The best part of starting up a new week is savoring a steaming cup of caffeinated happiness. The challenge, of course, is resisting the sugary siren song of the neighborhood Starbucks. Fear not my beloved froo-froo coffee-drinkers! You can have your latte and drink it too. This nourishing alternative to a coffee-house latte is ready in 20 seconds, and will keep you fueled for hours.
This has been one of THOSE weeks. Work issues, weather issues…and then the arrival of a glorious cold. Needless to say, I’ve been subsisting on soup & tea. And green smoothies. Because greens are overflowing with good-for-you-ness, and my poor little self needed all the nourishment I could get. Feeling better now, and just in time…to post my two smoothies of the week….enjoy!
Monday, Monday…can’t trust that day….
Seriously, when it comes to Mondays, Garfield and I are on the same page.
But where my favorite feline reaches for the lasagna, I wake up with the firm purpose of undoing the weekend’s dietary sins. As well as catch up on the laundry and miscellaneous chores that responsible adults dispose of before they play. (oops)
This week’s healthy reboot is one of my go-tos. It works as lunch, or as a healthy dinner side. And it almost makes up for the fact that it’s Monday.
Welcome to the first installment of Saturday Smoothie Roundup. For this edition I have two smoothie recipes to share. One was gleaned from my Pinterest board, the other is one of my tried-and true inventions. Also, because Valentine’s Day and all that jazz….one of them is pink!
Do you ever go on a Pinterest spree, only to realize that your lovely boards collect dust for eternity? Or am I the only one? Being the avid pinner that I am, (and seriously, if pinning were a job I would be a millionaire by now), I have an impressive stash of smoothie inspiration from around the web…colorful, vibrant, mouthwatering…and languishing unseen because I somehow end up making the same 2 smoothies… every….single…. time..
So my new challenge, which I choose to accept (cue Mission Impossible Theme) …is to execute at least two new smoothie ideas each week. Time to bust out of the rut!
And because I’m aaaall about spreading the loooove, I’m starting this weekly feature for you! Saddle up your blender and bag some fruits & veggies…It’s time for the Crispy Cupboard’s Saturday Smoothie Roundup…yeeeeee-hawwwwwwww! Continue reading
I am the proud owner of a drool-worthy stash of organic leeks, courtesy of my CSA share. They are beyond doubt my current obsession. Leeks are the super-model cousin of the familiar onion: slender, elegant, and irresistible.
Together with some simple spices, they are the star of today’s dinner feature: a one-pan salmon bake that you can throw together in 5 minutes. All you need is 7 ingredients, a baking dish, and a cutting board, and you’ll be on your way to a fragrant, savory omega-3 extravaganza. If you think you don’t like salmon, this recipe may convert you.
This is officially my first blog post. Which means it needed to be special! And celebratory. And fun! So logically that means it needed to involve chocolate. Chocolate fudgey gooiness, to be precise. Even better…chocolate fudgey gooey high-protein, primal-friendly, grain-free, low-carb happiness! In other words…
These babies have infiltrated Super Bowl parties and camping trips without once blowing their cover. They are that good…