We’re having quite the week over here. David is under the weather, Hailey is struggling to get back on a schedule with her naps (though I take full blame for that one) and I can’t seem to get organized for one of my best friend’s weddings this weekend. What am I wearing to the rehearsal dinner? I have no clue. I know, WAhhh #FWP. Thank goodness for bridesmaids dresses. (I might be the first person to say that, ever.)
That being said, I’m throwing together meals this week instead of planning them out, which has led to some interesting WIAW combos.
Flaxseed oatmeal with chopped honeycrisp and cocoa coconut butter
I did make it to the gym and knocked out a total body weights workout. It’s possible to tone your arms for a bridesmaid dress in, oh, 3 days, right?
What’s most important is that I’m ready to shower Kristin with all the love and attention a bride deserves on her big day, so I’m making sure I stay healthy. ACV is my new bff.
Apple cider vinegar, honey, hot water. x3
Lunch this week consists of whatever is around. Like leftovers.
Three cheese quinoa, collards and pinto beans.
Greens, bleu cheese and… pinto beans.
Bring low on my bean supply, I used pintos and discovered they’re a very underrated bean. They were quite good, actually; not just for Mexican cuisine.
Stove-popped popcorn and Texas Pete.
No, I’m not pregnant.
Vegetable soup, grass-fed ground beef taco quesadillas with salsa, sour cream and guac for dipping.
I’ve been using up all the random veggies in the fridge by making pot upon pot of vegetable soup. It’s finally soup weather and the ability to throw it all on the stove and call it a meal makes me happy.
What makes me sad? David has never heard of Hey Dude.
Quick! Favorite late 80’s-early 90’s kids show-
Hey Dude or Salute Your Shorts?
If you don’t know what these are, we may not be able to be friends.
char eats greens says
I think you’re right about the pinto bean – very underrated! Having said that…I think a bunch have been hanging out in my freezer for a long time now! haha
Liz @ iheartvegetables says
Salute Your Shorts!!!!! Hahaha loved it!!
I also love the way you’re good at using up so many random veggies! I need to work on that 🙂
Totally “Hey Dude!” Hey Duuuuude. 🙂
My guy would totally love that quesadilla (though not my fave)…but that’s the great thing about quesadillas, you can easily make person specific ones.
emily s says
Yes!!! I loves those shows!!!
Camp Anawana, we hold you in our hearts! I haven’t thought about Salute Your Shorts in forever. I also really liked Clarissa Explains It All.
Clarissa! How could I forget? I thought she was SO cool. I wanted to grow up to be just like her 🙂
Hey Dude all the way. I LOVED that show!
Salute Your Shorts!! You can actually buy episodes on Amazon and I did a few months ago and totally regret it. I always remembered the show as being amazing and ridiculously funny and as an adult …. not so much!
Same thing happened with me and Dawson’s Creek. I remember being obsessed and when I watched it a couple months ago all I could thing was, everyone is so whiny!
Lauren B. says
Hey Dude! I can still sing the entire theme song. Brad was such a hunk! :0)
Lauren B. says
Oops! Not Brad! She was the girl! Haha. I meant Ted was such a hunk!
Haha!! You just made me crack up because all I could think is BRAD IS A GIRL! Haha! But Ted, yes Ted was a hunk 😉
Loved Hey Dude and Salute your Shorts…with UG-LEE! I totally watch espoides on youtube!
Salute Your Shorts! Love me some Camp Anawana!
Hey Dude was awesome! I had such a crush on Ted. Can you tell us how you make your veggie soup? Looks great and I’d love some tips on “throw it all in a pot” dishes 🙂
Have fun at Kristen’s wedding!
Yes, Ted was such a stud!!
I probably make the soup differently every time, but generally I chop up veggies (yesterday was onion, sweet potato, zucchini, corn and peas). I heat olive oil (1-2 Tbsp) over medium heat and saute the onion and sweet potato for 5-8 minutes. Then I add all the veggies, a can of diced tomatoes, 32 oz veggie broth and 1/4-1/2 cup of barley. I throw in cumin (maybe 1-2 tsp?), garlic powder (1ish tsp) and a bit of cayenne. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer for about 40-60 minutes.
Some batches are better than others, but I can always add some Texas Pete if I need more flavor 🙂
Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) says
I loved both Hey Dude & Salute Your Shorts. I also loved Clarissa Explains it All.
Michelle@Peachy Palate says
I don’t know what either of them are…I was born in 1988!
What about Bug Juice? Do you know that one? It was after my time, but I’m not embarrassed to admit I watched kids at summer camp when I was a teenager 😉
Michelle@Peachy Palate says
Maybe we just had different programs in Ireland!!! 🙂
Paige @ Your Trainer Paige says
I’m not a huge fan of pinto beans. I’d probably say kidney are my favorite!
I’ve never heard of either of those shows! Maybe they were more American shows? Ha ha, who knows.
I swear sometimes when I do weights, I “feel” results within 2 days of doing them;) I know that is definitely not true, I like to pretend it is though.
Brittany @Berries and Barbells says
My brother and I used to watch Salute Your Shorts together!! Such fun memories.
Hey Dude all the way!!
Oh my goodness! I watched both those shows… and Clarissa Explains it All and The Secret World of Alex Mack.
Omg I LOVED hey dude!!
I’ve been throwing pinto beans into just about everything lately, I love them!
OMG, Hey Dude used to be one of my FAVES!!!!! Remember Kids Incorporated?
oh my gosh yesssss! Kids Inc was awesome!!
Hi Brittany! I wanted to let you know I’ve been stopping by to read your blog for the past year or so and I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy it!
Oh-and Salute Your Shorts was definitely my fav! I still know most of the themesong..i’m a dork!
Thanks for reading, Anna! So nice of you to say hi 🙂
Just and FYI – regular ACV isn’t the kind you want if you’re looking for health benefits. You need organic ACV with “the mother.” The “mother” had the good stuff that provides all the benefits. Braggs is the most well-known brand. I buy mine at iherb.com but its’ also available at amazon and health food stores. BTW, Love your blog!
Oh, interesting! Thanks for sharing. What is the mother? I have organic, but it’s not Braggs brand.
Replied in the wrong place! Here’s a link with information: http://bragg.com/products/bragg-organic-apple-cider-vinegar.html
Just an FYI – regular ACV isn’t the kind you want if you’re looking for health benefits. You need organic ACV with “the mother.” The “mother” had the good stuff that provides all the benefits. Braggs is the most well-known brand. I buy mine at iherb.com but its’ also available at amazon and health food stores. BTW, Love your blog!
Matt @ The Athlete's Plate says
What is the idea behind ACV?
Here’s a link to 8 benefits, http://www.rd.com/slideshows/8-health-benefits-of-apple-cider-vinegar/#slideshow=slide8
but I’m a big fan because it acts like a natural mucinex and helps clear out all the “gunk” 🙂
Matt @ The Athlete's Plate says
I’m not sold on it 🙂
Eating 4 Balance says
Man, I just met you and we already have no chance?! At first it seemed like we could be BFF’s but my lack of knowledge apparently is just to big a Flaw…. Haha. I have never heard of either show, but I am for sure looking them up right now!!
Oh, and that vegetable soup looks delicious. Do you just add all of the ingredients together and boil them? I think a recipe (or at least an instruction manual) is in order.
Hey Dude! Loooved it although Salute Your Shorts was great too
Great meals you had overall. I like to have stove-popped popcorn as well sometimes.