Feelin’ Full & FabulousPosted: January 24, 2011
Date Night was a success! We went to dinner at this really neat restaurant called Eggspectation. Obviously, you can get eggs and breakfast all day, but the menu has a variety of non-breakfast items (and a great happy hour) as well! 🙂
Before I get into my fantastic dinner, let’s talk about my time in the kitchen this afternoon. I attempted – and I think succeeded at- making stuffed portobellos. I found two recipes in my new cookbook that I really liked, so I took bits and pieces from them and ended up with some semi-original beauties (and no fires to speak of).
I started out by
ripping out removing the stems and scooping out the gills. So, far, so good 😉
These are the rest of the ingredients I used. The original recipe called for mayonasie for this pretty sauce, but I just substituted the mayo for Chobani Greek yogurt.
This tasty dressing is 3/4 of the yogurt, some (reduced sodium) taco sauce, to taste and a squirt of yellow mustard. It’s so delicious and I can’t wait to drizzle it on my ‘bello for lunch tomorrow!
After 15 minutes in the oven, out came these babies. It was hard not to try a bite, but I knew a great dinner was already in the cards. Let’s just say, lunch may come early tomorrow 🙂
Colleen’s Stuffed ‘Bellos
- 3 fresh portobello mushroom caps
- 1/2 box of Long Grain and Wild Rice (easy substitutes: couscous, bulgar, rice pilaf, brown rice)
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- 1 tablespoon EVOO
- 1 can tuna
- ~ 3/4 cup Chobani Greek Yogurt (honey)
- Reduced Sodium Taco Seasoning, to taste
- Squirt of yellow mustard (my apologies for the lack of precision – but this was all to taste. Feel free to experiment!)
- Preheat oven to 350
- Cook rice as directed on box
- Chop onions and mince garlic – cook in hot oil until tender (throw in the walnuts as well)
- Drain tuna, add remaining yogurt, mix
- Once rice is cooked, add onion/garlic/walnut mix and tuna
- Stuff your ‘bello to your heart’s desire
- Bake for 15 – 20 minutes, or until tender
- Don’t forget your dressing!
- Enjoy! 🙂
It’s only Monday and I’m able to scratch one thing off my Check Yo’self List! YES! 🙂
Eggspectation was delish. Cory wavered between a few items, but there was no question that I was getting an omelette. I got the Veggie Omelette – egg whites, cauliflower, green & red bell peppers, broccoli and onion with a side of rye toast and a fruit salad. Veggies were just bustin’ out of this omelette! 😀
I ate about 3/4 of the omelette – not because I’m Mary Kate Olsen – but because I saw the dessert menu as soon as we sat down. When I saw the description – a chocolate chip brownie “muffin” hollowed out and filled with ice cream, covered in chocolate sauce, and sprinkled with pecans and strawberries, I was sold. For those of you who are unaware – my ultimate weakness is the heavenly brownie + ice cream combo. When Cory said he’d be down to split it – I was elated!
Without further adieu…
I told Cory I was a little hesitant about posting this, as many of the amazing healthy living bloggers I follow and admire indulge with a simple cookie or scoop of ice cream. I thought “will people laugh at my idea of healthy living after they see what I did?” Yet, I have no shame and went all in.
As if you need any evidence:
Clearly unaware of the paparazzi at my table…
You bet I had the last lick…
What’s that you say? Man vs. Food is calling?
That last picture makes me look like I’m regretting every bite, (so not the case!) but I was just practicing my breathing exercises 😉
Don’t get me wrong. Afterwards I said “Holy (expletive) I don’t even want to think about the damage we just did.” Did I go overboard? Quite possibly. Am I going to gain 10+ pounds because of this one dessert (and an otherwise healthy day of eating)?: Absolutely not. I really enjoyed that dessert, and I’m not for one second going to apologize for devouring it and/or showing you. I hope that’s okay with you!
Well, my friends, I’m in a sugar coma and my cozy bed is calling my name. I hope you’ve had a delicious start to your week!
Question(s) of the night – When’s the last time you were a little overzealous with food? What did you eat? Did you take note of how you felt?