Restaurant WIAW & It’s My Birthday!!

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.

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My appetizer: pimento cheese. It was to die for.

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Entree was fish. Also amazing.

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We had a coconut cheese cake for dessert even though we thought we were too stuffed for even another bite!

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Gratuitous picture of me, my mom, and my sister!

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Oysters at B&G Oyster!

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The best lobster roll ever. (With bacon!)

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A HUGE seafood and pasta dish at Rabia’s in the North End!

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Birthday latte!

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Brownies with Reeses inside courtesy of my awesome coworker!

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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!

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WIAW #4

Hi everyone! Here for my fourth WIAW!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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?

First WIAW!

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.

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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! 😉

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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.

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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.

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Cheese and champagne for our belated Valentine’s Day celebration!

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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

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All dressed up for Valentine’s day dinner- any date where you can be in PJs is one that I’m okay with.

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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!

Yummy things!

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!

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Shake Shack came to Cambridge and I COULD NOT be more excited. I got a cheeseburger and cheese fries. HEAVEN.

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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.

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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!

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Let me know if you try any of these “recipes”- I hope you enjoy!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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The Dorrance

What foods have you been enjoying lately?