Typical Saturday in my 'hood. Hit the Farmer's Market. I bought leeks, red, yellow & green onions, a couple of ears of corn, apples, avocados, and a basket of the sweetest strawberries I have ever tasted in my life. Ran errands, came home and made a batch of these for breakfast...
Breakfast: Shelly's Strawberry Cannoli but instead of my regular filling I filled these with my Vanilla Latte Ricotta Cream (same one I used the other day to fill crepes)
Shelly's Vanilla Latte Ricotta Cream
1/2 cup Ricotta
1 scoop Click Espresso Protein (I used the new Vanilla Latte flavor)
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)
Mix till well blended.
Here's the link with all the how to's of making my Strawberry Cannoli.
After breakfast I went on a super long walk. The weather has been amazing this weekend. Apparently while I was in Los Angeles at the Glee finale taping it rained really, really heavy here so everything is so fresh and clean. We just got a few sprinkles up in LA.
Lunch: Took some of my Naked Nuggets and made a quick Teriyaki Stir Fry.
If you can't find Naked Nuggets in your area (Costco, Whole Foods) ask your store manager to start carrying them. Here's my review and product info so you can harass your grocer. It works. My Costco stopped carrying them and told me they weren't reordering. I literally requested them every time I was in the store. I spoke with the store's buyer directly and shared with her the benefits of carrying the product (only gluten free option, no breading unlike the 3 other pre-cooked chicken items they carry, grilled not fried, high protein, low carb, etc.) I also contacted the manufacturer through their page on Facebook so they could be working on their end too. Costco caved :) and reordered. So if there is a product you have seen me talk about that is not in your local stores talk to the store manager about ordering it. Doesn't hurt to ask, right?
Shelly's Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry
1 Yellow Onion, sliced
8 Naked Nuggets (or cooked chicken strips)
1 cup Broccoli Florets, steamed
1/2 cup Pineapple Chunks in juice
1 Tablespoon store bought Teriyaki Sauce
a few twists of Black Pepper
a sprinkle of Kosher Salt
Steam broccoli. I use this groovy gadget and micro-steam it for a few minutes. Set aside. Saute onions till golden. Remove from pan. Heat Naked Nuggets as directed. I like to slice them at this point. Toss everything together and cook till warmed through.
Dinner: The plan was to BBQ some burgers and roast those ears of corn I picked up at the Farmer's Market but I'm gonna do that tonight instead. I ended up making a casserole when I found a head of cabbage I needed to use...
Shelly's Chinese Cabbage Casserole
3 cups Cooked Cabbage, chopped
3/4 pound Ground Turkey (about 1/2 a package)
1 Yellow Onion, chopped
2 Green Onions, diced
1/2 teaspoon Ginger, grated
1/2 teaspoon Garlic, minced
1 (4 oz.) can Shitake Mushrooms, drained
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can Cream of Chicken Soup, undiluted
1 Tablespoon Sherry
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
1/4 cup French Fried Onions (those Durkee Green Bean Casserole ones)
Cook cabbage until tender. Drain well. Chop and set aside. Saute onions till golden. Add garlic cook 1 minute more. Saute turkey till no longer pink. Combine all remaining ingredients. Spread mixture into a Pyrex casserole dish. Sprinkle with topping. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or till golden.
Snacks: 2 Margaritaville Protein Mini Muffins and lots of Coffee.
Eggface Useless Trivia Game: When I was in LA I stayed at a hotel right next door to a building used in a very popular 80's movie. Here's the building:
Name the movie.
First correct answer (post your answer as a comment on this blog entry) gets a single serving sample of CLICK's new Vanilla Latte Espresso Protein Powder. You can use it to make a batch of the yummy Strawberry Espresso Cannoli I made this morning or some Espresso Protein Souffles or add some milk & ice and make a CLICK Vanilla Frappe.
The hotel was beautiful. I loved the lobby floral display so much I took a picture of it...
Hope everyone is having a great weekend.
***We have a winner. Contest is closed*** See comment section for correct answer.