Monday, January 28, 2013

More G-BOMBS, Veggies, Spirulina, And Local Carnival Squash

Happy Monday.  Today is a nice Monday for me because my work schedule was rearranged this week and I have the day off.  I finished my paper writing over the weekend and now I get to concentrate on studying for my midterm.  Yep, you may detect a little excitement.  I actually like studying.  Ask anyone around me in real life, I'm totally nerdy about school and spend lots of time really getting into my coursework.  Even the subjects I'm not totally fond of.  That extra challenge is kind of exciting.

Anyways, I liked all the comments I got about Dr. Fuhrman's G-BOMBS.  I think it's an easy way to add disease-fighting foods to my meals.  I had no idea what to make for dinner over the weekend so I went to my neighborhood coop for inspiration and ended up getting these beautiful locally grown squash and kale.

That's dinosaur kale and carnival squash.  I'd never heard of carnival squash before, but after baking it was similar in taste to my beloved acorn squash.  It was too beautiful to pass up and grown just outside Portland.

I did my traditional oven roasting method:  450 degrees for about an hour or so, drizzled with olive or coconut oil, agave, cinnamon, sea salt, and black pepper.

The dino kale was braised with lemon juice, thyme, and sweet onion.  I served the squash and kale with left-over quinoa.  

Oh look!  Another spirulina smoothie.  This one with blueberries, kale, tahini, and almond milk.  And so good! That covered the greens, berries, and seeds :)

A dinner from last week:  Oven roasted carrots, steamed broccoli, and quinoa pasta with cheesy sauce.  I use We Can't Say It's Cheese, which is made from gluten free oats.  It's healthy cheese sauce and it melts beautifully.  Along with the G-BOMBS, I've also been trying to add more cruciferous veg into my meals and you can read more about why here.

I've been focusing on health promoting foods lately and incorporated some of them into a really awesome gluten free pizza:

Now that's a rustic looking crispy crust.  It was delicious and made with my favorite gluten free pizza crust mix.  I make it vegan by using an egg substitute.  There are mushrooms and onions on this pizza along with  some vegan cheese shreds from Trader Joe's, which are nothing like Daiya, but melt really well and taste great. 

So, there's a recap of some of the random ways I've been incorporating good nutrition into my diet lately.  Smoothies every day, G-BOMBS wherever I can fit them in, and a nice variety of vegetables and grains to round things out. 

Have a great start to the week.  See ya Wednesday.


  1. Nom, nom, nom! I'm hungry now!!!

  2. Your nutrition posts are always so inspiring...especially the pictures of greens. Also, I wish I had your enthusiasm for studying.

  3. I'm nerdy about school too. I kind of have to be since I'm in 24th grade at this point. ; )

    Your dinners look soooo delicious!

    1. I know what you mean. I'm a lifer when it comes to school :)


  4. Nice! The pizza looks fantastic. I also love the simple bowl of roasted carrots, broocoli, and mac and cheese! It's been so long since I've had mac and cheese. You also have me craving some cooked kale for once. Looks like yr doing very well on the G bomb front :)

    1. Thanks! Mac and cheese plus veggies is one of my favorite treat meals.

  5. Happy Monday indeed! And I'm nerdy in the same way with school - might as well put as much into it as possible, because then you'll get the most out of it! I love the slang G-Bombs! Everything here looks super-nom, especially the pizza.

  6. Wow, everything looks amazing!! Your squash looks beautiful and that mac and cheese!! The cheese sauce looks perfectly creamy and delicious. Your smoothie looks great, I should try using kale instead of spinach. The pizza looks like perfection! Good to know about the TJs cheese shreds too. I love a thin crispy crust :)

    1. Me too on the thin crispy crust, which is good because that's kind of what you get with GF. Kale in smoothies is my go-to.

  7. I think I'll be camping out at your blog for a while. Kale and Carnival Squash? Yummy! And I love that smoothie! Never thought of putting tahini in a smoothie, but I love love love spirulina and blueberries. My kids at school enjoy seeing me drink down my colorful breakfasts. The nastier looking the more street cred. Ha!

  8. I'm glad you posted about carnival squash. I saw it for the first time at the co-op this year and wanted to get it (like you said, it's so pretty!) but I didn't know if we'd like it. I love acorn squash, so I'll have to get it sometime.

    That pizza crust looks perfect!

    1. Yes, the carnival squash is very much like acorn. I recommend trying it!

  9. How bad is it that it's the Mac & Cheese that I want most of all in this post?

  10. Yes - it's the mac and cheese here too - although that pizza come pretty close!

    1. Mac and cheese is a wonderful thing :)

  11. Yum! All of those meals look crazy delicious! I need to add carnival squash to my squash roster :)

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