1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger (I cheat and use this)
Box of Pasta or use Quinoa or…nothing at all. It’s great on it’s own! This time I used quinoa.
4-6 Chicken Breasts. Depends on how many people you have and how soupy you want it. I use 6 and either cube it and then cook or have the Huz grill them on the BBQ and then cube after (this is obviously my preferred choice :))
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
5-6 cups of spinach.
2 green onions sliced (optional)
Either cube the chicken breasts and cook in a large pan with a little olive oil, salt, and peopper or toss the breasts in olive oil, salt, and pepper and BBQ it and then cube.
Start to cook the pasta/quinioa/whatever you want to use/not use.
While all of that is cooking…
In a blender, combine 1 cup water with the peanut butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, and ginger. Blend until smooth.
Add the peanut mixture to the cooked chicken, and toss in the spinach. Serve over the pasta, quinoa, rice or serve alone! Garnish with the green onions. DELICIOUS! I add Siracha on mine too~mmmmm.
I was inspired by Elana’s Pantry’s post on how to EASILY make Spaghetti Squash. It IS super easy, super fun, and makes super awesome paleo noodles! Yes it takes a while to bake, but plan a head, throw this squash in the oven while you are doing other things and the actual preparation part (scraping out the flesh into noodles takes <60 seconds)! Serve with a hearty Bolognese meat sauce, like this Paleo Sloppy Joe’s sauce, or simply as a dessert with some butter (or coconut butter) and cinnamon!
One large spaghetti squash (~3 lbs)
Place whole (uncut) spaghetti squash on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
Bake at 350° for 60-80 minutes
Allow to cool
Cut squash open (long side) with a knife
Scoop out seeds
Scrape the flesh out of the squash into stringy noodles
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I’m wearing two total thrift store scores here. This top $4.20, and it’s totally authentic western with the snaps-love it! And these Born boots?? SO COMFY!! $7! Please don’t hate me
It has bee REALLY cold here in Seattle, which means hats are a must if you are going to be out for a while… A lot of times I just put my hats on Maya. They’re handy, and she tends to keep them on more than her own hats. The whole what’s yours is mine theory…?She is SO into balancing on anything and everything! On me…
I’ve mentioned before that I have an odd obsession with white jeans. The thought of not wearing them in the winter just never occurred to me. Then…I found some for Maya! So, yes, we are twins today. Oh, well.I’m not sure how I feel about the chambray shirt layered under the sweater. I LOVE it when I see others layering up, and I wanted to try it. I felt a little preppy, so I thought adding destroyed jeans and boots would make it more “me”. That’s what I love about fashion. Taking things you like from others and making it your own! I could just eat her up! I told you I was obsessed with these boots :) On me…
Sweater- Aqua Cashmere (old, but love this here and less expensive option here)
It’s been an amazing year. Baby Anders joined our family and he is a sweet, happy, easy going boy. Ava is such a dear, loving big sister. And then there’s Adam who is my rock and love.
Cooking (or just figuring out what food to put on the table) used to be super stressful for me because I would come home every day and have “NO IDEA what to make for dinner.” So I started a food blog to create an arsenal of recipes to have at my fingertips. Over time I built a quick list of go-to dinners, and much more. Dinners no longer seem quite as daunting.. I had to learn to be much more creative when I discovered gluten intolerance, and paleo inspired meals have become a big part of our lifestyle.
Lauren took this of Anders when he was 8 days old!
My latest obsession is food photography (which often takes place with one of the munchkins in my arms). I’m still working on my fashion photography which is just a little harder between (lack of) daylight hours and hands being free, but I am thankful for the creative partnership with Lauren through this blog!
It’s been big year for me outside of the home as well, as I joined a new, global team about a year ago, and am in an intense but gratifying role and work with wonderful and brilliant people every day.
So yeah, there’s a lot to be thankful for, I think about that every day, but wanted to take a moment to blog about it too during this holiday season.
Ok, so a while ago I showed two different attempts at wearing these. I wasn’t sold on either one, but they are SO comfy that I thought I’d try again. I think I like this look the best, but again…it could be their comfort level that is swaying my thinking I took the images up top with my tripod and self timer while my parents were watching the Peanut. Then, my mom got this one of us together when I went to pick her up She still loves going up and down stairs! On me…
Jacket- H & M (On sale now! LOVE IT!! Runs a little small though)
This is what we wore for Thanksgiving. I don’t know why, but for me, Thanksgiving usually means brown and big shocker-COMFY! ;) No idea why on the brown, but the comfy is a no brainer. Anyway…this is waht we wore. For me-minus the shoes. We hosted, which means no shoes required I’ve mentioned it before, but these DL1961 jeans are beyond comfortable. They have a 4 way stretch fabric that moves with you and then bounces back without sagging! Ok, truth be told. I didn’t have time to photograph what I was wearing on the actual day, so I redressed and photographed it the other day haha. I was too busy making pies!! Oh, and photographing the Peanut :) THIS (below) was actually on Thanksgiving. It was totally foggy. My favorite to shoot in! And it was chilly! I had to get ONE picture of her dress before layering her up! I got these Gap boots for $2.75 at a thrift store last week. I was worried that they wouldn’t go with much, but they go with everything! You will see these A LOT in the next week or so :). On me…