Sunday, April 29, 2012

Friday Night Bites

My own "chicken pockets"; chicken breast on a bed of lightly seasoned squash and tomato, usually with some sliced mozzarella wedged in, cooked in the oven for ~30 minutes. Comes out soooooo juicy. Also had some rice and tortellini. Amazing.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Just a Splash

It was a rainy day and as much as we love rainy days, Cal is such a sun bather. He'll find any light he can and lay in it.


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Garden Rock 2012

I got bit, hard, by the garden bug this week thanks to my very successful aunt and uncle and browsing the Gardening subreddit.

If they could somehow mesh gardening with a treadmill/elliptical, I'd be gorgeous in no time!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Brefest Burritos

Bell pepper, potato, sausage and egg breakfast burrito! Nomnomnom.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012


Quinoa, (pronounced ki-nwah) a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium), is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds.

I have been looking for this little grain for ages and finally found out I could buy it at COSTCO. Nessie was there one day and bought me a bag. I'd seen it in various cooking segments on the FOOD channel and I really wanted to test it out.

Last night I went grocery shopping and picked up the few things needed for a Quinoa Salad recipe I had found.

I don't know what I was expecting, but I found out this little grain ball is super versatile and is delicioussss.

It pretty much marries with any flavors you put in with or around it.

I sweat some garlic and onions before I added the quinoa, vegetable broth, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. Simmered it for 20 minutes (like rice) and added in some corn to warm up for a few minutes. Then I added in the black beans and cilantro at the very end, stirred, and omg.

I don't know what I was expecting but it's super good. I took some to work to try cold and it's alright, but definitely prefer it warm.

One of those things you can just flavor however you want and could go with almost anything. Really going to try and work it into more side-dishes in the future.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Organic Bed

After tossing the tennis ball around for awhile, Cal found a nice, shady, cool recyclable and living bed for himself. Y'know, since he deserves it.

And everybody knows how important it is to go green these days.


Maro's ride to work flaked Saturday morning so he asked Nessie for a ride. I figured, why deprive them of quality time with me? Hyper, morning me. The me that's only me between 5am-7am. Since Maro needed a ride at 6:25am, they got it. :)

I got the bright (and delicious) idea to go out to breakfast since we were up. Maro recommended a little place right above his lot and we went in to check it out.

Called The Eggery , it was a nice, warm, cozy little place with a great menu. Scrambled eggs, sunny-side up, omelettes, frittatas, any form you could want an egg in. Plus crepes, fresh fruit and even an assortment of sandwiches for "brunch". It was damn good.

Oh, and their fresh lemonade...

Courtesy of "The Bridesmaids":

Teehee. I don't know about Nessie (yes I do), I think it's definitely a place we'll be going back to considering Denny's is, well, utter crap and iHop is... slightly less crap. Their pancakes are nice though, as they should be. O_o