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Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie
My boys seem to be catching on to the healthy choices. Tonight they were begging for a smoothie. I used the new Magic Bullet Single Shot that Christian gave me for Christmas. It's awesome! Christian wanted a Strawberry Cheese Cake and Alexander wanted Blueberry Cheese Cake Smoothie. Both were delicious... so delicious that I had to make a blueberry one for myself. :)
I was at the Bulk Barn last week and decided to try out one of their rice blends. It is Aztec Blend #1656. It includes colusari red rice, long grain brown rice, split peas, and amaranth. I had no idea what some of those ingredients were but figured anything's worth a try, right? When I got home I looked up colusari rice & amaranth. Colusari rice is a burgundy-colored chewy rice that has a light nutty-popcorn-like flavor and amaranth is actually an herb.
It was very simple to prepare & actually pretty good. The peas were a little crunchy which added nice texture. I was surprised that both kids really liked it.
This is a meal that we had last week that was entirely planned using Pinterest. Thoe of you who know me well are well aware of my addiction to Pinterest. Yes, addiction. It has even been said that I need a Pin-tervention. :) I cannot help it though, I not only enjoy looking for recipe this way, but I have found it very helpful in meal planning. I now even have weekly menu boards created on Pinterest to organize my weekly meal plans. It has become a great tool. So I guess you could say that this meal, in a small way, does prove that I actually do make recipes that I find on there. :) Anyway, I was in the mood for a different kind of bbq meal so I choose to make Asian Grilled Drumsticks, Asian Cabbage Mango Slaw, Tricolor Thai Salad with Zucchini & Yellow Squash, and plain white rice. Early in the day I put the salads together and because there were so many vegetables it involved a bit of prep work. Plus l thought it would be a good idea to get the vegetables maridnad…