Cotter Kicks

by LCCotter on May 12, 2012

I rarely post on the weekends anymore and this post isn’t one to “star” in you reader, but I had the urge… so go with me.

You see, we all have our little “kicks.” We find something we like, whether it be a food, a workout, a craft, etc. and we RAVE about it. We totally get into it and make it a daily “thang.”

It makes us happy.

It feeds our cravings.

It is SATIFYING…. well, at least for the time being.

Here are some Cotter Kicks as of lately… not to be confused with “pumped up kicks.” tee hee.

Kick # 1- One Pot/Skillet Wonders.

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Quick Quinoa Mish Mash:

  • In a deep skillet, thrown in frozen vegetables, frozen chicken sausage (or vegetarian sausage, etc.), 1/2 cup rinsed quinoa, and fresh garlic.
  • Add 1/2 cup water. A little bit of dry wine.
  • Turn to medium heat and cover for 15 minutes. Turn to low if quinoa still not fluffy after 15 minutes.
  • Make sure all your ingredients are frozen, that is key.
  • The last few minutes I might add chopped goats milk feta or even an egg to stir in and cook.
  • Then pile it on a tostada, a tortilla, a salad, etc. Top with Avocado to finish.

SUPER EASY!!

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Kick # 2- This wine. Yes, Spy Valley. The Sauvignon Blanc is just as tasty!

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Kick # 3- All things YOGI. Yogi Tea, feeling like a yogi with my Yoga and juicing, etc. Now I just to watch some Yogi bear.. wow, that was corny. Winking smile

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Kick # 4- The Photo a Day May. Totally a kick! Totally hooked. I blame instagram. Here a phew of my past few days pics … just for kicks.

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Day 2, day 3, day 11, day 12

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okay spill it.

 What are your recent “kicks?”

Cheers to the weekend!

LC

{ 58 comments… read them below or add one }

Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! May 12, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I cannot wait to try your quinoa creation! It is so happening this week! My recent kick definitley has to be green smoothies. I have had one every day for breakfast for the past month and I’m still loving it! Have a great weekend!

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LCCotter May 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm

let me know when you do! i love hearing other people’s combos. Happy weekend Lauren!

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StoriesAndSweetPotatoes May 12, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Those are awesome kicks! I would be into the photo a day if I had instagram…or a smart phone…
My kicks lately have been purple onions, my Arrested Development DVDs (my go-to source for laughter-never fails) and dark chocolate smoothies.

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LCCotter May 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm

oh i love you for this! Arrested development is my favorite!

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Kim K May 12, 2012 at 12:19 pm

New kicks…kefir! And coconut/almond milk…thanks to you!

Have a safe trip to dallas friend!

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LCCotter May 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm

HOORAY!!! You are feeling better?? What kefir did you buy?

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Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl May 12, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Recent kicks…. haha. starbuck’s iced coffee. fro-yo. um… does it sound like I am going down the wrong food path? LOL. Oh ya… parmesan kale chips. ultimate obsession kick. ;)

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LCCotter May 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm

oh those both sound good. you always need a starbucks kick. hehe.

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Sarah @ feeeding the brain and body May 12, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Indeed, we definitely do have little kicks that keep us satisfied :) Right now mine include playing freecell, drawing, and fast snacks! :)

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Sarah @ feeeding the brain and body May 12, 2012 at 12:40 pm

P.S I noticed you used goat cheese in your dish! Isn’t it amazing?! I love goat’s cheese :) And your dish looks amazing by the way :)

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LCCotter May 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm

goat cheese, yes.. amazing and freecell. I love that game!

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Lisa @ RunWiki May 12, 2012 at 1:34 pm

That Quinoa looks good! Love instagram as well.. I take way too many pictures of crazy random things. Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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LCCotter May 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm

its way too fun not to take pictures!! hey, how are you feeling these days? better?

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jobo May 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I love this post! And a rare Saturday one ;-) My kick of late? Dates! I love them! in oatmeal, plain, whatever. YUM. Love that self portrait of you, so cute :)

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LCCotter May 12, 2012 at 3:12 pm

okay here’s one for you. Tryi grilling dates stuff with feta!

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jobo May 13, 2012 at 10:47 am

OMG! YUM!!!! must try!

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LCCotter May 13, 2012 at 7:53 pm

it’s gonna be your new fix! hehe

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Jess May 12, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Hmm my kick lately? Pineapple and strawberries at lunchtime with a wrap (usually turkey with laughing cow cheese and mixed greens) — absolutely OBESSSED. Like whoa-ly. ;-)

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LCCotter May 12, 2012 at 3:12 pm

ya, your instagram pics make me drool!

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Alysia @ Slim Sanity May 12, 2012 at 3:23 pm

may have to see if I can find that wine tonight :)

I am totally addicted to instagram as well….as for my new kick? it might be running! :)

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LCCotter May 12, 2012 at 4:20 pm

wait, do i not follow you on instagram?! Oh we must connect!

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Katie May 12, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Recent kick is anything and everything asparagus. I’ve been grilling, roasting, steaming it and eating it with these crab cakes I just made. I didn’t even know I liked crab!

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LCCotter May 12, 2012 at 4:20 pm

grilling it is heavenly. Although the whole pee thing is not a bonus. ;-)

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Sarah @ The Healthy Diva May 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Recent kicks…getting back into yoga and pilates….warm tea on a cold day and homemade chicken soup! I love one-pot wonder meals too! your quinoa looks delish!

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LCCotter May 13, 2012 at 8:17 am

i think yoga is perfect for winter, so soothing. How is the weather? gettin chilly? Wanna come visit?
:-)

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Lou May 12, 2012 at 6:24 pm

I love a good one pot wonder (do you know that that is what we call someone that gets drunk after one beer here? A pot is a small beer… anyway).

I love everything yogi-like too. I would drink wine, do yoga and watch yogi bear with you (perhaps not in that order, but it would be entertaining, wouldn’t it?) ANY day :) xxx

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LCCotter May 13, 2012 at 8:18 am

LOL! Never heard that while i was there and i even asked the hubs if he knew that term. Is it an aussie thing?

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Lou May 13, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Yeah, it’s an Aussie thing… they have really weird words for different sizes of beer – pot, midi, scooner… pot is the smallest hence “one pot wonder” or as Viper likes to say, a “one pot screamer.”

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LCCotter May 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm

ohh i am so using that term. Thanks Viper!

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katie @KatieDid May 12, 2012 at 7:52 pm

instagram kick, I’m probably obnoxious with the amount of photos I post but it’s too fun picking filters and sharing. Also doing photo of the day, been going strong since day 4 and hope to keep it up.

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LCCotter May 13, 2012 at 8:18 am

oh trust me, your pictures are never obnoxious! I love your photos!

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Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama May 13, 2012 at 6:30 am

I’m on a gluten free kick. Not really by choice, but I thought you’d approve. :-)

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LCCotter May 13, 2012 at 8:16 am

approve!! Yes, love that kick. Did you find out you have a Gluten intolerance?

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Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} May 14, 2012 at 10:30 am

No, not me, but possibly my little man. Just trying to figure out what in my diet is causing his digestive issues. Poor baby. :-(

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LCCotter May 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Oh no! What are his symptoms? Email me

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Heather (Where's the Beach) May 13, 2012 at 8:09 am

Love one-pot wonders too. Makes life so much easier doesn’t it? I need to check out that wine now. I guess I’ve been on a grilling kick – especially with grilled kale. MMMMMMM

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LCCotter May 13, 2012 at 8:19 am

I keep forgetting about KALE! MUST GRILL THAT! You’re so smart.

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Kalli May 13, 2012 at 9:05 am

Love this post!!! And love your kicks. Would love to get into juicing too. So good for you. And love that you have been getting into yoga. I think my kicks lately are skinny girl margaritas,kale, instagram , overnight oats and cycling :) have a good Sunday lindsay! Is James still gonna race? Are you guys ever gonna come this way?

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LCCotter May 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm

things are defintiely changing around here, race wise. I will know more soon but we hope to get out to CA for sure!!

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Pure2raw twins May 13, 2012 at 9:35 am

i am so beyond on instagram photoday photos. love that you are on there now ;)

wish i was enjoying a glass of wine with you!

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LCCotter May 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm

yes, me too! We say that all the time, and I just know it WILL happen!

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dorry May 13, 2012 at 11:03 am

oh, this is a fun one! Billy and I are getting our kicks by exploring our new neighborhood – popping into random places for a glass of wine, and meeting friends for brunch! we’re also getting our kicks by riding our bicycles everywhere since we’ve had such great weather. today we’re going to IKEA – it’s yet to be determined if that will be getting our kicks or just sort of miserable. ;)

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LCCotter May 13, 2012 at 7:53 pm

that is so fun dorry! I just love it. What an amazing WEEK you had! so blessed.

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Lisa May 13, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Hehe you are too cute. I LOVE yogi tea! I love the little messages they put on their individual tea bags, makes my day brighter :) I also love one pot meals, that way only one dish needs to be cleaned! Win win! I wish we could have some wine together!

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LCCotter May 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm

oh totally, i think thats half the reason i buy yogi tea. haha

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teabagginit May 13, 2012 at 3:47 pm

i am on a serious coconut oil and tahini kick. not together … but hey, that might be nice! :)
i’m also on a healthy bite kick! :) loving the whey good bites!

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LCCotter May 13, 2012 at 7:55 pm

oh yea! i actually think i might try that combo, with vegemite mixed in. NO JOKE!

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Lisa May 13, 2012 at 5:13 pm

mish mash and wine….sounds great to me!!

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LCCotter May 13, 2012 at 7:55 pm

i knew you would agree!

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hillary May 13, 2012 at 6:49 pm

loving the quinoa mish mash situation. will try this asap! thanks linds!

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LCCotter May 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm

it is AWESOME with tofu! Totally a hillary dish!

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Paige @ Running Around Normal May 13, 2012 at 8:41 pm

I’m on a yoga/yogi kick lately too! Whenever I get back into it I always question why I strayed.

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Paige @ Running Around Normal May 13, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Also, your trainer for a day post is going up tomorrow! :)

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LCCotter May 13, 2012 at 9:03 pm

oh cool! i am honored. What a fun idea. and gosh paige, we need to live closer… seriously! Wine and yoga dates please!

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Nichole May 14, 2012 at 5:18 am

Your photos of the day are going to be great! I’ve been on a serious biking kick lately, go figure. Not exciting, but we love it!

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LCCotter May 14, 2012 at 6:19 am

live it up while you can! love that biking weather too.

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Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning May 14, 2012 at 9:17 am

Man, if you and James lived closer to me and Greg, we would be that BFF couple and cook together and ride bikes every weekend.
My KICK is my iPhone. If you haven’t noticed, I have a little addiction to Instagram. I check it at least every hour and post WAY TOO MUCH – especially on the weekend. I need an intervention.

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LCCotter May 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Oh let’s all move to Colorado!!! Deal?

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