Thursday, May 2, 2013

Grain Display

We started buying more in bulk and have found it's a great way to only buy the amount you need for items that often go stale before you can use all of it, such as unique spices. Also you can cut down on packaging that just gets thrown away.

In particularly I have been buying dried beans & grains in mason jars. I was hiding these mason jars in our kitchen drawers, but then I thought why don't I just put them on the counter?! So I did.

Mason Jars Displaying Bulk Grains & Beans In The Kitchen

This has been a great way to remind me to use them in more meals and it's a colorful countertop decoration.


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Stuff It!

A super easy weeknight meals are stuffed peppers.

We had some peppers, leftover rice, beans, and then misc. taco toppings.

We threw the rice and beans in the pepper, topped with cheddar cheese, and put in a cast iron pan in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the cheese started to bubble and melt. I recommend if you are using leftover rice or beans to reheat them in the microwave for a bit so it heats up faster and melts the cheese easier.

Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers With Toppings

Then we took them out and topped them - sour cream, avocado, salsa. Then we sat and watched a few episodes we had recorded of Sunday Morning.


Monday, April 22, 2013

Ikea Dessert Tiered Plates = Fruit Tiered Plates!

I purchased this tiered plate display from Ikea. It was labeled as a dessert presentation but I thought it would be a great way to display the fruits & veggies that don't need to be refrigerated, or that look pretty on display and that I will eat soon.

Fruit Displayed In Kitchen On Tiered Dessert Plates

Love it!


Monday, April 15, 2013

Dear Quinoa, You Rock. Love, Bridget

I found this very yummy recipe for quinoa mango & black bean salad here.

Toasting the quinoa was pretty fun.
Toasting those grains.

I had no idea how to slice a mango. Thank you YouTube.

Pretty much the most festive looking salad ever.

Love you Quinoa!

Highly recommend this recipe! 


Monday, April 8, 2013

My Birthday Celebrations

March 15th was a pretty fun day/weekend this year!

It started out with breakfast and bloody's at Bryant Lake Bowl:

Then I did some shopping and picked up a new striped sweater from Banana. Since it is still pretty chilly here in MN I decided to wear it out to the show at the Fitzgerald that night - Wits.

Then on Saturday night I had some friends over for games and drinks. We got some balloons and tied them to the lamp post. I also bought a new party dress with birds on it. 

Party pictures:
Game Room 1 
Game Room 2


Then on Sunday (St Patty's) we made reubens, tempeh reubens, and had birthday cake with my family.

Super fun birthday, I am very lucky to have the friends and family I do that make me feel special :)


Friday, March 8, 2013

Falafel + A Cute Boy

Love me some falafel. Love me some Becker.

The other night, both came together in the kitchen.

I upped the parsley and cilantro in the recipe because I like the boost of flavor and color:

The tiny falafel balls ended up disintegrating in the oil. I added flour to the mixture and threw it in the fridge for about ten minutes. We got new oil in the pan and tried again with the new mixture and made larger patties of the falafel mix. They turned out wonderfully!


Wednesday, March 6, 2013


I recently purchased Jenga and I had forgotten what a fun game it is! Becker and I played, then we brought it over to our friends house and played with more people.

The pictures below are from our two person game while we jammed out to some great music.

The tower in progress.

Sometimes you have to stand up to get a good angle.

Easy does it.