Thursday, March 26, 2009

Kashi is GENIUS! and Rainy Day Supper

Rain, rain go away! Ugh, I hate rainy days, but apparently we are in a serious drought so I guess it’s a good thing.

I always feel like I work in slow motion on dreary days like these and the day itself tends to take on a sluggish pace. Oh well, the sun will come out tomorrow!

Knowing it would be cold and damp; I knew that I was going to be in the mood for something warm and comforting for lunch. Usually, I revert to soup for these instances; however, I had planned to make soup with dinner tonight so I didn’t want to overdo it. I searched through my kitchen and remembered I had purchased a new frozen food find a few weeks ago. Now, I rarely eat frozen meals because I would so much rather eat real, homemade food; however, I do think that there are days or times when a standby is necessary. I am also pretty cautious when consuming pre-packaged meals because often they are chock full of nasty ingredients and perseverates but I do think that there are some worthy contenders out there. Kashi products are one of my favorite and I’ve been noticing their line of frozen meals lately. I recently spotted this little beauty and was BLOWN away by it’s incredibly unique and delicious combination of flavors.

Mayan Harvest Bake is a mixture of roasted sweet potatoes, black beans and kale over top of 7 whole grain polenta with sweet Plantains and a savory ancho sauce. Oh and there are also pumpkin seeds in there which give it an extra little crunch!
When have you ever heard of such a gourmet tv dinner?

All I can say is WAY TO GO KASHI! This thing rocked! It was probably one of the best frozen meals I have ever had and I can honestly say I enjoyed every single bite. The Plantains were so sweet and delicious but the contrast from the spicy ancho sauce complimented everything so well. The nutrition facts on this beauty are also something to praise. The entire meal contained 8g of Fiber, 9g of Protein, and all natural ingredients with no added perseverates. Brilliant people at Kashi I give you much love for this one.

Tonight was definitely going to be a warm and cozy dinner. I decided on soup and sandwiches, but of course, placed a little flare to the standard meal. I made crab melts with tomato soup. The melt was a mixture of canned lump crab meat, 1 tbl. Cream cheese, 1 tbl. Dijon , paprika, salt and pepper, and crushed red pepper. I then added spinach and artichokes to my half and jack cheese to Toly’s.

The assembly consisted of a big slice of pumpernickel bread with a smear of roasted red pepper hummus and a heaping pile of crab mixture. Toly’s was on toasted cibatta garlic bread and topped with Swiss cheese.

I made some of Amiee's organic split pea soup to pair with these melts. It was a perfect rainy day dinner. Warm, gooey, and comfy!

Time to get ready for Grey’s! I can’t wait to see what happens tonight with Izzy??!?!?! Anyone have any predictions?


  1. I've never had a Kashi frozen meal but now I know which one to pick if I decide to get one!! ; )

    YAY ... it's almost the weekend!!!

  2. Kashi IS genius! I love their products.

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment :) Our wedding is on May 24 - I can't believe it's less than 2 months away!!