Foodie Friday – What I Made

This week’s Foodie Friday comes in the form of something I made this past week, really 3 somethings I made this week!

I’ve been traveling for quite awhile, I was on vacation for about 10 days, then got back and shifted into travel season at work so I haven’t had much in the way of homemade food. This past Saturday initially going to be any different, we had a trip planned but at the last minute were stuck at home waiting for a delivery, which gave me an opportunity to finally make a home cooked meal!

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Don’t these apples just look delicious?

I started the day by going to my local farmers market where I was able to get some delicious looking zucchini & Michigan grown peaches & apples, which prompted me to pull up Pinterest and look for some dinner ideas. I finally settled on the following:

Zucchini “Fries” – I’ve recently decided to give this vegetable a chance in the replacing potatoes game & and I’ve gotta say that these were pretty delicious. My only suggestion would be either adding some additional spicies or whipping up a spicy aloli to serve this with as we felt like they could use some additional kick.

Easy Chicken Burritos – This was a wild card addition that makes no sense with Zucchini fries… but I wanted to try this one out and would highly recommend this as a quick dinner option. I was able to prepare all of this while the Zuchinni dish was cooking, which for me is deserves a gold medal I’m typically not able to make dinner in anything less than an hour!

Peach Cobbler Inspiried Cupcakes – I knew that I wanted to use the peaches I found at the market and searched for awhile till I found something that was appealing without requiring me to make a pie crust (I’m all for homemade but that was too much work) The texture of these cupcakes is great & the flavor is peach without being sugar, syrupy, sweet due to the incluision of the fresh peaches. I opted to whip up a quick Vanilla Buttercream to top them instead of the sugar crust mentioned on the recipe page.

Wow, that’s all I’ve got to say after making all that food! I don’t typically make 3 new dishes at once (usually a recipe for disaster) but this time it worked out well! The zucchini and Burritos will be added into our normal rotation now!

What are some of your favorite ways to use farm fresh ingredients? Any ideas for how I can use those apples?

Thanks for reading!

Entertainment Tuesday – FREE Books

Do you love to read? Can you finish a Harry Potter before the afternoon is over? If so I’ve got a great resource that I need to share with you!

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A nice story, a sunny afternoon, and a grassy reading spot. Perfection.

A few months ago I purchased my first Kindle, I went with the basic edition, and have found that reading books on this is almost faster than traditional paper editions. If you love to read as much as I do it can get expensive QUICK!

The first resource I would recommend is simple (and one I’m sure you already visit) the Public Library. Like I said this one is simple, you know how this works you’ve been going since your were a kid probably!

The next resource is one that I’m so happy I found, not only does it provide me with free books… but it also allows me to discover new authors. Yes, I said free books! How does this work exactly? If you visit Pixel of Ink you’ll find twice a day listings of eBooks that are free or nearly free.

The way that it works is that you’ll need an Amazon account, you’ll download the books you’re interested in and then you can read these books on a Kindle, iPad, phone, computer, almost anything! You’ll find atleast 3 to 4 books which are free for one day only, usually they are being offered free to allow you to try out something new, to coincide with a new release by that author, or simply because they want to increase the number of downloads they’ve got.

I know what you’re thinking… but these are free they must be horrible… WRONG! I’ve found out of the 20 or so books I’ve downloaded that I’ve enjoyed almost all of them, I’ve found a few that I wasn’t a fan of.. but you can always have that whether in a bookstore, a library, or online.

Here are a few recommendations that I have which were all found because of Pixel of Ink:
Fresh Doubt – Ingrid Skyberg FBI Thrillers – This one is my most recent find, I read the entire book over the course of two flights on my recent vacation. The character development is great, very gripping storyline, and it does a great job of keeping your attention without going too far outside the realm of reality.
Foul Player – The Doctor Jillian Series – Looking for a drama? How about some murder? You’ll find both of those plus a little romance in this story of a quick witted doctor who couldn’t accept the death of a friend.
Irreparable Harm – a Sasha McCandless Novel Power corrupts we’ve all heard it before, but just how corrupt can power drive some one? Sasha, a powerhouse lawyer is about to find out as she steps in to handle a case.

Who is your favorite author? I’m always on the hunt for my next page turner!

Thanks for reading

Foodie Friday – New Favorite Snack

Welcome to my first Foodie Friday post on the blog, each week I’ll be bringing you food related posts or videos, this week I’ve got a special treat that I love and think you might like as well!

I’ve been attempting to eat healthier recently and looking for some type of snack that I can have which tastes rich but isn’t ridiculously high in calories isn’t easy… BUT I’ve got one!  Dark Chocolate Almond Milk with Animal Crackers or Graham Crackers.

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If you’re like me you love all things sweet, chocolate, or laden in sugar/fats…. but this isn’t always the best thing when thinking about your waste.  The thing I’ve found that I love about this snack is that it almost feels like I”m eating chocolate cookies!  The texture of the crackers once mixed with the milk is one of the big selling points!  I HATE hard cookies, so being able to take a cracker type of treat and turning into a more soft treat is great.

If you’re looking for a nice simple treat that won’t break your calorie count try this, let me know if you like it.  I’m sure that this would be good with all of the different varieties, I tend to prefer chocolate so that’s why I went for the dark chocolate but check out the Silk Almond Milk Page  They have a Vanilla that might pair event better with those Graham Crackers!  Almond Breeze (which also tastes just as well!) has a few different varieties including some coffee based drinks –

What types of health snacks do you reach for?  I’m always looking for something new to try out so please leave some ideas in the comments.

 

Welcome to What Will K Said

Hello there!  Thanks for visiting What Will K Said, a lifestyle blog focused on my thoughts & feelings on a number of topics including entertainment, food, & much more.

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What Will K Said has two homes, here on WordPress and also as a Youtube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/whatwillksaid   If you pop over there you’ll find videos on a wide range of topics including my Birchbox reviews, Tag Videos, themed videos, & much more!

This is a new blog so we will be growing and developing our content over the next few weeks/months but some of the things that you can look forward to seeing are:

  • Entertainment Tuesdays – Movie Previews, Fall TV videos, Books, Theater, events, etc.
  • Foodie Fridays – Each week I’ll be sharing some of my favorite recipes, new finds, tools, tips, tricks, reviews, basically if I can eat it or drink it you’ll find it here!
  • Bonus Posts – Product Reviews (Metromile, iPhone App, Android & Blackberry App reviews), Life Updates, Themed Weeks (Travel, Halloween, the Holidays) & tons more!

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