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Hunger Inspires the Best Meals

by Meghann on July 23, 2009

In the spirit of eating down my bar stash I stumbled upon a bar I almost forgot existed.

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Do you remember the Jamkrafas rage of last November? I do. I also remember when Abbie ate my free samples. Luckily Megan was lovely enough to send me more, which I apparently forgot about. Ooopppsss…

I’ve had the chocolate flavor one before and I recall it being tasty, but not very filling. The same was true this time. I ate this baby around 3:30 and was already starting to hear my tummy grumble when I left work 2 hours later. I ignored it though and was able to take Abbie to the park for approximately 30 minutes before I just could not take it anymore.

On my drive home I quickly planned this amazing meal in my head. Its amazing how super hunger will inspire some of the best meals. ๐Ÿ™‚

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This was a meal made up of 5 different elements that I layered one on top of another on my favorite star plate.

  • Layer 1 – Steamed Kale drizzled with balsamic vinegar
  • Layer 2 – Jicama
  • Layer 3Left over Grilled Eggplant, Zucchini, & Yellow Squash that had marinated in balsamic vinegar
  • Layer 4 – Grilled Organic Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Sausage
  • Layer 5 – Sprinkle of shredded Parmesan Cheese

Can we say Holy Yum?

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After being in the fridge overnight the veggies really had a chance to soak up the balsamic flavors. The chicken sausage added a great hearty flavor to the overall dish, it added a little savory to balance out the sweetness of the veggies.

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The best part was since this meal was mostly repurposing left overs, this whole meal took 10 minutes to throw together. The most effort I had to put into it was steaming the kale and grilling the sausage in the George Foreman. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Did you know today is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day? Sounds like a great day to celebrate to me!

I celebrated with a makeshift Hot Brownie Sundae.

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I heated up a Vitalicous Vita Brownie and topped it with a spoonful of Vanilla Ice Cream. Nom Nom Nom

Happy National Vanilla Ice Cream Every one!!!

Now I’m off to pack and get to bed super early so I can get a killer run in the morning. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m a little bummed because I just did laundry and realized one of my brand new running shirts is missing. What makes it worse is I only got to wear it once. *sniff*sniff

Do you ever just have clothes randomly disappear on you?

1 honeynutlo2 July 23, 2009 at 8:45 pm

you have got to try the banana soft serve! its ridic good!

xoxo
lo

2 Adriana July 23, 2009 at 8:53 pm

YeS! especially socks…I have so many mismatched pairs!

3 VeggieGirl July 23, 2009 at 8:54 pm

YES!! I swear that my dryer leads to another dimension, and that’s where a lot of my missing clothes are located, haha ๐Ÿ˜€

4 Matt July 23, 2009 at 9:14 pm

I will have to get some vanilla ice cream tonight ๐Ÿ™‚

5 trinichiqn July 23, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Yes but for me it is usually the case of the non-returning sister.

Although I do have two pairs of missing socks, I like funky, bright, rainbow socks that my sister would never be caught dead in, so who knows what happened to those.

6 MarathonVal July 23, 2009 at 9:43 pm

Yes it’s ridiculous!!! I have lost way more than just socks – including shirts and even pairs of jeans!!!! So mysterious….

7 Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 23, 2009 at 9:43 pm

nice makeshift sundae! I had no idea today was national vanilla ice cream day! I have none in the house to honor the occasion! ;( I guess I’ll have to make up for it this weekend… ๐Ÿ˜‰

8 Sarah July 23, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Nice sundae! Nom, indeed!

I lose all sorts of clothes. I just bought a ton of new socks like 2 months ago, and already can’t find a matching pair. And I got in a huff because I couldn’t find my green shorts this morning, either.

I hope your shirt turns up!

9 Erica July 23, 2009 at 9:51 pm

Your dinner looks awesome! I love jicama…I need ot pick one up this weekend. It looks especially awesome on that star plate

10 amanda July 23, 2009 at 9:54 pm

i lost this really cute shirt that i got at old navy, couldnt find it for a month! It was like stuck way behind some hung up clothes…..hope u find ur shirt

11 Kelly July 23, 2009 at 10:07 pm

You left that shirt at home silly! I’l trade you your Running shirt for my Old Navy green, yellow white dress. ๐Ÿ™‚

12 leslie July 23, 2009 at 10:45 pm

i lose socks all the time. seriously, every other time i do laundry, i lose one! i don’t know where they go!

13 roseyrebecca July 23, 2009 at 10:45 pm

I’m sure your shirt will show up eventually. I’ve lost and found clothes a million times! Your lunch looks delicious!

Rebecca
http://roseyrebecca.wordpress.com

14 roseyrebecca July 23, 2009 at 10:46 pm

I meant dinner! lol

15 Bec July 23, 2009 at 10:52 pm

mmm perfect dinner and desert!

16 Jen July 23, 2009 at 10:59 pm

Oh YUMMY dinner and dessert!!!!

17 Melissa S. July 23, 2009 at 11:15 pm

my clothes always disappear. my dryer eats my shorts, not my socks.

18 Whit July 23, 2009 at 11:31 pm

haha, I just noticed in the comments that Kelly found your shirt! Gotta love sisters! I think half my wardrobe belongs to my sisters? uh oh.

19 Amy July 23, 2009 at 11:40 pm

Haha, Kelly comment is funny and makes a lot more sense. Dryers DO eat socks, but I don’t know about shirts! ๐Ÿ™‚

20 Sarah W. July 24, 2009 at 8:15 am

I don’t really lose stuff from my dryer. But the one article of clothing I lost was very sentimental, it was a DC shoes hoodie – very well worn in ๐Ÿ™‚ and I must have lost it at the gym!!! booo ๐Ÿ™ hubby gave it to me the first year we started dating as a holiday gift ๐Ÿ™ poop!

21 Julie July 24, 2009 at 8:16 am

Yes! I am missing 2 cute shirts that I like alot. I don’t know where they dissapeared too! Unless I mistook my trash for my hamper and threw them away…?

22 andee July 24, 2009 at 8:26 am

Yum ice cream sundae! I need to get more of those Vita-brownies asap. I totally lose socks, it’s so weird like the washer/dryer ate them up!

23 healthy ashley July 24, 2009 at 8:31 am

Your meal looks so good!

I would love to try JamFrankas but can;t find them anywhere!

24 JohannaB July 24, 2009 at 11:29 am

When I used public machine I frequently “lost” items. Now that I have my own washer/dryer the only thing that goes missing is socks.

25 Nicole July 24, 2009 at 8:30 pm

I ALWAYS lose my laundry! I think my dryer is a black hole.

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