Lemon Herb Quinoa Salad with Parmesan

New to the ‘I’m eating you cold from the fridge’ files: Lemon Herb Quinoa Salad with Parmesan.

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Y-U-M. Recently B and I played a little game called ‘let’s see how many super foods we can eat in a single day without feeling like we’re eating super healthy’. I finally stopped giving my bag of chia seeds the side eye and cracked it open (recipe coming soon!). Kale salads happened for lunch. Almonds were snacked on. Greek yogurt was consumed.

Then we ordered a meat lover’s pizza for dinner, so there’s that.

Anyway, this easy quinoa salad found its way into the mix and was promptly inhaled gobbled scarfed enjoyed. It’s as simple as boiling quinoa in water/broth and letting it simmer, then stirring in a variety of delish ingredients. I like to cook quinoa in reduced-sodium chicken broth because I think it lends a great flavor to the quinoa base, but you can certainly use water or vegetable broth if you’d like (or if you don’t have any broth in the house).

Lemon Herb Quinoa Salad with Parmesan

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Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Some days after work I’m excited to meet friends for a drink. Some days I can’t wait to change into my sweatpants and sit on the couch. And some days all I really want to do is sit on the couch with a drink.

Then some days I just need a cookie.

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Not to get into the nitty gritty (I certainly don’t want to relive it), but One Direction played to lively bunch of 50,000 this past Tuesday night at the football stadium smack in the middle of my commute home.

When I (finally) got home, it was an in the door, don’t even take your shoes off kind of dash to the cookie jar. I may or may not have eaten one cookie for each one of those guys who made my commute downtown and past the stadium so unpleasant. But surely chewy, rich chocolate cookies loaded up with peanut butter chips made any lingering it-wouldn’t-kill-you-to-use-your-blinker, hi-this-is-a-one-way-and-you’re-going-the-wrong-way, IT-DOESN’T-SAY-YOU-CAN-WALK-NOW stress vanish, right?

Yes. Ooooh yes.

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Best Ever Whole Wheat Waffles

Pop quiz for your Monday morning – pancakes or waffles? Tough question, huh? I’m firmly planted in the middle as I love them both, but B is overwhelmingly a waffle guy. So in the interest of preparing one meal instead of two, 90% of the time waffles win the weekend breakfast games.

Poor pancakes. :(

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For awhile now I’ve been itching to tweak our standard waffle recipe to be 100% whole wheat. Let’s just say that some of my attempts were…less than great. Too dense, not crispy enough, too whole-wheaty. They were edible, sure, but not that airy and crisp perfect waffle we’ve come to love. Until these. Fluffy, light, crisp, perfectly spiced, 100% whole wheat waffles.

Can it just be Saturday morning already? Geez.

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Mmmm waffles. These definitely passed the test – waffle connoisseur B wasn’t aware that these waffles were even any percentage whole wheat until we were doing the dishes after breakfast and he noticed the white whole wheat flour out on the counter. Cha-chiiing! That’s how I knew these whole wheat waffles were a winner.

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Spiced Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

These potatoes. Ugh. If I told you that each time I make these,  I inevitably end up eating them cold from the fridge for breakfast the next day, do I need to tell you anything else?

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Rewind to our first grocery trip after moving to Nashville. Our cabinets consisted of the remnants of our road trip snack bag (err..bags) – trail mix, Nutella, and peanut butter, so our shopping list was loooong. Sweet potatoes were on that list. And sweet potatoes made it into our cart and back to our apartment. Nothing out of the ordinary, right? Except for the fact that we hadn’t decided how to organize our kitchen cabinets yet. Those sweet potatoes ended up in a far up cabinet by themselves and were forgotten about.

For a week. Two weeks? Eeesh. Read more…