Monday, March 12, 2012

weekend review: satisfy your craving

Friday night craving: a bacon cheeseburger and beer (yes, you read correctly). Craving satisfied.

Saturday night craving: ooey, gooey, veggie- and cheese-filled lasagna.

Figure 1. Out of the oven: spinach feta lasagna. This lasagna, which isn't overly cheesy while still feeling decadent with a secret layer of tofu for extra protein and a  creamy texture, is my current favorite version.

Figure 2. In preparation: beautiful, green kale being sauteed in garlic-infused olive oil.

Figure 3. A big bowl of veggie-goodness: kale with roasted red peppers and olives.

Figure 4. Saturday night's dinner: spinach feta lasagna, kale with roasted red peppers and olives, and toasted nut and seed bread dipped in olive oil.

Craving satisfied.

27 comments:

  1. All this kale goodness around the Internet is seriously making me jealous. I can't find kale around here, so I stick with my Asian greens. Your cravings look amazing.

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    1. that is so sad that you can't find kale! it is such a great, healthy, and delicious green. i'd never had it before this year - but i am hooked for sure!

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  2. Wow what a fabulous looking dinner... this would very much be a perfect meal for me too :)

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    1. it was really satisfying, for sure. and there are tons of leftovers for the week. can't beat it!

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  3. This all looks so good! I love the kale, rrp, olive combo!

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    1. yeah the kale salad was surprisingly delicious. i usually make it more simple with just olive oil salt and pepper - but this is a great way to change it up!

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  4. sometimes you just have to satisfy those cravings. i had homemade mac and cheese this weekend (even though i'm trying to limit my cheese intake), but i did make it with spinach, broccoli, and green peppers. i also had onion rings at a brew pub, but i ordered them with a salad. craving satisfied without too much shame :)

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    1. speak it gina! healthy living and keeping a healthy diet is all about maintaining balance. i subbed my fries for an arugula salad with the burger - craving satisfied like you, but it was still somewhat balanced.

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  5. The cheeseburger/beer combo is one that just can't be beat. Seriously, one of the things in life that just make life better. And that lasagna?! Holy smokes, lady. I think I need to make me some of that this weekend! Looks incredible!

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    1. YHG. you are so correct. you can't live life without enjoying these wonderful things. yeah, the lasagna is worth making and it is actually very easy! let me know if you try it!

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  6. That lasagna looks amazing!!

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    1. thanks, megan. it tastes amazing too!

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  7. Tofu in lasagna is a brilliant idea. And that particular lasagna looks just delicious.

    Also, bread and olive oil is the most underrated combo ever.

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    1. i 100% agree about the bread and olive oil comment. it is so simple, yet so delicious!

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  8. Lasagna is one of my all time favorite meals, and yours looks awesome! I love the feta addition....I think I will have to include that in mine next time I make it!

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    1. yes the feta adds a nice salty bite!

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  9. Oh man that lasagna actually prompted a stomach growl from me...guess it is nearly lunchtime...! Yummayyyy...

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    1. haha a growl inducing lasagna! win!

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  10. I am seriously drooling. I love lasagna more than life itself, and yours looks absolutely delicious

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    1. more than life! wow that is some serious lasagna love :)

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  11. Yay! I seriously love that lasagna! So yummy! :))

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    1. yes, ma'am! it is the best and i had to have it this weekend!

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  12. Wow that all looks so darn yummy! i think i say this every single time but please come and be my real life bff!

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    1. i wish! if we lived closer i bet we would be! although this certainly isn't gluten free :(

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  13. I agree, we should satisfy our cravings before we go crazy! :P That lasagna looks delish!

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  14. the kale look sooo sooo yummy! I bought one last Saturday at the store but havent used it yet! I am still unsure how to prepare it? do you just use olive oil or do you steam it before and eat it completely raw??? I am sooo unsure about this, because last time I made baked kale chips, I had such a tummy ache the whole night :(((

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    1. thanks dosii. i replied to your question on your blog. my favorite way is to sautee kale but you can eat it raw too!

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