Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Take Two

Happy Tuesday all,

          How was Valentine's night? Mine  was, well, blah. We ended up having a little "tiff" and so it wasn't the most happiest night ever. But hey, that's life and you grow from it. It's all good now, just in case you were wondering:)

We are having dinner #2 tonight and who can argue against that:) Besides I'm excited to try some different recipes tonight anyways. Plus I'm so making another chocolate dessert which in itself is worth it right there lol!

Take 1...

A simple salad with dried cranberries, apples, sunflower seeds, spinach, cucumber, NOOCH, and hemp seeds served with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Angela's 15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta. This was okay but I screwed up by mis-reading the recipe. I thought I was supposed to cook the sauce when in fact I was only supposed to put all the ingredients in the food processor. Oops! I think I cooked most some of the flavor out of it so I'll have to give it another try sometime.

The other half of the pasta went into a standard tomato sauce...from a jar...eek!! It was good and together with the avo pasta it was quite tasty.

Dessert was banana softserve with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls. The cookie dough balls were good but I used quinoa flour which was a bit too strong for this cookie. I think dipping them in chocolate would have made them amazing. Should have gone with my gut haha!

Now for some interesting eats! My mom just returned from Kona, Hawaii and brought back some pressies:)

Macadamia nuts!!!

These babies sure do have a hard shell. Ry tried to crack one with the nutcracker but nearly got a sprain lol! A hammer is indeed a requirement

I haven't tried it yet but I'm sure it's going to be awesome!

If you look closely you can see that it contains 21.5 grams fat per 28 ounces.
This one is definitely an "in major moderation" butter")

Macadamia Nut Blossom honey:)

I'm not a big fan of energy shots or whatever other names they come up with, but I'll try a sip.

I'm going to go for a run today after work! How are you moving your body today?
PS I tried Jillian's 30 Day Shred Level 2 yesterday and it was awesome!

Have a great rest of your day!


Meghan Telpner said...

Oh my goodness...all those goodies look amazing. I love macadamias.

Maggie said...

Oooh wow those goodies your mom brought back look like fun! I've never tried to crack a macadamia nut either, looks intense! lol :D

I loved level 2 of the 30 day shred as well, favorite level :)

bitt said...

I used to love jarred sauce but now since we make our own I find it way too sweet.

Enjoy cracking open those macadamias! I hope they are delicious.

kelli said...

john and i had a small tiff - we seem to disagree a lot on how to cook pasta. so much for cooking a romantic dinner together!=)

nice pressies from your mom. mmmm macadamias!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I've been away from your blog for the last three posts - how did that happen? Is there any way I can subscribe?

Anyway, I'm so happy to see your kitty cat has come back! yay!

My Vday was dumb too. I worked, went to yoga, came home and gave the boyfriend a nice card and a little gift and he gave me... NOTHING! hahahaa. he's still sick though, so I will forgive him.

Take care!
Torri x0

HiHoRosie said...

happy v-day x2! :) I've been wanting to try Angela's avo pasta...soon. Yum! And all those macs! Even more yum!

(what runs) Lori said...

Hello nut butters! And Macadamia Nut Blossom honey!!! Wow. Your mom is a good gift-giver. :)
Don't you love OhSheGlows? She has the best recipes!!! I love just looking through her food because all the posts are so pretty! :)

I love your cookie dough in ice cream! YUM.