I Have Been Converted
Hey friends How’s everyone’s week going so far!? I kind of feel lost as to what day of the week it is… I think I was so busy with the guys (and missing a few classes here and there) that I lost track of my days!
The guys left me today, so that means I am alone once again. But it also means that I’m not going to dwell on the fact that they are gone, but dwell on all of the positive things and fun we had throughout their stay That is definitely the best way to handle the situation
So, I have to be honest with all of you…
When I shared my purchases with you guys yesterday, I didn’t share everything…
Will you ever forgive me?
I hope so
Recently, I have made some purchases that have made me laugh a little inside…
I have always been a foodie, but since creating my blog…
things have really got turned up a notch And I am loving it
I have always been adventurous with trying new foods and learning about them as well, but of course, in the blog world, you are able to “experience” and learn about so many other things while following along with your favourite bloggers which brings me back to my comment about purchasing some things that have made me laugh at myself a little…
I would have had to be living in a hole not to have known about pure pumpkin, but before blogging I had no idea of all of the fun you could have with it! My experience with canned pumpkin previous to blogging ended at my Grandma’s homemade pumpkin pie!
Through my blogging journey I have been more adventurous with pumpkin and now realize all of the wonderful things you can do with this stuff
I definitely jumped on the pumpkin bandwagon this fall and created some sensational recipes
If you missed out on my posts here are some of my favourite recipes that I came up with this fall:
The even funnier thing is that I thought that I was done with pumpkin for the season and would only buy the smaller cans from now on, but I definitely bought this big guy shown above yesterday
I have some recipes up my sleeve yet to come!
I hadn’t heard of psyllium seed husks until getting a hold of April’s blog this summer. I haven’t bought psyllium seed husks until yesterday. I am looking forward to having some fun with these
Even more of a “blogger move” was when I purchased this…
Nutritional yeast is constantly seen throughout the blog world, but I hadn’t been drawn in to the obsession until yesterday.
I’m not much of a follower… I rather lead But I have been quite intrigued of these little flakes lately and think they will make a lovely addition to some of my favourite meals!
Be prepared to see “nooch” on my blog now Oh, I am such a food blogger. Seriously, does anyone else use the term nooch but us?
It’s been a long time of avoiding this, but I new it was only a matter of time until I cracked and made the purchase…
Your eyes are not deceiving you…
It’s coconut oil.
I went against my hatred and fear of the saturated fat in coconut oil (or coconut anything) and bought the goods last night. I am quite excited to test it out
Since I am in a Foods & Nutrition programs I am definitely educated well enough on the different types of fats and how they are metabolized in our body, but I still feared the saturated fat in coconut oil despite knowing they are a type of saturated fat derived from a plant source rather than an animal source which makes them so much “healthier” or a better option. The saturated fat found in coconut oil is predominately medium chain fatty acids which are used in our bodies differently within our bodies than long chain fatty acids which are more commonly found in animal source saturated fat. Medium chain fatty acids are more easily digested and absorbed than long chain fatty acids.
However, the consumption of coconut oil is still a very controversial issue; and in my opinion, needs to be studied much further. Coconut oil is not termed “bad” for you and it is also not stated that you should completely avoid it, but I will definitely use it in moderation
The last thing I must share with you all is a new recipe…
This recipe also has to do with being a food blogger…
As adventurous and spoiled as my taste buds are… I have only had spaghetti squash once in my life prior to this week!
Last Thursday I purchased a spaghetti squash at the weekly farmer’s market that comes to my university I was very excited to roast the beauty up and make some wonderful creations. And I did just that
Today for lunch I had spaghetti squash with homemade tomato sauce and ground turkey It was absolutely amazing and you should jump on the spaghetti squash bandwagon if you haven’t yet
Spaghetti Squash with Ground Turkey & Tomato Sauce
1 cup spaghetti squash, roasted
1 tsp olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 handful fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 TBSP tomato paste
1 cup canned diced tomatoes (try to use a brand with low or no sodium added)
1 serving ground turkey, cooked (I had previously cooked ground turkey. I just cook mine in a pan and drain once cooked)
red chili flakes
Since I already had my spaghetti squash and turkey ready to go, all I had to do was make the sauce!
Begin my sautéing the garlic and mushrooms in a pan on low. Add tomato paste and diced tomatoes. Simmer. Add all spices (season to your liking).
Stir the turkey into the sauce and continue to heat.
Spoon over heated spaghetti squash and enjoy You can even sprinkle some nooch on this if you really wanted to I wanted to, but didn’t think of it until after I ate my entire meal
I’m happy I got to share at least one recipe with you all tonight, but I have some really awful news Despite all of the excitement I received about my waffle maker purchase, I am unable to share a waffle recipe with all of you today
Breakfast was a huge fail this morning.
Let’s just say cooking spray is totally necessary for getting those guys out of the machine The batter was great, but I definitely needed cooking spray! Oops! Next time guys I promise
More kitchen adventures to come!
Have a great night!
When did you become a blogger?
What was the best thing you discovered once you started blogging?
What is your favourite way to use nooch?
Have you tried coconut oil yet? Were you concerned about the saturated fat in contained?
I had food science lab this afternoon and I am super thankful for my awesome lab partner I love how she always does the dishes She is such a sweetheart. Don’t worry. I dry for her I’m not a slacker!