Happy Birthday mami!
I love you 5,000 times!
So, I thought my eggplant lasagna was pretty grand [recipe], but this one pretty much wins 'em all. Edu kindly asked that I skip eggplant (I dice it too thick for his liking and we end up with half an eggplant that I always fail at using up before it goes bad) and I decided to skip making any sort of "cheese paste" (which replaced the ricotta) and simply sprinkled mozzarella + parmesan between layers of lasagna goodness.
Lunch: was eaten while I walked to starbucks :) Almond butter + jam sammich, grapes, carrots, 1 mandarin orange.
Workout: 6K run/walk on track with my sister! + 15 mins abs. It was a grand day for a run: slightly cold, yet not too cold, a nice breeze, comfy-looking sky, seagulls (random? yes.) and my sister! I love having these moments where we can just chat about life and catch up.
to control my lasagna intake, I made a huge salad with spinach, red wine vinegar, olive oil, too much parmesan (forget to pay attention, much?) celery - love that crunch! - and homemade croutons (hidden!)
- whole wheat lasagna noodles
- half a jar of pasta sauce
- half pound ground turkey breast, cooked and seasoned
- 3 whole tomatoes (made into extra pasta sauce)
- dried parsley, oregano, red pepper flakes, salt, garlic, onion, lovely herbs + spices
- half cup diced green pepper (adds CRAZY amazing flavor to this dish!)
- 1 cup raw spinach, cut into thin strips (as to avoid bringing up my hubby's past experiences with them cooked spinach leaves. Not a fan is he, and I did not want to go and ruin a great lasagna!)
- Parmesan + 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
Pretty basic steps! layer, layer, layer. It tasted absolutely divine. I wonder how many times I can use the words "absolutely" and "divine" in this blog before I make the words lose their meaning? :)
Friday night tradition!
1 apple, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 3/4 cup plain low fat yogurt, cinnamon, raisins, almonds, mix together and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. Paired with the very last slice of homemade bread.
I love frozen blueberries. It's like we have a secret stash of blueberry icre cream hidden in our freezer, ready to be added to pretty much anything.