Elliptical at the gym for 60 minutes random setting (to make it a little more entertaining) followed by teaching a 45 minute BOSU class.
Dang, I couldn’t decide if I should write a HUGE running chat/giveaway post or talk about boring old pizza.
Since it’s late, well, you get the pizza.
be on the lookout because I have a little something to give away to you.
Actually, it’s not little, it’s HUGE and I better get on it ASAP!
So let’s get right to the point with this shall we?
A couple eats from today:
It was pretty much the same as the egg-cellent sweetener free mocha smoothie, but without the added egg whites. You can only have so many eggs to start your day you know.
Here’s the sweetener free STUFT Detox mocha smoothie version:
a frozen banana
spinach or kale (optional)
1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
tablespoon instant espresso
2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
splash of almond extract
So we met up with my friend and her girls at the Farmer’s Market this afternoon. I feel bad for them. We really are a lot to handle. I have a feeling we might start to run out of people who will want to hang out with us in public. (I wish I was kidding. I am not.)
I got a before picture,
but no pictures of the venture itself because well, it was a little nutty. I did get a picture of all the fun stuff we came home with though in case you care.
Fun right? The picture doesn’t do that cabbage justice. It’s huge. I’m also super excited about those purple carrots and those strawberries are just delightful.
In fact, I just did them up like this as my late night snack.
That there on top is a sweetener free coconut crumble type thing. I didn’t really measure just mixed together some coconut flour, shredded coconut, splash of vanilla, nutmeg, a scoop of applesauce and some unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
If it interests you I can do a recipe on it, but I just needed a little something something to go on those strawberries tonight.
Okay, I’ll make this quick.
The meatza pizza and the toddler meatza pizza have become STUFT dinner staples over the past few weeks. I like using my own ground meat the best so I can add the seasoning myself and make a bigger pizza like I did with the turkey meatza pizza.
You can use whatever ground meat (chicken, turkey, etc.) you want, add some garlic salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, dried oregano, crushed red pepper (optional) and combine.
Put in in a skillet on the stove and flatten it out so you have a big meatza crust.
Cook. Flip. Cook some more.
Put it on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper or nonstick aluminum foil.
Top it with whatever you want
and bake it (or burn it) with some zucchini pizzas.
Yes, I like it crispy like that.
Tonight I made it with some lean beef for the first time.
Don’t mind the peppery mess. Oops.
Let me make it up to you by showing you my dinner dates this evening.
STUFT Daddy was there too, but I thought it was best to not ask him if I could take a picture. Sometimes (only sometimes) I make good choices.
Anyhoo, along with the whole pizza theme and the loads of zucchini we’ve got going on over here, we’ve been making zucchini pizzas pretty much every night too.
It works best with huge zucchinis that you can cut in big rectangular slices, but I’m sure others will work too.
Slice them thick and flat and put them on nonstick aluminum foil or parchment paper. I usually just slice the center part to use as “crusts”.
Then make roasted zucchini noodles with all the left over pieces.
Top with pizza sauce or marinara, Italian seasoning, garlic and whatever toppings you want.
Sometimes (If I haven’t been to the store) they’re just this simple.
Bake at 400 convection for around 25 minutes. I’m not the best at time (obviously), so you might need to adjust if you don’t want to burn everything all the time.
But, these are fun.
And all of the above just goes perfectly together, even though it doesn’t quite look that nice.
My favorite pizza sauce at the moment is this Classico Fire Roasted Pizza Sauce that I get at Target for less than $2.
It’s the best. And yes, we go through a lot of crushed red pepper by making these frequently.
And yes, Kitty hasn’t been on here in awhile and was helping me with dinner the other night so here you go.
And yes, I’ve since cleaned his eyes.
A couple of things really quick. I don’t remember who told me about this website awhile ago, but Penzey’s Spices has some seriously cool spice blends and stuff that I want to try.
And, I saw this on Facebook earlier today about the Covitality website. They have a bunch of Artisana nut butters which I love, but are pricy. They have a 25% off sale right now on your entire order. I might have to check it out.
Oh man. Okay.
If you’re still here, I’m really going to make it up to you in my next post friends.
No ugly food pictures.
Just running chat, some mezamashii talk and a giveaway.
See you soon!
What’s your favorite thing to buy from the Farmer’s Market?
What’s you favorite way to make a pizza?
Crushed red pepper, yay or nay?