My trip to Oregon was awesome and I can’t wait to share some of the photos I took! It will take me a couple days to look through them all so hang tight. 🙂 Although I love traveling, one of my least favorite parts is when I return home and feel kind of crappy because I wasn’t eating an exactly healthy diet to say the least. On top of that, I took a red eye on the flight home so by the time I got back to my apartment I thought I was going to collapse. After a quick nap I headed to the grocery store for some fresh fruit to make a smoothie – exactly what I was craving. I like making lassis – yogurt based smoothies – when I’m looking for something more creamy and filling. This Peach Mango Lassi is sweet (but not too sweet) and very refreshing.
Peach Mango Lassi
Makes 2 small lassis or 1 large
- 1 cup of peach yogurt
- ¼ cup of chopped mango (can use frozen or fresh)
- ¼ cup of chopped peach (can use frozen or fresh)
- Splash of coconut milk, to ensure smooth blending
- Sprinkle of rolled oats for top.
It couldn’t be easier! Add all ingredients and blend until smooth. You can add more coconut milk if necessary. After I pour my lassi, I like adding rolled oats for an earthy flavor.
About a month ago my mom gave me a speech about how we should all be making our food and eating out of cast iron skillets. I have to admit that whenever I order a dish at a restaurant, it is instantly more appetizing when it comes out in a steaming skillet (ie baked eggs at the Penrose), so I caved and bought one for myself. While I haven’t used it as much as I should be – being on a cleanse at the moment isn’t really helping – the several meals I have made have been great. And I don’t mean that in a bragging way – I actually enjoyed my dinner more than I normally do. I am a big fan of eggs and the cast iron skillet allows for easy compilations of eggs + whatever else you want. Below is a picture of one of my first attempts at making eggs with kale, onions, avocado, and chives. I’ll be documenting as I make more.
A few weekends ago I was extremely bored. I often think of myself as a young Julia Child (not), so I decided to spend my Saturday evening making pesto in the Magic Bullet my mom gave me. I used this lemon pesto recipe I found on Pinterest. It was surprisingly super easy, although I was low on pine nuts. Who knew they are so expensive?! I went to the grocery store, had a heart attack, and bought $2.00 worth – approximately ten nuts. Anyways, next time I’ll make sure I’m financially prepared to purchase pine nuts and maybe I’ll try a variation.