Monday, August 23, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
2 medium sweet potatoes
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup onion, finely diced
1/3 lowfat no salt added cottage cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely chopped
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degress. Baked potatoes for about 1 hour. Remove and cool .
Reduce temperature to 350.
Meanwhile, place oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onions and stir until softened, about 10 minutes.
Cut potatoes in half and scoop out pulp. Place pulp in food processor and blend until smooth. Add cottage cheese, salt, pepper, ginger, and sugar and blend again until smooth.
Return mixture to bowl and add in onions and most of the parm cheese.
Spoon mixture into the skins and top with remaining parm cheese.
Place on baking sheet and cook for 30 minutes.
1 16oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
1 ½ c semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ tsp baking powder
1 cup sugar (or 1/2 c agave nectar, or ½ c maple syrup)
Puree the chickpeas and eggs together until smooth.
Melt the chocolate then slowly blend it in.
Add the sugar and baking powder.
Bake in nonstick 8x8” pan at 350° for ~30 mins.
I definitely recommend this recipe! Try it and let me know if you like it as much as I do.
Adam was very skeptical. He didn't think it was big enough for his lunch. He's a guy's guy when it comes to food. So I made sure his first lunch was a hearty one. :)
Here is Adam's first lunch with a bento box.
He had a salad with organic lettuce, organic carrots, and organic mild cheddar cheese with Newman's Own Light salad dressing, homemade trail mix, a pb&j wrap, edamame sprinkled with a little sea salt, and a granola bar.
I told him to try it out for a few months and if he didn't like it, then I would use it more on days that I work. I just thought it would help me with variety for him. I will try to post some more lunches of Adam's so you can see how I am doing on variety.
Ok, well Hope and I are off to Gymboree now. Have a good day.
I mentioned a while back about Hope traveling with me on a business trip. My grandmother went with us to help take care of Hope while I was working. She was so good and a delight to have with me. It was great to have her so close since we were gone for 6 straight days. That would have been too long to go without seeing that cute little face. Here are just a few pics from the trip.
Hope does not get to watch much tv at home, but recently has become obessed with a few shows; one of them being Barney (I know, not my fav at all). So I got a few netflix videos for Hope for the trip. Taking them with the portable dvd player was a godsend on the airplane. She was so quiet, no one minded having a toddler next to them. ;)
Tryin to be mommy. In my bed, with my book pretending to read. So cute!!!