From Pinterest to Real Life: September 2012
Here’s a round up of all the things I have tried from Pinterest this month. They happen to be all food items, but I’m hoping to branch out and try some other things that I’ve pinned in the coming months.
My Results: This was a really yummy treat. Pumpkin Pie might be somewhat of a misnomer…these were more spicy (as in, fall spices) and don’t have pumpkin pie flavor. They reminded me more of a gingersnap cookie flavored caramel. This recipe took some time but wasn’t labor intensive at all–I will definitely make this again.
My Results: The Ervins are sweet tea drinkers. I’ve watched how they make it but don’t have a set recipe so my results come out different every time. I followed the instructions exactly except I put in about 7 regular size Lipton tea bags. This was the best sweet tea I have ever made…it was pretty much perfect. This will be my go-to recipe from now on.
My Results: This really flavored up plain old water! I like the idea of infusing water, but honestly I’m a bit more plain Jane and didn’t love the ginger. Next time I would leave that out.
My Results: I have really been enjoying snacking on these roasted chickpeas and want to try all the flavor combinations out there. They are so cheap and are a great, healthy snack full of protein which is just what this pregnant lady needs. I liked these a lot… I did pop them back in the oven for a couple minutes after tossing with the spices. I like them when they are hot/warm though…these don’t have the same appeal when they are cooled. My favorite chickpea flavor, that I’ve made a few times, is Salt and Vinegar (oh how I love salt and vinegar flavor) and they are awesome! I eat them warm or cold they are so good.
My Results: These are delicious! I used half whole wheat flour and half all-purpose flour. And I had some chocolate chips on hand which I added for an extra special breakfast. These are really hearty and I love the banana flavor–great way to add sweetness without a whole bunch of sugar! They are good with maple syrup or spread with peanut butter for some protein, too. I made these with some sausage links the morning before we left for our ultrasound and got to see little Jude for the first time!
My Results: Fresh green beans have been my veggie side dish of choice lately and I seem to be converting Derek to thinking that green beans are not evil, slowly but surely. This recipe has become my go-to way of preparing them. I don’t add the thyme or parsley just because I don’t have those on hand, and I tend to use less water than called for.
My Results: This recipe was a lifesaver for me! In my first trimester I had to make a beeline for the kitchen every morning and eat some breakfast because I would get nauseous on an empty stomach. I wanted something quick, filling, and healthy. I like this recipe because I could make a batch and it would last me all week, I would just cut a square and warm it up in the microwave. It has sweetness to it but without the loads of butter and sugar that my other (delicious but fattening) baked oatmeal recipe. I skipped the raisins and just added 1/4 cup of cranberries.