The Day My Breakfast Smiled at Me

Hey hey hey! Sounds like you guys had some pretty tasty eats yesterday! But c’mon, when do we food lovers eat anything that’s not yummilicous?

So I’m sitting in my kitchen looking around and wondering how in the world one simple dinner made such a disaster out of this place? I swear I can’t toast bread without pulling out half of the utensils/plates/silverware I own!

But before we get to dinner, let me show you my “start the day out happy” breakfast!

Put a smile on your face and make the world a better place!

How can you look at this and NOT smile??

Eyeball #1: Cinn/raisin toast with cottage cheese, honey, and chias

Eyeball #2: Cinn/raisin toast with TJ’s Valencia peanut butter and chias

After work and after I went to the bank to grab one of my new credit cards for bad credit, I had an appointment with the mortgage lender to go over all the paperwork for my home loan…aka, sign my name until I thought my arm would fall off!

When I got home, I did a 30 minute upper body workout that I made up with inspiration from my Team HEAB days and from good ol’ J Dub! I have to say it was pretty awesome! Even after a long day at work and driving home in dreary weather, I had so much energy both during and after the workout! I even busted out the white girl moves during my “cool down” in between sets! Haha!

I didn’t get around to making dinner until around 7pm, but luckily with the help of some leftovers, my meal came together fast!

Chipolt-nay Rice & Black Bean Burger: (serves 1)

  • 1/2 cup mixture of rice and beans from Chipolt-nay burrito bowl
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flax mixed with 2 tablespoons warm water)
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs

Combine all ingredients, form into a patty, and cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes per side. I topped my burg with chipotle salsa and sliced avocado.

Cheezy Greens: (serves 1)

  • ~2 cups chopped collards (I used two large fistfuls)
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

Saute collards in olive oil until wilted and then stir in balsamic vinegar and nooch. Top with pepitas.


I love morphing leftovers when I can to make an entirely different meal! I first learned about it years ago from a show on Food Network called Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller. She’s a nutritionist that focusses on quick and healthy dinners using bulk cooking methods and a variety of spices. Unfortunately, you can only catch reruns these days since they have a new (and personality devoid) nutritionist on the block. Ellie Krieger has some really good recipes, but can anybody actually watch her show without falling asleep?

Well, I’m off to go find my kitchen sink…it’s under there SOMEWHERE!

Are you a messy cook or do you clean as you go?
I think you all know my answer to that one!

What’s your favorite Food Network show?
I really like to catch episodes of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. I actually went to one of the diners that was featured from Georgia this past summer and it was ahhhhhhmazing!

If you’re ever in Marietta, Georgia, you HAVE to try this place!


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