Slump

by Jillian on April 19, 2012 · 9 comments

So, I’ve been in a blogging slump lately. I’ve been in a bit of a life slump lately, I guess you can say. Some things are going on in my head and I’m not so sure I’m ready to talk about it on here, but I do have some delicious meals and new product finds to share!

I stopped at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods (always a bad idea) after work on Tuesday. I picked up a few new finds that I’ve used since then.

Tuesdays dinner included goat cheese medallions from TJ’s. How convenient are these? 1 oz portions = perfect for crumbling on a salad!

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I added strawberries and walnuts as well. I also sautéed broccoli, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, onions, peppers, mushrooms, and garlic chicken sausage in olive oil and added some s&p.

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Simple & easy dinner.

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Wednesdays breakfast was a classic, but still good!

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A whole wheat english muffin was toasted before topping one side with peanut butter & the other with almond butter. Then bananas, cinnamon, honey, & chia seeds were layered on.

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Extra banana = great for a shmear of peanut butter.

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After another wine tasting, we stopped at Joe’s restaurant for dinner.

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I got my new favorite dish. Swordfish served over a farro salad and swiss chard in a lemon butter sauce with chive oil. I’ll be recreating the farro salad as soon as I find key lime juice! Amazing. (Doesn’t this piece of swordfish look like a heart!?)

Today, I used another new product. I can’t say that I haven’t had truffle oil before, because I definitely have! I just haven’t bought it in a while because it’s so darn expensive. $10 per 2 oz.!

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I made Naomi’s baba ganoush, substituting truffle oil for the olive oil and truffle salt for the regular salt.

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Obviously it would work just as well with chickpeas to make truffle hummus, which will be next on my list!

That’s about all kids.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 clare @ fittingitallin April 19, 2012 at 12:19 pm

thinking about you <3

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2 Jillian April 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Thanks Clare! I want to hear about your plans for health coaching! :) I need some motivation. Lots actually. :(

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3 clare @ fittingitallin April 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I’m seeing clients right now..going very well! I absolutely LOVE it.

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4 Lauren April 19, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Hope everything is okay lady! I’m here if you need me. :)

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5 Chels R. April 19, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I’m sorry to hear you are in a slump! Hope things get better. You are killing me with your food posts. I’m very jelly cuz we still don’t have TJ’s yet in Dallas. Soon though, I hope.

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6 Megan @ The I Do Diaries April 19, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Slumps are never good, hope you get back to feeling good soon!

All your eats look and sound so delish. I love Trader Joe’s, there is always something new to discover there! I tend to shop there rather than Whole Foods since the prices are a little nicer on my wallet ;-) Thanks for sharing that link to the baba ganoush, I have been wanting to make my own for a while now!

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7 Paige @ Running Around Normal April 19, 2012 at 8:50 pm

I love that goat cheese! So yummy and perfectly portioned :)

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8 Lisa April 19, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Hope things are alright with you, and improve soon. I love all the PB in this post. And goat cheese. Its my love in my life right now.

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9 Laura @joyful shimmy April 21, 2012 at 12:01 am

It’s ok! I have gone through my own blogging slumps. Life happens, things get busy, other things become a priority. It’s all good. It’s life.

On the goat cheese medallions from trader joes are the best. I feel like its my perfect indulgence

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