Dinner Mutiny

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After three weeks of eating Mmmm Sauce for nearly every dinner, the Husband finally balked.


“Um, babe?” he said in his sweet little English accent. “Don’t get me wrong, this dinner is amazing… But I am getting kind of tired of Mmmm Sauce.”


BLASPHEMY!  There can never be too much Mmmm Sauce!


I calmly replied, “But this isn’t regular Mmmm Sauce.  I added spinach to it so it’s Green Mmmm Sauce.”  To which he silently stared at me.  He’s not buying it.   


I think he’s planning a dinner mutiny and will cook our dinners for a while… Or at least until I’m over the Mmmm Sauce phase.  He’s going to have to pry the nutritional yeast and curry powder out of my cold, dead hands.  


Quinoa, Green Mmmm Sauce, carrots, and baked tofu (pre-packed from Trader Joe’s).  


With these amazing steamed green beans on the side – so good.


Dark chocolate for dessert!


Snackage was Panda Puffs and Greek vanilla yogurt.   Maggie probably ate 1/4 of these Puffs.  She LOVES them.


Ready, set, reading time!  I am in the middle of The Help and can’t put it down!



  • Bella July 11, 2011, 9:41 pm

    What now?
    No such thing as to much “Mmm Sauce.” Just no. <3

  • Nicole July 11, 2011, 9:43 pm

    After reading the first sentence I also thought BLASPHEMY.

  • Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey July 11, 2011, 9:43 pm

    Blasphemy!! ha,ha.
    I’m going to make a double batch tomorrow evening. I’ve been looking forward to it for days!! Sick of it? Crazy man. 😉


  • Lindsey July 11, 2011, 9:45 pm

    The Help starts out good then gets slow, so be prepared! I also didn’t like the ending. Let us know what you think!

  • Mary July 11, 2011, 9:45 pm

    He’ll miss the mmm sauce when it’s gone!

    • Caitlin July 12, 2011, 8:04 am

      Don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 11, 2011, 9:50 pm

    I am with you on sauces and things that when I like them….i REALLY like them. And can eat them every day, for a very, very very long time. It takes the hubs doing the same thing with me before I sometimes will switch things up..haha!

  • CheezyK July 11, 2011, 9:52 pm

    Well that seems to me to be a win-win situation – either you’re getting Mmmmm Sauce or someone else is making dinner for you, you can’t lose!

  • cathy July 11, 2011, 9:56 pm

    read faster, caitlin, faster!!! i can’t wait til you initiate a book club discussion on “the help!”

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) July 11, 2011, 9:59 pm

    Haha, ya gotta love when you are loving something and the others in your life are over it. You two are too funny. Dinner looks delicious though! I’ve finally gotten in to a book and I’m loving reading again!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg July 11, 2011, 10:05 pm

    I’ve heard that The Help is so good — there are too many good books that I want to read and it keeps getting shoved to the end of my list!

  • Lyn July 11, 2011, 10:08 pm

    I really don’t cook too much but I got ambitious and I just made the Mmmm Sauce a few days ago (honestly the first thing I’ve made for a long time)… I am LOVING it! Putting it on all kinds of things! I’m totally an addict now!

    • Caitlin July 12, 2011, 8:06 am

      Seriously, isn’t it the best????

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 11, 2011, 10:14 pm

    YEP, The Help is a GREAT one!! Good choice.

    Gotta make that mmmm sauce and stat!

  • Sarah @ EatRunGarden July 11, 2011, 10:16 pm

    I have never heard of Mmmm sauce and now I really want to make it. Maybe my husband will appreciate tempeh more if it is covered in Mmm Sauce.

  • Selena July 11, 2011, 10:16 pm

    So, how “cheesy” does this sauce taste? I don’t really like cheese…well, other than mozzarella on pizza and cheddar on tacos. Is it even worth trying?

    And how do you cook the carrots in this. Did you just throw them in the water with the quinoa or did you cook them separately? Looks yummy…

    • Caitlin July 12, 2011, 8:09 am

      The carrots were raw.

      I would say it’s more nutty than cheesy. HAve you had nutritional yeast before?

      • Selena July 12, 2011, 9:00 am

        I haven’t had it. It think I may have to buy some. I need to hit the natural food store for some chia seeds anyway so maybe I’ll pick some up.

  • Jen July 11, 2011, 10:17 pm

    Soooo, you’re saying if you make the same thing over and over, husbands eventually cave and want to take over the dinner making responsibilities? I need to try this experiment for myself…

    • Jen July 11, 2011, 10:18 pm

      Also, LOVED The Help! I gave it to a friend when I was finished and I’m kindof regretting it now…I’d totally read it again. Enjoy!

      • Baking 'n' Books July 11, 2011, 10:22 pm

        Okay – so I realllly need to read “The Help” then! So many commenters and bloggers have loved it.

        I’m not typically a “older-period-type” fiction person though…would I still like it? I used to love more period type books in the past, but lately if I can read a self-help book or something contemporary, It’s all I can manage.

        Hmm..replace Mmmm sauce?? Well – only if it’s hummus or marinara sauce with cheese! (what I have EVERY night! 🙂 ).

        • Wendy July 11, 2011, 10:35 pm

          It’s set in the early/mid 1960s, so if you enjoy reading/learning about that era you’d like it.

    • Caitlin July 12, 2011, 8:09 am

      Bawhahah Jen!

  • Wendy July 11, 2011, 10:32 pm

    I just finished listening to The Help today, and I loved it – best book I’ve read/listened to in quite awhile. Can’t wait to here what you think!

  • Jules July 11, 2011, 10:44 pm

    I pulled an all-nighter on a weeknight to read and finish The Help– went to work the next day looking like a happy zombie. Worth it.

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 11, 2011, 10:49 pm

    Isn’t The Help amazing? I read it so quickly but I didn’t want it to end at the same time!

  • Mo July 11, 2011, 10:55 pm

    Mmmm…sauce! 🙂

    Hey Caitlin,
    I remember you used to eat more polenta. Wondering if there’s a specific reason you haven’t lately…since it is a great GF alternative. 🙂

    • Caitlin July 12, 2011, 8:09 am

      POLENTA! I forgot all about that! Thanks for the reminder.

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss July 11, 2011, 11:00 pm

    Who wouldn’t love thosep puffs? Maggie’s a smart girl! Those things are like PB Puffins only smaller.

  • Kie July 11, 2011, 11:33 pm

    Your lunch looks delicious! Check out the famous Hong Kong egg tart, which is a delicious dessert: http://hongkongintern.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/egg-cellence/

  • Karin July 11, 2011, 11:42 pm

    I think you love these Panda puffs as much as I do!

  • Aimee July 11, 2011, 11:44 pm

    I’m impressed that he went for 3 weeks. In our house, it would be over in 2 days. My man and eating something twice in a week doesn’t work. 🙂

  • Casey July 12, 2011, 12:07 am

    Haha good story telling Caitlin. 🙂 I’ve got a clear picture of the Husband’s stare…

  • Mama Pea July 12, 2011, 12:21 am


    Maybe you should try the Peanut Mmmm Sauce…

  • Sarah for Real July 12, 2011, 12:23 am

    Hahaha… Maybe I need to try making this Mmmm stuff. I just have to figure out where to buy nutritional yeast in my very conventional city.

  • Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 12, 2011, 4:21 am

    How can he object to more Mmmm sauce?!

    • Caitlin July 12, 2011, 8:10 am

      He cra-azy.

  • Sophie July 12, 2011, 5:16 am

    Right I am definitely going to have to try this Mmmm sauce!
    It sounds absolutely delicious!

  • SassyingSarah July 12, 2011, 5:46 am

    I fear I will get sick of Mmmm sauce but am in denial. My agenda is to make more this week with spinach and peanuts and instead of doubling the recipe I am going to triple it!

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness July 12, 2011, 6:42 am

    Bahaha! That is so funny. I loved how you wrote this post…so drole! (droll?!) no idea how to spell that. But it was awesome and cracked me up…”BLASPHEMY!” xyx

  • Lauren July 12, 2011, 6:55 am

    Hahaha! Too cute. I agree with you though, there can NEVER be too much MMM sauce!

  • Parita @ myinnershakti July 12, 2011, 8:28 am

    That’s too funny! I need to try this Mmmm sauce…I have a feeling I’m really missing out on something awesome.

    And The Help is amazing. It’s definitely one of those “please don’t ever finish” type of books. I found myself getting so attached to the characters. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts. 🙂

  • Molly @ RDexposed July 12, 2011, 8:31 am

    I’m a MMmmmm sauce virgin. What do you pair it with..?

    • Caitlin July 12, 2011, 11:02 am

      everything. obviously! LOL

  • katie @ KatieDid July 12, 2011, 8:40 am

    hahaha oh the life of being married to a food blogger. I’m sure it’s quite interesting. He’ll be begging for it by next week I’m sure 😉

  • Cindy July 12, 2011, 9:00 am

    I’m jealous. I want to be addicted to Mmmm Sauce, but I can’t have it since it has nuts in it. 🙁 I need to ask Mama Pea if she has a nut free alternative!

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me July 12, 2011, 9:25 am

    lol I was wondering if he would end up saying something. You have been eating tons of mmm sauce. I keep meaning to try it but just haven’t yet.

  • Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy July 12, 2011, 9:27 am

    It must be a guy thing because I can eat the same thing over and over and be completely happy, but my husband has to have variety! 🙂

  • Emma @ Getting There & Going Places July 12, 2011, 9:43 am

    Haha funny post! 😛
    Im getting started in the help! Heard great things about it! 🙂

  • Jessica @ Bake a Little July 12, 2011, 9:53 am

    I am reading The Help Too! I just started this AM on the commute to work and I cannot put it down!

  • faith July 12, 2011, 10:05 am

    Ha ha, it’s the same way around my house except with grilled squash. I told my husband that he needs to give me ample warning when he starts to tire of it, otherwise we’d be eating it everyday ’till the plants shrivled up and died! He hasn’t said anything yet but I have noticed his servings have gotten smaller. 🙂

  • Jen July 12, 2011, 10:09 am

    Do you know that the same company has another kid’s cereal with both peanut butter Panda puffs AND cocoa puffs in it? I bought it yesterday, had some over Greek yogurt (like you just did), and I felt like a very happy child. 🙂

    • Caitlin July 12, 2011, 11:02 am

      I got the Gorilla Munchies the other day – have you tried those?

  • Ciera @ Rose and Thistle July 12, 2011, 10:37 am

    I don’t have a blender for my little studio so I haven’t been able to try this, sooo sad. The title of this post made me laugh though… 🙂

  • betty July 12, 2011, 9:37 pm

    i dont know what panda puffs are but they look yum!

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