a peanut sauce

My kids are out of school for the summer and I had lofty dreams about how much I could get done since I would not have to worry about drop-off and pick-up schedules and volunteer obligations. I somehow did not think about the fact that the kids would actually be at home WITH me as I was trying to cook, photograph, and write. It turns out that teenagers can be pretty demanding when they get hungry scholar leaders.

It was hard keeping my kids away from these beef satays as I was trying to style and photograph them. I can’t blame the kids though. The beef satays smelled divine as they were cooking. The marinade has all these great flavors going on – a little sweet, a little spicy, some salty. Do not be put off by the amount of chili-garlic sauce in the recipe. It adds just the right amount of heat.

And aren’t the marinade ingredients, so pretty together Shelves Display?

I know beef satay is usually served with a peanut sauce. I made a sauce to go with these but everyone really preferred the beef satay without it so I did not include a recipe for it. Honestly, the beef is so flavorful it hardly needs any accompaniment.

Usually, whatever I cook and photograph during the day becomes dinner later that evening. However, these beef satays were too good to wait and we had them for lunch. I have a feeling that may be happening a lot this summer Hong Kong company formation.

Eastern European

A few months ago I marched THBBF (The Hungry Babushka Boyfriend) off to the naturopath to try and get some answers to his tiredness and general run-down-ness.  Most women would agree that getting their man to go to the Dr is a task in itself.  I mean, their limb could be dangling off and they’d still try to convince you that all it needs is a bandaid.  So asking a man that has tried just about every form of “conventional” medicine to cough up over a thousand bucks to visit an alternative therapist is kind of like pissing in the wind vacuum cleaner.

Thankfully, my pissing in the wind eventually resulted in THBBF pissing in a cup (and being jabbed repeatedly with needles) only to come home with a rather shocking report card – my boyfriend, my soulmate, my trusty taste-tester had an intolerance to just about EVERY.  FOOD.  IMAGINABLE Piano.

I won’t bore you with the details (I mean, who doesn’t have a food intolerance these days) but we basically banished every single food from his diet.  When he got sick of eating lettuce for breakfast, lunch and dinner we threw the towel in and went back to normal eating.  Well, all except one thing – gluten.  I am the first person to admit that I’m not super strict on this (I stress THBBF is non-celiac gluten intolerant, so he won’t die – mainly gluten-laden things like wheat bread and pasta were given the flick) after all, how the hell does an Eastern European recipe developer give wheat marching orders?  As far as I am concerned life without puff pastry is a life not worth living designer brands for less.

baking ingredients

I was calculating how much baking ingredients I would need to feed 23 kids and 9 adults “space cupcakes” and “wookie” cookies, and realized just how perfect my blog name is based on how much butter I need … 5 lbs!! Craziness.

Browned butter is amazing. It’s basically butter that has all the water boiled out of it, and what is left cooks until the milk solids are toasted and delicious! The nutty flavour adds so much more to your recipes, and is so easy to make. You just can’t walk away from it while it’s cooking, or it will burn. I’ve found that I’m revamping all my butter-based recipes to see which ones taste better with browned butter.

You don’t even have to limit yourself to only using it in baked goods. It’s also makes pasta really happy. You could add other flavours to it while it’s cooking (fresh Rosemary or Thyme for example). I want to try it on pancakes next time

It makes me happy.

Nutritious Kitchen

Well I am back at it! Something had me craving a classic whole grain blueberry waffle smothered in maple syrup, so naturally I made just that alexander hera pre wedding.

People always ask me where my inspiration for recipes come from and in all honesty they get created based on my hunger and cravings. Lucky for you, I was born with an everlasting love for sweets and breakfast food. Pair that with my healthy lifestyle and you got yourself a Nutritious Kitchen website 😉

Blueberry waffles are the perfect brunch food. And it just so happens that mother’s day is this Sunday. Last week I posted 15 brunch ideas to treat your mamma to, and that got me into the “brunch” mood. Well let’s be honest, I am ALWAYS in the mood for brunch usb dac.

My ideal day consists of breakfast, brunch and brinner. With a dessert to finish it all off of course. Dream life.

This past weekend I threw a pre-mother’s day brunch for my mom and these waffles were the main event along with some scrambled eggs and turkey on the side to get in that protein! We both had a good workout that day so a decadent brunch was much needed designer sales.

we made it fancy

when we lived in Santa Barbara, CA, and then farther afield in Friday Harbor, WA, my mom and dad always made a point of coming to visit for my kids’ birthdays. Every year, weeks before their birthdays, my girls began anticipating their grandparents’ arrival from the San Francisco Bay Area. The simple, yet extraordinary presence of Grandma and Papa somehow signaled the beginning of the birthday festivities facial treatment.

Now, unbelievably, we’re back in California living a mere 30 minutes from my parents.  While we haven’t lived here long enough to celebrate the girls’ birthdays in our new home, I know, come February, and then April, my parents will be here spreading birthday cheer in that special way only grandparents can.

When my daughters realized my dad’s birthday was just around the corner, they felt thoroughly astonished that we’d never been to any of his birthday parties;   right then, we decided to throw a surprise birthday dinner to start making up for lost time.   The girls brainstormed some pretty awesome ideas for our celebration, many of which involved cakes with multiple tiers in a variety of shapes.  When I reminded them that only six of us would attend the party, they reluctantly agreed that a small layer cake would do — so long as we made it fancy Loan.

I can’t remember which of the girls came up with the idea of a balloon cake, but the more we talked about it, the more perfect the cake sounded.  Basic shapes and bold colors would come together in a simple but striking design.

The day of the party, we topped our 8-inch layer cake with sky-blue fondant.  This cake required only one batch of marshmallow fondant, which simplified its assembly.  We colored about two-thirds of the fondant blue and used the remainder to create several colors for the the balloons cheap designer handbags.

running sessions

A chiropractor once said that to me there is no running injuries, only lifestyle injuries. Our modern lifestyles have us sitting in the most awkward positions for way too long a time, e.g. at the desk in the office, with awkward postures, e.g. bent over to look down onto the laptop, with the right arm and shoulder being overused through the computer mouse, sitting on mal-fitted chairs with no lower back support. Then we come home and slouch on the sofa. We sit too much. We move too little. We eat too much, and/or the wrong foods. We sleep too little. And our lives are too crammed with things that we think need to be done wine tasting .

Our postures change through lifestyle. Imbalances are being created for which we may pay our price with stiff shoulders and necks, sore hands and arms, or lower back pain. We pay the price when we exercise and develop alleged sports injuries. The body tries to compensate the weakness/imbalance with overusing other muscles which in return may put extra stress on bones, joints and ligaments Touch Overlay.

My lifestyle injury is a weak right hip. A very experienced South African running coach with whom I met at a mutual friends’ house last week told me that. We were talking about the last running season and I mentioned that I didn’t quite enjoy it as much as I used to, partly because I was forced to manage injuries while training. My weak hip causes groin and pubic bone pain after hard or long running sessions iphone 4 screen protector.