So now for the deets on my first Foodie PenPal exchange:
I was matched up with Mariza from My Indulge and was happy to discover that she was also an Army wife AND is from where we used to live right outside DC. Small world! On top of that, she spoiled the crap out of me. Who doesn’t love being spoiled?
Mariza hooked my sweet tooth up with delicious, all natural, baked treats from Buzz Bakery, and then treated me with a relaxing lavender candle and Lush bath fizzes. PERFECT for this tired, exhausted momma.
Needless to say, I was one happy camper after getting this box and her sweet, handwritten note. So now I’m urging you to stop by Lindsay’s blog and check out the Foodie PenPal program. Even better, sign up for next month’s exchange so you too can get your very own box full of delicious goods delivered to your door. You can thank me (actually Lindsay, haha) later ;)
And you know what else makes for a good day? Duh. Even more good food.
If you haven’t already ‘friended’ me on Facebook yet (psst…big pink link on the sidebar that you can’t miss) I raved about a dark chocolate, raspberry quinoa bowl the other week. Well, that warm bowl of quinoa was delish and all, but a raspberry, dark chocolate waffle made with quinoa flour is even better!
- 2 egg whites
- 2 Tbs coconut oil
- 1 1/2 cup quinoa flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp honey
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp dark chocolate cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup carob chips (or regular chocolate chips)
- 1/3 cup raspberries
Lunch was a greek yogurt, tuna salad wrap with grapefruit, carrots and pretzels on the side. Nothing special here but it does the trick. Yum!
If you haven’t already stopped by Cara’s blog, I suggest you do. It’s chock full of awesome recipes, food and photography porn, and she likes to lift heavy weights like I do. Love her!
Anyway, I made her buffalo chicken sweet potato skins after I saw them pinned on Pinterest. They definitely lived up to their pinning hype, because these things are just as good as they sound.
How they look on the other hand is a different story. Let’s just say, food photography is not my forte.
And one last thing before I sign off to play with my super adorable, chunky baby….if you agreed to go on a Target spending freeze with me, how is that going for you?
I failed and went once :( I had to get the green onions (among a few other things) for dinner tonight, haha!
Bad, Maria, Bad. Punish me with some burpees ;)