Saturday, August 20, 2011

Eating like it's Fall...

Yesterday's high was 86° and the leaves on the trees are all still green....and yet my stomach seems to thinks it's Fall.  

Last night I was on my own.  No hubs and no Kai.  That meant I could eat ANYTHING I wanted.  And I wanted Chili???  What is wrong with me?

Seriously, I could have had the biggest salad in the world and there was no one to comment on all that green.  But I wanted Chili...and pumpkin.  Is there anything more Fall-Themed than chili and pumpkin?  Add a little Apple Cider, a football game and some costumes and we might as well call it October.  Actually, now that I think about it there was a Colt's game last night.  Hummmm

Now since I'm not one to deny myself, I made some chili.  And it hit the spot perfectly! :)


Breakfast:  Once again Kai wanted cereal and I wanted oatmeal...

Cheerios + Kix + Wheat Berries + milk

Oatmeal (1/4C oats, 1/4C water, 1/4C Almond Milk) + Cinnamon + Raisins


We had decided to go to the zoo and wanted to eat first so lunch needed to come together quickly.  Sadly we didn't have any left overs so it was a little random...

Raw Veggies & Humus, Apple, Cottage Cheese & Quinoa with Parm. Cheese on top
Random, but tasty. :)


Dinner was what I was craving:

1/4 Onion - chopped
1/4 Bell Pepper - chopped
BIG Handful of Spinach
1 Roma Tomato - chopped
1 Can Diced Tomatoes with Chili
3/4 C cooked Black Beans
3/4 C cooked Wheat Berries
1/2 T Chili Powder (more or less to taste)
1/2 T Paprika
1/2 T carob or cocoa powder
1 t cumin powder

Saute the onion in a little EVOO until clear. 
Add the Bell Pepper, Spinach & Roma Tomato then cook until spinach is wilted.

Add the rest of the ingredients and let simmer.

When you just can't wait any longer put it in your bowl and top with some lime juice and avocado.

But that wasn't enough to quench my Fall craving.

No, I needed pumpkin!

That's right, for dessert I had a Big Ol' Bowl of Libby's Pumpkin Puree.

Topped with a drizzle of maple syrup & molasses,
pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg & ginger), chia seeds & pumpkin seeds.

And with that, my craving was satisfied...

For the night anyway. :)


  1. Making this tonight :)

  2. I loved it, Lorelei ate a whole bowl, Adelaide cried after every bite. 2 out of 3 is not bad.

  3. Awe, was it too spicy for her? Poor thing. Give her a hug from me. I'm glad you and Lorelei liked it though. It seems so weird to hear about Lorelei eating real food. In my mind she's still a little baby! lol!