Sauerkraut Stinks

This just in: Sauerkraut is just as stinky as tuna salad.

I learned this valuable lesson as I assembled my lunch in the breakroom today and I heard several people proclaim, “Ew, what is that smell?”

I heated up my ‘kraut and headed on my merry way, making a mental note not to enjoy lunches that include sauerkraut during peak lunchtimes.

I served the stinky sauerkraut on top of an aidells Italian Style chicken sausage which I enjoyed in a super-soft Nature’s Own Whitewheat hot dog bun.

Sausage + 'Kraut

The sauerkraut/chicken sausage combo was delish!

I know sauerkraut isn’t for everyone, but for a German girl like me, it’s the jam!

Alongside my protein-packed sausage I enjoyed fresh grape tomatoes and cucumber slices for some color.


Hump Day Lunch

Pre- lunch I also enjoyed an iced green tea from Starbucks that I picked up after stopping by my orthodontist’s office to get my permanent bottom retainer in. (How cool am I? 😉 )

An Intimate Look at PBF

(Wow. Can’t believe I just posted that pic. We’re all officially best friends now.)

Iced Green Tea

Sad news though… the green tea quickly went from this:


To this:


I seriously inhale any cold beverage other than water. Water is the only thing I seem to struggle chug-a-chuggin’.

Snikiddy Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the following winners of the Snikiddy snacks giveaway:

  • Diana: “My face cheese dish will always be twice baked potatoes… Seriously! Drool!”
  • Yummy Sushi Pajamas: Her “tweet” was actually the entry that won… But here’s her yummy-sounding comment: “Oh these sound great! My fave cheese dish… is spring mix salad with dried berries, Italian dressing, and goat cheese. So good!”
  • Meagan: “Grilled cheese is the best comfort food ever! Cheesy, Gooey, Deliciousness!”

Please email me at with your mailing address so you can get your hands on some of this delicious grub for the free-zie! 😀

Stay Tuned

Stay tuned for an AMAZING giveaway soon! I get excited about pretty much every giveaway I do on the blog (because I am a freebie-loving freak), but the upcoming giveaway is my favorite one to date! 😀

Woop, woop!

Question of the Afternoon

What nationality are you? Do you like foods that are typically associated with your nationality?

I am German and Swedish (right, Mama?). I adore foods associated with my nationality, including brats, cabbage, apple strudel and pretzels.

A Giveaway Sadie Wants to Win

I know you’re here for the giveaway, but please humor me and pretend to salivate at my lunch. 😉

Today’s mid-day meal was one heck of an odd combination.

Over the weekend I made Ryan a grilled cheese and refried bean sandwich that he affectionately dubbed a “ghetto grilled cheese.” It was quite an unusual combination, but he also said it was quite tasty. That’s all that matters, right?

Since my first attempt at a refried bean sandwich was a success, I used the protein-packed lil’ suckers in another sandwich for myself this afternoon.

I bring you a veggie bacon and refried bean sandwich!

Bacon 'n' Beans

What's Not to Love?

On the side, I included fresh produce in the form of grape tomatoes, cucumber slices and a small bowl of summer berries.

Looks Like Christmas

Berry Good

In All Its Glory

Protein, veggies, fruit, whole grains.

Of Possible Interest

A Smile-Inducing Giveaway

When I was contacted by about sampling Snikiddy snacks, a line of all-natural snack foods, made with simple, wholesome and real ingredients, I jumped at the chance!

I received a bag of Snikiddy cheddar cheese fries in the mail yesterday, and meant to save them to enjoy in my lunch today. Unfortunately if you put the word “cheese” and the word “fries,” in the same sentence, my self control goes out the window.

Snikiddy Baked Cheddar Cheese Fries

This sample was enjoyed as a pre-dinner (gluten-free!) treat. 😉

Check Out the Cheesiness

I really enjoyed the intense cheese flavor of the fries and appreciated the fact that I understood every ingredient listed on the packaging (can’t say the same for Cheeto’s, unfortunately). I also loved the amount of fries included in the bag, as I often think bags of chips have portion sizes that would only satisfy an ant.

Something about the smell of these cheesey fries intrigued Sadie and she howled until I gave her two to try.


Sadie said they were delicious, but she’s not exactly a tough critic. 😉

Now it’s your turn to enjoy the cheesy deliciousness!

Three of you will win samples of Snikiddy snacks.

To enter this giveaway, simply comment on this post, telling me about your favorite dish that includes cheese.

For an extra entry, you may tweet about this giveaway on Twitter and create a separate comment below telling me that you did so.

The winners will be randomly selected and announced tomorrow afternoon.

Good luck!!!