Sunday Newbies…

Ahhh, only a few more hours of the weekend.  Who else isn’t ready to go back to work?  I actually spent most of my weekend at work, but it feels so good to be getting a lot done for my research!  Luckily, today i had time to relax (aka watch the Harry Potter movie marathon), go for a long run in this beautiful weather, and test out a couple new food items!

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First up…baklava.  My foodie pen pal, Julie, sent me this as part of my February box.  I was so excited to try it, because I actually have never had it.  She told me it was from a local bakery and was awesome, so I gave in today.  It was fabulous!  Perfect amount of nutty and sweet tastes.   More on foodie pen pals later!

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Next up, lasagna roll ups!  I’ve been trying to perfect this recipe for a couple weeks now.  Last week, I made it with spinach and ricotta…very easy, but definitely missing something.  Last night, I attempted it again with leftover hamburger, ricotta, and garlic…the garlic was awesome addition!  I’d like to try it again with spinach, garlic, and maybe some other veggies before I post about a favorite.  But this recipe is super easy for any combo…great for week night meals!

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Lastly, the biggest foodie experiment I was looking forward to…the green monster smoothie!  I’ve been seeing these pop up on several blogs after i first read about it on Iowa Girl Eats.  I was a little skeptical…bananas, pb, and spinach?  But I tried it, because I seriously need to find a way to be eating more fruits and veggies.  The verdict?

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Interesting.  I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it.  I didn’t have any vanilla flavored greek yogurt, so I used plain and I think that may have left it missing some flavor.  I also needed to freeze it for awhile after blending because I like my smoothies thicker (I am a huge texture person when it comes to food!).  I think I’m going to try some different combos to find the best one.  But i will say, it was a lot easier to eat four cups of spinach in this smoothie than straight up.

Enjoy the rest of your night!  Khloe and Lamar are back!  Don’t you love how I work my guilty pleasure tv shows into as many posts as I can? 

3 thoughts on “Sunday Newbies…

  1. Meredith

    I agree with the green monster, not sure if it’s good or not. I also had to use plain yogurt–so pretty sure the vanilla will make a big enough difference to lean me more towards the liking :) I also will add ice with mine next time to add to the texture!

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