Saturday, May 2, 2009

I Am a Self-Confessed Bowlaholic!

It’s true! But before I explain, let me quick shout out to two awesome giveaways you need to enter before I forget!

Gena over at Choosing Raw is hosting her first raw giveaway—up for grabs is a cool spiralizer that makes fruits and veggies magically turn into pretty ribbons.

The 2nd giveaway is over at Fitnessista and up for grabs is two chances to win the Ani’s Raw Food Desserts Cookbook—any cookbook is a gem in my eyes! =) Plus who doesn’t dig free stuff?!

Also, a little pat on the back for me—your girl won a cereal creation/naming contest over at Me&Goji which specializes in letting you create your own custom artisanal cereal. I was so pumped when I found out because I am a cereal hound. I love collecting and EATING different kinds. I will just reveal the name to you so far, but you’ll have to wait for the grand appearance of what it consists of! It’s called-“Berry Spice ‘n Everything Nice”! Can’t wait to try it out!!!

Speaking of cereal, that leads me to thinking about bowls, which is what my post refers to. I just recently noticed that almost all of my meals lately have been eaten from BOWLS! Not that it’s a bad thing, I just thought it was rather funny and wonder if this happens to anyone else?! Here’s what I mean--Breakfast=Great new cereal find(discussed below) in a bowl. Lunch=Great new bowl creation(I’ll share below also BTW). Snack=Yogurt/Fiber One/Fruit Mess in a bowl. Dinner=Included a giant salad in a bowl along with other random things. Snack=Popcorn in a bowl. What can I say besides that I am a bowl diva?! Did I mention I have quite the collection of bowls also. I will have to get around to snapping a picture once I round em’ all up.

New Cereal Find Alert!

I don’t know about you, but I love eating tons and tons of cereal. Sometimes the 1/2 C or 3/4 C serving size just won’t cut it—for me it’s all about bulking it up but still being plump full of nutrients. I think I found my main man. Nature’s Path Kamut Puffs are simply great! I avoid rice puffs because they don’t retain their puffy shape and often get so soggy in my milk before I even finish making for an unpleasant cereal splurge. Kamut Puffs completely stand up to my soy milk even better than my Cheerios and Chex I mix with them!(Variety is the spice of life!) They’re low fat, vegetarian, no trans fats and of course whole grain for a whole grain lovin’ girl! Honestly, with some cinnamon this is the best, although plain looking cereal. It has a natural wheat taste that is just hard to beat! I found mine at my local Health Food Store, you can order online too!

US Nutritional Facts

It had me at the 2g of fiber PER CUP—yay + vitamins, no sugar, and no sodium. =) Happy day!

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Oh yes, and how can I forget I said I’d share my lovely new lunch bowl! It stemmed as an idea that I realllly wanted Hawaiian pizza, but don’t like to order out (I prefer making my own), and unfortunately I would rather not use our rather disgusting dorm kitchen to roll out dough, etc. So then came the idea of making it on a pita—but no, I didn’t have time to let the oven heat up. So I resorted to this--

Tropical Bonanza Bowl

Serves:1 Prep Time: Like 10 mins! =)

  • 1 1/2 C Spinach
  • 1/2 C Mushrooms
  • 1/4 C Chopped Pineapple
  • 3 Slices Thin Deli Ham
  • Desired amount of Pizza Sauce
  • Sprinkle of your fav Cheese
  • One Pita Bread(I use Joseph’s)
  1. Steam spinach and mushrooms(I used a steamer bag).
  2. Meanwhile, chop pineapple. Cut ham into strips and do the same with the pita bread.
  3. Once things are done steaming, take and pour it into a BOWL =) and top with pineapple and ham. Then mix in pita strips and cheese & top with marinara sauce.
  4. Mix, mix, chop, and EAT!

If you try this—lemme know! By the way, What’s your favorite thing to eat in a bowl?

3 comments:

Jenny said...

ah i am always looking for new cereals.. thanks for the suggestion, girl! I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for it :)

curlytop said...

Casaundra,

I love kamut too! It's great for mixing and extending other, more caloric, cereals. You sound like quite the cereal queen! Any special recomendations?

With Love,

Emily

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Casaundra,
I love all things in bowl too. Almost all my meals are in bowls. My favorite being some kind of oat bran concoction...although ice-cream is a close second. :)

Thanks for the Kamut cereal review - I've never had it, but good to know it doesn't get soggy. Might need to pick some up next time I'm at Whole Foods.

Loved your pita pizza, and I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!