Hola mi amigos! I hope everyone is warm and cozy in their houses this evening. It is a blistering 13 degrees here in Clarksvegas! Burrrr!
Guess what! It snowed…AGAIN! If any of you saw my tweet earlier today (yeah, I’m kinda getting the hang of it!), you’ll know I am on a mission!
In case you can’t tell, I was filled with more than enthusiasm when I left work today to this:
Can you tell that the city was TOTALLY prepared for this??
I had to go to Kroger on my way home…I was out of coffee and that my friends qualifies as an emergency! I couldn’t believe it took me FORTY-FIVE MINUTES to get home…it normally takes about seven!
Ok, no more complaining/negativity! It is what it is! But I’m totally serious…you see that groundhog, you tell him I’m waitin’ for him! *insert evil laugh here*
And now, onto our weekly installment of:
The day started out a WHOLE lot better with something new for breakfast! I finally got around to making Ashley’s baked buckwheat!
Ashley’s Buckwheat Muffin Bake topped with Sugar-Free Apple Walnut Butter, raspberry pomegranate jam, pom arils, and unsweetened coconut and served with 1/2 caff Joe.
Deeeeelish! Nothing like a big fat *healthy* muffin for breakfast!
2 Cutie Clementines (still working on that 5lb bag!)
2 slices Ezekiel Bread topped with salmon salad & mini peps, Food Should Taste Good sweet potato chips and 1/2 cup bloobs.
Salmon Salad: (serves 1)
- 1/4 cup canned salmon
- 1/4 cup homemade hummus (chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, S&P)
- 2 tablespoons finely diced zucchini
- 2 tablespoons finely diced celery
- 1 tablespoon finely diced onion
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (add more as needed to mix)
Throw it all in a bowl, mix it up, and slap it one some bread! Bam…lunch!
I was a little disappointed with the FSTG chips…didn’t taste at all like sweet potatoes…just like plain tortilla chips. Oh well, at least I got them with a FREE coupon! 😉
Coconut Cream Larabar (one of my fave flavors) eaten in car while the windows defrosted 🙁
Pre-workout, I-just-bought-a-new-PB snack (5:15pm)
White Chocolate Wonderful (purchased with coupon so it tastes even bettah!) and TJ’s organic animal crackers.
Note: I believe that is a sheep sniffing a cats rear and in the background a moose and a cow are about to go head-to-head!
What? Don’t pretend that you don’t play with your animal crackers!
For dinner tonight, I decided to jump on the socca pizza bandwagon along with Heather, Ashley, and Emilia. I decided to follow Ashley’s recipe but changed a few of the spices as according to what I had on hand. I also added 1/2 tablespoon of nutritional yeast to give it a cheesy flavor.
I really should have taken a picture of the socca right out of the oven…it looked JUST like Ashley’s! Buuuut I guess I didn’t grease my pan well enough because I ended up with socca pizza crumbs instead of a socca pizza crust! 🙁
Quick fix: Throw all the ingredients together and call it a casserole!!
Socca Pizza Casserole
I whipped up a quick pizza sauce. Not really a recipe since every time I make it, it’s a little different, but here’s the gist of it:
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 28oz can of tomato puree
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon rosemary
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1/8 teaspoon stevia
- S&P to taste
1. Sautee garlic in olive oil until lightly browned.
2. Add in all other ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes in a covered sauce pan.
What’s in the bowl?
Sauteed onions, mushrooms, spinach, and tomatoes, pizza sauce, and socca crumbles, topped with nutritional yeast and sesame seeds.
Also during the day, I consumed 16 ounces of water from my Camelbak bottle and about 32 ounces of tea from my favorite travel mug (I won’t bore you guys with repeat pics).
So there you have it, another What I Ate Wednesday! Thanks to Jen for hosting!
Question for ya: I have a butternut squash that ra-heeeeealy needs to be eaten! What do you suggest I do with it?
Oh my word. First of all, it is SUPER exciting to see someone make the buckwheat bake. I’ve had a lot of people say they made it but I think this is the first I’m seeing. It looks delicious and perfect!!!! Love the animal cracker photo and your dinner looks fabulous, despite not greasing the pan. 🙂 SO glad you liked both recipes!
Hey…. I made your breakfast buckwheat bake… a carrot cake version, to be precise 🙂 And for the records, I posted a LARGE picture of it, hehe.
You could make some Butternut Squash Soup! 🙂
Hehe, I love you and your animal crackers. 🙂
alright animal cracker enthusiast! all linked up and ready to go! <3 Eventually someone will want to place an ad on my page for like 5 bucks or so and i'll have monies to buy the snazziest link party system out there. until then, i'll totally do it by hand and add giant thumbnails to the page =)
Your food always looks fantabulous! Did you play around with new camera settings when taking pix in your light box? We need to exchange tips/tricks!
I've always been curious about those FSTG SP chips! if they taste like tortilla chips they may be perfect for me! though i'd have to drive a few hours to get ahold of some! oh jacksonville… how I hate you so!
If by “play around with the camera settings” you mean compensating for the fact that I am a total retard and dropped it the other day and now have to manually focus everything, then yes…yes I did! Please shoot me!
The FSTG chips have a great texture and crunch with a plain tortilla taste. Not bad, just not what I expected.
That totally sucks about the camera.
Your food looks awesome. How is the peanut butter you are eating with the animal crackers?
I know…I’m such a clutz! The PB is really good…super creamy with a hint of white chocolate flavor.
Stop teasing me with your organic animal crackers!!! Gah I’m so jealous 🙁 Love your breakfast, I saw it on Ashley’s blog but haven’t gotten around to it. And I swear I thought you had quinoa in your pizza casserole. Looks delicious!
Okay, your fail looks super win to me… casseroles rule! 🙂 And I love the Sweet Potato FSTG chips! Not very sweet potatoey but super delicious anyway!
Your eats look so yummy, clean and wholesome. Totally approve of everything you ate and I think we would get along quite well 🙂
Glad you enjoyed the socca, even though just crumbs. My “go- to” socca when I’m in a hurry is combining equal parts socca and water (I do 1/2 cup of each), nooch, olive oil and rosemary than pan- frying to crispy and well- cooked. I can’t always be patient for the oven!
Aww, thanks! I think so too! Your eats always make me hungry!
I made half of Ashley’s recipe so it only had to cook for about 20-25 minutes, but I was totally bummed about it sticking! I sprayed the dish and everything! Next time, I will definitely try your method!
Oh and about the butternut squash…I saw the “hungry girl” make some fries out I’d a butternut squash. She used a crinkle cutter, baked them with a pinch of salt. Looked yummy.
That does sound yummy!
I actually love that casserole, looks delicious! Knoxville escaped the snow this time 🙂 Thank goodness.
okay, lets make a deal. You make me your socca casserole (drooling) and I’ll make you my cinnamon raisin bread pudding bake. Deal? Wish we were neighbors for that trade!
Stay warm out there, burrr!
That’s it, I’m moving to Texas! You guys are having better weather anyways! Haha!
Butternut squash ideas: http://heathereatsalmondbutter.com/2010/09/02/a-surplus-of-squash/
I’ve been wanting to make one of Ashley’s muffin bakes for over a week now. Perhaps today is the day as now I REALLY want to make it after seeing your’s, and there is nothing wrong with pizza casserole. Looks delicious Heather, and I love your homemade sauce.
Also love the horny sheep. 😉
I would also like to have a little talk with that groundhog. Liar!!!
MAKE MY ROASTED CINNAMON SQUASH~! it tastes like dessert- no joke!
your breakfast bake is BEAUTIFUL!!
Ohhh yeah, that DOES sound good!
it would also be a good challenge for you to try and my my squash look good ahah because you always seem to make food look good, but this squash.. not so sure!
Haha! A challenge, huh? You know I like a good challenge! 😉
What yummy food! I love the look of that pizza bowl and I too love that white chocolate peanut butter. I have a good recipe for Butternut squash macaroni! If you want it 🙂
Stop by my blog when you have time:)
Thank Carissa! That sounds/looks amazing! I love the look of your Indian Pudding as well (it came up at the bottom of your blog as a link to past posts). Great bloggy name…my 2 favorite things in life! 😉
Hi – just found your blog off Peas and Crayons and I love it! I just clicked on ‘subscribe’ so I can follow your fantastic eats and great photos.
I’ve been eyeing socca for awhile – think I need to jump on the bandwagon and give it a go.
Awesome, I’m so glad you found me! Thank you for your sweet comment!
I loved the herby taste and crumbly texture of the socca! Can’t wait to make it again…next time with more pan greasing involved! You should definitely give it a whirl!
Ahh that looks amazing! All of it! I woudl tell you (again) that I”m coming to visit but idk about that weather 😉
maybe come to cali? 😛
DEFINITELY! Don’t waste your time coming to this icebox! Hang on while I go pack my bags! 😉
Everything looks so good! I’m really interested in the white chocolate peanut butter and pizza casserole. Yum!
We never get snow here! We were supposed to get 1-3 inches last night and just got some flurries 🙁 Oh well, I’m ready for spring and it’s almost here!!!
Me too! I am ecstatic that it is actually still daylight after 5pm!! Spring is coming!!
Loving your dinner! I call the Socca “Farinata”, it’s delish! You are a good cook =)
Thank you Serena! I like the word “farinata”…makes it sound more classy! “Socca” makes me think of socks! 😉
Girl, when you find that ground hog let me know… I’ll chase him with you! 😉 Stay warm, girl! That Socca casserole looks fab!
Alright! Two girls on a mission! Who else is with us??
I just bought that peanut butter on monday, i’m trying to use the last of my other nut butters before digging into the new one. LOL @ the animal crackers!!
I used to do that…until I found out that I’m not the only one that can have 5+ nut butter jars open at once! 😉 Dig in girlie!
After the day I had yesterday, I need something new and delicious today, I’ll be trying it out this morning 🙂
PB&CO’s White Choc PB was seen in my post today as well! Don’t you just love that stuff?
It’s TO DIE FOR!
It is really good, but what I really want to try is the Mighty Maple! Just gotta get my hands on a jar of it!
OMG me too i’m dying to try taht flavor! i love maple…
I suggest you mail the butternut squash to me 🙂 Haha, I like to eat it straight up, but soup is really good and easy too!
I definitely need to jump on that socca bandwagon. The first thing I will be making is your dinner! Holy yum!
Haha! It’s mine….all MINE!!
Just remember, spray your baking dish! And then spray it again for good measure! 😉
Your breakfast looks amazing! I may have to give it a try. I just discovered your blog, btw I heart fstg chips.
Thank you! And it’s always great to hear from new readers! Hope you keep coming back!
Running out of coffee is a true emergency. It’s tragic. 🙂
I buy it in bulk. 🙂
Ok, much to comment on:
Food Should Taste Good sweet potato chips are ridiculously addicting, right? Mmmm!
I love that you totally posed those animal crackers for the photo! I love animal crackers! And my (dirty) mind is telling me you totally put a compromising photo of the two animals in front.. 😉 hehe.
Bloobs. Really? I may have to steal that.
Socca pizza in a bowl sounds wonderful and amazing and my dinner tonight!
Awesome! Let me know how it turns out!
And just for the record, the animal crackers jumped out of the container and landed in that exact position! I swear…er, scouts honor? Tee hee!
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