So Many Recipes, So Little Time

Although I haven’t posted doesn’t mean I haven’t been doing my share of recipe trying.  There are SO many recipes to try out there.

On Sunday morning I wanted to try this Quinoa Porridge that I saw on Heather’s Blog.  It looked quite interesting and I for sure have enough quinoa (4 pounds) to give it a try. 

Although mine didn’t look quite as delicious as her it was quite delicious and it made a ton and I am all about volume.  I like that it also keep me quite for full for a long time which is a bonus.  I think next time I won’t toast it quite as long.  But I will definitely be trying it again.

Sunday for dinner I saw a recipe for a Tamale Pie that sounded good.  It was quite simple to make the only down fall in my book is that it made a ton and hubby didn’t seem like he was interested in giving this one a try.  So I froze half of it for another time and I have pretty much been eating this one for lunch ever day. 

The only thing I will do different next time is make more of a cornbread topping this one used polenta which was good.  I just think  I would like more of a bread type topping.  I did see one on Peas and Thank You that I might give a try next time.

I had steamed broccoli with this and made creamy beet soup to go with it.  I have to admit I truly had my reservation about this.  First I am not much of beet fan and the thought of making it as a soup frightened me.  But I had several small cans of beets in my cupboard that I had no idea what to do with so it sounded like a good idea.

It was so beautiful it almost look like some kind of raspberry dessert.  It was really quite delicious and it had a sweet taste I was pleasantly surprised.

Last Friday when I knew my daughter was coming I decided to make her some cookies.  I guess the real truth is I wanted to try them and I needed an excused to make them and I knew if some one else was here to eat them I might not eat the whole batch.  I saw these cookies over at Tiffany Blog, a blog if you haven’t noticed that I have been doing a lot of recipes from .  These were no bake cookies which I liked the idea of.  No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Coconut Oaties

My daughter really, really liked these and I sent her home with the recipe.  I am so glad that I made them while she was here because I could tell that I wouldn’t have be able to control myself on these ones.  You must give them a try.  A really great treat for the kids.

As so can see I have been enjoying try all kinds of great recipes and I have another one that I had today that I can’t wait to share with you.  It was a quick and easy meal.  Gotta love those kinds!

I finished week two of the Couch to 5K.  It is going well and I am looking forward to the challenge of increasing my running time on Thursday.  I also did a DVD yesterday for a work out.  I truly need to start doing more strength training again.  I could really feel it in my lower body today.

Have you tried any new recipes this week?  Have you tried a recipe that you weren’t sure you would like but realized that it was quite good?

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4 responses to “So Many Recipes, So Little Time

  1. I have such a huge list of to-try recipes it’s not even funny. And I just keep making up my own on top of it all LOL

  2. So glad you enjoyed the porridge. We buy our quinoa in bulk as well. Love Costco. :) Haven’t tried any new recipes this week. Need to remedy that soon!

    P.S. Your beet soup did look so pretty.

  3. The porridge looks phenomenal! I keep mulling over the idea of breakfast quinoa – I’ll have to try that :) Thanks for sharing it!

  4. Good to see you still commited to the lifestyle goals.

    Two weeks in and definitely something to be proud of.
    :-) :-).

    Matt

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