Today is my birthday- happy birthday to me! I plan on celebrating with some friends at Border Cafe for some delicious Tex-Mex and margaritas.
In other exciting news, I won a box of FiberLove bars from Kaila‘s giveaway! I was so excited to receive them yesterday- they were a perfect early birthday surprise. I can’t wait to try all the flavors- I love FiberLove bars but the supermarket near me doesn’t carry all the flavors!
Two weekends ago my mom came to visit and I got to enjoy a few amazing meals out. First up: Hungry Mother.
My appetizer: pimento cheese. It was to die for.
Entree was fish. Also amazing.
We had a coconut cheese cake for dessert even though we thought we were too stuffed for even another bite!
Gratuitous picture of me, my mom, and my sister!
Oysters at B&G Oyster!
The best lobster roll ever. (With bacon!)
A HUGE seafood and pasta dish at Rabia’s in the North End!
Brownies with Reeses inside courtesy of my awesome coworker!
Champagne and St. Germain to make St. Germain cocktails from my friends!
It was a great birthday and so fun to reminisce about my delicious meals out this week!
Hi everyone! Here for my fourth WIAW!
Okay, so this has nothing to do with what I ate, but I met Temple Grandin! I heard her speak and got a signed book. I was BEYOND excited. It was amazing!
I finally got to try Toro! It has gotten rave reviews from everyone I know and it definitely lived up to expectations. I had the Perro Picante to drink which had gin, grapefruit juice and a spicy pepper simple syrup. We ordered so many dishes but my favorite two were probably the grilled shrimp (Gambas Al Ajillo) and the corn (Maiz Asado Con Alioli Y Queso Cotija). I did not capture any pictures of the food, so here’s me and my lovely dinner date in our post-dinner food comas.
My office is still on our crazy Oreo tasting spree. Birthday cake are hands down my favorite. The peanut butter ones are good- the filling tastes like Nutter Butters. The Mega Stuff- they’re amazing. But I can’t eat more than two!
Here’s a fancy breakfast sandwich invention I’ve been loving. Melted Brie on toast with sauteed kale and a runny fried egg. It tastes so gourmet and takes no time at all to make!
What food have you been enjoying lately?
Many of the blogs I read participate in What I Ate Wednesday and I think it looks like such a fun link up! I haven’t captured a full day of what I ate, unfortunately, because I can never remember to do that. Instead I just have a few recent, delicious things I have been eating to share with you.
I have been loving green smoothies for breakfast! I usually make a fruit smoothie with almond milk, a banana, and whatever frozen fruit I have on hand, and then just throw a handful of spinach in on top. Its a good way to make sure I get a few extra veggies in that day- and you can’t even taste the spinach! 😉
A delicious almond milk latte at dwelltime, a great little coffee shop in Cambridge. My boyfriend, quite the coffee snob, really enjoyed their black coffee as well.
A delicious sandwich from Darwin’s, one of my favorite sandwich places in Cambridge. All of their sandwiches are so good- you really can’t go wrong.
Cheese and champagne for our belated Valentine’s Day celebration!
I made How Sweet It Is garlic brown sugar flank steak with chimichurri for our Valentine’s day dinner. Here’s my food processor filled with fresh herbs
All dressed up for Valentine’s day dinner- any date where you can be in PJs is one that I’m okay with.
The chimichurri was delicious, and steak is always a winner in my book. We used the leftover chimichurri sauce the rest of the week on EVERYTHING.
Hope you enjoyed reading about some of the food I enjoyed this past month. I am going to be much better at documenting next week!
I tried the brownie batter donut from Dunkin Donuts, and let me tell you- it was worth it. It was SO good. I have to resist getting one every time I’m in there getting my iced coffee. (Yes, I drink iced coffee year round). Try it before it goes away!
Shake Shack came to Cambridge and I COULD NOT be more excited. I got a cheeseburger and cheese fries. HEAVEN.
Along the lines of more “homemade” and “healthy” things, I made an amazing grilled cheese sandwich with brie and sauteed kale. It was amazing, and the kale added some veggies to my otherwise veggie-less meal.
Lastly, my new favorite breakfast. Avocado toast with a fried egg. I just mash up around a quarter avocado, spread it on toast, and top it with a super runny egg- just the way I like it. It’s delicious and a great way to start my morning!
Let me know if you try any of these “recipes”- I hope you enjoy!
Here’s a random photo dump of some foods and recipes that I have been eating & making lately!
I made these cookies adapted from How Sweet It Is but I replaced the the flour with whole wheat flour and omitted the shredded coconut. My roommates and I devoured them- and I told myself they were “healthy” so I could eat 10 at a time!
One of my favorite quick and easy meals is a pita or wrap pizza. If I have the time, I’ll get some homemade pizza dough and use that, but during the week I often need something quicker. For this pizza, I roasted sweet potato cubes and caramelized some onions. I put them on a whole wheat wrap with tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella, crumbled goat cheese, garlic, and kale. I popped it in the oven at 400° for about 15 minutes and it was perfect! I made some for some of my roommates and they loved it too.
I love to cook, but I wouldn’t be doing a food blog justice if I didn’t include a picture of a fabulous meal out. I went to a restaurant in Providence called The Dorrance and had a delicious meal. I enjoyed a cocktail called the Up & Cumber which had cucumber vodka, St. Germain, lime, and ginger beer. It was fresh and not too sweet! For my appetizer I ordered the roasted mushrooms and for my entree I had a steak. I don’t often make red meat for myself at school, so it is something that I always miss and crave. All in all it was a great meal!
What foods have you been enjoying lately?