I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas filled with lots of family, love, happiness, Mariah Carey Christmas music, delicious food and festive sweets! Usually Hanukkah is so much closer to Christmas and I'm totally in the swing of the holiday celebrations, but this year, since Hanukkah overlapped with Thanksgiving, Christmas really came out of nowhere for Mitch and I, and we wondered what to do with ourselves for the day. It turned out to be an amazing day, beginning with a homemade brunch with one of our favorite couples at my place. The real showstopper was the healthy Belgian waffles (made with whole wheat flour, flaxseeds, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla), topped with tons of berries, powdered sugar and pure maple syrup of course. We also made scrambled eggs with fresh dill (Mitch's favorite), turkey bacon, and tangerine mimosas. It all took about 10 minutes to make and everyone loved it. So easy and fun! We decided waffle brunches are going to be our new thing in 2014 . . . healthy recipes coming soon!
Post-brunch, we headed downtown (in ZERO traffic!) to the Lakers game. Then, of course, we were hungry again. Where oh where to eat on Christmas. . . we called all our favorite sushi spots. Closed. We called Trader Joe's, Ralphs, Whole Foods, and Bristol Farms. Closed. Even the Thai restaurants we figured had to be open were closed, and we didn't want to order unhealthy Chinese food. So we had to make do with what we had at home, which was a couple zucchinis, tomatoes, cannellini beans, and the frozen garlic and basil cubes. Most importantly, we had the Spiralizer, and with this, we turned our random ingredients into a delicious dinner!
You MUST get this thing! It is my absolute favorite kitchen tool to play with these days. So far we've only made zucchini noodles with it, but we're going to try out sweet potato noodles and carrot noodles next. I should have posted about this before the holidays because it's a great gift, but that's alright, you can buy it anytime on Amazon for $28 and get spiralizing ASAP! I can't wait to get creative with it and make some delicious recipes off of Insprialized... she thinks of the best concoctions!
Here's a video (excuse the iPhone quality) of the last time we made zucchini pasta . . . see, you can even get your man involved!! :)
Yum. So that was our day yesterday! How was your Christmas? What did you do to celebrate? Whatever you did, hope it was fab!
I'm a Southern California foodie who lives for a great meal, has a serious weakness for sweets, and loves to spread happiness by cooking for friends and family. I welcome you to WeekNight Bite - where you'll find cooking tips, tricks, and videos of healthy and delicious recipes that are quick and effortless - perfect for any night of the week!