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Kale and Mushroom Sauté

Hey my Gorgeous Snowflakes!

There is great discussion going on over at my post on if Barbie is an ideal role model or not. If you haven’t checked it out yet I’d highly recommend it. I love the different points of views people are sharing on the subject.

This Christmas season I’ve not only been wearing burgundy and a little green, but I’ve been trying to eat lots of reds and greens. With that in mind, here’s one of my favorite green recipes.

A Kale and Mushrooms Sauté. ❤

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add kale, and drizzle with olive/coconut oil (or if you’re lazy like me, use a nonstick spray version of olive oil).

Slice mushrooms.

Add mushrooms, and sauté until mushrooms and kale are softened. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Kale and Mushroom Sauté

  • 4 cups fresh kale
  • 5-6 raw mushroom
  • Olive oil or coconut oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add kale, and drizzle with olive/coconut oil (or if you’re lazy like me, use a nonstick spray version of olive oil). Slice mushrooms, add them to the skillet, and sauté until both mushrooms and kale are softened. Serve immediately. Serves one hungry Kat.

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What’s your favorite Christmas song?

I like the Carol of the Bells. I also love the Grinch’s theme song from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” I had a thing for villains when I was a child. 😉 (Don’t worry, since then I’ve converted to the good side. For the most part. When it comes to chocolate, it’s still the dark side all the way.)

With lots of stars,


Balance With Self · Goodies · Health And Nutrition · My Life · peanut butter · vegan · vegetarian

What Kat Ate Wednesday

Hey my Lovelies!

You are the BEST! Thank you for all of your comments on my last post. Almond Butter is one of my favorites, and I have been eating it on pretty much everything! It just tastes SO good! Especially on oatmeal and on top on bananas!

Here’s what I ate today. 🙂

This morning I was craving my usual -- OATMEAL! I had a bowl of my Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal with Frozen Blackberries.
I had loved breakfast SO much, I had to have it again. 🙂 So for lunch I had another bowl of Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal (with oat bran instead of rolled oats -- and the stuff under my almond buttah is protein powder), an apple, and a small glass of Silk Almond Milk on the side.
A Frozen Bananner with my Vanilla Spice Almond Buttah on top. 🙂
I love Frozen Bananners with Nut Butter even more than fresh ones -- the frozen ones taste sweeter for some reason.
While I waited for my veggies to roast, I made myself a GREEN Smoothie, consisting of a 6oz bag of spinach, half of a giant apple (I ate the other half as I made the smoothie), half a frozen banana, Silk Almond Milk, and a little bit of liquid stevia.
One of my favorites: Broccoli, Carrots, and Cauliflower, tossed in Olive Oil, salt, and pepper, and roasted at 450 for 25-30 minutes.
My favorite part -- the carrots. 🙂

This day was delicious. 😀 WIAW is really fun!

Note: What is pictured isn’t everything I ate. I wrote-in the rest.

Favorite food shown? Definitely my oatmeal.

Do you take part in WIAW? I really like it!

Do you like Bananners with Nut Buttah?! I eat them all of the time. I need my potassium. 🙂


Balance With Self · chocolate · Goodies · Health And Nutrition · My Life

Not Enough Time.

Have you ever had a day where you have so much to do and not enough time to get it all done?

That’s my life right now.

Nevertheless, I have been making the point to have fun.

In addition to all of the craziness, my Favorites Folder is GIGANTIC! It’s probably a mile long with how many recipes I have bookmarked. I have a goal to try them all. One step at a time, no? 🙂

Some of the recipes I’ve tried recently include:

Heather’s Whole Wheat Carrot Drop Biscuits.

I ate this one with Raspberry jam — I WOULD TOTALLY SUGGEST THESE!! They are so good!

Banana Oatmeal Muffins from Anywhere There Is An Airport – these Muffins are delicious!

SO INCREDIBLE!!! The banana REALLY makes them sweet and divine! This recipe is perfect for all of you single ladies! It makes 2 muffins, so you can either share with your man or just eat them both! 🙂 Your choice.

These are Kayla’s Oaties!

With a lil’ sbl, really good! I used oat flour, and I could really taste the oat flour, so I think next time ‘ll use rolled oats ground up into a flour instead (they both have a different texture).

And Imperfectly Healthy’s Healthy No-Bake Cookies.

The sweetness is perfect. No-bakes in a healthy way! 😀

In addition to trying recipes, I’ve been busy reading!

Currently I’m reading the Fit Female and LOVING IT! 😀

I also read these two.

I really liked the focus both of these books had, so I would highly recommend them.

This morning we went to Half Price Books (which did NOT have the Muppet’s Treasure Island on DVD. I was very distraught), Office Max (I got me a pack of 64 Crayola Crayons! I love to color in coloring books when I get the chance — it is just so much fun!), and Target. Recently I have been really into flowers in my hair. I only had one from one of my friends (who had given it to my sister who gave it to me) and I wanted some more.

The top left one was the one my friend gave me, and the other three are a couple of the ones I got today. The other two I got I’m wearing right now!

After we got home from shopping, I flew straight to a mirror to clip these flowers in my hair. I revel in these moments. 🙂

After my “play-time” with my hair, I had lunch. Today I was in the mood for some PARSNIPS!

I don’t like parsnips raw, but I love them when they are roasted! 😀 Olive oil and salt and pepper do the trick! I ate them with one of my Moist Molasses Bran Muffins and some edamame (I took a bag of frozen edamame and stuck it in the fridge overnight — I love them just like them, no cooking required!).

Life. There’s nothing that can compare.

Do you like wearing flowers in your hair? or, if you are a guy, Do you like wearing neck ties? I absolutely ADORE how flowers give and outfit a whole new meaning!

When do you usually work out? I usually do it in the morning or the afternoon. Sometimes at night if I was busy all day. I about to go workout right now in fact.

Has your life been crazy? Mine has. My girl Kelsey just moved. She had a Goodbye Party which I went to with my girl Ana. After all of the fun and games and it was time to leave, tears began raining upon the floor from all corners, giving those hugs that you never want to end because it may be your last. It seemed as though there wasn’t enough time. Leaving the room, glancing back, wishing it was only a dream when you knew you may never see each other again. And then, as she disappeared behind the doors that closed behind you, the tears started again. I hope I’ll see her again.