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Dizzy Dizzy Dinner

Posted Sep 01 2009 5:47pm

Thank goodness Monday is over. The day was pretty good, but I’m still feeling off.

My equilibrium is just totally out of whack again today! I do not like sitting still yet feeling like I’m moving….just not normal. It’s almost like medicine-head but not. Weird, is all I know.

Needless to say, we didn’t run today because I’m all wacky, but I did snack!


I had some Sweet Potato Food Should Taste Good Chips along with some of my homemade hummus.



Okay, I think these sweet potato ones are my favorites – or they’re probably tied with the multigrain AND the Olive ones.



Truthfully, I’ve really liked all of the flavors Beth and Food Should Taste Good sent us to sample. I think what I like best is the texture of these chips – they are perfect for dipping. Not too thick, but not so thin that they break in mid-dippage.

These sweet potato ones are really good in hummus, as are the olive ones.

I had this snack as I finished up work  then Nick and I sat around watching the news and trying to decide whether to run or not…since my head was still being weird, we pushed the run back until tomorrow and I got started on dinner.


This is kind of a cross between my One-Pot Wonder dish and Gumbo-laya.

I have no clue what to call this, so I’ll just list the ingredients:

  • 3 cups water
  • 1.5 cups quick cooking barley
  • 1 bag frozen veggie mix: onion, celery, okra, red pepper, corn
  • 4-5 cups kale
  • 1.5 cups leftover ham, diced
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Creole seasoning
  • 1 tsp parsley
  1. Bring water to a boil and add barley.
  2. Let it cook about 5-7 minutes (halfway) then add in the frozen veggies.
  3. Once barley is almost cooked, stir in ham, kale, and seasonings and let cook until the water is absorbed and the kale is cooked.
  4. Serve!



What would you call this dish?


I have a feeling there will be a snack tonight….decisions, decisions.

Off to finish watching HIMYM and hope this weirdness goes away.


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