Tuesday, January 12, 2010

One Minute Powerhouse

Although I'm mid-rushing-around-getting-ready to go out, I just HAD to come on here and tell the world about my fabulous concoction. Want a nutritional powerhouse breakfast that you can whip up in under a minute, no fancy tools required? Or how about an afternoon snack that'll kick plain old yogurt to the curb? Well, here it is, readers of the interweb!

Apple Cinnamon Yogurt

1 cup plain yogurt (I prefer the unsweetened kind)
1 tbsp honey (or more to taste)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground flax seeds
1 apple, sliced

Just mix it all up and enjoy!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Unusual Happenings (Butternut Squash Cake)












I have a serious disability: I am completely unable to go into a grocery store and buy only one item. Even if I only go there with the intention of buying one thing - I won't take a cart, and won't even grab a basket... I just can't help myself! The bright fresh produce, the meal ideas racing though my mind as I stroll down the aisles... It's all too good. Tonight, it started with flour. I needed flour. Simple. Quick. Flour. I know what aisle it's in. I could have gone straight there. But it was all over when I saw the strategically placed peaches. On sale. I could use some fruit! You know, I should probably look at what else is on sale, just out of curiosity... what's this big red flashy sign? 99 cents a pound for butternut squash? Well, I have always wanted to try it. But what would I do with it? I'd figure that out later.

And then, I had a gourd epiphany.

Butternut squash cake. Don't wince. Don't cringe. Don't question. Just try it. Love it. And never doubt me.