Dizzy Dizzy Dinner

Thank goodness Monday is over. The day was pretty good, but I’m still feeling off.

My equilibrium is just totally out of whack again today! I do not like sitting still yet feeling like I’m moving….just not normal. It’s almost like medicine-head but not. Weird, is all I know.

Needless to say, we didn’t run today because I’m all wacky, but I did snack!


I had some Sweet Potato Food Should Taste Good Chips along with some of my homemade hummus.



Okay, I think these sweet potato ones are my favorites – or they’re probably tied with the multigrain AND the Olive ones.



Truthfully, I’ve really liked all of the flavors Beth and Food Should Taste Good sent us to sample. I think what I like best is the texture of these chips – they are perfect for dipping. Not too thick, but not so thin that they break in mid-dippage.

These sweet potato ones are really good in hummus, as are the olive ones.

I had this snack as I finished up work  then Nick and I sat around watching the news and trying to decide whether to run or not…since my head was still being weird, we pushed the run back until tomorrow and I got started on dinner.


This is kind of a cross between my One-Pot Wonder dish and Gumbo-laya.

I have no clue what to call this, so I’ll just list the ingredients:

  • 3 cups water
  • 1.5 cups quick cooking barley
  • 1 bag frozen veggie mix: onion, celery, okra, red pepper, corn
  • 4-5 cups kale
  • 1.5 cups leftover ham, diced
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Creole seasoning
  • 1 tsp parsley
  1. Bring water to a boil and add barley.
  2. Let it cook about 5-7 minutes (halfway) then add in the frozen veggies.
  3. Once barley is almost cooked, stir in ham, kale, and seasonings and let cook until the water is absorbed and the kale is cooked.
  4. Serve!



What would you call this dish?


I have a feeling there will be a snack tonight….decisions, decisions.

Off to finish watching HIMYM and hope this weirdness goes away.


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  1. dinner = delish
    its almost like a throw in the pot, non-chili, no bake bean casserole? hahaha how is that for a name LOL

    Hopefully you jump outta that funk!!! :)

    enjoy your show tonight…i’m anxiously awaiting Jon and Kate! tehehe


  2. Feel better sweetie!!!
    Great dinner :)

  3. Dinner looks great! I’d call it Creole confetti…cause of all the colors? haha.
    Hope you feel 100% soon! :)

  4. is it just me or do the sweet potato ones taste like fritos?! can’t get much better than that. What i’m dying to know though is how the chocolate ones are?!

  5. Have some salty chocolate for a snack!! :-)

    I LOVE those chips!! They’re awesome with apple butter!

  6. I love those chips….my favorite are still the Buffalo but I like them all. Must try the chocolate still.

    Sorry for you funny head feeling. Hopefully it’s gone tomorrow and you can get a great run in :-)

  7. I have no clue what I would call it, but it looks bomb! I am dying to try those chips…not sure why I haven’t done so yet…

    I’m sorry you’re feeling off! I can relate…I’ve been feeling a bit off myself lately. Feel better!!!!

  8. Mmm. My mom and I were OBSESSED with the Olive (food should taste good) chips this summer. Once I found them the bag never lasted more than a few days in our house. We obviously had to constantly re-stock them every week! :) And sooooo good with hummus, agreed!

  9. Hey there!!!
    Delurking finally… ;)
    Love your blog and enjoy reading every day!!
    Those chips look deliciouse!! Wish I had similar ones here! :(

    And your dinner!! Yum!! Definitely will try this too!! <3

  10. Those chips sound so good.

    Sorry about your head! I hope that subsides soon.

  11. Looove FSTG chips! The sweet potato ones are my fav as well.

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