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Kale, my love.

The end of the selling season is quickly approaching and soon I will be in my apartment every single day as opposed to every two weeks or every other week if I’m lucky.  I knew I was getting burnt out on traveling in March so I scheduled myself two quiet weeks at home and I’m in the second week.  I realized that I’ll actually have to cook my own meals over the summer and I don’t want to continue my quick, frozen food trend.  I like to cook and I like to eat even more, but my schedule doesn’t always allow for it.  During the selling season I’m not here often enough to really stock up on good, fresh, healthy foods.  I buy a lot of ready made healthy foods because I’m usually blowing in and out of the apartment without much time to cook.  So to prepare for the summer, and to make it something to look forward to, I’ve begun clipping recipes from my many magazines and storing them in a basket.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m making it a goal to try two or three new healthy recipes a week.  I started today by making

Emily's pictures are much prettier so really, go to her site.

Balsamic Kale Salad with Apple and Pear

 

from Emily at the Daily Garnish (even if you don’t like kale I encourage you to visit her site for adorable pictures of her new baby boy.  Soooo cute!!!).

 

 

 

 

I discovered my love of kale in November when I made Cara’s Craving‘s Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Kale

Breakfast Pizza (sounds crazy, but I am telling you it is so, so, so good!) and my love just hasn’t stopped.  I made my first kale salad for Christmas Eve and I have to say, I loved it but my family did not.  It makes me sad that the people I have the most opportunity to make food for don’t like kale, but that doesn’t stop me!

How do you keep cooking and eating new and exciting?  Any foods you’ve discovered lately that you now love? I had never really eaten pears before and this recipe calls for sliced pear.  I was nervous about buying it because I wasn’t sure if I would like it but it is the perfect pair to the apple’s tartness!!  I might have another love.

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Drink Me

Back in January I went to NYC for new representative training part deux.  One of the awesome things about my company is that we work hard and party harder.  We went out to dinner every night we were there and enjoyed the wonderful delicacies that New York has to offer.  One of my favorite moments?  Going to Max Brenner‘s.  One of my colleagues ordered a milk shake for dessert and out comes this awesome, Alice-inspired cup that I then discovered is also sold in the gift shop.  Oh man.  I have since drank every thing I possibly could from this cup.  My favorite thing to indulge in from this cup is a good berry smoothie.

Berry Smoothie with pb and raspberry jam spread on a gluten-free waffle.

Berry Smoothie

(all berries are frozen but fresh works just as well!)

1 c. blueberries
1/2 c. raspberries
1/2 c. blackberries
2 big spoonfuls plain greek yogurt
about 1/3 c. water (I only do this when I use frozen fruit so that the shake doesn’t clump into a big frozen mess)
1 tbsp. ground flax
1 tbsp. acai powder
1 tbsp. Sunwarrior protein powder

Combine all in your blender of choice, blend, pour into your Drink Me cup, and enjoy!  (I use a magic bullet).

What’s your favorite smoothie?  Do you have a special cup or plate?

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