20 May 2011

Catch and Release

The warmer weather means more fruit and more parfaits!

Superfood Pineapple Parfait with yogurt, 
green food powder, pineapple, and cinnamon

For lunch, I generally stick with wraps and a little protein...

3/4 cup cottage cheese on a bed of raw spinach, tomato, onion, and black pepper

Then I baked it in the oven for about 5 minutes

Long enough to gently wilt the greens and crisp the tortilla

After some sun worshiping a.k.a. tanning, I was badly craving fruit!

First, I sliced up some cantaloupe, plums, and an asian pear

Then I made this ugly but yummy looking Coconut Carob Sauce: 1/4 cup 
unsweetened coconut milk, 1 Tbsp roasted carob powder, and a dash of water

And poured it over the fruit...

It definitely tastes better than it looks people!

Dinner was a classic stir-fry with a twist...

I added edamame beans which are my new addiction :)

There's also 1 small cubed kabocha squash, corn kernels, 
broccoli, snap peas, celery, kale, swiss chard, zucchini, and onion

I believe the spices I used were paprika, cayenne, 
Italian blend, cumin, coriander, garlic, and rosemary

After dinner I noticed there was a guest who dropped by, uninvited

Hello Wasp!

After having witnessed years of brutal bug massacres from my
 Mom growing up, I am more apt to taking a gentler approach haha

"Don't worry, Kelsey won't kill you"

I took the wasp outside to fly free to sting some poor innocent person

*Shake shake shake*

*Shake Shake Shake* some more...

I didn't think saying goodbye would be this hard for Waspy :(

"You can't live in my glass jar forever!"

And with that, Waspy flew away... lol

Thank you to everyone who entered the Francine's Finest 
Giveaway. I will announce the 3 winners later this afternoon.


Anonymous said... [reply]

Parfait looking wonderfuly!
I always try to save bugs like that, getting them outside. But sometimes they just don't want to leave :))

Anonymous said... [reply]

aaahhh that's a yellow jacket.. ! those scare me so much!

Aspiring Steph said... [reply]

whoa...the wasp looks scary to me. I literally panick when I see bugs - especially spiders, bees, or wasps. It's so nice you don't just kill it. My mom says you should always just "let go" of bugs and never kill - that's just cruel.

Anonymous said... [reply]

i've been all about morning smoothies lately! i love to sprinkle shelled edamame on my salads, creates a nice taste/texture :)

MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said... [reply]

Ah I hate wasps...but I also hate squashing bugs. I much prefer your approach :-)

I am totally making a wrap like that this afternoon!

Ellie@fitforthesoul said... [reply]

wowww you're brave b/c who knows if the wasp would have been vengeful! :P Mmmm I made a similar sauce this morning too! coconut flour+flaxmilk+carob powder. tres delicieux

Megan said... [reply]

That carob sauce sounds so good! Over some ice cream... Yum!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Everything tastes better with a little carob :) Wait... that's not true!

Anonymous said... [reply]

I had yogurt and granola for breakfast, yum! Aww that's cute that you let him go! I do the same.
Have a lovely weekend girl!


Anonymous said... [reply]

You are one brave girl to play with a wasp! And I can't get over how colorful your meals are... it's so inspiring!!

Heather Iacobacci-Miller said... [reply]

I've been craving pineapple recently. Must pick some up soon!

Crystal said... [reply]

I saw my first wasp today, too. Wasps scare me!

Today was a fruit salad kind of day for me too. :)

Monique Geisler said... [reply]

I love summer produce :)

Missy said... [reply]

You are brave and mighty kind.
I'd have ran.

McKayla said... [reply]

OMG. Every meal looks amazing! I would never think to bake a wrap with cottage cheese in oven, but I'm sure I'd love it. Can't wait to try this!!!

Olivia said... [reply]

Ooh I love cottage cheese wraps!! Such a good idea, I haven't had one in wayy too long! (lunch time!) I love how stubborn that little waspy was, you'd think he'd want to be freed from that little glass jar! :)

Kelsey said... [reply]

the wrap looks refreshing! I wouldn't have thought to put in cottage cheese.

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

You are so cute ... I would have stommped the wasp.

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