Wednesday, April 13, 2011

WIAW: My Favorite Smoothie & Homemade Naan


Once again, this mid-week foodie post is brought to you in conjunction with:

Peas and Crayons

{Even though it's almost Thursday and it's really what I ate on Tuesday}


It's almost 11 p.m. and I just got home from school.
I'm beyond tired so I'm going to keep this post short.
Short for me anyways. 
Probably not this short however:
Breakfast on Tuesday must not have been too exciting 
because I don't remember what I had.
I'm sure it was toast + Dark Chocolate dreams pb + banana smooshed.
It's a recurring breakfast for me.
Especially now that I'm unemployed and can do my training runs mid-morning.
It's my go-to race morning breakfast as well. 

After breakfast...
James and I walked the girls to school again.

I am going to try to walk them to and from school every day while I can
because I can log up to 10 extra miles each week towards my goal!
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Unfortunately, my ex-employer needed me to write my own final payroll check
so James and I walked over to my old office to do so.
I was glad to have his protection.
He is a Superhero after all!

After getting stuff done around the house I went for a 4 mile hill repeat training run.

When I got back I made my favorite smoothie ever that I have been guzzling on REPEAT.

Someone mentioned on this post that it looks like I'm drinking a tropical alcoholic beverage.
I think it's even better than my beloved pina colada!

*My Favorite Banana Protein Smoothie*
*1 Frozen Cut Up Banana
*1 Container Greek Yogurt of Choice 
[I used Honey Vanilla Chobani]
*1 C. Coconut Milk
*1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
*4 Ice Cubes
Blend until smooth and enjoy.
Preferably in a wine goblet.

Later that afternoon, 
Chef Spidey decided he wanted to make some homemade bread.
I suggested we make naan and he agreed.
Mostly because he had no idea what naan was and I told him it was delicious.

We followed Ashley's 3 hour Naan recipe HERE!
Chef Spidey was in charge of the initial steps in the naan's prep.
(pouring water into the yeast & combining ingredients using Kitchen-Aid's bread dough hook)
The girls and I took over during the last steps.

To finish the meal:
-I prepared some brown rice
-I cubed and sauteed some chicken breasts + minced garlic in coconut oil
-I cubed and added zucchini to the chicken
-I cut up fresh pineapple and added it to the mix
-I added La Choy Orange Ginger Stir Fry sauce and let simmer
I love getting inspiration from foodie bloggers.
I have another blogger inspired meal on the agenda this week too!
And I've been eyeballing Jenn's mozzie balls for some time<---need to make!

How often do you make recipes from other bloggers?

“Just as there is a trend toward high tech today, 
there is another trend toward high touch - homemade and wholesome.”
 ~Meryl Gardner


Jennifer said...

Mozz balls for the win!!!!! you guys are going to ADORE them! I know it! =) The pesto ones were so tasty I didnt need the dipping sauces I set out! <3

How did the naan turn out? amazing I bet!

I think I make a bloggie recipe maybe a few times a month? the mozz balls were inspired by a blogger and then pesto and herbified by me! =) yay!

you made it to the party just in time!

Kristina @ spabettie said...

can I come over and make naan with you guys next time? and then have this exact dinner too? :D

Victoria Elizabeth said...

I have been craving Indian food like crazy I am going to have to try out this Naan recipe!

fancy nancy said...

Where's the invite? Looks like a yummy day! I tend to try smoothies that other blogs have posted....never been bad!

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

I've been dying to try a GF naan recipe. any thoughts on ingredients?

Christine @ Merf In Progress said...

I make others' recipes ALL THE TIME. In fact, I make almost none of my own. If you look at my recipe page, it's all the blogger recipes I have my eye on, plus I put the ones I've tried and liked. (If I try it and don't like it, I just sort of let it slip away unnoticed!)

BeePieRuns said...

I love naan! The recipe I use involves switching out pans in the oven and coming perilously close to burning your fingers/arms/hair... I think I'll try your recipe ;)

Jenn said...

I'm pretty sure EVERYTHING tastes better out of a wine goblet! I'm glad you're enjoying your time with your kiddos...

I make tons of stuff off of blogs-I would say at least once a week. I would also say that about 80% of what I've made has been pretty good! I'm a bit of a dump cook and change everything so perhaps that would be 90% if I just followed the recipe:)

Have a great day!

Michelle @ crazy*running*legs said...

The naan/stirfry looks awesome!! I frequently try other bloggers recipes -- sometimes they are more helpful than just getting a recipe from a cookbooks. You get pictures, tips, and modifications. What's not to love?!!

Jen said...

That bread is making my mouth water! I might just have to try that! I make things from other bloggers because it's something I trust and they usually have sweet pictures! And I love the last quote in your post!

Sara said...

I love naan (& indian food). I will have to try out that recipe. Naan, and Peas and crayons bean,feta&lemon sidedish will be my first recipes made from bloggers posts.

helen said...

Glad you are enjoying so much time with those beautiful babies :)

I lurve some naan!

theAlmostRunner said...

I adore that you spend so much time with your kids. You'd think it'd be a no-brainer, right? You have children, you love and raise them, you spend time with them. So many parents just stick them in a room and leave them there. I am so inspired by your parenting, Steph! : )

Dorry said...

I'm often inspired by meals and recipes on other blogs - and reading blogs typically makes me hungry. :)

Meri said...

Homemade naan? very impressive!

Christin@purplebirdblog said...

I used to copy blog recipes pretty frequently, but I've been so busy lately that my main food intake has consisted of salad beasts and turkey breast eaten straight from the fridge. Classy ;)

Katie said...

I have to make that smoothie!! I've been wanting to add a protein drink to my diet and this one looks like a winner :D

oliepants said...

Homemade naan? Work it girl! I'm loving what's in that smoothie - perfect for these hotter days!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Ooh yummy naan! I make recipes from other bloggers all the time! Love this little community we have! :)

Oh! And that pic of "Once upon a time... the end." cracked me up. Love it!

Tara said...

That smoothie looks delicious!! I'm going to make that soon!

Megan said...

Your smoothie looks delish!! I just so happen to have all those ingredients on hand, so I may need to try it. Is it really banana-ey flavored?

LifeasKristina said...

I saw homemade naan and got ridic excited!

Laura said...

I have 23984320840928 recipes from other blogs bookmarked... I wish I got to make them more often! I'm guessing once a week or so?

Danielle said...

I haven't ever made anything from a blog, but I drool over stuff daily. It's just so much easier to make a sandwich for myself than a big meal with leftovers for weeks. Lazy? YES!

Stephanie said...

How often? Not often enough. Honestly, I see things, think "Ooooh, i HAVE to make that..." and then forget where I saw the recipe. It's hard, because there are just too many blogs with too many inspiration photos!

Lisa said...

The smoothie sounds awesome!

I have a bookmarked list of blogger recipes....that I've never made. But they are there for when I'm ready!

I have probably made 5 things overall from other bloggers...dessert hummus, alfredo sauce with cashews, kale chips...and I know there are others!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

That banana smoothie looks awesome!

The Jesse said...

your banana smoothies sounds delicious! i love making at-home smoothies. i make recipes from other bloggers all.the.time! i read a ton of food/recipe blogs and get recipes and ideas and inspiration all the time. and i try to link to the recipe when i do my weekly meal plans on mondays :)

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