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A foodie blog with pictures. Oh, and there's a toad too!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

1) It's a busy day: you only have 5 minutes to make and eat (hoover up!) your meal or you've been food shopping whilst hungry, you're going home and if you don't get any food NOW, you're going to take a bite out of the cat!
For such times, when you have nothing prepared in advance and there is NO WAY you can spend 1 hour prepping your veggies, etc and cooking your meal, here are a couple of ideas that save the day when time is in short supply.

- Slice an avocado + open a tin of sardines in tomato sauce. It doesn't look pretty but it sure hits the spot:

- Slice an avocado (do I detect a pattern?) + slice a couple of tomatoes + slice a ball of mozzarella. Don't even bother with a dressing! squeeze some lemon juice on, drizzle a little olive oil and, if you can bear it a little longer, sprinkle salt, pepper and thyme. Done! Eat!

2) You're really craving comfort food but your favourite, butternut squash risotto, is out of bound because rice is frowned upon when one's on a Paleo challenge.
Fear not! Here comes Bacon and Butternut squash risotto (made with cauliflower rice):

3) You see a lovely recipe for Pineapple Upside-Down Pancakes but you can't have it because proper pancakes made with flour are frowned upon when one's on a Paleo challenge.... Wait.... Do I detect a pattern?
Fear not! Find a recipe for Paleo pancakes and swap them for the real pancakes of the recipe!
Well, actually DO FEAR!!! Pancakes made with almond flour do not behave the same way as traditional pancakes. I'd even go as far as saying that they behave very badly indeed! emoticon
They're edible, they're even quite nice but they won't win any beauty contest:

4) Whatever you do, do not eat a toad.... But if you come across one in your garden, gently nudge it out of harm's way (I am lethal with a rake!), apologise profusely for disturbing it and snap a few pics! emoticon

Have a nice day Sparkfriends! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SKATER787 6/23/2013 3:22PM

    LOL. Yes, I detected a pattern!

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IRP1114 6/20/2013 3:49PM

    Yum! Can't live with out avocado. Thanks for sharing!

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TRENTDREAMER 6/18/2013 7:07PM


Enjoyed reading and pictures.

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ANOTHERMOMOF2 6/18/2013 4:03PM

    I enjoy seeing toads in the garden, I just see them so infrequently that they startle me.

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TXTOAD9970 6/18/2013 4:00PM

    Love the foodie pics! And I am a big TOAD lover (hence my handle - TXTOAD9970) so thanks for the pictures of the toad!
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PINKBEANBOO 6/18/2013 3:51PM

    You are so funny!

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3016DEBRA 6/18/2013 12:46PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon I LOVE AVOCADO!!!

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HEALTHY-SPARK 6/18/2013 12:19PM

    What a fun blog - will definitely need to try the avocado tomato and mozzarella combo next time!

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KYLAR_STERN 6/18/2013 11:51AM

    If you're looking for a pancake replacement, 1/2 c cottage cheese, 1/4 c rolled oats, 2 eggs, little baking powder, vanilla extract, and possible sweetner of choice works well. Throw the oats in a blender with a drop of the cottage cheese and spin well to get a thick flour like mush. Then add the rest a pulse a few times, don't overdo it.

Cook it slower than a normal pancake and it all works out. Goes great with fruit in the batter cooked kinda like a fritada.

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CANDACEMM 6/18/2013 11:41AM

    I've never tried butternut squash. I'll have to give it a try! Your Avocados in addition to tomato and mozzarella looks yummy!

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FITMARY 6/18/2013 11:21AM

    Butternut squash is one of my new favorites! Yum, yum!

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HFAYE81 6/18/2013 10:58AM

    LOVE IT!!! I love those emergency quick meals emoticon emoticon

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JOANNHUNT 6/18/2013 10:53AM


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CLRWILLIAMS25 6/18/2013 10:46AM

    I need to try to cauliflower risotto idea! Someone (can't remember who) recently posted about just tossing it into their food processor for a few whirls. Much more effective than using my mixer! I love your use of avocado too.

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IAMZBEE 6/18/2013 10:40AM

    LOL!!! Love this cheery blog! And thanks for the avocado ideas. I LOOOOOVE avocado!!!!

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