Daily Archives: April 15, 2011

Kreative Kitchen

**Note** I wrote this last night went to publish it and couldn’t connect to the internet. The only webpage I could connect to was Facebook! Got frustrated, shut it down and chilled. Didn’t have time to fix it until after work today. So here it is! Thanks for your continued reading even though my posting has been sketchy lately!

Well, hello there! So sorry for my absence! I guess all that birthday celebrating really did me in! Just kidding! Honestly I don’t remember what I did on Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday I worked at church from 9am-4pm and then had evening events from 5pm-9pm! Not much time to blog in there!

I kind of feel like I am becoming a hippy! My hair is the longest it’s been since I got married, I am desperately seeking bike bags big enough to hold my groceries so I can bike to and from the Co-Op rather than drive, I just bought a bunch of organic natural cleaning products for our home (full post on that to come), and a few friends and I are thinking about purchasing and sharing a CSA for the summer! So, that’s what you have to look forward to seeing on my blog.

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(Picture of me at work from my NEW iPod touch!)

For today I was busy busy busy cleaning, teaching fitness classes, cooking, and working on homework. I have to share with you the two fabulous recipes I made today.

You may remember how much I raved about Angela’s Back on Track Wheat Berry Salad. Well yesterday she came up with a different version of it. I present to you Back on Track II Cilantro Lime Spelt Berry Salad. As much as I loved version one of this salad I knew I had to try this right away!

Just look at all the colors!

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All mixed up now! Yes, there were wheat berries (substituted instead of spelt berries) and black beans hiding under all those veggies!

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This is the perfect healthy spring salad! So good! Especially with all that cilantro in the dressing!

Sadly, our weather has not been very spring like today. It has been cold, gloomy, and rainy. They are even calling for snow flurries this weekend! I knew I needed some type of comfort food for dinner. Excuse me while I pat myself on the back for this one. This is a Kristin original! I usually don’t come up with my own recipes but this one turned out pretty well if I do say so myself. Especially since our fridge is looking pretty empty.

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And our cupboards pretty bare!

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What ever would I make? I had some chicken breasts defrosted and let them simmer in some chicken broth on low in the crockpot for 6 hours. Then I drained the liquid, shredded the chicken, put it back in the crockpot and added about half a jar of salsa. I mixed in a little shredded cheese, let it simmer on low for another 2 hours and voilà! It would have been really delicious in a tortilla but we didn’t have any so I made some bulgur, one of my favorite grains (but Brian doesn’t like it so I don’t make it often) and served it over top of that with a side of steamed veggies!

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This was perfect comfort food for this gloomy day. Well, I better peel my eyes away from the computer. I have grand plans to knit and watch some girly shows since Brian is off hunting. Have a great night!