Friday, January 13, 2012

Why Hello Again

Hi friends! TGIF and all that jazz.  I just wanted to stop by super quick to share one of my latest and quickest meals - and to give a quick update from paradise of course.  If you viewed my last post, I'm sure you already know.

Anyway, today was a nice relaxing day!  I woke up around 7 am - which is late for me, the time change had me so confused that at the beginning of the week I was waking up at 5:30 am.  I started off the day with a breakfast of brown rice bread with cheddar cheese and lots of grapes :)  Then, it was time to hit the beach for sun and sandcastles.  I just love the beauty of the waves - it truly is magical here.

After that, it was time to hit up Red Hot Mama's - I ordered one tofu taco and one chicken taco.  The tofu taco was out of this world delicious - but it bothered my stomach a little bit - tofu often does unless it's sprouted.  The chicken taco was pretty good, but definitely not my favorite.  We relaxed at Tunnels Beach for awhile, but the waves and the wind were seriously out of control.  I've never seen waves that high...well ever.

After that, it was back to the beach house for a little down time.  Dinner was out of control amazing... local organic mixed salad greens with avocado, marinated goat cheese, radishes, tomato... grilled ono with lemon...a few baked fries...and local chocolate gelato.  The sky is crystal clear here in Kauai, so we grabbed our beach towels and laid in the backyard to stare at the sky.  I seriously wish there was some way to photograph it...I have never seen so many stars in my entire life.  It was breathtaking, marvelous and unbelievable all at the same time.

One thing I love about Kauai, is the huge focus on sustainable and healthy living - recycling is all around and every restaurant gives food in recyclable containers.  The farmers market is packed with incredible local and organic food.  There is a natural foods store in town too that rocks :)  I even found Cacoa Coconut Bliss... something I've been searching forever for in the Midwest!  I can't wait to try.  Now, for everyone else that isn't quite as relaxed and needs a quick and easy meal option, I have just the thing for you.....

Easy Hummus Pizza


1 multi-seed, gluten-free English muffin
2 tbsp hummus of choice
1/4 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup baby spinach leaves

1. Split muffin into 2 halves - then top each half with 1 tbsp hummus, 1/4 cup spinach leaves & 1/8 cup mozzarella.
2. Bake in a 400 degree oven ~ 12 minutes until cheese is bubbly :)


What's your to-go to meal when you're slammed for time?