1. I made my delicious spinach smoothie again this morning. It was unlikely to fall on the seat of my car at this point, so I grabbed at the opportunity to snap a shot!
Click the photo to link back to the recipe.

    I made my delicious spinach smoothie again this morning. It was unlikely to fall on the seat of my car at this point, so I grabbed at the opportunity to snap a shot!

    Click the photo to link back to the recipe.

  2. Brain food for an afternoon study sesh (Taken with instagram)

My short disappearance may have caused you to think I ended up a statistic, forgetting about my blog weeks in. On the contrary, the boy finally moved home so I have been caught up cuddling all weekend!

I love going back to classic dishes that are super simple, quick and always delicious. This is absolutely one of them. Sautéed mushrooms and peppers over spinach with a balsamic olive oil dressing. It’s a beauty. The spinach warms just a touch, and if you have some goat cheese, the dish is just to die for. Unfortunately, all my goat cheese had been consumed yesterday. It really was just as good. I sauté my mushrooms and peppers in more of a steaming fashion. Start with a non stick pan, add about 1/4 cup water and the peppers and cover. Once the peppers begin to tender(3-4 minutes) add the mushrooms and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. The salt at the end of the cooking time brings out the flavour of the mushrooms, so don’t skip out on seasoning =)

2 cups spinach
3-4 medium mushrooms
1 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup goat cheese
1 tbsp pine nuts (optional)
1 tbsp hemp hearts (optional- I add just for the extra nutrition.. No real taste change)
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Sauté mushrooms and peppers.
2. Mix together vinegar and olive oil. 
3. Serve mushrooms and peppers over spinach, pine nuts, hemp hearts and goat cheese. 
3. Top with balsamic olive oil dressing. 
4. Enjoy!

So go ahead and make your Monday a little bit better, especially if you are from my snowy little hometown.

    Brain food for an afternoon study sesh (Taken with instagram)

    My short disappearance may have caused you to think I ended up a statistic, forgetting about my blog weeks in. On the contrary, the boy finally moved home so I have been caught up cuddling all weekend!

    I love going back to classic dishes that are super simple, quick and always delicious. This is absolutely one of them. Sautéed mushrooms and peppers over spinach with a balsamic olive oil dressing. It’s a beauty. The spinach warms just a touch, and if you have some goat cheese, the dish is just to die for. Unfortunately, all my goat cheese had been consumed yesterday. It really was just as good. I sauté my mushrooms and peppers in more of a steaming fashion. Start with a non stick pan, add about 1/4 cup water and the peppers and cover. Once the peppers begin to tender(3-4 minutes) add the mushrooms and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. The salt at the end of the cooking time brings out the flavour of the mushrooms, so don’t skip out on seasoning =)

    2 cups spinach
    3-4 medium mushrooms
    1 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    1/4 cup goat cheese
    1 tbsp pine nuts (optional)
    1 tbsp hemp hearts (optional- I add just for the extra nutrition.. No real taste change)
    Salt and pepper to taste

    1. Sauté mushrooms and peppers.
    2. Mix together vinegar and olive oil.
    3. Serve mushrooms and peppers over spinach, pine nuts, hemp hearts and goat cheese.
    3. Top with balsamic olive oil dressing.
    4. Enjoy!

    So go ahead and make your Monday a little bit better, especially if you are from my snowy little hometown.

  3. Spilled spinach smoothie = broken heart

    I would have loved to have shown you all my delicious spinach smoothie I had this morning but unfortunately most of if is on the front seat of my car. Can I say.. Typical Monday morning! It was delicious while it lasted though so here goes..

    • 1-2 cups spinach
    • 1/2 Greek yogurt
    • 1 tbsp chia seed
    • 1 tbsp hemp hearts
    • 1 frozen banana in chunks
    • Splash of your choice of milk
    • A “squeeze” of agave if desired
    • Ice if you like your smoothie a bit thicker (you will have to add more liquid in this case)

    Blend it all up and drink it all down and hopefully yours doesn’t end up all over your car, and subsequently, your mittens because they are the only thing to clean it up. =/

    PS. You don’t always have to give an arm and a leg, or scour the health food stores for your superfoods. Both my hemp hearts and chia seeds can be found at Costco. They definitely are Costco-sized though, so make sure you will use before you buy to minimize waste. =)

    EDIT: got a chance to snap a shot of my unspilled fav. Follow the link through to catch a peak pre-blended. =)

    http://so-city.tumblr.com/post/18871927946/i-made-my-delicious-spinach-smoothie-again-this