This morning I was craving some protein, so I decided to make myself an omelet for breakfast! Not too bad for my first attempt…
Crack 2 eggs, add salt and pepper:
Mix with a fork:
Chop up some veggies:
Top with feta cheese:
Enjoy! (with cereal and coffee of course):
Because of my love for the song “Banana Pancakes” by Jack Johnson (which I just posted the video of) I now REALLY want to make some banana pancakes! This recipe from funfoodcafe.com looks really yummy, although I think I would skip the syrup and use peanut butter or Nutella instead!
Pumpkin is a super yummy and delicious food that most people tend to forget about (except on Halloween and Thanksgiving, that is). I for one love this tasty squash; last weekend I even got a spicy pumpkin & tofu dish from Thai Canteen in downtown Davis. In honor of this awesome super-food, I decided to post a few links to some pumpkin recipes I want to try.
Recipes for all three of these yummy-looking concoctions (in addition to lots of other awesome recipes) can be found on ChocolateCoveredKatie.com. It’s one of my favorite websites for healthy desserts (oh, and all the recipes are vegan, too!).
Despite my dad’s excellence in chili-making, my mother’s vast repertoire of tasty recipes, and my brother’s status as a cooking connoisseur, I have to admit that my personal culinary skills are mediocre at best. However, living on my own has forced me to expand my cooking expertise, if ever so slightly. Most recently, I made turkey meatballs using breadcrumbs, egg, onions, and some common spices. The recipe was simple, even for me! It made a lot of meatballs, so I was able to put some in the fridge to eat later in the week.
I thought I would share the recipe here in case any other cooking-challenged college students are looking for an easy way to add some protein to the plain old spaghetti and meatballs weekday meal.
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 pound ground turkey
1/8 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup breadcrumbs (I just toasted a piece of bread and crumbled it up)
Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease baking sheet with olive oil.
- In medium bowl, combine turkey, egg, onion, and breadcrumbs.
- Add Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt (quite a bit of Italian seasoning, a dash of garlic powder, and a pinch of salt; I didn’t measure exact amounts)
- Mix everything together.
- Form meatballs approximately 1 inch in diameter and place on baking sheet.
- Bake 15-20 minutes or until nicely browned on the outside and fully cooked throughout.
So, being a true runner at heart, I obviously had to do some research into the best places to get a good plate of pasta in San Francisco the night before my half marathon. I came across two with especially good reviews: Franchino and E’ Tutto Qua. Both offer the option of take-out and have a gnocchi pesto dish on their menu, which is my favorite!
One of my favorite pasta dishes: gnocchi with pesto sauce (although my ultimate favorite is the Basil Pesto pasta dish at the Tavern of Northfield).
Multi-grain toast with natural peanut butter and sliced banana
When I got home from my trip to downtown, I decided to make a healthy salad for lunch. I started off with a fresh spring mix, topped with fat free feta, sliced strawberries, tomatoes, green peppers, carrots, and balsamic vinegar with half a baked sweet potato on the side. So yummy!