cherry pudding

This past week I’ve gotten into parents-are-visiting mode .. they will be here in two weeks. TWO WEEKS! So my brain has just been so busy thinking about what we can do and what I can make for them. I’m beyond excited! How this affects you is that I’ve been trying to get creative in the kitchen with simple and delicious meals to share with them.

This past week was very busy with work and my classes. The summer semester is ending so I’ve got lots of grading to do … which means my meals need to be incredibly efficient as far as preparation goes and then also need to be able to sustain me for 12-13 hour work days.

And you know what, that hasn’t been too hard to do! I promise. Once you start to get to know how your body responds to certain foods it becomes a lot easier planning meals. Maybe some of my weekly eats will spark some drool-worthy ideas of your own!

Cucumber Lemonade. I’ve been on this cuke lemonade kick because it is so delicious and so easy. 1 cucumber, 1 lemon, 1 apple juiced. I blend mine and strain through a nut mylk bag.
Cherry Pudding. Dates and cherries blended up make the perfect sauce for any fruit bowl. I poured mine over a banana, some figs, and some cherries. So easy and delicious. It’s almost sinful how delicious it is.
Mango Tomato Cold Soup. This is so simple and so delicious and perfect for the intense heat here in South Florida. All you need are three ingredients: mango, tomato and zucchini. Done.
Wheat Grass Shots. There is so much to be done for the body when you take a little bit of wheat grass and so I’ve started incorporating these guys back into my diet. I’ll be writing up more on it soon!

Mulberry Vinaigrette. This is to.die.for. I’m pretty impressed with it and it was so easy to drizzle over everything to add that creamy *oomph*.

Banana Ice Cream Cake. I made this for Father’s Day and it has chocolate, bananas, and raspberries. What more could a girl need? It’s low in fat, high in yum, and essentially frozen fruit in the shape of a cake.

 Corn Basil Salad. So easy: corn shaved off the cob, basil, tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, and a little bit of lemon squeezed over. Throw in some avocado or some pine nuts if you’d like some fat. So delish.

Simple Fruit. We made our way to the Redland’s for a Flea Market excursion and munched on fruit to stay hydrated. You can read all about it here.

So much delicious food.

Any requests?? Let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see up here!
Happy Wednesday, everyone!

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