I know, I know. I promised you all that I would share some recipes with you on Friday... and I didn't. I'm sorry. Forgive me?
I ended up going to a movie with a friend after work, followed by some food and beverages. We had had a long week of work including a five minute period on Friday when our fire alarms were tested and we all suffered severe hearing loss.
|how I deal with obnoxious fire alarms. let's hope i don't react this way during a real one.|
It was also a bit of a letdown to have to go back to the white Starbucks cups. I recently went on a rant that they should have different colors for each month of the year. Green for March at the very least? Whose with me?
OK, on to the food. First on the agenda, I saw a recipe for a sweet potato pizza crust on Carrots 'n Cake the other day. It sounds awesome, and I really want to try it. And if any of you try it before I do, let me know. Check it out here.
I made a silent vow to myself that I was going to try to transition into eating more salads for lunch this year, as they are fairly easy to throw together and pack for work. However, my go-to lunch has and probably always will begin with a smoothie, and I whipped up something new this past week.
A (green) peanut butter pear smoothie.
-1/2 pear (best if ripe)
-1 TB cinnamon
-1 large scoop of peanut butter
-Milk of choice (I used soy for this one)
-A handful of spinach (optional)
Blend. Eat other half of pear. Enjoy.
Last but certainly not least, I've got a special treat for my pup lovers out there. While I was home over break I whipped up some peanut butter pumpkin dog treats for Calamity Jane (her full name that is mainly used when she rips up potted plants) and she LOVED them.
Easy, cheap, and healthy for your best pal.
Most of the recipes that I found all followed the same basic ingredients. A lot included cinnamon, but I left that out this time around.
Peanut butter pumpkin pooch treats:
- 2 cups flour (I used whole wheat)
-2/3 - 3/4 cup pumpkin
-3 TB peanut butter
Blend together well, and roll it out on a lightly floured surface. If you want to use a cookie cutter for specific shapes, go for it! My mom and I just used a knife and cut a bunch of small squares out.
Bake for 20-30 minutes at 350 degrees. If you dog likes chewier treats, then pull them out closer to 20 minutes. Since they are all-natural and don't have preservatives, keep them refrigerated in tupperwear.
Try them out for your furry friend! You'll have one healthy, happy pup!