Sunday, March 25, 2012

pillsbury speed dinner

it's the last day of spring break and i realized i didn't cook once this entire week. for being "off" i never took the time to bake or cook! but i'm remedying that right this instant by doing some pseudo cooking that fills my tummy with tastiness.
these are the pillsbury refrigerated buttermilk biscuits. i sort of stretched them out a bit, topped them w/ tomato sauce, yellow peppers, onions and some oregano and baked at 350 for about 15 minutes (check the bottoms of the biscuits to make sure they are pretty cooked). then i topped it with a mozzarella/provolone shredded cheese and baked for another 5 minutes (or until melted goodness).
 i used the refrigerated butter tastin ones for the cinnamon rolls. i placed two of the biscuits side by side and rolled them out so they connected. with just a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon i spread that over and then rolled the bad boy up. it worked the best with cutting the "sushi" roll into 4 pieces and then putting them in the buttered dish, baking at 350 until golden brown.
mix some powdered sugar and some milk until you get a good icing consistency and gobble away! happy quick cooking:)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

indian in a box

here's the dal palak with rice from kohinoor. it was actually really tasty and i didn't get that usual salty feel after eating packaged food where i end up guzzling more water after one meal than i do in a whole day. checking out the ingredient list there are no preservatives and all the stuff is spices and foods i recognize. the meal is also halal and gluten free and did i mention it only takes 2 minutes to cook! talk about lazy person's food. i think my maximum time for preparing a meal has dropped to under 5 minutes...which is sad, but if i can find more kohinoor varieties somewhere then i'll be in luck. :)

Thursday, March 8, 2012


over this year i've been volunteering with the center for health and wellbeing as a student dietitian at school and a fellow volunteer and i put together a spread for the heath center's student magazine. it turned out pretty awesome.
check out page 9

part of our spread got put into their blog (i need to work on my own layout after looking at this one). it has some great snack ideas.

it's shaping up to be a gorgeous day today so the plan is to get outside as much as possible and soak in some vitamin D and get some physical activity in at the same time (and maybe some shopping on the side!) i need some new running shoes as i've had mine for over 2 years (suggested replacement time, around 300 miles)

i get runner's world newsletters and the most recent one had some portable/quick ideas for food (i'm not so sure about some of the snacks)

made a trip to costco and they had these microwaveable indian dishes of dal palak with basmati rice. it's a box w/ 4 packs and it cost under $8 (so much cheaper than going to indian when i have an indian fix). i'm always looking for foods to pack for school when i'm stuck there all day. it's reduced sodium and gluten free. if i eat an entire pack (which i would, b/c i would be microwaving it at school...why they have to make the serving size 1/2 of a pack is illogical. but for a whole pack it will be 12 g of fat (2 from saturated), 14% of my sodium, 16 g of dietary fiber (oh yeahhh), 16 g of protein, 12% iron and other miscellaneous vitamins and minerals. i'm hoping to try it later today, so i'll give you the scoop on how it tastes