I love kale. As far as ‘super foods’ go, this one is pretty darn awesome. It’s great in pasta sauces, it’s great sautéed with garlic, but my current favourite is kale all by itself (well, almost) and baked. Three ingredients, 20 minutes……come on friends…..it doesn’t get much easier than that. :)
- 2 bunches of kale
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Seasoned Salt (to flavor)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse kale leaves and dry in a salad spinner. Cut kale leaves from the stem and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with olive oil and seasoned salt and toss to cover the leaves. Bake for 20 minutes until leaves crisp up. Enjoy!! :)
I’m back. :) I took last week off of blogging to give myself a bit of a break. Ever the type-A, only child, I took on this blog with my usual over-the-top commitment, and realized quickly how much work a blog is. Last week’s ‘time out’ was perfect because it made me realize how much I love sharing my thoughts and ideas with my friends, however I also don’t need to turn blogging into a full-time profession. As such, my posts going forward may not be on as a regular a basis as before, but I promise to keep sharing the cool things I find, and the fun ideas I come across.
My sister-in-law and her boyfriend wanted to pop by and visit Nugget this week, so I decided to experiment on them with a new slow cooker recipe. Thankfully it turned out amazingly. :) Despite having so few ingredients, it certainly didn’t lack flavour. The recipe I used was adapted from the Kraft website, however I substituted my beautiful friend Cindy’s recipe for taco seasoning in place of the Taco Bell seasoning. Did I mention that it was amazing?!?!?!
Happy Thursday Friends!
1) J Crew Floral Scarf 2) F21 Faux Suede Heels 3) Modcloth Jade Blazer 4) J Crew Fuchsia Crewneck Sweater 5) AE Scalloped Purse
It’s amazing how what you are wearing can really set your mood for the day. I do a lot of ‘research’ for this blog, and have really noticed a trend in bright colours as we get closer and closer to spring. These are some of my favourites. What I particularly love about them is that they are the pop of colour your outfit needs to give it that happy, spring-y edge, but when styled with basics, they aren’t overpowering. What are your spring must-haves for your closet??????
Happy Wednesday Friends!!!
I have really been trying to search for healthy snacks for Nugget and I. As easy as store-bought snacks are, I am also aware that many contain yucky preservatives, which end up defeating the whole ‘healthy snack’ purpose. Confession time: I really don’t like broccoli. I like it baked in my mom’s broccoli casserole, but other than that, I’m really not a huge fan. So….inspired by the combo of broccoli and cheese, I came across a recipe which I then tweaked to make it my own. These healthy treats are not only delicious, but filling too.
- 2 crowns of broccoli
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup of whole grain or whole wheat bread crumbs (I made mine by toasting 3 slices of whole grain toast and blending in a food processor)
- 1-1/2 cups of grated fat-free cheddar cheese
- salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut up broccoli into floret-sized pieces and steam or cook until tender. In a bowl, combine broccoli, eggs, breadcrumbs, cheese and salt & pepper. Mix well. Form into 2″ patties. Place on a parchment covered baking sheet and bake for 15 meetings, flip and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Serve immediately! :)
Stay warm and safe friends!
Since starting this blog I have tried to post something every weekday. This weekend I was in Lethbridge (southern Alberta) for a swim meet when we were hit with a major snow storm. Unfortunately, the storm hit right when we were ready to leave so we ended up spending an extra night before attempting the drive for a second time in the morning. Despite the stress of the storm and our attempt to get home, my co-coaches and I decided to make lemonade out of the proverbial lemons we were given by mother nature. So here are our collective tips for braving out the snow when stuck in a hotel in small town Alberta.
- Go for a jog in the hotel gym
- Brave the snow on foot to go pick up healthy/not-so-healthy snacks & ‘spa’ supplies
- Do hair & face masks in your hotel room
- Pick-up supper from the across the street and enjoy it while sitting on the floor of your hotel room
- Laugh until you cry
- Try to watch TV but fall asleep early
So despite the craziness of the weather, we ended up having a pretty fun night together!! :) Thanks girls!!!