That certainly doesn’t sound like a healthy dinner to me….
But it was!
I don’t know if it was my run last night..the weather (ie. the looming rain).. or a combination of both, but my right knee has been literally throbbing all day long. I even tried taking 2 Aleve but to no avail. Regardless, I went to my parents’ place after work. I didn’t just go to change, but I went to play dress up! 🙂 My grandma came down yesterday for a visit, so I just had to model my wedding dress for her!!! She *is* the one who is going to be altering it for me.
I’m not going to lie… it was pretty awesome putting that dress on again. I definitely bought the right one! 🙂
I was in a great mood after that, so I decided I might as well head up to the farm. I needed the workout, so I went for a light ride on Chelsea.
On the way home, I was really craving what was on the meal plan – burgers and fries.
It wasn’t just any burger though. It was a President’s Choice Blue Menu TUNA burger!!! Topped with mustard, ketchup, sweet onions, tomato and pickles – on a whole grain sandwich thin.
I wanted to try something new this week that I had never tried before. So at the grocery store, I decided to pick up some parsnips. I remember seeing many different parsnip fry recipes in the blog world, so I decided to make my own variation. I just peeled and sliced the parsnips, tossed in olive oil and some seasonings, and then baked them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.
Parsnips are definitely going to make their way into my kitchen more often.
For dessert – another piece of chocolate cake. How could I not?
About that chocolate cake… I promised you all a recipe!!
I got the idea to make a sweet potato chocolate cake via Jen over at Grocery Goddess Coaching via THIS post. I didn’t want to make a big cake, so I decided to cut quantities and such. Here’s what I did (it’s a recipe that is definitely going into my vault.)
Chocolate Cake – Healthified
- 1C whole wheat pastry flour
- 2/3 C brown sugar
- 1/4 C (heaping) cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 mashed sweet potato
- 1 tsp vanilla
- just under 1/4C instant coffee
- 1 egg
- 1/4 C and a bit of skim milk
- approx. 1/4C water — use your judgment
What To Do
Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. (flour, brown sugar, cocoa, baking soda, salt, coffee)
Mix the following wet ingredients in a small bowl – sweet potato, vanilla, milk, egg
Stir in the wet ingredients into the dry. Then add water until you get the consistency of a cake batter (should be a little runny)
Pour into a parchment lined 8×8 pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for approx 30-40 minutes. Times will vary depending on your oven.
Serve with or without a topping. I decided to melt a square of this
OMG this cake is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m telling you, this is going to be my go-to chocolate cake recipe from now on.
I think all chocolate-lovers should give it a shot. 😉