Monday, January 9, 2017

Struggle is Real

I meant to post this yesterday, but I am still trying to find my way back to a working schedule. I'll get there, and still plan to post on Wednesday or Thursday.

Don't call it a comeback:
 Green Chile is a thing during the winter months in Colorado. Seeing as I've never made it (traditionally made with pork, and even in my omni days I wasn't a fan of meat in soups/stews/chiles), I bought a bottle of pre-made veg version and turned it into a Shen-worthy throwback. Rice flour tortilla with refried beans crisped under a broiler, then covered in green chile, avocado, and shredded lettuce.

Prep for the week: black bean quinoa skillet (cumin and chili powder are the spices).
 Result:
  

I decided to make some No Bake Oatmeal Nut Butter Balls, so I purchased chia seeds and flax seeds (a first for me!). I used maple syrup instead of honey in the recipe.
 Final result, with the resident peanut butter spoon licker (who just had a haircut!)...

See you in a few days!

16 comments:

  1. OMG Remy!!! I can't with his face! He gets more and more handsome every day and I didn't think it was possible! That picture seriously made my day, he is too cute.

    All of the meals look delicious! I've never heard of green chile but that looks really delicious! The peanut butter balls look amazing. I have some no bake lemon ball thingies on my to do list and seeing these just bumped it up to the top :) Oh and ground flax is one of my favorite things to add to oatmeal! It is a great nutrient bump and has a nice nutty flavor :)

    Hope that the transition is going smoothly!

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    1. Remy thanks you for the compliment! ;)

      The traditional green chile would be eaten like a soup/stew/chili served with flour tortillas. Perhaps one day I will take a stab at the recipe!

      Good to know about the ground flax in oatmeal! I have extra grounds right now (keeping it in the fridge - is that right?), and will have to try it as a topping!

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  2. Holy smokes! I hope you gave that poor thing some peanut butter. What a heartbreaker.

    And IMHO sweet corn just makes everything better. I use it in burritos, tacos, salads, soups and stews. If there was a way to add it to a sandwich, I'd probably do that, too.

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    1. Ha ha! Yes, of course he did have some peanut butter. He has a hard life!

      I really like the corn in this quinoa bake -great sweetness and texture.

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  3. Remy's little face, I can't get enough!!

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  4. Peanut butter spoon licker extraordinaire! We call that pre-rinse cycle ;-) Happy new year to you and Remy!

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    1. Absolutely! Our pups are great help with those tidbits of peanut butter and otherwise on mixing spoons!

      Thank you, Abby Bean! :)

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  5. Remy is always such a sweet little fella! I'd be all over those green chill tortillas like a seagull on chips!

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    1. Remy thanks you for the compliment!

      Green chile has a mighty pull, I do concede!

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  6. Great looking chile tortilla!
    Super cute pic of Remy, I love his haircuts. The no bake balls sound great. I'd be licking the spoon too, sounds like.

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    1. Hi Maud! Thank you! Chia seeds are very interesting. The get stuck in my teeth, so I'm still trying to figure out if it's worth it to continue making them. Ha!

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  7. Toastadas! I loved eating those! Cant fit in the toaster oven unfortunately...

    Is sweet little Remy sitting on the dining room chairs?! Glad to know his pathetic look wasnt in vain.

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    1. Not even the little corn tortillas? I bet you could try it that way. I know your Super Bowl nachos are coming up soon, too...

      Oh, yes. He likes to sit on the chair and supervise.

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  8. I am totally making those peanut butter balls tomorrow! I'm always looking for a good late afternoon snack that will stick with me a while.
    I'm surprised you haven't bought chia or flax before! The chia seeds are great in smoothies to make them thicker and you could always make chia pudding (i like a version with canned coconut milk best). Flax crackers are really quick and easy too.
    Ttrockwood

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    1. I tried flax seeds a long time ago, and ended up feeling ill. The ground version seems to be much more agreeable! I hope you try the recipe and report back!!

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