I was pulling at my brain for dinner ideas tonight…I knew I didn’t want to go out and buy anything at the store so I thought about ingredients I had one hand: mushrooms, cheese, quinoa, onion……it all came together beautifully in a recipe I have made previously (back in December, recipe listed): Quinoa with Tallegio and Spicy Mushrooms, only this time I used Gruyere cheese instead. It was great—my idea of perfect comfort food….soft, cheesy quinoa grains mixed with sauteed onions and mushrooms all spiked with hot pepper flakes. Serious YUM food. I enjoyed a small–3 ounce–glass of wine with my dinner and now I’m watching The Horse Whisperer, one of my favorite movies!
This afternoon, after my CRAZY INTENSE workout (seriously I am going to be SO sore tomorrow, especially my abs), I decided to do some baking. I miss baking class so much–can’t wait to be back in the kitchens! Today I baked chocolate almond biscotti, a variation of a biscotti recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks, “Vegetarian Times Cooks Mediterranean”. I halved the recipes and made sort of “mini” biscotti. I haven’t had one yet but I plan to in a little while for dessert! The dough sure tasted yummy though 🙂
When I got home from the gym I also made a little snack: 6 ounces of plain lowfat yogurt with a handful of blueberries and a couple kashi crackers. I needed something to replenish my hard worked muscles!
About 172 calories
Yes, I am the thriftiest person alive—I actually saved this parchment paper from a couple weeks ago in baking class so I could have some next time I baked at home. Wow, I’m cheap.
About 526 calories, including a glass of wine. I used the same recipe as listed in my recipe section but instead of using a whole tbsp of olive oil to saute with, I only used 2 tsp. I used 1 ounce gruyere cheese to replace the tallegio. I also used 2 ounces of dry quinoa.
Does it benefit y’all to get the calorie count of my meals and snacks? I’m thinking of stopping that but wanted to hear your thoughts. Thanks!