09 August 2010

It's Raining Cats and Squirrels!


Just got back from a bike ride and got caught in a downpour!

Gonna make this a quick post so I can hop into the shower




Legitimately yummy, chocolate and coffee dreaming of eachother...


Time for some more Green Cuisine vegan take-out!!!


Salad greens, arame seaweed, pasta primavera salad, corn, stewed
 kidney beans1/2 quinoa burger patty, tofu lasagna, molasses tempeh, 
squash, broccoli, kale, red onions, sprouts, ketchup and mustard


I also tried a thinkProtein bar for the first time...


The Chocolate Fudge flavour is really yummy!
Now, onto an exciting and overly healthy dinner...


I'm calling it "Green Gobbling Squash Monster"


Consisting of a HUGE chunk of Kabocha squash filled 
with a Chicken n' Veggie Stir-Fry with mustard mixed in


I've also tried this as squash and veggie mashed potatoes which is fantastic!



Questions: Are you a squash lover? Do you
have a favorite? How do you eat your squashies?

67 comments:

thereallyones said... [reply]

I sure do wish I enjoyed the food you eat :( I hate my tastebuds!

That muffin looks amazing!!!

-alex

Chocolate-Covered Katie said... [reply]

Kelsey girl, how do you always manage to make me hungry… even after I just ate? You have a culinary gift!

Now here’s the thing: It’s my birthday soon.

So my proposition is: stop making me hungry and give your gift to me! :)

Your best advice said... [reply]

your lunch looks awesome..
I like them into fries..or steamed.

Lisa @ I'm an Okie said... [reply]

holy muffing. your muffins never cease to amaze me!

shesarunner said... [reply]

That looks like an amazing dinner! I would love to make the exact same thing, except without the chicken and maybe another form of veg protein. It looks so pretty and colourful and good! Can you tell I like squash? I really love it. I love kabocha. I got hooked on it during my days on strict macrobiotics. Kabocha and adzuki beans was a classic meal for me.
Have a good night love xoxo

Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin said... [reply]

I looove squash. I've never tried kobocha but have seen it all over the blog world and want to try! I love spaghetti squash and butternut squash, and recently have been eating lots of summer squash!

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said... [reply]

oh my - that looks tasty! It is raining here too!

eatmovewrite.com said... [reply]

It never rains here, I swear.

I love squash. Although, hubby and I both prefer summer squash, unless it's stuffed into ravioli and then I'll eat whatever. ;)

lequan@luvtoeat said... [reply]

haha, cute cartoon, thanks for sharing Kelsey. love your moo-cup too! ok i loved everything about this post, the muffin, the bar, the cute cup, your green gobbling squash monster (which reminded me of Pacman). i love any kind of squash served any way, cause they're just THAT good!

Amy B @ Second City Randomness said... [reply]

I love all the noshing on the crazy delish-looking muffins! lol

And I'm a huge fan of the Think Thin bars. But they're a little pricey for as much as I like to consume nutrition bars... If you go back for more of that brand, I suggest the white chocolate. It's like a serious candy bar...

katlivesbrightly said... [reply]

I am a big squash lover! My favorite is Spaghetti Squash with butternut in close second.Sadly I think Kombucha is my least favorite, maybe I don't cook it right?

PS. I have never heard of a more delicious sounding muffin!

Angela (the diet book junkie) said... [reply]

i absolutely love pumpkin. it started when i moved to Australia and found pumpkin in every restaurant! pizzas, salads, pastas, sandwiches, they use it for everything. beetroot is another popular one (although i can't say i'm a fan. something about the smell...)

your salad looks delish by the way. besides chocolate (and cereal) salads are my favourite food group :)

Katie ♥ said... [reply]

Hi love! I got caught in rain today too! Boo!!! My hair turned into a frizz mess!! lol!

I am so excited that the think thin choco fudge bar is good! I bought it last week and have not tried it yet though, can twait to eat it now!

Love ya! xoxo

Heather Iacobacci-Miller said... [reply]

So when are you going to bring me a Green Cuisine takeout box???? And please bring kabocha as well. I can't find it once again. Love just about all squashes to be honest. Yum Yum!

Aimee said... [reply]

My best friend just came home from Europe and she got a me a cow mug that looks similar to yours from Holland. It has a tiny little cow inside it lol I really love it.
I've never tried Kobucha squash but I hope to soon. I hear it's very sweet which will be interesting.
Enjoy your night Kels<3. Getting caught in the rain can occasionally be fun.

lisasfoods said... [reply]

I love all kinds of squash - kabocha, acorn, butternut. They're great steamed, roasted, and baked, and I love adding a drizzle of maple syrup and butter at the end. I don't really eat them until they're in season though, so I'll be getting into them again in the autumn and fall.

Yummy muffin!

Tatianna said... [reply]

I love squash with a PASSION :) Hehe.. my favourite is kabocha but I also love butternut and acorn. Your monster looks awesome, altough I am pretty sure I could tackle him without much difficulty ;)

I so wish that I had a take-out place like Green Cuisine... because I want to demolish that box so badly. Everything looks so delicious and healthy, oh my I think I'm drooling.

<3 Tat

Samantha said... [reply]

I luuuuuvvv that coffee cup! I have to have one =)
I love all squash--and prepared in all different ways-steamed, fried, roasted....

melonshots said... [reply]

my goodness that looks like a tastey dinner!!!

i miss green cusine <3 yyuum!
and freaking cute mug!

Amanda @ . seek . said... [reply]

Omigosh your cow cup is like the cutest thing ever, and I love the name of your dinner :) It really looks like it's gobbling up the stir fry.

I'm a big fan of squashes. I love all the ones I've tried, but my favorite would have to be butternut. I love it cut into fry shape, baked with a bit of maple syrup (or EVOO if savory), and dipped in ketchup or nut butter. Nom.

Jessica (Healthy Exposures) said... [reply]

okay can i please have your cow cup? or at least tell me where you found that? haha - seriously - TOO cute/amazing/i need one.and that muffin is just as cute ;)
I'm not a huge cquash lover - go figure, i think i'm the only one! haha. i do like spaghetti squash, though :)

shannalikebanana said... [reply]

I LOVE squash...butternut for the fall -- simply roasted with a bit of butter and brown sugar. And I also love spaghetti squash as a substitute for, well, pasts!

Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter said... [reply]

I'm sadly not a squash lover, but I still love your dinner. It's too funny.

Kristy Sayer said... [reply]

Oh my goodness, I LOVE your mug! That'd be perfect for my cow obsessed sister :P

I like my squash baked in the oven with garlic and herbs - But baked until its really caramelised yumyum. (AKA burnt by other peoples terms :P)

Krista said... [reply]

Espresso and chocolate are a match made in heaven!!!

I love butternut ad spag squash...

Christina said... [reply]

I love squash.. and yours does look like a monster! My favorite would have to be pumpkin. I love pumpkin oats, bread, coffee, pie.. basically pumpkin anything! I'm already counting down til autumn.

Megan D said... [reply]

Your squash looks soo yummy! I love it, especially roasted! Never seen those think protein bars but I'm going to look for them. And I am in LOVE with that comic!

Samantha said... [reply]

I am so jealous of your mug! I collect and love all things cow :)

Aimee said... [reply]

Cute cartoon! I gave my mom the cow mug for mother's day. I was going to get myself one too, they are so cute. :) And yumm on the muffin!

Laury@TheFitnessDish said... [reply]

Haha..LOVE your post title..Munchkin would like it too ;-)

MUFFINS....LOVE your muffins!!!

Mi amore squash

The only thing I am looking forward to this winter is the butternut squash, actually..and my triple squash soup..yummmmm!!

ktbwood said... [reply]

HOT DANG look at the healthy dinna! WHOOO!!!
I love the looks of those MUFFINS TOO!!!

Clean Eating Chelsey said... [reply]

So, I'm sure you were positive I was going to comment on the muffin, but for real, I love that mug!!!!!! It is so cute!

I love squash of any kind - i love butternt squash, roasted, mashed, etc...

Monet said... [reply]

I adore squash (spaghetti being my favorite) and I adore all of these yummy muffins. They look so so good!

Jackie (Peaces of Earth) said... [reply]

You are too cute!! I love that Green Gobbling Squash Monster!!! haha so funny! It looks so delicious, I LOVE squash. Kabocha is one of my favs. I love just roasted it and sprinkling a little cinnamon and PB on it. It's like dessert! I also love sweet potatoes, do they count? I either make them into fries or do the cinnamon-y PB thing. Yum. Having sweet potato fries right now. :)

Kristie said... [reply]

I am squash obsessed. Pretty sure I could eat it every single day and never get sick of it. I adore buttercup and love it just straight up plain roasted, either right from the oven or cold leftover from the fridge. I could go for some right about now actually.

Joy said... [reply]

It's wonderful to see how optimitic your are by tasting a lot! I relly like it!

I also wanted to thank you for every comment! I really appreciat it! You such a lovely girl! I wish I coul do the same for you. But I have to work a lot. Keep on going with your blog because it awsome!

xx

jadeshakti.com said... [reply]

I wan a whole set of the cow mugs!

couchpotatoathlete said... [reply]

That muffin look so good!!! But not as good as your udder mug! Where did you get that thing?

Joanne said... [reply]

I am CONSTANTLY going to the korean supermarket near me and buying kabocha. Then roasting them and eating HALF (like 2 pounds of squash) for dinner. It's insane. And delicious. I love that you love squash.

*Naomi* said... [reply]

omg that MOO cup is so freakin cute! i think I saw it at pier 1 and I LOVE IT! :)
kabocha is awesome I also love speghetti squash! mixed with marinara and turkey meatballs YUMMM

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

I want that muffin and the coffee cup! I love it! I am a HUGE squash fan. Pumpkin is my favorite, but I also love butternut, then spaghetti, then crookneck, then zucchini...I think you get the point! Your eats look amazing!

brandi said... [reply]

love kabocha, but I just can't eat squash until the fall/winter! I don't want it until it's in season and then it's all I want :)

that muffin sounds SO good!

Chelsea said... [reply]

I love the looks of your dinner! I've been craving squash like mad lately. I think I'm getting a little too anxious for fall to get here. :D My favourite squash is acorn squash. I have a feeling I'd love kabocha too, but I can't find it anywhere!

Alex @ IEatAsphalt said... [reply]

That muffin sounds divine! I love anything involving coffee.

sara said... [reply]

your dinner looks awesome! i love acorn squash, which is what i thought you were eating -- i've never tried kabocha. butternut is always good, too -- roasted or pureed into a soup, yum!

Chef Dennis said... [reply]

hey, I think your salad had a face!!!! does that exclude it from being a vegan salad? Only kidding, I love having fun with my food too!! If we don't entertain ourselves somedays we dont get entertained! your fudge protein bar looked pretty darn good! hows your flour intake going?

Sara @ Nourish and Flourish said... [reply]

Muahaha I love your Green Gobbling Squash Monster dinner! Kabocha squash is BY FAR my favorite! Haven't been able to find it for months though...Once the winter months roll around it better be making a reappearance in the grocery store!

Thanks for the tips about chia seeds! They seem to be everywhere these days, so I guess I better give them a try!

Kenzie @ A Healthy Purpose said... [reply]

all your meals look delish! Love the coffee-cow mug.

I do adore squash. Spaghetti squash might be my favorite.

Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said... [reply]

I LOVE roasted winter squash; butternut is probably my favorite.

I tried that same bar for the first time a few days ago - I also thought it was quite yummy! :)

Missy said... [reply]

Your Squash Monster is A+DORABLE!!!!

My squash faves?
Acorn....with salt and pepper...sometimes cinnamon.

Spaghetti ... prepared in a "spaghetti" kind of way (0:/

Ameena said... [reply]

That muffin looks delicious and I love the minimal list of ingredients!

I love spaghetti squash most of all but I can eat any veggie anytime.

PS - The cow mug is too cute. Maya would LOVE that.

runrettarun said... [reply]

I LOVE squashes of all kinds. My fave is probably the yellow crookneck/summer squash. Roasting is my favorite way to prepare them but I'll take them pretty much anyway lol.

Leah said... [reply]

OMG I LOVE SQUASH!! Can you believe that any kind of squash, including pumpkin, has never graced my lips until I was 21 years old! I was deprived! haha

I love butternut squash best, especially steamed with a bit of salt and LOTS of pepper on it. Yum Yum! and Squash soup with curry in it. I could go on and on.

Karin said... [reply]

Mmmm all that food! You're torturing me! ;)
I absolutely LOVE squash. It's so comforting for some reason...

greekyogurt said... [reply]

I ve never tried squash in my life.
It looks delicious!

ohonemorething said... [reply]

Am I squash lover? HECK YES!!!!!!!!!!! To the infinite degree m'lady ;) My favorite would be.. kabocha! The one in front of my face on your post lol. If only I could reach out and eat it mwahaha. I love roasting them with coconut oil, cinnamon, and maple syrup. That muffin looks so glorious. No wonder they have muffins called Morning GLORY muffins :D It's pouring down here. My last week in FL and there's this crummy weather :\ Atleast it'll help the weather cool down?

XOXO

p.s. You mug is awesome :D

Emily said... [reply]

Oh no! Getting stuck in a downpour is never fun! That's some dedication...to post before showering and getting warm! :-)

Your salad looks epic. I do love squash. I like acorn squash with brown sugar + coconut oil, and I like spaghetti squash...and green zukes, which I guess are technically a kind of squash, too. :-)

wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas said... [reply]

My wireless modem was broken and I was without web for days....how I've missed your muffins! ;)

My favorite squash is delicata, with butternut a close second!

highonhealthy said... [reply]

Ahaha.. I love that cow cup!! Forget the muffin, I'll take the mug. ;)

I haven't had squash in forever because I didn't like it the last time I tried it but seeing as that was over a year ago, I've been thinking about seeing if my tastebuds have changed. Which I think they have.. so I don't know why I haven't picked up a squash yet.

thehungryscholar said... [reply]

I don't eat much squash to tell you the truth.

But coffee in a muffin sounds fantastic.

brittac said... [reply]

wow the sqaush monster looks like a WINNER!!!! so does the muffin.

also - I will be heading up to seattle soon on a family trip. We are spending a few days hiking near port angeles and then off to down town seattle for a few days. I am from texas so I have NO idea about geography up north and I do not know how close any of that is to you....BUT if it is near you I was thinking of a meet up maybe??!!! and if not, then you will just have to come to austin some day :)

Monique@She's Going The Distance said... [reply]

Oh man that muffin sounds legit!! Also, your lunch looks strikingly similar to your dinner... super cute about the green gobbling monster haha.

I don't eat squash until the fall. I hate eating and roasting things when it's this hot outside :) (110 today....)

sweetomhaven said... [reply]

I was laughing so hard at your cow mug!! TOO CUTE! :D

Jos said... [reply]

I love kabocha! Just steamed it and just eat it plain. It has its own sweetness. Love your green gobbling monster salad plate :D

the actor's diet said... [reply]

oh my god I LOVE YOUR MUG!!!

i pretty much eat all my squash roasted

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

Very healthy eats in this post!!!

I love all squash, especially spaghetti squash.

hannah bone @meager pumpkin said... [reply]

This is my idea of a perfect days' eats!
<3
I've had some pumpkin, some kabocha, and some spaghetti squash all today! I love squash, could eat it all day!

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