The Husband and I are spending our Saturday night assembling a crib and cramming for Monday’s Bradley Method class (we feel so behind on our homework – not a nice feeling).  It’s wild and crazy in the Boyle household tonight, I assure you. 


Fuel for studying:


Lately, I’ve been at a loss for dinner… I just seem to have no creativity in the kitchen at night.  I’ve popped in frozen pizzas or whipped up an egg sammie far too many times.  So tonight, I vowed to actually prepare a new meal.   And it turned out a-maz-ing (if I do say so myself).


5-Ingredient Butternut Quinoa


Ingredients (for two servings):


  • 1 cup tri-color quinoa, measured dry and prepared per package directions
  • 8 Bruseel sprouts, trimmed and sliced into quarters
  • 1 cup baby carrots, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 block tempeh, sliced
  • 1 cup butternut squash soup




  • Prepare quinoa per package directions.
  • Meanwhile, place sprouts and carrots in a wok with a little oil or Earth Balance and cook on medium until brown.
  • Add tempeh and soup to veggies and allow soup to thicken, stirring occasionally.  This should take about 5 – 8 minutes.
  • Plate quinoa and soup veggie mix on top. 
  • Serve and enjoy!



This meal was easier than assembling a crib, which is saying a lot (I have a theory that they make crib assembly super complex to test your fitness as a parent).


In other news… I got together with some girlfriend this afternoon for frozen yogurt.  We had a competition to see who had the heaviest bowl (price is by weight).  I came in a close second.



Froyo:  Candy toppings > Fruit.



  • Carin April 14, 2012, 10:41 pm

    That does indeed look tres yummo – would be tempted to give it a try tonight, except I have a friend and her uber-fussy kid staying… even pseudo meat veggie stuff is a stretch for him to eat! Glad my kids are veggie loving and not fussy.

  • Sana April 14, 2012, 11:04 pm

    Hahaha I am always shocked at how $$ froyo is!

  • jassy @ Healthy Egg April 14, 2012, 11:11 pm

    to assemble a crib is hard because it’s something new to you but you’ll be an expert on it in no time 🙂

  • Becca @thefluffybread April 15, 2012, 1:05 am

    Can you do/have you done a tutorial on tempeh? I made it once and it was a.w.f.u.l. Really hard, dry, and dense. It was so bad that even though I hate wasting food, I just threw it out. 🙁

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 15, 2012, 7:32 am

    That looks delicious and easy! I just need to find a good sub for the tempeh (allergic to soy). Haha and I always get a teeeeeny bit of fruit, and then candy on my froyo!

  • Meghan April 15, 2012, 7:40 am

    You left Yoforia for Menchies? 🙁

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb April 15, 2012, 8:59 am

    they just opened a menches in our neighborhood! i can already tell it’s going to be dangerous…

  • Susan April 15, 2012, 9:05 am

    My mother always says that assembling a crib is the true test of a marriage. If you can make it through that together, you can make it through anything!

  • Tammy Root April 15, 2012, 10:43 am

    I hope you don’t run into the problem we did — it never dawned on us that the crib might not fit thorough the bedroom door, so we need to take ours apart and reassemble to fit into the baby’s room (we assembled it in the living room where there was a lot more room)! Ugh. Lessons learned the hard way…

    • CaitlinHTP April 15, 2012, 9:28 pm

      Oh lord, what a headache!

  • Amanda @ Veggies n Dogs April 15, 2012, 11:10 am

    That looks delicious! I always have a hard time getting my husband to like butternut squash. Will give this a try, thanks for the idea!

  • Catalina @ Cake with Love April 15, 2012, 11:42 am

    Nice bowl of frozen yogurt, I prefer the candy toppings as well, especially mochi!

  • Amber K April 15, 2012, 1:53 pm

    Candy will always be better than fruit when it comes to ice cream or fro-yo toppings.

  • Laura @ She Eats Well April 15, 2012, 1:59 pm

    Couldn’t agree more regarding the fro yo toppings. Reeses is my all-time favorite yum!

  • Whitney @ Whit Likes Fit April 15, 2012, 2:45 pm

    That dinner looks delish. Definitely going to have to try it. Thanks!

  • Christine @ BookishlyB April 15, 2012, 4:30 pm

    You and your friend are the people to hang out with- I always feel like it’s the other way around with the people I go with.

  • Brittany April 15, 2012, 8:13 pm

    Oh my gosh! This looks so good!!

  • Heather April 15, 2012, 11:57 pm

    mmm this sounds great!!! i really love quinoa, b-nut squash, and tempeh so i think this would be an awesome combo! love the easy prep, too.

    what brand of soup do you use?

    • CaitlinHTP April 16, 2012, 10:58 am

      Imagine brand!

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