Eating is a serious thing in my household. I've been slacking (majorly) in the eating department for the past few months and so I've been slacking--also majorly--in this WIAW series. My appetite has been non-existent, mostly due to this thing called Life and so the fun and joy has been sucked out of my kitchen experiments. Instead, I've been eating for sustenance, mostly, hoping to glean enough calories to not pass out while driving on the freeway. As a result, I've also sucked the fun out of this post.
Sorry. Life happens.
Really, though. I am sorry about that. I know that my posts have been sporadic and my "voice" has been somewhat lost, lately, and I don't want it to come off as flippant, as if this blogging thing is really no thing at all. In reality, it's a fantastic outlet for me to just get lost in something I love and revel in a community that actually supports me and so I do not take this thing lightly.
So, wanna know what I have been eating? This is a list of my usual suspects, lately. The neat thing about going through a hard time is that it makes me much more relate-able, because we all go through hard times, right? It also makes meal prep extremely efficient because I don't quite have the stamina to do anything that takes more than 30 minutes.. which is fantastic for YOU because I doubt many others really want to spend more than 30 minutes during their meal prep, either!
The Best Watermelon Juice. The best. No exaggeration. Go make it now.
Nutella Banana Boats. I ran some hazelnuts in a food processor until a butter was formed, then added maple syrup and cacao. Then I spread the goodness on some bananas and sprinkled crushed hazelnuts over the top. Best decision ever.
Kale Salad. I've been digging the kale lately. I've been extremely open with my relationship with kale, calling myself a failed vegan since I really despised the stuff. But you know what? Lately it's the only green I can bring myself to eat. I don't even understand it. It's the only thing I ever truly crave anymore. It's probably because my body knows it's so packed with nutrients and if I'm going to eat anything at all it might as well be this powerhouse called Kale.
Peanut Butter Banana Bars. Sadly, I actually don't have a recipe for this because it's a variation from Emily's new book (amazing .. go buy it now!). I took her peanut butter base and slathered my own chocolate frosting on it and layered some sliced bananas on top. Oh. My. Effing. Gawwdd.
Traditional Spaghetti. Noodles can be so comforting for some strange reason and so I found myself staring deep into a bowl of this delicious dish.
Vanilla Chia Pudding. I actually made this for my husband (I'm such a sweetheart, I know) and stole a few bites because I'm selfish like that. The recipe will be up soon (here) but it's basically coconut milk blended with chia seeds, dates, and vanilla. I mixed in some bananas and coconut cream for added goodness.
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