Favorite food items of the week and I got BIT

 Better than chocolate chip cookie dough - raw chocolate chip cookie balls.

 Blueberry Coconut Buckwheat Pancakes - recipe coming soon, I have to measure next time :)
  - coconut butter baked right into the center, yum yum!

Meatfree meatballs - - these are great with tomato sauce or Vegan Vodka sauce!

4 ounces unsweetened tomato paste
2 tablespoon peanut oil
2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1/4 cup seitan (wheat gluten)
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine the first eight ingredients in a medium bowl. Add bread crumbs and mix until well-combined.
Divide and shape mixture into eight 1-inch balls. Place the balls in the center of the parchment paper on baking sheet; fold paper over balls to enclose them entirely. Arrange wrapped balls folded side down.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Unwrap and coat with barbecue sauce. Bake unwrapped for 8 more minutes.

Carrot/Broccoli Orzo with Walnut Lentil Burgers and Dill Roasted Chickpeas (used a mix of leftover dill dressing), yum yum!

I'm pretty sure what I'm going through is - lack of sleep, PMS and hard workouts :) Thanks for the support and comments. No, I'm not pregnant!  I wouldn't be able to get through the hard workouts (a** kicking or not) if I was.  The nut balls above helped and I think a single lady cookie would help too if needed!  To add to my hormonal fun, Kara got 2 teeth at the beginning of this month (7 1/2 months) and today while eating she bit me.  I lost it completely and was hysterically crying and laughing at the same time. Oh boy!  Fun times.

Happy St Pattys day - did you make anything special today? I went to Wegmans for dinner - it was one of those days! 

Kara at 8 months old! the outfit was a little tight!

Nick at 1 month and 1+ weeks

happy st pattys

ready for a jog


  1. Oh my gosh are Kara and Nick adorable! What sweet pictures.

  2. great outfit! They look so different with each post! they are beautiful! what great smiles!

  3. Your kids are such cuties!