Veggie Taco Salad and Sparkly Eyes!

Most of my meals are a creative combination of ingredients that I have on hand. Most of the time, they turn out pretty good, a small handful are duds, and then there is the rare occasion, that the combination of flavors work magically together to create something truly special. That magic happened tonight, on an unplanned, thrown together veggie taco salad of all things.

I sautéed green peppers, onions, and carrots in a spice mix of cumin, coriander, garlic powder, chili powder, paprika, salt and pepper.

Then I served them on a bed of romaine, chick peas, green olives, ground walnuts, and celery.

For the dressing, I mixed yogurt feta cheese dressing with hot sauce, Then topped it with a dollop of sour cream and crushed up some tortilla chips. This salad had it all, sweet, salty, spicy, crunchy, creamy, umami (whatever that is). I felt like I was a judge on Iron Chef. It was one good creation!

On a completely different subject, I must share a discovery about the green smoothie. It makes my eyes sparkle!

I have noticed that about 15 minutes after I drink a green smoothie, the whites of my eyes get super white and they have a glossy sparkle to them, like a baby’s eyes. At other times, they are not nearly as bright, sometimes red or yellowish, yuck! Drink this smoothie and check out your eyes!

Salmon Fail, Rotisserie Chicken Saves the Meal

Ahhh, back to my routine. Although, I have gotten away from the routine of eating a big hearty breakfast, I have found if I have a small snack breakfast before my morning workout, I don’t get cramps and I have more energy. This morning, I had half of a banana smeared with peanut butter, and a cup of coffee:

Then, after an awesome run and shoulder workout, I refueled with and extra green smoothie:

Lots of spinach in this baby!

More veggies for lunch please:

Salad with carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, potatoes, and black beans.

Dinner was a quick fix, but unfortunate fail. I had this frozen salmon;

Either it was just old, or perhaps I have thawed it and re froze before. Either way, it was not edible. Luckily, I had some rotisrrerie chicken leftover, Out with the salmon, in with the chicken:

With veggies, brown rice, and tarter sauce…yep on the chicken, why not?

Dessert was so good, it was almost highjacked by kitties with a sweet tooth:

Publix raspberry elegance cake is the best!!!