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food: epic nachos

i think i’ve said this before, but yes, it has occurred to me that if i’m going to have a food blog, i should probably take proper pictures.
you know, staged and taken with a real camera and artfully arranged.
but then the other side of me says, fuck it.  it’s my dinner.

maybe one day soon i’ll get a new iphone and then my pictures can be lazy and still quality.
in the meantime, you must suffer through poor lighting and low quality.

last week, this is how lazy/hungover i was on sunday.
dinner was epic nachos.
ya, i know… nachos?  terrible/delicious dinner.

we started with the intention of tacos… i made the beef and was ready to rock… and then i thought… what if my tacos were nachos instead?  (this is also the point where i realized i forgot to buy taco shells)

so we laid out a pile of chips and loaded on cheese, beef, tomatoes, yellow peppers, green onions and jalapenos.

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and into the oven it went… until the smell was enticing and the cheese golden brown…

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and then, in the name of health, we loaded them up with shredded iceberg lettuce.
you know, so that it had greens on it.

we paired it with some delicious sioux city root beer and epic nachos were consumed.
note to my husband – i told you that was waaaay too many nachos for 2 people.
just under half ended up hitting the bin.
but the ones we ate were perfection.
three cheers for epic nachos for lazy sunday dinner!

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food: paleo tuna cakes

so, as you may have judged by the lack of regular posts, life has been extra real lately.
i’ve not only been busy, but i’ve been very unmotivated.
instead of getting up with the sun and being productive before work (aka – blogging and running/gym), i’ve been hitting snooze and running for my bus to no be late.  not cool.

so today is my first day of up and at’em.
and naturally that means its a blogging morning, not a running morning.  because let’s be realistic here.

that being said, vancouver has skipped spring and launched full tilt into summer.  which, is a-okay with me.
i went from rain jackets and boots to a very unneeded hoodie in a matter of a week.
and i also have fine tuned my summer goals.
there’s a trail running clinic that sounds super fun and it starts in july.  but you have to be able to run 30 minutes to join… and i used to be able to, but i’m very out of practice.  so i have about 6 weeks to get back.
note – vegas will probably not help in this matter.

anyways, i’m also back on the healthy eats.  there’s been some set backs… a lot of decadent non-paleo food has snuck in.
i actually even ate wheat at my anniversary dinner.  it was my first piece of bread in 7 months.
i realized that i had totally forgotten the texture.  also, i still love bread.
but i was determined for it to be a one night stand with the bread and haven’t touched it again since.
i think its going to make italy even more amazing if i can hold out until then because frankly eating that piece last week was like tasting it for the first time.

now, back to the task at hand…
i downloaded an awesome food app for my ipad from nomnompaleo and i’ve been totally inspired by it.
my husband asked last week what to make for dinner and i handed him the ipad and said “anything you find on this app sounds awesome” and he decided on paleo tuna cakes.

this was a fun recipe… you cook and form them in muffin tins and then bake them and before serving, you brown them in a little clarified butter.
the sweet potato in there somehow makes them taste like they have cheese in them.
they’re delicious.

the only problem was that they stuck to the muffin tins.  but i’m not sure if maybe they weren’t greased enough or what… but even in imperfect patties, they were awesome.

and then we did an un-paleo thing and put a little dollop of creme fraiche with chives on top.  because that shit is yum.

i was looking and it seems like the recipe is gone from nomnompaleo.com which i’m guessing is because its meant to drive sales of the app… which is fair enough.  so i won’t post it.
but its worth the couple bucks i paid for it.

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