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#PinMakeEat12 - Hard Boiled Egg and Brussels Sprouts Bowl from Naturally Ella | Squirrelly Minds

Hard Boiled Egg and Brussels Sprouts Bowl from Naturally Ella

Yes I’m ashamed. I only managed to create one pinmakeeat recipe or the month, again. I’m hoping now that we have a break with international students I’ll be more inclined to experiment in the kitchen. But I am glad I found this one when I did! It was one of those “dinner isn’t planned…what do I have in the fridge?” scenarios. This recipe happened to fit all my needs/haves so I was all BAM let’s do this! And guys, it was good. Darn tootin’ good. But then again, I have an unhealthy love for brussels sprouts.

What have you made from pinterest lately?

Eat | #PinMakeEat11 – Tested Pinterest Recipes

#PinMakeEat11 - Creamy Chicken Quinoa Broccoli Casserole from Pinch of Yum | Squirrelly Minds

Creamy Chicken Quinoa Broccoli Casserole from Pinch of Yum

Hooray! #PinMakeEat is back!
Boo….I only did one recipe this month.
And it’s kind of weird, because with the international students staying with us we’re certainly cooking more than we were before. But I think because of that we just have less energy to try new things and default to recipes we know and love. One of the reasons I picked this recipe is because it looked so easy – and it really was. It was the students’ first time having quinoa and they really enjoyed it. Plus I loved having the broccoli in there for that added green veg. I didn’t add bacon though…and I really should have because hello, bacon makes everything better always.

So I may not have made a whole lot of pinterest recipes this month, but this one was a definite winner that I will try again!

What’s your favourite Pinterest casserole?

Eat | Top 10 Smoothies

I’m a huge smoothie fan. In fact I’m enjoying one right now as I type this – kale, strawberries, pineapple, peanut butter, hemp seeds, and ginger. I tend to stick to the same ‘ol though and am wanting to branch out a bit more. In case you’re in a smoothie rut like I am, I thought I’d share with you my top 10 favourites from a bit of soul (aka pinterest) searching. I look forward to trying each of these soon!

Blogging Over Thyme
This beautiful smoothie includes dates, coconut water and hemp seeds. What an incredible way to start the day!

The Pioneer Woman
I’m not waiting until the fall to try this smoothie. Yum! For a healthier alternative, I’d swap vanilla yogurt for plain yogurt, and crushed graham crackers for crushed pecans.

What’s Gaby Cooking
Greens are a must have in my smoothies. This one is packed full of spinach and almond butter.

Eat Yourself Skinny
Put avocado in anything I’m happy. An avocado and mango smoothie? You’ve won my heart.

Something Swanky
I’ve never put chocolate anything in my smoothies as that always felt like too much of a treat, but I may have to start with this Chocolate Almond Oatmeal smoothie.

Love and Lemons
If you’re looking to cut down your coffee intake but still want a bit of caffeine, consider this Japanese green tea (matcha) smoothie instead.

This Rawsome Vegan Life
Just using 4 ingredients makes this smoothie super easy and delicious.

Kath Eats
I love topping my smoothies with peanut butter for a bit of extra protein and yummy flavour. This smoothie is turned into a meal – it can’t get any better than that!

Oh My Veggies
Ginger has such incredible health benefits, and it’s spicy flavour gives any dish a kick. This Kale-Ginger detox smoothie is great for a boost of nutrients.

The Green Forks
A carrot cake smoothie that’s 1000x healthier than the real thing? Sold.

What is your favourite smoothie?

Eat | #PinMakeEat10 – Tested Pinterest Recipes + Cyber Monday Sale

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And now back to regular programming…

#pinmakeeat 10 | Squirrelly Minds - Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Red Onion and Avocado from Heather Christo

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Red Onion and Avocado from Heather Christo

#pinmakeeat 10 | Squirrelly Minds - Kale and Wild Rice Casserole from Half Baked Harvest

Kale and Wild Rice Casserole from Half Baked Harvest

#pinmakeeat 10 | Squirrelly Minds - Baked Pumpkin Kale Macaroni & Cheese from Some The Wiser

Baked Pumpkin Kale Macaroni & Cheese from Some The Wiser

Yes I only got to 3 recipes last month. But man I tell you they were worth it.

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Red Onion and Avocado: I’m a bit of an anomaly in that I LOVE brussels sprouts. Yes, I love them so much that the word warrants capitals. But man, when you add them to bacon, red onion and AVOCADO!? It’s a freaking dream of a side dish friends…or main dish if you like to gobble them all down like me.

Kale and Wild Rice Casserole: At first I was miffed at having to cook the onions for a whole 20 minutes. I mean, that’s an entire episode of Full House! But I decided to stick to the recipe and I tell ya, that 20 minutes was well worth it to get those caramelized delights on top of the casserole. I ended up cooking then baking the entire dish (minus the onions) in our cast iron skillet and it turned out perfectly.

Baked Pumpkin Kale Macaroni & Cheese: I don’t make mac and cheese a whole lot. I feel like the lack of nutritious value negates the delicious factor. I know it’s minor on the grand scale, but having kale in this mac and cheese made me feel a teensy bit better about eating it, especially paired with pumpkin. I’d love to try it with real pumpkin sometime too. And those bread bits thrown on top? Nice touch.

What’s your favourite recipe lately?

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