1) Make a pizza. I got inspired (again!) by Amanda from The Grains of Paradise because all her pizzas look so delicious so I had to make one myself. Rectangular pizzas are fun! I bought whole wheat pizza dough from Whole Foods because I was feeling lazy and wanted something quick and instant. I really have to work on my instant gratification problem. This was a spinach, mushroom, tomato, goat cheese pizza. It would have been real good if I didn’t leave it in the oven 20 minutes too long haha. I had to eat around the burnt edges. That is why I’m only showing you the BEFORE shot and not the AFTER
2) Make bruschetta! I had a bruschetta bite when I was in Vegas and got inspired to just bake some pizza dough into “bread” and top it with diced tomato, salt and herbs. Oh, I added truffle oil to this. Mmmmm out of this world!
I’m definitely not a Vegas type of person (ie: I don’t drink a TON, I don’t gamble and I’m not a clubber) but this weekend I managed to stay up til 3am each night and gamble THREE WHOLE DOLLARS on the one cent slot machines hehe. I went to Rain at The Palms on Friday night and saw DJ AM and had fun dancing all those alcohol calories off. Saturday night was much more mellow. I only had ONE margarita by the water at The Wynn and spent the night walking around the strip. Oddly enough, I took VERY FEW pictures during this trip so here they are:
The pool at the Hard Rock, where we stayed Friday night
Me and my friends
STOP! Below is the most beautiful thing to have happened to me in Vegas. Jam-filled doughnuts and shortbread cookies from Bouchon in the Venetian. If you haven’t been there and love sweets, PLEASE GO THERE!
I’m baaaaack and haven’t posted in quite awhile (shame on me!!) Anyway, let’s jump right into things, shall we? This morning I made a “Key Lime Pie Shake” from a recipe in the Raw Food, Real World cookbook by Matthew Kenney and Sarma Melngailis and holy cow it was sooooooooooo good!!! I gave some to Chris who slurped away while saying, “This can’t be good for you, right?” because it tasted so darn delicious. WRONG! It is 100% good for you and here’s the recipe (modified for 1 person instead of 2). I mean seriously, what better way to start your day?? Enjoy!
- 1.5 apples, juiced
- juice of 1.5 limes
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 banana (the riper the better)
- handful of ice cubes (my addition – makes it smoother and MORE!)
- squeeze of agave
Whirl it up and sip til your socks come off. PS: check out the passionfruit from our backyard below! I will be making passionfruit smoothies FO SHO this weekend