Happy Saturday, loves! How is your weekend so far? With the exception of this morning’s workout, I have literally been studying all the live long day. In short, my brain is fried. Is it really 6:00 p.m.? Oy vey!
I started this morning with an early bird workout! I alternated between one circuit of the Tone It Up Lean Arms Pyramid and 10 minutes on the stationary bike. I completed the whole she-bang two times and I was a happy, sweaty beast!
This morning’s meal was a continuation of the new Wildflour tradition. I enjoyed my beloved mushroom-spinach scone and a microwaved apple.
Two things: 1.) This scone is the one of the best breakfasts in the entire world. I wish you could enjoy it too! 2.) Microwaved apples are underrated. They’re soft, delicious and fantastic.
This meal was perfect fuel for a morning full of studying. There is so much information to know for tomorrow’s exam and I’m a bit nervous but I can only do my best, right? Right!
After a few hours of studying, I decided to take a break and make some lunch – but not just any kind of lunch.
A little while ago, I was contacted by the lovely and talented Christy Morgan, who recently released a new cookbook, “Blissful Bites.” The name certainly suits the book well, but more on that in a minute. Back to Christy! She is a trained vegan chef and her work has been featured in super star vegan publications like VegNews magazine and super star podcasts such as Our Hen House. “Blissful Bites” has also received praise from the likes of Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Kris Carr and Rory Freedman. In other words, Christy is a total vegan gem!
Flipping through the book, I immediately wanted to make everything in sight. Once my head stopped spinning, I finally decided on two dishes: mac n’ kale salad and quinoa tabouli.
I know, friends, I know. The combination of apricot and fresh mint in the above dish is unbelievable. I was swooning.
Mac n’ kale salad might be my new favorite way to enjoy kale. Yup.
If these two recipes are any indication of the rest of the cookbook, I am SOLD! Bonus: both recipes took me just 20 minutes to make, which was perfect for my busy day of studying. I’m thinking a pumpkin hot chocolate is in my future (yep, that’s in there too!). Nah nah nah boo boo! “Blissful Bites” is available on Amazon and, if you’re an East Coaster, click here to see how you can meet Christy in person!
Keep your eyes peeled for part two: an interview with Christy herself! In the mean time, follow her on Facebook and Twitter. She’s always making delicious meals, complete with teaser photos that make you drool!
Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of “Blissful Bites” for review. All opinions are from my own noggin!