Dessert for Breakfast

For the past year or two, I have been a HUGE fan of greek yogurt… specifically Chobani. I really like the consistancy of greek yogurt and I like that it is healthier than the regular (Yoplait) stuff. Working at Whole Foods is honestly changing my life. They have SEVERAL different kinds of yogurt and I have been having quite a few conversations with customers about their favorites. One of the most popular brands is the
Kalona Super Natural Organic Cream Top Yogurt.

I wasn’t quite sure how to feel about the “cream top” and to be honest my thoughts were leaning toward being grossed out. So, naturally, my first few bites I made faces and talked myself into thinking that this stuff was not as good as my usual Chobani. I’m not sure what I was thinking… but this stuff is delicious! I finally gave in the third morning that I had it for breakfast and decided I would never buy any other yogurt…. Until the next day when a customer told me that Brown Cow had a MUCH better cream top yogurt. And so, after work I went over to get some and found that Brown Cow has a GREEK cream top yogurt.

Oh my goodness. If you like greek yogurt, you will LOVE this. It is like a DESSERT! The downside- Whole Foods doesnt sell the large 24 oz size like Kalona Super Natural and Chobani. So it is a little more on the expensive side. The individual size is, however, too much for me. So, I’ve been thinking I may purchase a few of them and empty them all into one container… but then that delicious cream top will be all mixed in. Hmm.

Do you have a favorite yogurt?

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Spaghetti Squash and Sunshine

I am curious to know how other bloggers photograph food. Unfortunatly, I don’t have windows or natural light in my kitchen so I am stuck bringing all of my food and supplies out onto the living room floor by our patio window just to get some semi-decent shots. I wish people could see how silly this is. I should have my husband take a picture of me the next time I do this. My cooking takes twice as long because I am back and forth throughout our home trying to not only cook in the living room… but make the living room look like a kitchen. Today I decided to drag our kitchen table over by the window so that we could eat in the sunshine. I must say, it was quite lovely. My dream home will have lots of windows in the kitchen and dining room.
Just in case you didn’t read my previous blog post… my husband and I are trying one new and unique fruit and vegetable each week. This week our new fruit was the honey rock melon and our vegetable was the Spaghetti Squash. Both of us were really, really excited to try this… but I have to admit I was a little nervous because I wasn’t quite sure how to cook it. I had recieved a few suggestions and read several recipes and threw together more of a traditional tasting (meat and red sauce) spaghetti. We loved the way it turned out!

It was actually really, really difficult to cut into this thing!

Just like a pumpkin on the inside! I had no idea.

Scoop out all of the goopy stuff…

Rub inside with olive oil and seasonings. I used garlic powder and pepper.
Then put your squash face down on a pan and bake in the oven at 375 for 35 minutes.

After you remove your squash from the oven, take a fork and start fluffing up the squash from the ouside edges toward the center.
This was the most exciting part. It really DOES look like spaghetti!
Then I topped the squash with cooked ground beef, pasta sauce, mozzarella, and parmesan and put the squash back in the oven for another 20 minutes.

Yum, Yum! Also, I can’t tell you enough how great it was to have dinner in natural light. It makes SUCH a big difference.
Look at our cute little table! 🙂

Oh, and I love my husband’s expression in the photo below.
This is the typical “Are you still taking pictures? Can I eat now?”

Anyway, I love our little life.
I am so very blessed.

The Honey Rock Melon

I work with a girl who has more food allergies than I ever thought possible. I am completely fancinated because rather than substituting fake and processed blah-blah, she chooses to eat various unique fruits and vegetables. Quick side note– I still don’t understand why someone would buy something like vegan “cheese”. If you are vegan- why the heck do you want cheese anyway? Now, back to my coworker. We are constantly talking about what we each cooked for dinner the night before and I am always blown away with the things that she cooks. She uses vegetables I have never heard of. She mixes ingredients I would have never thought to mix. Seriously, this girl needs to write a cook book.
I use the same vegetables almost every week and eat the same fruit as snacks on almost every occasion, so I have decided to challenge myself to buy atleast one fruit and one vegetable every week that I have never had or have never cooked before. This week I purchased a Honey Rock Melon.

I had really high expectations and was hoping that it would taste significantly different than your average cantelope, but it really didn’t. It was much bigger though, so I did get more for my money.

I am looking forward to trying spaghetti squash for the first time on Monday night. I will post of my reaction later this next week! I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far!

MIA

I apologize that this post is by far over due. The past few weeks have been busier than ever! I got a job working at Whole Foods and I am BEYOND excited. My husband, on the other hand, is a little nervous about our ever increasing food budget due to all of the fun foods I see on a daily basis and must try. Take YELLOW watermelon, for example. Has anyone tried it?! I’m dying to get my hand on one of those. I dragged Aslan to Whole Foods on the 4th of July, insisting we bring a lovely yellow watermelon to the party we were going to, but unfortunately, I was turned down when he saw the price of $7.99.

Anyway, I’m really excited to share some of the things we’ve been doing in future posts! We finally found a church that we are hoping to call home. I am in the process of recovering my TOMS shoes, making a coffee table tray, and learning to knit… so expect some interesting updates in the near future 🙂