Weeknight Meal

I have gotten back into meal planning.  Working for an organic food market can make you go a little crazy with shopping, and I wasn’t really saving any money compared to my pre-discount days.

Tonight I created a millet and amaranth bake with hummus, veggies and chickpeas.


Weeknight Bake

  • 1.5 cups cooked millet and amaranth combo – I cooked 1/2 cup amaranth and 1/4 millet in 2 cups of veggie broth
  • 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas – canned or home cooked
  • 1/2 cup hummus – flavor of choice.  I used roasted red pepper
  • 1.5 cups diced and cooked veggies that you have on hand – I used red pepper, garlic, zucchini and some frozen spinach
  • sprinkle of herbs on hand – I just used an Italian blend
  • S&P to taste


Once all of the elements are cooked mixed everything in a large bowl and place them in an olive oil sprayed pie dish and bake for 20min.  Total time is about 50min, which is kind of long for a weeknight, but you could always cook the grains before to cut out some time.IMG_1755


The reason I like this meal during the weak so much is you can mixed and match grain, protein and veggies with whatever you have on hand.


What is your favorite weeknight meal?  I think ours is actually enchiladas.


Where Have You Been?

It has been over a month since I last posted, so I thought I would pop back in for a quick update on life.

Things are super, crazy, busy these days.  Summer is always full of events and weddings to celebrate!


The garden is moving along and I am getting ready to plant the fall vegetables.


Work is crazy but in a good way.  Mom’s is still an awesome place and I enjoy the daily challenges.

School is going well, you can check my website out at www.growwithheatherwarner.com and like me on facebook !  If you are looking to change you life, shoot me an e-mail.  I am almost 6 months through the program and close to having full time clients.  I am really excited for this adventure, but I am also very nervous.

The house hunt continues…trying to live in the most expensive area of the country makes it very hard to find a home in a good area.  Any Montgomery County, MD hints about house hunting on a budget?

Well that is about all for now!  My few remaining readers, let me know if you want me to write about something that interests you!  Prop 37 and labeling GMOs are becoming a hot button issue!