My name is Clare and I have a problem. I never bothered to learn how to make good smoothies. Sure I make "smoothies" a lot, but they always ended up being either more of a liquid drink or an chunky fruit ice cream. And so I I've been going through a major phase with Smoothie King's Nutty Super Grain smoothie. It's freaking delicious, is made with almond milk and Sunwarrior Protein Power, and it actually has the texture of a smoothie. Miraculous! After spending way too much money on . . .
I mentioned in my "last week's workouts and meals" post that my stomach was starting to get a little upset again due to my more relaxed eating habits (cough beer and chocolate and pizza all the time cough.) Eating "well" for me is a little different than for others because it's more about eating in a way that helps my digestion as opposed to eating foods that I think are super nutritious or the "right" things to eat. I've found that low-fodmap really works best for me, though I can tolerate some . . .
My current breakfast is pretty freaking awesome. I think I was subconsciously inspired by Diane Sanfilippo's Swirly Crustless Quiche from Practical Paleo -- it used these "Thanksgiving spices" as I call them (rosemary and thyme remind me of stuffing) and it blew my mind. I've been trying to eat more veggies for breakfast instead of just gobs of almond butter every day (I love you oatmeal with almond butter) and this is so good that I get excited about it every morning! I just made it . . .
Irish Soda bread is this crazy thing to me. Making bread seems so laborious and time consuming, but this is SO simple. It's hard to even call it a recipe - it's just flour, baking soda, salt and buttermilk. I've had it plain or my favorite way with some raisins added. And a little sugar adds a touch of sweetness. There are so many variations on this that you can find on the web, but traditionally, just those four ingredients. It's a "quick bread". I've been eating my Irish dance . . .
I have this problem where I make awful salads. I love ordering salads at restaurants, but when I make my own they suck. Then I figured out my problem: I make them too healthy. I try to add too many veggies to make the salad this great colorful vitamin-packed beacon of nutrition that actually doesn't taste good. I add peppers and mushrooms and celery and tomato and cucumber and then I just don't even enjoy it because there isn't any FUN in it. Ironic, huh? I don't like my salads because . . .
I have owed you this recipe for so long, and honest I've been procrastinating on putting it together. It's a great recipe, but making chicken soup isn't the prettiest process. Soup is kind of ugly. I made this soup because it's highly recommended for people starting the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), and SCD is highly recommended for controlling SIBO. Remember when I had SIBO? Gosh that sucked. JC got a bad stomach ache the other day and it reminded me how glad I am I don't deal . . .
I'm sick of eggs. I've been eating scrambled eggs and spinach for breakfast every morning, and it just gets boring. Sometimes I add some sharp cheddar or other veggies, and usually I add some fruit or sausage, but still it feels like it's missing something... BREAD. There is no better way to eat eggs for breakfast than on a big old bagel sandwich. But since I'm currently trying to be really good about a healing diet for my SIBO, those are out of the question. I hope grains can make their . . .
Some of you know that Sarah is like my big sister that I've never met. She's always been so sweet to me, providing guidance and advice. I admire her thoughtful blogging, and I ADORE her new peanut butter! I got to sample a few flavors back before the line was even released, and they are GOOD. I can be a bit of a nut butter addict, but these taste extra decadent -- perfect for a simple dessert, just like Sarah intends. In each bite you can tell the ingredients are high quality because the . . .
I do most of the cooking for JC and I, but he definitely has some specialties. This Sweet Chili Soy Salmon was one of the first things he made for me. (He attributes it to his mother though...so honest.) He is a master of the grill, I prefer to bake it because I'm scared of the grill and need to be taught how to use it. It is SUPER simple -- only 2 ingredients -- and OH so delicious. I love to scoop some of the glaze in the pan over my salmon before I eat it. The soy cuts the sweetness of . . .
Y'all, I don't know if this actually qualifies as Lentil Masala. The texture isn't as creamy as some of the dishes I've had in restaurants (could probably be remedied with some coconut milk!) and truly I didn't even look up what goes in a real masala. BUT I used Trader Joe's Masala sauce so that's what I'm calling it. It smells divine. (shout out to Matt for the inspiration :) ) Directions Prepare 1 cup dry lentils according to package directions. In a very large sauce pan, sautee . . .