Sooo I have been a little obsessed lately… with my weight.. I blame it on the fact that I am in a bikini a lot now… oh well. Yesterday I did 3 work outs! Well two were spontaneous I am bored why not run 3 miles at 6 pm and elliptical for 30 min at 10 pm hahaha! I think it is because in the past few days my eating has been off! Monday night my friend and I decided to go for late night Wendys… now before this year I think the last time I went to Wendy’s was like 3 or 4 years ago! However he wanted it, and I wanted a Frosty… man those things are soo good! And then yesterday I had fro yo and cookies! ok a cookie… but also lots of dough! Any way after eating another cookie today, followed by cherries I realize I eat A LOT of sugar. Albeit it is usually in the natural form aka fruit as I have almost completely stopped eating fake sugar, because I have a cookie or baked good maybe once a month, I also eat a lot of fro yo! I have been hooked on Cely’s blog lately and she has started the Paleo diet. I love Cely I think she is actually the funniest person in the world, and her blog is on my daily obsessive list along with Janaeand Julie! ANyways I have been toying with the idea of Paleo for a few weeks now… it is basically eating the way the Cavemen ate… but I don’t know! I really don’t like to be on an actual diet because well I hate feeling restricted.. and on Paleo… I can’t eat dairy… which means no FRO YO!!! ahhh the horror the horror!! SO yea.. that and I know.. I am thin, I have a good figure, but I would LOVEEE to have abs! like real ones hahaha… sooo maybe I will just cut down some sugar, and portion control!
Ok sorry about this random tangent… I would love if body issues never existed… which is why I love this post Julie wrote about the comparison trap! Part of my problem is that I compare myself with others too much!! Really it’s time to embrace ME! ok good self-talk hahaha
In other news…. lets talk about my lunch!!!
Soo when I lived in Italy there was a sandwich place by the NYU campus… Bar Lidia….OMG…this place was like crack, they had the best sandwiches and sold massive vats of wine for like 5 euro…. win
I tried not to go there very often because it wasn’t exactly the healthiest thing on the planet but when I did I always got the same sandwich! Turkey and prosciutto with pesto and mozzarella!
Today I recreated this sandwich that I haven’t tasted in 4 years completely by accident! On whole wheat bread I spread homemade pesto, topped with muenster cheese, turkey and prosciutto and avocado! I put the sandwich on the GF grill for a few minutes.. wow… this sandwich was amazing!!! I served it with grape tomatoes and cherries!!!
I also wanna share with you guys my homemade pesto recipe! I love pesto… like can just eat it with a spoon, which maybe kind of weird but whatever! I found this recipe a few years ago on Cooking Light and have literally never looked back… both my mom and I are hooked on this stuff!
Macadamia Nut Pesto
From Cooking Light
3 cups fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons roasted macadamia nuts
3 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
The recipe also calls for half and half and lemon juice but I have never used these, although now I do want to try lemon juice! If you are looking for a fresh new pesto that is slightly lighter give this a whirl!
yea how good does that look????
Now I have mentioned cookies… I made cookies last night… soooo good! I got the recipe from Kim… you know I love MONSTER COOKIES and these had MARSHMALLOWS IN THEM!! Yes Please!!!
Adapted from Lovin From the Oven and Pinch of Yum
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup semi sweet chips
- 1 cup butter scotch chips
- 1 cup miniature marshmallows
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Stir together the flour, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl.
- Cream butter and both sugars until fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla.
- Add the peanut butter and mix until smooth. Mix in the flour mixture until just combined.
- Stir the oats and chips into the dough with a wooden spoon.
- Drop the dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets, about 3 inches apart. Push in 4-5 marshmallows into each cookie dough ball. Bake for about 8-10 minutes, until golden.