April 23, 2010

Greatest Lasagna I've Ever Met

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.
floating lasagna!!

that greenery is dried chives :)

1/2 cup raw oats, 1/4 cup muesli, cinnamon, 1 banana, raisins, almonds

Mid-mornin' snackage:
apple + raw baby carrots

Lunch: was eaten while I walked to starbucks :) Almond butter + jam sammich, grapes, carrots, 1 mandarin orange.

Mid afternoon goods:
2nd to last slice of homemade almond raisin bread! + a cute little orange thing.

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.

Magazine moves:

Lasagna delight:
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.

Happy Weekend!


  1. The lasagna looks out of this world good! Nice job. And i Love your Friday night tradition- ther eis nothing like homemade bread. Enjoy your weekend :)

  2. that lasagna looks AMAZING!! i want some italian food now!