Food Lover’s Friday

This is going to be one food-filled weekend! Then again I must ask myself, what weekend isn’t? Tonight we plan on meeting some friends for Pine State Biscuits on Alberta, then maybe going out on the town for a bit. I also owe Ktams a burger since he found out I binged on a Five Guys burger after my 8 mile run last week (oops. Food is my “other man” I suppose). That means we are off to Little Big Burger (or possibly Killer Burger) for dinner tomorrow night.

I’ve been having a lot of difficulty running since my 8 miler last Sunday–and no it wasn’t my post run snack that did it. I’ve been having issues with my piriformis, and it’s literally driven me crazy all week. It’s not that it hurts to run, it may actually hurt less? It’s that it hurts to walk, sit, stand, and do just about everything else. No worries though, my sports medicine sissie-in-law has me doing a ton of stretches to engage that muscle and calllllllm it down. I’m also going through a lot of frozen peas 😛

This Food Lover’s Friday I’m taking you out to dinner—then I’m making you breakfast! Hot, no? I kind of imagine this is what a date and morning after would have looked like if Ktams wasn’t the outstanding cook he truly is!

From Hor D’Oeuvres to Dinner

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Nachos can be pretty dangerous—because they can make you uncomfortably full 😉
I took the below recipe for some delicious looking hor d’oeuvres and turned it into a meal fit for a weeknight. Yes, it was messy, but it was also delicious! I would highly suggest making my BREAK OUT THE CHIPS Guac (because it’s spicy and delicious)–then using a chipotle or very hot salsa to make the chicken as not a ton of heat really sticks to the chicken. I liked topping our nachos with some hot sauce!!

Breakfast Shake & Take!

I am a huge protein shake lover! Our favorite protein powder is Jay Robb Egg White, but the whey is great too! I tossed my banana into the freezer before bed last night and surprised Kevin with a peppy shake on his way to work!

Although a good base for a breakfast shake there were some changes I wanted to make after making the first batch for Ktams. We used french pressed coffee, and in the future I think I might do our cold coffee recipe to strengthen the taste (which I’ll be sure to share…once it’s a bit warmer). I also halved the amount of almond milk, and ran the drink back and forth between the blender and the glass to try and encourage some air to escape. One thing to remember with protein powder is that it fluffs up with blending…a lot. It will literally double the size of your drink, and if your drink is left to sit, foam can end up becoming almost half your glass. If I were to become a coffee smoothie regular, I could also see freezing the strong coffee into cubes (since we don’t have a dispenser) and subbing half my coffee amount with those–as I hate how much ice cubes water things down. I should also mention, before I forget, that I used a liquid vanilla stevia for the sweetener, with which I am quite happy!

I’m interested to see how much of a buzz we get off of this shake and if the hunger pangs come on faster because of the caffeine!

Remember to follow me on INSTAGRAM to see what I’m cooking up for Food Lover’s Friday before it hits the web! I always will hashtag #FoodLoversFriday so you know 😉

Have a great weekend!!

Past Food Lover’s Friday Posts

Spicy Stewed Beef & Panang Curry with Beef
Unrolled Cabbage Casserole & 40 Cloves of Garlic Soup
FAIL Pizza & Chipotle Meatballs +Guac Recipe
Chocolate Skillet Cake & Vietnamese Salad
Roast Chicken Legs & Moorish Paella

What’s your favorite burger place of all time?

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3 Comments

  • Reply Leah February 22, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I am jealous, it sounds like you will have a very delicious weekend! If you go to Killer burger you should try the peanut butter one, I know it sounds weird but its good 🙂

    • Reply Bee Talmadge February 23, 2013 at 12:48 am

      You’re the 3rd person to suggest it! I must now!

  • Reply Melinda Ott February 23, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Oh, so sorry about the piriformis problems! I have had them as well and they are horrible. For me, the only thing that helped them was yoga.

    I hope you feel better soon!

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