I DID IT! I SURVIVED THE WHOLE 30!
From now on my desserts will look like these “croNOTS” – made from donut-shaped apple slices and healthy toppings like almond butter and yogurt!
W30 was fun, and I learned some things about myself and the food I eat, but I’m happy to be able to say ‘yes’ again to things like quinoa, and rice, and peanut butter, and cake.
Much to everyone’s surprise (especially my own) I haven’t actually had either chocolate OR peanut butter since I finished the diet, which means I’ve officially achieved a lifetime record of going over one month without either of them!
I haven’t cracked these beauties open yet because I’m afraid that, after all that healthy crap I’ve been eating, they will just taste like pure sugar and chemicals… So I’ve decided to give my taste-buds a week or two to adjust to the real world before I break them open.
After that, MURDER. May god have mercy on their delicious cookie souls.
Fruit season is upon us and since we’ve been demolishing fruit like its nobody’s business (FH has a serious rainier cherry addiction, if they didn’t have such a short season I may be more concerned). We decided to enhance the speed at which we can inhale our sweet treats by making two new friends: Professor Hullsworth and his less distinguished counterpart Pitts (he likes to pit cherries).
I’m more of a minimalist really so for the past few years I’ve been convincing myself that these were unnecessary kitchen items and a waste of money. After about a week of owning them I am happy to say that they may actually be my two favorite kitchen gadgets. Maybe I really DO need that apple-corer after all…
Meanwhile on the internet…
This guy totally wasted his free pet owl by throwing it outside.
Wit and Vinegar made the donuts of my dreams
Eater began its own cookbook review column ….
We uncovered the truth about cookie butter…
TheKitchn introduced us to the future of food packaging …
Japan again shows us that they are superior in every way by creating a penguin GPS app
And my froyo dreams are finally coming true with the creation of an automatic froyo dispenser (with an awesome f*cking name – THE FROBOT!). At the low, low price of 30K I don’t know how I can NOT invest in one, really…
Finally, with our country’s day of independence just around the corner, who would I be to rob you of a RECIPE ROUNDUP?
4th of July Recipe Round-up
These itty bitty cute caprese bites (add more bits of tomato and cheese and turn them into caprese skewers!)
Pass the Sushi‘s Huli-Huli bacon chicken bites
Herbed cream-cheese avocado canapes from Natasha’s Kitchen
Emma Magazine’s BBQ Meatball Sandwiches with Peach Slaw
SkinnyTaste’s BBQ shrimp skewers
Grilled garlic-basil chicken breasts from yours truly
Slow cooker pulled pork from Kitchen Mason
Pioneer Woman’s oven-barbecued chicken
Or give these 5-chili turkey burgers a try
Movita Beacoup‘s potato salad
Herbed quinoa garden salad from Pinch of Yum
Foolproof Living’s watermelon, avocado, and mint salad with feta
Fresh sweet corn salad from Our Best Bites
How about a super easy s’mores icebox cake?
Or, if you’re feeling extra motivated, you can make this American Flag Cake from Food52
Or, slightly less taxing, are these roasted berry napoleons from My Baking Addiction
How about these delectable peanut butter s’mores bars from Just a Taste?
Bomb Pop Shots from A Beautiful Mess
These super easy watermelon margaritas from yours truly
This refreshing (alcohol-free) strawberry-basil soda from Striped Spatula