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Guinness Your Cake

I am not a huge baker, but on special occasions I usually bake one of two things:  1) oatmeal cookies (usually with raisins, dark chocolate, and ginger) or THIS guinness cake. Delish! Years ago I took the recipe from @people and I've made variations of it ever since! Today's variation: used whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose, made only half the portion, and used powdered sugar with blackberries instead of frosting. 

HOW TO MAKE: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Butter a 9" pan. 
  2. Heat 1/2 cup of guinness and 5 tbsp of unsalted butter over medium-low heat until butter melts; remove from heat. Whisk in 3 heaping tbsp of unsweetened cocoa and 1 cup of granulated sugar. 
  3. In a separate bowl, combine 3 tbsp of low-fat sour cream, 1 large egg, and 2 tsp of vanilla; whisk INTO cocoa mixture. 
  4. Whisk in 1 cup of whole-wheat flour and 1 1/4 tsp of baking soda. 
  5. Pour batter into pan. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove and cool completely. 
  6. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and add a few blackberries. Yum. 

Enjoy! 

Sometimes You Slip

So, here’s the thing. It’s important what you eat MOST of the time, not SOMEtimes. SOMEtimes you slip. SOMEtimes you eat fried potato skins (eh hem). But it’s okay. What’s important is that: 1)you enjoy it, 2)you eat beaocoup shades of green for your next meal, and 3)not make a habit of it. Caught in the act by my lovely sis @tcabrarr at @montanastrailhouse  http://ift.tt/1olMNC0

So, here’s the thing. It’s important what you eat MOST of the time, not SOMEtimes. SOMEtimes you slip. SOMEtimes you eat fried potato skins (eh hem). But it’s okay. What’s important is that: 1)you enjoy it, 2)you eat beaocoup shades of green for your next meal, and 3)not make a habit of it. Caught in the act by my lovely sis @tcabrarr at @montanastrailhouse http://ift.tt/1olMNC0

Siggi's Skyr. Yum. Yum.

I think I’m late to the party on this one, but just tried @siggisdairy and LOVED it. It’s strained Icelandic-style #skyr. This little tub has 14grams of #protein. BUT- most amazingly it has a whole lot #lesssugar than most brands that have the fruit already mixed it. So, if you hate the idea of having plain yogurt or just don’t have the time/energy to mix in your own fruit- this would be a good option. Try it out. The company is owned by a cool, lanky, long-haired entrepreneur that LOVES what he does.  http://ift.tt/1TMpOfn

I think I’m late to the party on this one, but just tried @siggisdairy and LOVED it. It’s strained Icelandic-style #skyr. This little tub has 14grams of #protein. BUT- most amazingly it has a whole lot #lesssugar than most brands that have the fruit already mixed it. So, if you hate the idea of having plain yogurt or just don’t have the time/energy to mix in your own fruit- this would be a good option. Try it out. The company is owned by a cool, lanky, long-haired entrepreneur that LOVES what he does. http://ift.tt/1TMpOfn

Chocolate Gruesli

Made another batch of #gruesli, except this time I added some unsweetened #cocoapowder. Gruesli is less sweet than granola and crunchier than muesli. Because of the nuts, dried fruit, and seeds, it’s a little more caloric than cereal, but packed with #wholefoods and all deliciously good for you. Serving = 2 ounces (or less)= ~165 calories, 3 g of protein, and 3 grams of fiber. Link to recipe in profile.   http://ift.tt/1PQTrN1

Made another batch of #gruesli, except this time I added some unsweetened #cocoapowder. Gruesli is less sweet than granola and crunchier than muesli. Because of the nuts, dried fruit, and seeds, it’s a little more caloric than cereal, but packed with #wholefoods and all deliciously good for you. Serving = 2 ounces (or less)= ~165 calories, 3 g of protein, and 3 grams of fiber. Link to recipe in profile.  http://ift.tt/1PQTrN1

#Cod is one of the most Eco-friendly #fish. It also happens to be very easy to cook and perfectly flaky consistency for babies to eat. There’s very little need to add salt to a babies diet, so I just cooked the cod with a olive oil and herbs de Provence. About 3 minutes on each side. I let it cool down before I shred it.  
Pictured:  
#Ours: mixed cod with onion, olives, lime, tomatoes, cucumber, and fresh basil. 
#His: shredded cod, which I will later add to his pre-cooked purees or use as finger foods (to get those fine motor skills working!). I also froze cucumber slices so he can use them as teething “toys.” 
#babyfood #babycook #motorskills #ecofriendly #omega3 #healthyfat #healthymeals #familymeals #Bushwick #bushwicknutrition #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist

#Cod is one of the most Eco-friendly #fish. It also happens to be very easy to cook and perfectly flaky consistency for babies to eat. There’s very little need to add salt to a babies diet, so I just cooked the cod with a olive oil and herbs de Provence. About 3 minutes on each side. I let it cool down before I shred it.
Pictured:
#Ours: mixed cod with onion, olives, lime, tomatoes, cucumber, and fresh basil.
#His: shredded cod, which I will later add to his pre-cooked purees or use as finger foods (to get those fine motor skills working!). I also froze cucumber slices so he can use them as teething “toys.”
#babyfood #babycook #motorskills #ecofriendly #omega3 #healthyfat #healthymeals #familymeals #Bushwick #bushwicknutrition #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist

I’ve tried my fair share of #guacs, but @amarantobklyn has one of the best so far! If you are in #Bushwick, you should give them a try. #Avocados are packed with #antioxidants and #antiinflammatory properties. The high fat (#healthyfat) also helps absorb #fatsolublevitamins. A quarter of an avocado has 75 calories, loads of #unsaturated fat, and 3 grams of fiber. #Guacamole-on! #bushwicknutrition #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist #homemadefood #homemadetortillas #corntortillas (at Amaranto)

I’ve tried my fair share of #guacs, but @amarantobklyn has one of the best so far! If you are in #Bushwick, you should give them a try. #Avocados are packed with #antioxidants and #antiinflammatory properties. The high fat (#healthyfat) also helps absorb #fatsolublevitamins. A quarter of an avocado has 75 calories, loads of #unsaturated fat, and 3 grams of fiber. #Guacamole-on! #bushwicknutrition #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist #homemadefood #homemadetortillas #corntortillas (at Amaranto)

Today my little boy is 7 months old! One of the things I love most about this age is the food introduction, #exploration. Our pediatric team (#TribecaPediatrics) is awesome! They really harp on the consistency of food (yogurt-like) at this time, but strongly suggest an array of flavors (highlighting savory instead of sweet).  
Pictured:  
#Mine: unsweetened whole fat organic yogurt with frozen berries and lightly sweetened granola.  
#His: puréed berries, apple, and mango with unsweetened whole fat organic yogurt. #babyfood #homemade #quickmeals #babycook #pureedmeals #yogurt #wholefat #organic #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist #bushwick #bushwicknutrition

Today my little boy is 7 months old! One of the things I love most about this age is the food introduction, #exploration. Our pediatric team (#TribecaPediatrics) is awesome! They really harp on the consistency of food (yogurt-like) at this time, but strongly suggest an array of flavors (highlighting savory instead of sweet).
Pictured:
#Mine: unsweetened whole fat organic yogurt with frozen berries and lightly sweetened granola.
#His: puréed berries, apple, and mango with unsweetened whole fat organic yogurt. #babyfood #homemade #quickmeals #babycook #pureedmeals #yogurt #wholefat #organic #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist #bushwick #bushwicknutrition

I have officially become an #oyster person. I feel part of a cool club! Oysters are one of the most nutritious foods per calorie. They are an excellent source of #zinc, #vitaminD, #vitaminB12, #protein (1 gram per oyster) and #healthyfats—specifically omega-3 fatty acids. A half dozen is about 50 calories (very #lowcalorie). They are also highly #sustainable since they clean, benefit, and support the environment in which they grow. #awesomefood #oysterlove #bushwicknutrition #bushwick #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist

I have officially become an #oyster person. I feel part of a cool club! Oysters are one of the most nutritious foods per calorie. They are an excellent source of #zinc, #vitaminD, #vitaminB12, #protein (1 gram per oyster) and #healthyfats—specifically omega-3 fatty acids. A half dozen is about 50 calories (very #lowcalorie). They are also highly #sustainable since they clean, benefit, and support the environment in which they grow. #awesomefood #oysterlove #bushwicknutrition #bushwick #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist

One of my favorite places to revisit in #Bogota is #AbastoBodega in #Usaquen. It’s a beautiful place that houses local, fresh goods- anything from granola to jams to eggs to coffee. Completely recommend! #lovethisplace #latergram #local #freshfood #bushwick #bushwicknutrition #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist #colombia

One of my favorite places to revisit in #Bogota is #AbastoBodega in #Usaquen. It’s a beautiful place that houses local, fresh goods- anything from granola to jams to eggs to coffee. Completely recommend! #lovethisplace #latergram #local #freshfood #bushwick #bushwicknutrition #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist #colombia

Happy to be home! Missed #homemade #frenchtoast. I usually soak the bread for a long time in a mix of #eggs, #almondmilk, and #spices (this time it was #cloves, #cinnamon and a grinder from #traderjoes that has sugar, chocolate, and coffee). I opt for less bread and more egg mix. Then the trick is to use more whole #fruit instead of so much sweetener. Even though Agave, 100% pure maple syrup, or honey are #naturalsweeteners they still have tons of sugar/calories. I also sprinkled the French toast with #sprouted grains and seeds. More on that later! #lazynutritionist #lazynutrition #bushwicknutrition #bushwick #home

Happy to be home! Missed #homemade #frenchtoast. I usually soak the bread for a long time in a mix of #eggs, #almondmilk, and #spices (this time it was #cloves, #cinnamon and a grinder from #traderjoes that has sugar, chocolate, and coffee). I opt for less bread and more egg mix. Then the trick is to use more whole #fruit instead of so much sweetener. Even though Agave, 100% pure maple syrup, or honey are #naturalsweeteners they still have tons of sugar/calories. I also sprinkled the French toast with #sprouted grains and seeds. More on that later! #lazynutritionist #lazynutrition #bushwicknutrition #bushwick #home

Making another random appearance from #Bogota! Checking out @callaosangucheria for its delicious Peruvian #sandwiches. Pictured: #vegetarian with #quinoa, an array of seeds, #avocado, #zucchini, #eggplant, #mushrooms and #hummus spread. Love my veggies! #bushwicknutrition #colombia #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist

Making another random appearance from #Bogota! Checking out @callaosangucheria for its delicious Peruvian #sandwiches. Pictured: #vegetarian with #quinoa, an array of seeds, #avocado, #zucchini, #eggplant, #mushrooms and #hummus spread. Love my veggies! #bushwicknutrition #colombia #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist

#Fruit is a great way to start your morning. The natural sugars and high #fiber/#water content provide gentle #energy throughout the day. Pictured: #passionfruit and #tangerine. Can’t wait to try all the exotic fruits of #Colombia :) #healthywhiletraveling #bushwick #bushwicknutrition #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist  (at Bogotá, Colombia)

#Fruit is a great way to start your morning. The natural sugars and high #fiber/#water content provide gentle #energy throughout the day. Pictured: #passionfruit and #tangerine. Can’t wait to try all the exotic fruits of #Colombia :) #healthywhiletraveling #bushwick #bushwicknutrition #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist (at Bogotá, Colombia)

#Breakfast4Lunch! To cook: sauté #butternutsquash in about 1 tbsp of olive oil for 4min or so. Cut it up really tiny so that it cooks faster. Add 1 small tomato and sauté for another minute. Crack in an extra large #egg and 1 slice of cheese. In the meantime heat up a 4" whole wheat pita. S&P to taste. This meal is packed with #fiber, #protein, #healthyfats, and #antioxidants from all the vibrant colors. And takes 10 mins to prepare! #mykindofmeal #lazynutritionist #lazynutrition #bushwicknutrition #bushwick #easymeals #fastmeal

#Breakfast4Lunch! To cook: sauté #butternutsquash in about 1 tbsp of olive oil for 4min or so. Cut it up really tiny so that it cooks faster. Add 1 small tomato and sauté for another minute. Crack in an extra large #egg and 1 slice of cheese. In the meantime heat up a 4" whole wheat pita. S&P to taste. This meal is packed with #fiber, #protein, #healthyfats, and #antioxidants from all the vibrant colors. And takes 10 mins to prepare! #mykindofmeal #lazynutritionist #lazynutrition #bushwicknutrition #bushwick #easymeals #fastmeal

#Watermelon #Mint #Icepops! Watermelons’ naturally sweet taste and high water content make it a perfect fruit for blending and making ice-pops without any added sugars (or even water). It’s jam-packed with #vitaminC, #vitaminA, and #potassium (#hearthealthy). One cup is only about 45 calories. Choose deep red/pink since studies show that 
fully ripened watermelons have higher #antioxidants. 

 Blend 4 cups of tightly packed, cubed, fresh/frozen watermelon and a handful of fresh mint or spearmint leaves. Blend and stir as needed. Makes 10 3-ounce #popsicles. About 20 calories each! 
#lowcalorie #healthydessert #summer #bushwick #bushwicknutrition #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist

#Watermelon #Mint #Icepops! Watermelons’ naturally sweet taste and high water content make it a perfect fruit for blending and making ice-pops without any added sugars (or even water). It’s jam-packed with #vitaminC, #vitaminA, and #potassium (#hearthealthy). One cup is only about 45 calories. Choose deep red/pink since studies show that
fully ripened watermelons have higher #antioxidants.

Blend 4 cups of tightly packed, cubed, fresh/frozen watermelon and a handful of fresh mint or spearmint leaves. Blend and stir as needed. Makes 10 3-ounce #popsicles. About 20 calories each!
#lowcalorie #healthydessert #summer #bushwick #bushwicknutrition #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist

A delicious mishmosh of #BBQ #leftovers including #veggie #skewers, #israelisalad, #chicken, tomato with basil, and #cornsalad. For Theo: puréed #zucchini and #redpeppers made with #BabyCook from @Beaba_USA. It’s a huge time and clean-up-saver since you can both cook and blend in the same container. In love. Thank you @carlishc! #lazynutritionist #lazynutrition #bushwicknutrition #bushwick

A delicious mishmosh of #BBQ #leftovers including #veggie #skewers, #israelisalad, #chicken, tomato with basil, and #cornsalad. For Theo: puréed #zucchini and #redpeppers made with #BabyCook from @Beaba_USA. It’s a huge time and clean-up-saver since you can both cook and blend in the same container. In love. Thank you @carlishc! #lazynutritionist #lazynutrition #bushwicknutrition #bushwick

Tried out @BlueApron for the first time!  #BlueApron provides a very 
unique service. They deliver pre-portioned ingredients for 3 complete, balanced meals every week. They do the shopping and you do the cooking! I would totally recommend it for those peeps who find it hard to find the time to go #foodshopping or are maybe a little scared to get into the kitchen or simply are stuck in a rut with the same cooking repertoire. Every meal takes about 30-40 minutes including prep time 
and are about 500-600 calories per serving (even though you can almost always tweak the amount to get more out of it). We made: 
- #Steak and roasted potatoes with sautéed long beans and tomato 
- #Mexican-style chicken #tortas with tomato, avocado and English cucumber salad 
- Crispy #catfish (not pictured) with Sicilian eggplant #caponata 
My only complaint was the amount of packaging… Even though it’s recycled materials, it was a little too much. #cookingmore #homemade #bushwick #bushwicknutrition #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist

Tried out @BlueApron for the first time! #BlueApron provides a very
unique service. They deliver pre-portioned ingredients for 3 complete, balanced meals every week. They do the shopping and you do the cooking! I would totally recommend it for those peeps who find it hard to find the time to go #foodshopping or are maybe a little scared to get into the kitchen or simply are stuck in a rut with the same cooking repertoire. Every meal takes about 30-40 minutes including prep time
and are about 500-600 calories per serving (even though you can almost always tweak the amount to get more out of it). We made:
- #Steak and roasted potatoes with sautéed long beans and tomato
- #Mexican-style chicken #tortas with tomato, avocado and English cucumber salad
- Crispy #catfish (not pictured) with Sicilian eggplant #caponata
My only complaint was the amount of packaging… Even though it’s recycled materials, it was a little too much. #cookingmore #homemade #bushwick #bushwicknutrition #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist

#Pistachios are a great #healthysnack. Out of all the #nuts, it’s my favorite to recommend if you are looking for #caloriecontrol. A serving is 42 pistachios (Pictured. I counted!). It also has 6 grams of filling #protein. #bushwicknutrition #bushwick #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist #beach #beachsnack

#Pistachios are a great #healthysnack. Out of all the #nuts, it’s my favorite to recommend if you are looking for #caloriecontrol. A serving is 42 pistachios (Pictured. I counted!). It also has 6 grams of filling #protein. #bushwicknutrition #bushwick #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist #beach #beachsnack

If you haven’t already, you should try #GlasserieNYC in #Greenpoint. Fresh, #local, #veggieforward ingredients with a #MiddleEastern flare. And the place is beautiful. 
Pictured:  
-Fava & Chickpea Stew with Fried Husks 
-Syrian Cheese, Za'atar, Tomatillo #bushwicknutrition #goveggies #simpleisbetter #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist

If you haven’t already, you should try #GlasserieNYC in #Greenpoint. Fresh, #local, #veggieforward ingredients with a #MiddleEastern flare. And the place is beautiful.
Pictured:
-Fava & Chickpea Stew with Fried Husks
-Syrian Cheese, Za'atar, Tomatillo #bushwicknutrition #goveggies #simpleisbetter #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist