After the massive amount of cooking last week, I wanted this week to be easy. Sometimes you want fancy pasta with artichokes and white wine. And other times, you want to eat nachos while wearing sweatpants and watching RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Oh, guess what? I have a nachos recipe for you on Monday!
Here’s what I ate this week:
Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie // I had this for lunch yesterday because I was craving chocolate and peanut butter. It’s about 400 calories, so this is a meal smoothie not a snack smoothie! It’s made like my breakfast shakes, with oats, so it keeps you full for a while. I soaked 1/2 cup of oats in 1 cup of Silk coconut milk (my new favorite non-dairy milk!) for a few hours, blended it with a small banana (I prefer frozen ones, but fresh is fine), a tablespoon of peanut butter, and a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder. You can add sweetener to taste if you like. It was a little less peanutty than I wanted, but I couldn’t afford the calories to add anymore. Sads!
Green Tomato Relish from Farmgirl Fare // I’m using up my green tomatoes, guys! And also some red peppers that I got from the garden last weekend. This recipe makes a BIG batch, so we ended up freezing most of it.
Kitchens of Africa Maffe Sauce with Roasted Cauliflower & Butternut Squash + Garlic Naan // I was excited to try this when I saw it at Earth Fare because the company that makes it is based in Raleigh. Yay for local business! I’ve also seen it at Whole Foods, so if you live in the area, go buy a few jars because it’s good stuff. As I mentioned in my 9 Pantry Staples for Quick + Easy Meals post, I love simmer sauces and use them all the time for fast dinners. Throw in some of your favorite veggies, beans, or proteins and serve with rice or naan. Easy!
Shipwreck Casserole // This is a staple from my childhood. It is total comfort food–potatoes, baked beans, and tomato soup. (Yes, really.)
4 Overnight Oat Recipes for Fall on Henry Happened // Last week I posted some fall overnight oat recipes over on Henry Happened. Like Chai Pear! And Pumpkin Walnut!
Vote for My Penne with Butternut Squash & Kale Collaboration with Rikki Snyder
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Once you get to the post, you’ll see a few thumbnails of different dishes. Click on the name of ours to vote for it. Thank you!