It has been a LONG time since I've posted. What have we been up to?
Living our best lives this summer and rolling with the near-constant 90+ degree days.
A daily favorite for all the kids is the morning garden raid- cherries, berries, zucchini, beans, peas, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, herbs- they're all taking their turns ripening up.
While summer is going well, the reality for me is that I'm not able to keep up with blogging. The kids' needs are full time, plus I'm also really loving my part time paid job and need to prioritize that over my dietitian self.
Come fall when the twins start preschool two days a week, I look forward to creating more recipes and developing the kinds of informative posts I want to be putting out.
I'm not going to totally leave you hanging though- here's a recipe I made back in April and never posted. Is it a slightly weird recipe? Yes. Is it a perfect no-cook meal for a hot evening? YES.
16 oz imitation crab meat, finely chopped
8 oz Neufchatel cream cheese, room temperature
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
4 tablespoons panko
1 avocado, diced
1/3ish cup matchstick carrots
Optional: dried seaweed/nori (I used maybe a total of 2 tablespoons), wasabi, pickled ginger, and of course low sodium soy sauce for dipping!
Homemade Yum Yum Sauce
1/2 cup olive oil reduced fat mayonnaise
1 teaspoon ketchup
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon rice vinegar (can sub apple cider vinegar)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Water to thin to optimal consistency
Whisk together and refrigerate until ready to use. Can be kept up to 3 days in advance.
To make sushi boats:
-Peel cucumbers and cut in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, scrape down the middle, removing the seeds.
-In a medium bowl, combine crab meat and softened cheese. Spread in the middle of the hollowed out cucumbers.
-Layer carrots and avocado on top.
-Top with sesame seeds, crushed seaweed, and panko
-Drizzle yum yum sauce over and serve!
So messy but SO GOOD!
Makes four servings of two sushi boats each. Per serving:
377 calories, 33 g carbohydrates, 22 g fat, 15 g protein, 1344 mg sodium
Have a great rest of your summer!