Thursday, February 20

Once Upon A Nightmare : Poem


Once Upon A Nightmare : Poem by BeckyCharms



Once upon a nightmare, devils called in the night. 
They attacked and ripped my heart to pieces, without a warning to fright. 
They beat and left me bleeding, my organs torn and scarred. 
I vowed to hunt the devil and never let down my guard.



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BeckyCharms

Wednesday, February 19

Veggie Sandwich with Egg and Black Bean Mashup



Vegetarian Veggie Sandwich with Egg and Black Bean Mashup by BeckyCharms

Appropriately labeled "The World's Best Tuesday Afternoon Sandwich".. because it is!

Being a new vegetarian, I get hungry.  I'm always looking for more sources of heartiness.

I wanted something that I'd never eaten before.  I was in search of making something new and inventive.  I created this recipe, and I will make it again and again!  I suggest you try it too!  You could even make them small for appetizers and tea parties. 

Vegetarian Veggie Sandwich with Egg and Black Bean Mashup by BeckyCharms

Sandwiches can be the easiest meal to prepare when you're cut for time, or just want a hold-it-in-your-hand kind of meal. 

Vegetarian Veggie Sandwich with Egg and Black Bean Mashup by BeckyCharms

On a hunt for powerful flavors, I wanted to make a sandwich spread with a punch of flavor that could also double as a delicious source of protein.  I need it to fill my belly.  The spread could also become a delicious dip, or element to build upon.

A shake of all four of these spices/mixes with a drained can of black beans in the food processor, and this mashup is what you'll get! {recipe below!}

Vegetarian Veggie Sandwich with Egg and Black Bean Mashup by BeckyCharms

Layer the egg-y. 

Vegetarian Veggie Sandwich with Egg and Black Bean Mashup by BeckyCharms

You can see how I layered mine.  I flipped it over to try it both ways.  I think I like the beans on top the best. 

Vegetarian Veggie Sandwich with Egg and Black Bean Mashup by BeckyCharms

Oh my gosh, delicious sandwich!! 

7-8 Pts+ for +Weight Watchers  and loaded with tummy-filling protein {approx 22g!} 


Veggie Sandwich with Egg and Black Bean Mashup
RECIPE 
• 2 slices of Nature's Own whole wheat bread
1 tsp Kraft Olive Oil Mayo on 1 side of bread {optional}
baby spinach
1 sliced hard boiled egg
Market Pantry {Target} reduced fat slice of cheddar
1/4 Cup black bean spread {black beans, 1 tsp olive oil, sprinkle of garlic salt, pepper, and cumin} 
spread on 2nd slice of bread
Combine, stack, and eat!
Serve with fresh carrot sticks, or your veggie of choice!



I had posted this picture and recipe on instagram a while back, but it deserves a second post.. and a second bite!

Linked up:
Jordan's Onion: Thank Goodness It's Thursday No.10

http://jordansonion.blogspot.com/2014/02/thank-goodness-its-thursday-no11.html

Thanks for the feature, +Jordan Hansen

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Purpose & Pizzazz,
BeckyCharms

Monday, February 10

Sunday Funday Family Trip to Cabrillo National Monument


We started off by going to breakfast.  Souplantation had a deal: Buy one get one for $1.  
We piled in and headed off to Point Loma.  



Sunday Funday Family Trip to Cabrillo National Monument 2014 by BeckyCharms 

 After breakfast/lunch/brunch, we drove out to Cabrillo.  The real reason being so my dad could purchase my mom's lifetime pass to the National Parks.  When you turn 62, {oh, did I just reveal my mom's age?  Shame on me.} you can buy a Lifetime Pass to the parks for only $10, and then everyone in the car gets to go in for free. 


Sunday Funday Family Trip to Cabrillo National Monument 2014 by BeckyCharms


 This was my breakfast look.  I also had a super nifty necklace made out of a seamstress' measuring tape, linked together with 2 giant binder rings and a smaller size connecting the two. 
What?  New York Fashion Week, here I come! #NYFW  San Diego Fashion Week?  #SDFW

Sunday Funday Family Trip to Cabrillo National Monument 2014 by BeckyCharms

TinyBaker feeling the cool in my one-of-a-kind snapback cap. 
She defines "├╝ber". 

Wednesday, February 5

Organic Spinach Pie

Organic Spinach Pie by BeckyCharms 

Trader Joe's website has a recipe for Spinach Pie that looked so interesting and easy enough that I decided to give it a try.  It's not similar to anything I've ever cooked or baked before. 

Homemade All--Butter Pie Crust by BeckyCharms

The original recipe called for a refrigerated/frozen pie crust, pre-made and store-bought.  I was very close to getting the pack of 2 at Trader Joe's for $3.99, when I just couldn't bring myself to go out on my grocery limb and spend another 4 dollars.  As it was, I didn't know what my bank balance was going to be at the end of the night.  Anyhow, I knew I could make my own and had everything at home already.  Flour.  Butter.  Salt.  Water.  For the pie crust I used a recipe by King Arthur Flour for an All-Butter Crust.  The ones at Trader Joe's look good too, and I plan on trying them in the future.. 

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