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Breakfast Bowls ALL Week

HELLO Friday! So it was 65-70 degrees and sunny all week here on Nantucket...AMAZING! I was giddy that I was able to wear shorts, leave the doors and windows open, sit outside in the mornings to eat my breakfast. Enjoying these days as much as possible, because I have a feeling it will be like a light switch and I will be moaning about how cold I am...Right?

But back to breakfast...I LOVE breakfast! I love enjoying it after a busy early morning of work, clients, and my workout. When I get back to the house, I whip it up and make sure it is hearty, delicious, and packed with all the nutrients to keep me happy and healthy. And this week they were ALL out of bowls, hence the title. So let us take a look at my breakfasts during the week...

For those mornings when all I want is crunchy, hearty, and large clusters of granola, this breakfast gets satisfies all of those needs. Michele's Cherry Chocolate Granola is DELICIOUS! I could easily eat half the bag, so I measure a serving and then pick out all the large clusters to eat on the side. Granola clusters make me happy...It is the little things, friends. In this bowl I added:

Breakfast Bowls

Pumpkin pancake for the WIN! So simple and so easy and the perfect combo of nutrients to eat after a busy morning and a hard workout. This pancake keeps me full for hours and yes I eat my pancakes out of a bowl and with a spoon because I don't want to waste ANY of that nut butter.

  • Pumpkin Pancake
  • 1 diced apple;
  • HEAPING spoonful of peanut butter!
Breakfast Bowls

One of my FAVORITE things about being an entrepreneur is that I create my own hours. Yes, I start sending emails around 6:15 AM and I have a tendency to work on the weekends, but that is okay because I love what I do. And I love when a friend says it is time to go out for a boat ride because it is 70 degrees and feels like Summer. Pack up a big breakfast bowl and run out the door. I packed this container with: 

  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt;
  • 2 cups of larger than life green grapes;
  • 1/4 c unsalted almonds!
Breakfast Bowls

And there was the really ugly but delicious breakfast bowl! It is funny how some of the best and most satisfying meals can sometimes truly be the ugliest. This smoothie did not disappoint, but gosh it was really ugly looking. I am trying out Rootz Nutrition for the first time and I have to say that this Paleo Protein Superfood was pretty darn good. More information to come later on this. In this smoothie I added:

  • 1 scoop of Rootz Nutrition;
  • 1 apple (1/2 blended + 1/2 diced and put on top);
  • 1/2 tbs chia seeds;
  • HEAPING spoonful of peanut butter;
  • Lots of Simply Organic cinnamon!
Breakfast Bowls

I do not know about y'all, but I have been eating a LOT of apples lately! They are so good and go with everything and pair really well with peanut butter...Obviously! I have been eating 3-4 per week. Tis the season! I make protein pancakes a lot (because they are super easy) but will usually switch up the fruit to whatever I am craving or have in the fridge. In this bowl I whipped up:

  • 1x egg + 1 scoop Rootz Nutrition  + baking powder;
  • 1x diced apple;
  • HEAPING spoonful of peanut butter!
Breakfast Bowls

What is your favorite breakfast bowl these days?

What Fall fruit can you not get enough of?

What I Eat For Dinner At Home...

Hey Monday...Hey middle of June...Hey where the heck is time going? I had such a great weekend with my little sister and her good friend on Nantucket. We ate...We drank all the rose, in honor of National Rose Day of course...We danced...We just had fun! My little sister is pretty amazing. I learn a lot from her...She is outgoing, fearless, honest, strong, and beautiful on the inside and out, a dog whisperer, and always gives BIG HUGS! She is just a blast and I am grateful for her advice and help that she gives me.  Geez where did all that sappiness talk come from...Onto the food!

I love to cook at home! My meals are definitely not elaborate. They are simple, nourishing, healthy, and pretty delicious for being so easy to put together during the week. I typically now eat 5 meals at home and 2 meals out, which is the perfect balance for me these days. At the end of a long day, I like to be able to throw a dinner together and relax in front of the TV and enjoy my guilty pleasure Bravo TV shows. Yes, I know it is bad, but these shows require no thinking and let us face it, they are comical and definitely entertaining. 

So here is what a week of meals look like that I cook at home here on Nantucket Island...

Seasoned Flank Steak with Grilled Romaine - Parmesan - Tomatoes

What I Eat For Dinner At Home

Seasoned Salmon with Roasted Zuccini - Sweet Potato

What I Eat For Dinner At Home

NJ Bagel with Seasoned Tuna Salad - Romaine - Tomatoes

What I Eat For Dinner At Home

Grilled Seasoned Pork Chops with Brussels Sprouts - Romaine - Tomatoes - Feta Cheese

What I Eat For Dinner At Home

Roasted Salmon with Brussels Sprouts - Indian Bread - Avocado

What I Eat For Dinner At Home

Do you like to cook complex meals or simple meals?

How many nights do you eat out during the week?

Thursday Thoughts

Time is FLYING...POOF just like that May is already coming to an end and I cannot believe how quickly the days, weeks, and months disappear 30 miles out at sea! No matter how early I start my morning, there just doesn't seem to be enough time in the day. I have been busy and learning to manage my time better...stop working at a certain time...and really just doing "what I can when I can". For example, I always have good intentions of putting together 2 blog posts per week, but something comes up and I realize I just can't do it. There is not enough quality time to put together a quality piece...so why force it! Plus, when you are managing 4 social media accounts, clients, and blogging, it leaves little time to have FUN...and this woman needs to have FUN, so I am working on doing just that! 

Thursday Thoughts

My workouts have been STRONG...I am back in the gym and back to strength training and it feels good and I feel strong! Lately, I have been doing 60-minute workouts that entail cycling or running and then focusing on a specific muscle group. Right now I am doing higher repetitions, lower weights, and lots of CORE work! I also like to take a late afternoon break and disconnect with Lucy. We will walk the streets and just be! Sometimes they are quick...sometimes long...We just go with it and look at all the pretty houses and just soak it all in...Beautiful island life! 

Michele's Granola is DELICIOUS...Yesterday's weather was AMAZING and I am a happy camper that I can now spend more time outside on the porch working, eating, and let Little Lucy run crazy! She is very very very happy. But this granola...OMG! The clusters, the crunch, the flavor...DELISH! I put some into an almost empty Crunchy Peanut Butter Woodstock-Foods jar + a sliced banana + some blueberries and it was ridiculously good. I have been craving bananas this week. Before slicing them, I actually like to put them in the fridge for a good 30 minutes so that they are cold when eaten. And I definitely searched the bag for the large clusters and had some on the side as well.

Slow Cooked Costco Ribs are ALWAYS a good idea...I love making these Costco ribs!!! They are so delicious, fatty, and some seriously delicious comfort food. I bake it in the oven at 250 degrees covered for 5 hours. The last 15 minutes, I uncover them and bake at 400 degrees to get them crispy! This time around I paired it with roasted cauliflower, which was seasoned with Simply Organic seasonings, and cole slow. Oh and don't forget the hot sauce! 

Thursday Thoughts

 Currently Obsessed With The TV Show The Night Manager...It is a great mini-series and the main character is HOT...This show is AMAZING and Tom Hiddleston is just dreamy! I stumbled upon this show on a lazy Sunday and was immediately hooked. It is mysterious, scandalous, and sit on the edge of your seat captivating. The last episode was last night and I cannot wait to watch it later this weekend. And it definitely helps that Tom has an accent, great fashion, body, looks, and charisma. Swooning..... 

Thursday Thoughts

That kind of wrap things up before the holiday weekend! I have a lot of post ideas that I want to share next month, but like I said, I just need the time to put them together. Be on the lookout for some workouts, recipes, and what my single life is like on Nantucket...That should definitely be a good one! Until then...Have a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend and see you next week! XOXO

What is your favorite show as of lately?

Granola or cereal? 

 

 

Recent Nantucket EATS

Giddy with joy that it is Friday...That the Nantucket Wine Festival is here...That the sun has been shining and the temperatures are SLOWLY getting warmer...That my recent eats have been delicious, nourishing, and simply awesome! Oh and I am back in the gym building up my strength and it feels good to be a little sore and that my appetite is revved up and ready to eat all the good food...New attitude...New perspective...New outlook after the cleanse. I am on a roll folks! The energy and creative juices are pouring out and I am just going with it!!!

So let us talk about food and what I have been devouring this past week...YUMMY!

Scrambled Eggs With Salba Chia...Blueberries...Chocolate Nuttzo

Recent Eats

Everything NJ Bagel With Avocado And Broccoli Salad

Recent Eats

BIG OLD SALAD With Chicken Salad With Brussels Sprouts...Simply Organic Spices...Hot Sauce

Recent Eats

Chicken Breast With Roasted Potatoes And Broccolini

Recent Eats

Udi's Gluten Free Pizza Crust With Pepperoni...Olives...Mushrooms

Recent Eats

I love that the outdoor table and chairs have been set up so that I can work outside with Lucy on the warmer days and soak up that Vitamin D! Yes I can very frustrated some days being an entrepreneur, but being able to work outside daily is a major perk. Plus they make my food photos look a lot more pretty...even my breakfast with that ridiculous dollop of chocolate Nuttzo! 

Luckiest Nantucket Rescue Dog

What is your favorite salad topping?

Are you working on strength or endurance these days?

Beef Tagine With Roasted Cauliflower

Sundays on Nantucket are made for slow cooked meals...car rides...exploring new trails...and picking wild daffodils on Nantucket! I love preparing these kind of recipes on the weekend, so then you can spend the rest of the day doing chores, exploring the island, or just sitting on the coach relaxing. It is the weekend, you can do whatever you want!

Nantucket Island

This past Sunday Supper did not disappoint and it is my favorite Moroccan recipe thus far. This is the second time I have made this dish and it is DELICIOUS, hearty, and good for you. Do not let the list of ingredients intimidate you...It is really very simple and most importantly it is made with real ingredients. This Moroccan meal is loaded with flavor. It is hearty. And it is the perfect way to end a weekend. Oh and it makes the house smell AMAZING! This recipe is from The Food Of Morocco...I hope that you will give it a try...ENJOY!

Ingredients

Beef Tagine With Roasted Cauliflower
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Simply Organic turmeric
  • 5 tbs Primal Kitchen avocado oil
  • 3 pounds beef short ribs
  • 1 tsp Simply Organic paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground McCormick ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground McCorkmick cumin
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 2 tbs finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbs finely chopped parsley
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 12 ounces diced tomatoes
  • Juice 1/2 lemon
Beef Tagine With Roasted Cauliflower

Directions

  • Heat up tagine over medium heat until warm. Mix 1 tsp of salt, pepper, turmeric with 1 1/2 tbs of olive oil and add to the warm pan. 
  • Add the beef and saute gently until golden on all sides. Cook for 15 minutes, without lifting the cover.
Beef Tagine With Roasted Cauliflower
  • Add the paprika, ginger, cumin, diced onion, half of the herbs, and 1/2 cup of water. Cover again and simmer gently for 3 hours, until the meat is very tender and has fallen off the bones. 
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the cauliflower into pieces and mix with 3 tbs of olive oil, 1/2 tsp of salt, pinch of red pepper flakes. Roast for 15 minutes. Toss and mix well. Roast for another 15 minutes. 
  • Remove the meat from the tagine and remove and discard the bones. Return the meat to the tagine and lightly brown in the juices. Tilt the pan and discard the excess fat. 
Beef Tagine With Roasted Cauliflower

Add the cauliflower, tomatoes, and remaining chopped herbs over the beef. Bring to a boil to reheat. Add the lemon juice and serve! ENJOY! 

Beef Tagine With Roasted Cauliflower

How do you spend your Sundays?

Do you like to make slow cooked meals on the weekend?