Weekend Eats, 2019

Good-morning all! Happy Monday.

I hope you’ve had a great weekend, wherever you are. Our little Abber’s came down with pancreatitis (we think) from getting into too many treats around Christmas. Poor girl.

We’re feeding her chicken and rice and it seems to be working miracles. She’s got way more energy today than she’s had all weekend.

Before we dive in, I just want to say that these posts are NOT for comparison (if these posts are triggering for you in anyway, scroll THESE posts instead).

I share my eats in hopes that you’d leave here today feeling inspired and full of PERMISSION to listen to YOUR BODY, as I listen to mine. I hope these posts fill you with the FAITH you need to let go of ALL food rules/control (just as I have!).

Saturday

A Simple Breakfast that Hits the Spot - Rice With Avocado

Saturday morning was when I took Abber’s to the vet. She was throwing up (so sad) so I called to schedule her an appointment. She hadn’t been herself all week.

Before we left, I heated up some leftover rice with avocado to have for breakfast. This is so simple but hit the spot so well.

Penne Noodles and Chicken Thighs Cooked in Olive Oil, Garlic, and Seasoned With Salt and Pepper. Topped With Minced/Fresh Parsley and Nutritional Yeast. Yum!

When we got home we turned on some classical music, lit candles, turned on the diffuser and fireplace, and cozied up around the house. I cooked pasta to have later that night for dinner.

This pasta is: penne noodles and chicken thighs cooked in olive oil, garlic, and seasoned with salt and pepper. Sooo easy. We topped it with minced/fresh parsley and nutritional yeast. Yum! (See dinner a couple pics down.)

Garlic Naan Bread Toasted with Butter, Potatoes, and Trader Joe's Pre-made/Frozen Palak Paneer and Channa Masala.

For lunch, I heated up leftovers from Friday: garlic naan bread toasted with butter, palak paneer, potatoes, and channa masala. The palak paneer and channa masala are pre-made/frozen from TJ’s and are my favorite!

To make the potatoes I boiled a few chopped potatoes that we had leftover from the week. Once boiled I drained the water and seasoned with olive oil, butter, salt and pepper. I then smashed them with a fork. Done! So easy.

Kale Salad Topped With Penne Noodles, Chicken Thighs, Minced/Fresh Parsley and Nutritional Yeast.

Dinner was loads of kale salad with some pasta on top. Marco enjoyed the pasta alone as he’s not a kale fan. I, on the other hand, have been LOVING kale. Like, craving it. SO I loaded up on that baby. So good!

Are you a food “mixer” like me? As in, you’ll eat pasta and salad together? Or are you more like Marco where you need everything separate?

Sunday

Breakfast Tacos With Eggs, Leftover Potatoes, Avocado, and Salsa.

Sunday morning started off SLOW at home, with Abby. She was still feeling super off so I skipped Church to hang with her.

For breakfast I made two breakfast tacos with eggs, leftover potatoes (the ones I talked about earlier), avocado, and salsa. Yum! The salsa is leftover from burrito-take-out we got the other night. See how great leftovers are?

Our sweet fur-baby, Abby. Such a good girl. She literally fills my whole heart.

Sweet babe. Such a good girl. She literally fills my whole heart. When I thought she was really sick on Saturday (unfortunately the way the vet talked got me super scared) I was devastated.

To say I’m grateful it’s something that is so simple to heal with a little change in what she eats for the week is a huge understatement. So grateful!

If you have a fur-baby you know what I mean 💛

A cozy Sunday hanging around the house updating our personal budget and end of year business finances.

Other things I did Sunday while hanging around the house:

  • end of the year finances for my business
  • updated my personal budget
  • cooked more food
  • rearranged my office
  • watched Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up show on Netflix (love!)

A glimpse of the coziness that was our home on Sunday. Think: coffee, fire, blankets, candles... peppermint diffuser... all good things.
A glimpse of the coziness that was our home on Sunday. Think: coffee, fire, blankets, candles... peppermint diffuser... all good things.
A glimpse of the coziness that was our home on Sunday. Think: coffee, fire, blankets, candles... peppermint diffuser... all good things.

Here’s a glimpse of the coziness that was our home on Sunday. Think: coffee, fire, blankets, candles… peppermint diffuser… all good things.

Something I have been loving lately is drinking beef/chicken stock. My body can tell when there's too much salt, so I enjoy it moderately and do half water.

Something I have been loving lately is drinking beef/chicken stock. My body can tell when there’s too much salt, so I enjoy it moderately… but Lord. I’ve been loving a hot cup of broth. To help ease the salt I usually do half water.

Leftover Penne Pasta and Chicken Topped With Parsley and Nutritional Yeast.

For lunch I enjoyed leftover pasta from the night before with parsley and nutritional yeast. Yum! I was curious about nutritional yeast and picked some up at TJ’s. It honestly tastes like mild cheez-it’s. Anyone agree? It’s good!

I've Been Loving Spindrift Grapefruit, here and there. Refreshing!

I’ve also been loving a Spindrift grapefruit, here and there. Refreshing!


In the afternoon I made spaghetti for dinner. I wanted to taste it, so I grabbed a little bowl and put a scoop of noodles/sauce inside. Yum! Perfect little snack.

In the afternoon I made spaghetti for dinner. I wanted to taste it, so I grabbed a little bowl and put a scoop of noodles/sauce inside. Yum! Perfect little snack.

Caesar Salad Served Side by Side With Spaghetti Topped With Nutritional Yeast and Parsley. This meal definitely hit the spot!

For dinner we had caesar salad (Marco’s favorite – I had him choose the salad since we had kale, his least favorite, the night before). Suppppper good. This meal definitely hit the spot!

Caesar Salad Served Side by Side With Spaghetti Topped With Nutritional Yeast and Parsley. This meal definitely hit the spot!
Salami With Cream Cheese Inside is my New Favorite Late Night Snack.

About 30 minutes or so before bed I got hungry for a snack so I had a few pieces of salami with cream cheese inside. My friend Nichole taught me this and OMG – so good! She sticks pepperoncini inside too, I was just lazy 😉

That’s all the eats I have for you today! I’ll be back Thursday with more from this week.

Enjoy the week ahead! I will be too 💛

Love, Paige
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