Eats – Lots of Kale & A Wedding
This is the first weekend I’ve been at home in 4 weeks! Bridal Showers, Bachelorette Parties & Weddings – whew, partying can be so tiring. I am so happy to relax a bit before things get crazy again. Hope you enjoy a look at what I’ve been eating lately…
Please note: One thing I haven’t taken any pictures of lately, is the amount of green juice I’ve been having. I’ve been drinking it almost everyday, even when traveling. It’s what kept me sane from being away from home and my normal everyday eats.
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Take out from Luna’s Living Kitchen – Kale Cornucopia & a half of a Skinny Witch. My husband had the other half.
Almond Butter Brownies about to go in the oven thanks to a Facebook mention I got from Robyn who said she was about to make them. Do you see the influence you all have on me?
Enjoyed the delicious “Food Babe” roll at Nikko. All vegetables and no rice thanks to my favorite sushi chef Yasu. I loved the fresh mango and pickled ginger on the side!
Kale massaged with kimchi and absolutely delicious!
Quinoa salad with strawberries, sprouts, cauliflower and arugula, topped with tahini dressing.
Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin Muffin with a delicious new organic almond butter called “Jem” and banana
Organic cherries are in season and I love them.
Kale salad massaged with tahini dressing.
2 toasted Quinoa Masala Burgers on top of a kimchi massaged kale salad. (I know, I know, I eat a lot of kale!)
Being completely honest and transparent, I mentioned on my Starbucks Investigation post that I still go to Starbucks on occasion for hot water, to buy their organic snacks and use their internet when traveling. Some people got so bent out of shape about this and even accused me of stealing! I am definitely not a “moocher” like one commenter described. These are the organic snacks I bought during my last visit. The “Peeled”organic dried mango was such a treat.
My husband requested grilled cheese one night for dinner. I haven’t made a grilled cheese in ages! I used Ezekiel Genesis Bread, Drunken Goat Cheese from Earth Fare (my favorite at the moment), mustard, pickles and grassfed organic butter to make them. And lots of broccoli on the side.
Homemade Baked Sweet Potato Fries. Super easy and AWESOME.
Organic Raspberries and Peaches have been plentiful lately. They taste like candy to me.
An easy and healthy Peach Cobbler I whipped up for my husband’s dessert craving one night. I chopped up peaches and topped them with a mixture of coconut oil, oats, chopped almonds, vanilla, sea salt and maple syrup.
Last weekend we went to a beautiful family wedding for my husband’s cousin Penn. This was the delicious pear and walnut salad served at the Rehearsal Dinner.
Sadly, I only had a bite of these cupcakes served at the After Party. I wish someone would have given me the heads up, I would have saved room and not eaten as much of the dessert that was served with dinner.
A very fun and entertaining afternoon with the family before the wedding. We went to a wine tasting, where we all thought the wine was terrible! The laughter and hilarious jokes really made up for it.
At the wedding with the beautiful bride, Amy and groom Penn.
I love weddings that have a beautiful display of fresh vegetables to load up on.
And of course, I tried the cake and it was AMAZING! I definitely felt a sugar hang over the next day. Do you ever get those? It’s crazy how sensitive I am to refined sugar, since I don’t have it too often.