family meals: week 80

family meals family meals Coconut Curry Noodles. I was really craving laksa from Singapore, so I attempted to make something that had the similar flavors. I was totally off, but thankfully it was edible. It tasted good, but was definitely not laksa.

family meals family meals Cous Cous with Broccoli, Almonds, and Feta. I make some version of this weekly because the girls love it and it’s quick and healthy.

family meals family meals Chipotle Turkey Burgers with Guacamole and Sweet Potato Fries. This one is just adobo chipotle peppers minced and mixed into ground turkey. Next, I formed them into patties and cooked them on a skillet. I made a side of guacamole to serve in the burgers, and it made the perfect July 4th burger for us! Of course, you can’t have a burger without a side of sweet potato fries. I like to season ours with taco seasoning.

Week of 7/7 – 7/11
Monday: Chicken Rice
Tuesday: Leftovers
Wednesday: Spicy Tuna Tacos
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Sushi/pizza night



family meals: week 79

family meals family meals Tilapia Poke. I used this recipe, but used tilapia instead of tuna. Tuna looks much prettier with the color, but it’s just as delicious with the tilapia.

Week of 6/3 – 7/4
Monday: Dinner out
Tuesday: Leftovers
Wednesday: Leftovers
Thursday: White Bean Chili
Friday: Sushi

I’ve been in Singapore this week hosting Bloesem workshops (I’ve been sharing my trip on my instagram), so this meal was made the week before we left. Meal planning keeps me in check though, so I will be ready for cooking again when I get home.


three ingredient peanut butter cookies (with nutella)

3 ingredient cookies Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
makes about 18 cookies

1 cup peanut butter (I prefer chunky over creamy)
1 egg
3/4 sugar
Nutella (totally optional, but makes it so good!)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the peanut butter, egg, and sugar together well. Spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into a ball onto the baking sheet, and flatten ball with a fork twice to make a crosshatch pattern on top of the cookie. Sprinkle some sugar on top and put it in the oven for 6 – 8 minutes.

If you want to make it dangerous, sandwich a teaspoon of Nutella between two cookies. There you have a peanut butter – nutella sandwich cookie. Seriously, it’s so amazing. Technically, if you do it this way, it’s a four ingredient cookie, but since the Nutella is optional, I’ll leave it in parenthesis.

3 ingredient cookies 3 ingredient cookies 3 ingredient cookies 3 ingredient cookies I’m a peanut butter dessert lover… peanut butter ice cream, peanut butter cupcakes, peanut butter cookies. Then, when you mix peanut butter with chocolate, oh man oh man, I know no bounds. Moderation? What’s that?!

For True, we make these sunflower butter cookies since she’s allergic to peanuts.



family meals: week 78

family meals family meals Hummus Quesadilla. I wanted to make this, so I made hummus, but forgot to get avocados, so the meal was pretty boring. This week was insanely busy, so making this is the cooking I did for the week. The other nights were macaroni and cheese, sandwiches, and leftovers. Sometimes, this is what life looks like and it’s all good.

Week of 6/16 – 6/20
Monday: Seafood Pasta
Tuesday: Leftovers
Wednesday: White Bean Chili
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Sushi

And to show you how the girls ate their quesadillas while Ben and I were running around the house trying to take care of things…

the girls Not at the dinner table and in front of the iPad. Probably didn’t even need to blog a “Family Meals” post this week since it was kind of ho-hum, but this is what life looks like sometimes.


family meals: week 77

Family meals Family meals Turkey Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries. No major home cooked meals this week. This is using some frozen turkey patty we had and the closest I got to cooking was grilling onions and making sweet potato fries. This week was mostly filled with leftovers and we took Ben’s mom out to eat at one of our favorite spots. I was going to make white bean chili for Dinner Club, but realized too late that I didn’t have any beans on hand, so turkey burgers was served instead.

Week of 6/9 – 6/13
Monday: Avocado & Hummus Quesadilla
Tuesday: Leftovers
Wednesday:  White Bean Chili
Thursday: Seafood Pasta
Friday: Sushi

Our tomatoes are growing more and more each week, I can’t wait to have a menu filled with tomato-y things!




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