed avocado
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
garlic salt to taste

prepare farro as directed. defrost shrimp and edamame. mix everything together. eat :)

mediterranean quinoa bowl
for one.

1/4 cup or so of quinoa (i used TJ's organic tricolor)
quartered cherry tomatoes
diced cucumbers
cubed avocado
garlic salt to taste
greek yogurt feta dip with zaatar spices (from TJ's)

prepare quinoa as directed. mix everything together. bada-bing, bada-boom!

until next time.
xo jordan

Thursday, January 10, 2013

tried and true.

guys, i know.

i've disappeared again. i was swamped with b-school apps, essays and the like, pluuuus there were the holidays, my vacation at home, and many days of working at the restaurant. mad apologies.

and it's not like i haven't been whipping up things in the kitchen, because i totally have. in fact, i've probably been experimenting even more this past month because, ya know, the holidays basically requiring shoveling in cookies and other various baked goods. i wanted to share with you some of the things i've been making that pretty much blew my mind with their deliciousness. i wish i could at least credit myself with the photos, but i can't even do that. for shame.

1. Hearty Pumpkin Chicken Soup: please, oh please, make this immediately. i've been eating it everyday for the past week and i don't plan on stopping anytime soon.

2. Pumpkin Chiffon Pie: for when you really, really want pumpkin pie and don't want to feel sad about your figure afterwards. and the gingersnap crust? drooling.

3. Chewy Gingersnap Cookies: the best. hands down.

4. Pumpkin Amazeballs: an easy, healthy pre or post-gym snack.

5. 2-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie: i'd be lying if i said i didn't make this everyday for 3 weeks for dessert...

so there you have it, some new recipes to try. and apparently mostly of the orange variety? interesting...

i pink-swear promise with a cherry on top that i will be on here more, especially since i know i have some new readers...hey y'all :)

xo jordan