Insta Meals: 5.29.13

Remember when I used to post all kinds of recipes? Yeah I do too and I miss it so much.  I am trying to get back to writing recipes but it just hasn’t been happening. Honestly it’s like we have been in survival mode or vacation mode ever since we moved in January.  Monday through Friday I am at home with Edith and Neil gets home around dinner time which has been a transition for us since he used to get home closer to 4:30pm rather than 5:30pm. Now Neil has started a new job and is no longer home at 5:30pm but rather closer to 6:30pm which basically leaves no time at night to really work on recipes and photograph them.

On top of all that we have been spending our weekends exploring our new home so that hasn’t left me much time to work on creative meals.  I am hoping that now that we have been here for 6 months that we can spend more time at home on the weekends so I can make time for my love for recipe writing and have more recipes to post for you.  I also am going to try and do some quick meals for lunch and breakfast that I can photograph and post for you.  I know I love quick meal ideas for inspiration so I hope I can provide you with some inspiration as well.

With all that being said I do still cook real meals around here, we aren’t just living off take-out and pre-packaged meals. However most of the meals are thrown together with no measurements or so quickly that I haven’t bother posting them.  I have been posting some of my meals, mostly lunches to my Instagram account, so if you’re curious to see what I am eating and often what Edith is eating you can follow me there. I’ll also be doing regular installments of Insta Meals to give you a peak.

Me: Salad with an Amy's veggie burger, tahini dressing, guacamole and sauteed mushrooms and onions; Edith: guacamole, sauteed mushrooms and onions and an Amy's veggie burger with a drizzle of tahini sauce

Me: Salad with an Amy’s veggie burger, tahini dressing, guacamole and sauteed mushrooms and onions; Edith: guacamole, sauteed mushrooms and onions and an Amy’s veggie burger with a drizzle of tahini sauce

Me: Snow peas and black beans sauteed with tamari, chili garlic sauce and chili flakes and jasmine rice; Edith: sauteed snow peas and jasmine rice and black beans

Me: Snow peas and black beans sauteed with tamari, chili garlic sauce and chili flakes and jasmine rice; Edith: sauteed snow peas and jasmine rice and black beans

Me: Brown rice, black beans, Olykraut, Heidi Ho chia nacho sauce, Way Better chips and hot sauce; Edith: brown rice, black beans and nacho sauce

Me: Brown rice, black beans, Olykraut, Heidi Ho chia nacho sauce, Way Better chips and hot sauce; Edith: brown rice, black beans and nacho sauce

What are your favorite throw together meals?

 

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Currently. 5.21.13.

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Thinking about: Our trip to Seattle this weekend.  We are going on our first trip to Seattle and I feel so unprepared. Before Edith I used to spend hours researching our destinations but these days I’m lucky if I can find even an hour or two to look up a few things to do and places to eat. That being said please send me your suggestions. oh yeah and i’m also wondering if it’s bed time yet. also if it is too late to have coffee.

Feeling: Tired. Proud of myself for getting in a HIIT workout today even though I wanted to sit on the couch and relax. Full of love for my silly little girl and my amazing husband.

Watching: The Office.  Honestly it’s embarrassing how many times I have watched the entire series.  I can watch it over and over and over again. My favorite episodes are Gay Witch Hunt, Threat Level Midnight and Product Recall. Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galatica.

Reading: I am almost done The Cool Impossible . I am loving this book and everytime I pick it up I just want to go out and run.  It is like I am getting a personal coaching session from Eric Orton.

Looking forward to: getting away this weekend! We are celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary this weekend with a little family trip to Seattle. I am also looking forward to parents night out (local swap and play babysits) in June and Fitbloggin!

Making me happy: As always Neil and Edith.  I love to spend time with these two people. This weekend was so much fun we went to the market, out to eat and explored a few new neighborhoods.  Also making me happy is meeting new people and making new friends.  So happy that we moved to Portland. Oh and Neil is making me so happy because we starts a full time job next week (he is contracting at Nike right now).

IMG_8283This post was inspired by Sometimes Sweet.