Thursday, May 21, 2009

I Did Good this Afternoon

D enjoyed his painting this morning – I love that it is mess free. He said this was a picture of Snorks. We just started getting the Boomerang Channel which plays all the oldie but goodie cartoons.  D is a fan of the Snorks and the Smurfs. 



I snacked on 2 rice cakes with melted Swiss cheese.



Then I got to work in my kitchen.  I made Acai Berry Jam from a recipe that I found on Navitas Naturals website.  I used 1/2 a cup of POM Wonderful instead of apple juice and I used less than a tablespoon of agave in place of the maple syrup. 

Here it is before the Chai seeds absorbed the juice. 


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And the end product with the Acai Powder, agave and lemon juice mixed in. 


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For lunch today I made one of the yummiest salads I have ever had.  Last week I saw this recipe on Jenna’s site and I knew that I had to try it.  I left out the red onion because I did not have any and it still turned out fabulous. I ate my Lemon Scented Quinoa Salad on a bed of lettuce and veggies (red pepper, orange pepper, zucchini & yellow squash) that I marinated in cumin, coriander, turmeric and cinnamon.  I actually have a massive bowl of chopped seasoned veggies that I can now toss into my salads – trust me they are delicious!  I had a few TJ’s Blue Corn Tortilla chips for some crunchers. 



I also topped some plain Greek yogurt with my Acai POM Jam.  It turned out awesome and I love the little pop from the chai seeds.  I did good this afternoon making these 2 recipes. They both are winners.  I have left over Quinoa Salad so you will be seeing it again.



For dessert I had one chocolate covered date. 



We are now hanging out at my sis’s house.  It is so hot outside – I am so happy to be super warm. 

Tonight I have an Arbonne Party to go to at my friends house so I might not be posting later. 

I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.


polly said...

D = heart smoosh. Love him!

Yay chia seeds! Never tried them but you are so creative sweetie. Have a fun night. XOXO

K from ksgoodeats said...

Did you just marinate the veggies or did you cook them as well? They sound awesome!

Ahhh the Smurfs! The good old days ;)

Sammie said...

They are raw

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

Amazing recipes! I love quinoa!

Have a great weekend!