Calling All Broccoli Lovers

by HEAB on March 27, 2009

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I arrived home from yoga this morning a sweaty hungry mess, and in honor of Jennifer, I DID NOT EAT OATS. :) Instead, I made a glorious 2-course breakfast consisting of:

Omega 3 stuffed omelet

an omega 3 stuffed omelet

Before dairy-free month, all I ever put in my omelets was cheese.  There are so many other options, and these days, I love getting creative with my egg dishes. This morning’s edition was filled with leftover Humbecue Salmon Salad.  For dessert I had:

Smoothie in a bowl

smoothie in a bowl

Into the Vita-Mix went 6 POM Wonderful frozen ice-cubes, 1 scoop of Jay Robb chocolate whey protein powder, and 1 cup of water.  For my toppings, I used a sprinkle of Zoe’s cinnamon raisin granola and a spoonful of Trader Joe’s unsalted crunchy peanut butter.  The PB sank to the bottom in one big chunk, and I saved it for last.  Best bite of the bowl!

After a crazy day at work, I set off on a mission to use up the last of the produce before our weekend grocery shopping.  OK, so I’ve seen asparagus guacamole and guacamole with peas.  Guess what I decided to make with all that broccoli sitting in our fridge?

Steamed broccoli + 1/2 avocado

Steamed broccoli + 1/2 avocado

Broc Guac

Broc Guac

which I served with spelt tortillas, hummus, and MORE broccoli. You know I love my green foods! :)

img_1819My broc guac (name courtesey of Sarah) was missing something…like onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and freshly squeezed lime juice.   Without all of my favorite guacamole ingredients, it basically tasted like a big blob of pureed broccoli with onion and garlic powder.  I won’t lie when I say my tortilla kept gravitating towards the hummus instead.  Chris opted out completely and ended up dipping his tortillas in the apple butter jar. Now, I just need to figure out a way to use up all the leftovers.  Broc guac stuffed omelet anyone?

After dinner, I met up with the girls.  It was wig night:

Recognize me?

Recognize me?

Wow, it’s been a long day, and I am up way past my bedtime.  Tomorrow consists of work all morning followed by the last class of my yoga workshop. :(

Happy weekend my friends!

{ 55 comments }

runsarah March 27, 2009 at 11:06 pm

I love the wigs — too cute!

Sarah March 27, 2009 at 11:08 pm

Is it too late to rename it? I meant to say Broccamole!

Sorry it was a no go, but sweet wig action.

Enjoy your last yoga class…make it count! (Admittedly, I don’t really know what that means)

Caroline March 27, 2009 at 11:47 pm

Clearly, I approve of your use of the best veggie in the world–in guacamole, no less!

carolinebee March 28, 2009 at 12:40 am

hahaa Heather JUMPS On the blonde bandwagon i LOOVEEE IT!! I mean, i think i like the dark/pink combo better- but whatevs you are hot! Do u guys seriously have a wig night and go out like that?? THat is so funn:D

Heather Eats Almond Butter March 28, 2009 at 7:11 am

Caroline,
We’ve only done wig night twice. For some reason, a lot of my friends own wigs. Is that normal? I’ve never even thought to buy one for myself. Anyway, the first wig night consisted of 8 of us in a very quiet Indian restaurant…HILARIOUS! :)

Jenn (eating bender) March 28, 2009 at 1:33 am

Ooooooooh!! Humbecue stuffed omelette?! Yes, please! That is a great idea and one that I will definitely need to try. Talk about your protein power punch in the morning!

I love the smoothie, too. It’s such a great idea to make POM ice cubes.

Broc guac – you need to patent and sell that stuff! Seriously! Or at least bring it to every party so that you’ll be the star ;)

You look so cute in your wig! Good luck with the last of your yoga workshop and enjoy your weekend!

Erica March 28, 2009 at 1:44 am

haha ya’ll are so cute in your wigs! You know I’m a broccoli love (love that stinky veggie!!!) Bummer it wasnt that tasty- I bet it’d be awesome if you had all the right stuff! You must try again!

coco March 28, 2009 at 5:05 am

broccoli guacamola looks great!
and that wig party, you ladies are amazing! :)

FoodsThatFit March 28, 2009 at 5:26 am

Whenever I have made the broccoli puree I have found it usually is so much better added into foods, rather than eaten alone, like mixed into eggs and then cooked. You end up with green eggs, but I bet you would like that :)

The wig party looks like a blast, I always wanted to be a blonde…

Heather Eats Almond Butter March 28, 2009 at 7:08 am

Abbie,
Yes, I remember your broccoli egg comment a while back, and then I think you also blogged about it, no? Do you have a search engine on your blog? I wanted to find your recipe today as I would love some green eggs.
P.S. – Love the haircut! :)

VeggieGirl March 28, 2009 at 5:35 am

BROCCOLI FOOD PORN ALERT!!!!!!!!

Hahahaha those wigs!! Priceless :-D

Kath March 28, 2009 at 5:48 am

We have a HUUGE bag of broc in our friend – I am totally making guac! Putting lime + cilantro + avocado on the grocery list :)

Kristie March 28, 2009 at 5:55 am

Broc guac?! That’s such a genius idea! I’ll have to get whipping some up. And broc guac stuffed omelets sound pretty darn spectacular to me!

Can I please take part in your wig night?! That’s SO fun. You ROCK that wig! :D

Sweet and Fit March 28, 2009 at 6:24 am

broccoli guacamole is so clever! wha a neat way to cut down on calories

ttfn300 March 28, 2009 at 6:27 am

haha, you guys are awesome :) love the broccoli guac!! (yes it would go in an omelet!)

Erin March 28, 2009 at 6:33 am

I love your breakfast as always. I adore strange egg dishes.
I love green foods too, but I think gauc must have lime juice! I’m’ sure you’ll find something creative to do with it though.
The wigs are awesome :)

shelby March 28, 2009 at 6:56 am

Great idea-maybe just a little tweak will do? Anything with broccoli is good with me =)

I just bought that TJ’s Unsalted Crunchy PB (but I got it organic)!!! I’m so excited to try!

Heather Eats Almond Butter March 28, 2009 at 7:12 am

Shelby,
So glad you got the PB from Trader Joe’s. THE BEST!

Diana (Soap & Chocolate) March 28, 2009 at 7:32 am

Please, Panera or Au Bon Pain or whatever would totally put your broc guac in a wrap with some spread and veg and sell it as like Superfood Sopresata or something. I don’t even know what sopresata is or if it exists but it sounds fancy and my point is you will find an even more delicious way to eat it.

Nice ‘do. :)

Susan March 28, 2009 at 7:37 am

I think the broc guac was worth making just so you can say “broc guac” :P What about using it with pasta? Like as a layer in lasagna, or stuffed inside ravioli or something…

Fun wig night!!!

Heather Eats Almond Butter March 28, 2009 at 7:40 am

Susan,
The broc guac would taste delicious in lasagna. Great idea – thanks!

marafaye March 28, 2009 at 8:06 am

Im a huge fan of the sweet pea guacamole, so I can see how I’d love broc guac :) I bet it would be good in a quesadilla too :)

I love Wig Night! How fun!

brandi March 28, 2009 at 8:14 am

broc guac and wig night? Fun day and fun post! :) have a great Saturday!!!

Adi (oatonomy.com - repaired!) March 28, 2009 at 9:28 am

I’m pretty sure all breakfasts need to be two courses. Why dessert only with dinner?!

Love the wigs, by the way. Very cute!

Heather Eats Almond Butter March 28, 2009 at 9:35 am

Adi,
I cannot find teff! So bummed. All breakfasts should contain 2 courses – AGREED! :)

amy (veganissexy) March 28, 2009 at 9:52 am

Man I love broccoli! I’d eat that up in a quick second. Great idea……even if it does just taste like a big ol’ mushed up plate of the good green. Love the wig btw….cute :)

cleanveggiex3 March 28, 2009 at 10:07 am

broccoli!! YUMM
such a creative idea too

eatlivelovedream March 28, 2009 at 10:18 am

Love the wigs! And I absolutely LOVE the Broccoli and avo idea! I will have to try that for sure! Have a great weekend Heather:)

lilveggiepatch March 28, 2009 at 11:31 am

Love the wigs!!! You guys are adorable.

I LOVE salmon omelets… I don’t know why I never eat them because they’re so good! Thanks for reminding me. Also, POM ice cubes is genius!!!

raspberryrunner March 28, 2009 at 11:48 am

Hahaha! Those wigs are great! And broccoli guacamole?! genius!!! i will have to try that!

Melissa S. March 28, 2009 at 11:50 am

dude, the wigs are rock’n my socks. and the broc-guac? genius! i would def add something to them because i can imagine the broc being overwhelming in taste!

Galit March 28, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Heather!

I am sorry i missed you last night! I ended up meeting up with girls for dancing later in the evening- I got joey’s blond wig.Love yours by the way! So fun!
We’ll have to have another girls night soon- maybe clothing swap and potluck. I know I always love your potluck contributions.
I definitely trying that salmon omelet soon. yum!

charlotte March 28, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Wig night! I love it! I’m so going to suggest that for our next girl’s night out.

eatingbirdfood March 28, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Oh I love wig night. You look too cute.

RunToFinish March 28, 2009 at 1:52 pm

now that is an interestting way to use the broccoli, I would not have thought of it!

Holly March 28, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Wig night! That’s hilarious! How fun….maybe I will suggest it to my friends. But then again, if they aren’t adventurous enough to eat sushi, I don’t see those scaredy cats buying it.

I LOVE the idea of broc guac in lasagna. YUM. :-)

glidingcalm March 28, 2009 at 2:40 pm

broc guac! what a great idea!

Becca A March 28, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Broc guac…awesome!

ksgoodeats March 28, 2009 at 4:04 pm

I can’t believe I have just NOW found your blog! I LOVE IT!! I also love the sound of that broc guac :)

jacobc March 28, 2009 at 4:13 pm

I had a big 5 egg omlet with my normal ham and and sauteed onions and mushrooms this morning after the race, and threw some broccolli in it for the first time, not bad.. ;-)
I’ve worked my way up to a 4 minute plank, and now my core is used to it, however my shoulders give out now!! Do you have that problem.. shoulders are now the weak link, whereas when i started it was my stomach and back that gave out first….

Heather Eats Almond Butter March 28, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Jacobc,
Glad you enjoyed your broccoli with breakfast. I just had some for dinner myself. Hope the race went well as I didn’t even know you were running again. Injury all okay?

4 minute plank?!? Wow, I haven’t even attempted plank all month. I know my core has gotten stronger with all this yoga…I must try soon. I’ve never noticed my shoulders giving out, but then again, I’ve never gone longer than 3 minutes. I’ll let you know. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)

Erin March 28, 2009 at 4:33 pm

WIG NIGHT! I’ve never heard of such a tradition but I love it already!
I guess not all creations can be as bril as your green blended oaties :)

jane March 28, 2009 at 5:59 pm

broc guac haha thats awesome. broccoli is such an overwhelming flavor, when i read that you combined the two i was thinking “hmm how the heck did that work out!?” suffice to say it didnt! oh well, it’s not easy being green ;)

Emily March 28, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Love salmon in omelets…it’s a super protein packed punch and keeps me full for hours!

Sorry the broc guac wasn’t fantastic. I think the texture would be sort of different. I do love broc, though!

I think it’s fantastic that you have wig night! And after reading your comment above (about having it in a quiet Indian restaurant), I think it’s even more fantastic. Do you have other themed nights, too?

Heather Eats Almond Butter March 28, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Hey Emily,
The Indian restaurant incident was the best. Not only we were the only non-Indians in the restaurant, but we all had on these crazy wigs. I think 2 of the girls actually wore mullets. I have never laughed that hard in public. Funny, I’ve never thought about it, but I guess we do have other theme nights. However, they usually involve staying in and having potluck dinners. We’ve had vegetarian night, all raw night, and I don’t want to even get into our Southern comfort foods potluck. I didn’t think I would ever want mac & cheese again. :)

jacobc March 28, 2009 at 8:28 pm

I started the plank because of you! Those first few times left me awful sore in the core area, so i know it is good- but as i increased the time my arms aren’t getting stronger like the core..

haha, well the ITB is still acting up/ pain/ tight. I’m only able to run 12-15 miles a week (3x 4 or 5 miles- then it starts hurting). Just trying to nurse it along.. So i have no business racing, but the director gave me a comp entry, so i couldn’t say no- and considering i won this race the last 4 years in a row- i thought i would go back and attempt to continue the streak.
I managed to pull off a shameful 18:28, and got lucky and won first overall for the 5th year! I’ll take it..lol ;-p
(running of the fools 5k-hendersonville)

Heather Eats Almond Butter March 28, 2009 at 8:39 pm

Jacobc,
Congrats on your win! Take care of that ITB – it’s can be a tricky one!

orangepop March 28, 2009 at 10:00 pm

YOU ARE TOO CUTE!!! Have a great last yoga class… it’s really the beginning! You are so creative, I love your adventuresome culinary ventures!

Jessica (jesslikesithot) March 28, 2009 at 11:01 pm

hahah, I love the wig Heather!!

And yum brocooli guac!!! What a creative combo, looks delicious…when does your food ever NOT?!

Ashley March 29, 2009 at 1:22 am

Hey there! I just discovered your blog.. and I absolutely love it! I’m going to go and buy some wheat bran/oat bran and try to make the fantastic green breakfasts you are enjoying. Thanks for the inspiration!

purplink12 March 29, 2009 at 6:54 am

wow! that’s healthy. I love broccoli and ur tuna omelette.

Tina March 29, 2009 at 7:53 am

Ohh, brilliant broccoli idea. I loove broccoli! :)

FoodsThatFit March 29, 2009 at 8:13 am

Heather-

I am working on my page again, so the search function should be back up tonight, yea! Thanks for the sweet comment on my hair :)

Jennifer March 30, 2009 at 8:37 am

haha! love that you did something other than oats for bfast! your shout out was hilarious! everything you made looked delish! i am def gonna make that smoothie and the brocguac or broccomole or whatever it is. yum!
also, i agree with your friend polly about doing 1 workout at a time. no need to kill your body- exercise is for fun, not for punishment! keep up the good work(outs)!

bobbi March 30, 2009 at 9:31 am

how cute are you!

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