Friday, October 23, 2009

A Taste Of Summer

I felt much better today!  Thanks for all the well wishes!  I was still a bit dizzy this morning, so I decided to ditch the gym for some outdoor activity later.

I was starving as soon as I woke up and couldn’t wait to make breakfast.  Eggs sounded good, so I whipped up and open-faced omelette with ham, spinach and Cabot’s 75% reduced fat cheddar


Most of the morning was spent catching up on all the things I couldn’t do yesterday (blogging, cleaning, grocery shopping).  I finally got around to lunch quite late because breakfast had been such a filling meal.  I decided to use up some leftover fridge items for lunch – chickpeas and butternut squash.  Hmmm…an interesting combo, right?!  I thought it might be good with some whole wheat couscous and grated parmesan cheese.  It was a good call!


When the daughters got home from school, I decided it was too nice a day to stay inside.  It was beautiful and close to 70 degrees!  Unfortunately, big daughter had too much homework to finish, but little daughter and I got to go for a nice 30 minute walk around the neighborhood.  I would have loved to walk longer, but little daughter wasn’t having it!  But, we had a great time soaking up some vitamin D anyway!

For dinner, I took advantage of the beautiful weather to bring back a bit of summer with burgers on the grill.  Regular ones for the family and a Gardenburger Portabella Veggie Burger for me.  I snazzed up my burger with a topping made with my favorite goat cheese…


Chavrie goat cheese is the best!  It is mild and really creamy.  For my topping, I mixed 2 tbsp. of Chavrie with 1 tbsp. of sundried tomatoes (in oil).  I spread it on the veggie burger and put it on and Ezekiel Sesame Hamburger Bun


I went with shoestring fries and a nice green salad on the side…


Mmmm…I taste summer!!!

I ended the night with the new Cooking Light


Ah, so many great recipes…so little time :)

Enjoy your day, everyone!

Question of the Day:  What is your favorite magazine?


Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

My fave magazine is Elle. It's a nice mix of fluff and in-depth articles. And I like to lust after things I'll never be able to afford :O)

Your lunch looks cheesey and delish!!

Melissa said...

Love All You magazine.

lk (Healthy Delicious) said...

oooh, Idon't think I got that issue yet!

My favorite mag is either fine cooking or food and wine. Lots of good stuff!

Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) said... favorite magazine is a toss up between Canadian Running and Best Health.

Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) said...

That omlette looks delicious! I love the Clean Eating magazine

katecooks said...

that burger looks totally gourmet! i've been adding goat cheese to just about everything lately and it's amazing. i love that you added squash to your lunch too. squash and goat cheese -- now THAT's heavenly!!!

i've become obsessed with magazines. we subscribe to EVERYTHING for work so i am always lugging a few around. the fitness/cooking/lifestyle ones are my favorites. so, basically all of them LOL. happy weekend!

Marcelle said...

I did a post today about butternut, and most people who comment have never heard of what a lovely surprise to see your butternut going to steal it as I love butternut.

Angie All The Way said...


I love Clean Eating and Eating Well Mags. They always have recipes that I feel are meant for me!

Reen said...

The couscous looks great! And glad you're feeling better AND got out in the sunshine. :)

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

I'm a food addict so I couldn't be cooking the burgers for family and the veggie burger for me without eating some of theirs. You're a saint.

I just read Coooking Light for the first time yesterday, loved it.

Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) said...

Glad you're feeling better!

The omelette looks great!

My favorite magazine is Real Simple!

Anonymous said...

my favorite food magazine is clean eating :)

wow I just love that lunch!! ezekiel hamburger buns complete every veggie burger!

Weight Watcher Wannabe said...

Ive seen that magazine ...I think I will give it a try....

TJ said...

So glad your feeling better! I gotta check out that cheese! YUM!

Fav magazine I cant pick one! Clean Eating, Weight Watchers, Real Simple, and yep-Cooking Light Rocks too! :)

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I'm glad you are feeling better!

I have been taking a break from magazines over the past year or so. But I am looking forward to finding a nice cooking/recipe/healthy lifestyle magazine at some point.

Corrinne said...

Hi! This recipe gets a big thumbs up from Chavrie. It's 30% less fat than most cow's milk cheese!