Thursday, July 23, 2009

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. πŸ™‚

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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. πŸ˜‰

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. πŸ™‚

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?

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The Other Half of the Muffin

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