I am also not a “foodie-blogger”!
But - I know there are a few of you who like to know what I am cooking/baking and might enjoy a little peak into my kitchen today….
So I took pictures!
First thing I made today was a Quinoa Salad. For the record, this is a very new food for me. It is a very trendy food right now, and is also what people call a “super food”. I really don’t know what that means, except I guess it is at least a little bit healthy. I’ll take it!
Anyway - I have made this salad twice now, and everyone has loved it, so I thought I would share it with you guys…
Cook per directions on box
(I used 1 cup of vegetable broth for 1/2 of the liquid it calls for)
Once cooked, I let it cool
Then I cut up carrots
And mozzarella and stirred it together
I added about 1 cup of Zesty Italian Dressing…
and there you have it! Delicious.
Next up…Protein Bites. And don’t ask me how much protein is in each bite…I have no clue. I was given this recipe from a co-worker of Nik’s. But they are super easy and very yummy!
Ingredients: 1 cup Oatmeal, 1/2 cup Peanut Butter, 1 tsp Vanilla,
1/2 cup Flaxseed, 1/3 cup Honey and 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
Mix the ingredients together
Roll into balls and refrigerate to set...
Nik and I love these as well as Jaxen! He loves them as his afternoon snack or I will even give him one at lunch sometimes. They are a tasty little treat. I like to have one or two in the afternoon as a snack.
I also made (boxed) brownies (boring), marinated chicken breasts in a steak marinade (such a great flavor) and a put together a salad with carrots, cheese and fresh cucumbers. I was making dinner for a friend who just had a baby so I was trying to get a head start because we had plans for the majority of the day.
Everything turned out great!
And if you were wondering what Jaxen was doing while I slaved away...
He played right next to me!
I should have taken an after-shot of my kitchen when I got done. It was a mess. Not from me…Jaxen pulled a majority of his toys in the kitchen and I could barely walk without stepping on something of his! But I’m glad he was happy and playing while I was able to accomplish a few things.
So…will anyone try one of my new recipes? Let me know if you do!
Are you interested in seeing more from the Davis kitchen? I know I always love to hear of what others do for meals and snacks. Keeps me from being stuck in a rut!