What We Ate 7/19/15 – 7/24/15

Forgive us for the lack of posting lately. We have been spending most of our weekends on the Cape, soaking up the sun and waves the best we can. But we didn’t forget about you! We have some projects planned that we want to share shortly so don’t give up on us either! In the meantime, here is our usual what we ate the past week so you can sneak a peak into our daily food routines.

Spiralized carrot salad

Saturday: Spiralized carrot noodle salad. We recently bough a spiralizer so it has been nothing but zoodles all day every day. We made this easy and quick salad by spiralizing a carrot over a pile of leaves and then adding some other veggies and toppings.

Indian chickpea and vegetable soup

Monday: Indian chickpea and vegetable soup. Don’t ask why soup sounded good when it has been a heatwave here recently, but it was what we were craving. We had made a similar soup before but couldn’t find the magazine the recipe was in so we found this one instead. It was easy and quite delicious! And spicy! We added some potatoes to it because why not.

Brussels sprouts salad with walnut sauce

Tuesday: Roasted Brussels sprouts salad with walnut sauce from Veggie Primer. Yum this meal was delicious! The walnut sauce was the best part of the whole dish. I could (and did) eat that sauce on everything!

Wednesday: Leftover Indian chickpea soup. Gotta love having leftovers!

barley mango salad

Thursday: Barley mango salad with avocado yogurt dressing from Running to the Kitchen. We bought some watercress at the beginning of the week, but unfortunately it went bad before we made this salad…  which was a bummer but the salad still tasted good with some romaine under it. I was loving the alfafa sprouts!

Friday: Whole Foods! Friday was a rush and we had very little food in our house so we ended up getting some hot food to go at Whole Foods. It was totally worth it and absolutely hit the spot.

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What We Ate 5/10/15 – 5/17/15

Hello! We are currently sitting at my sitting at my family’s kitchen table in New Hampshire enjoying some yummy grilled dinners and much laughter. We decided to bump up to my house for the weekend to say hello to my parents and unload some of my stuff before we move in a few weeks (eek!) I don’t think we have mentioned this before, but we are planning to move apartments just within Boston. We are excited for the move but also a bit scared and are franticly trying to pack up what we can now and ship it off to our parents house. We aren’t even moving very far but we have so much furniture and clothes and pots and pans to pack up; oh the joys of moving! Because we are so enthralled in our packing we haven’t been the greatest about updating you. So here is our typical what we ate in the past week so you can keep tabs on us!

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Sunday: Thai Summer Rolls with Peanut Sauce from Pinch of Yum. These were soooo good. Love Lindsay; you really can’t go wrong with her recipes. We will definitely be making these again (and probably soon because we have leftover rice paper)!

vegetable curry

Monday: Curry Stew from Cooking Light. This came out so well. We were kind of hesitant to make it, but are so glad that we did because it was positively delicious.

cauliflower mac and cheese

Tuesday: Mac & cheese with cauliflower and Brussel sprouts. Rose cooked up this delicious meal for us and it came out excellent. She sort of followed along with this recipe from That Was Vegan?, but as we like to add in more veggies we did that and used less cheese. It was super super yummy!!

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Wednesday: Rice and lentil bowl with carrots, broccoli, and Brussel sprouts. We were sort of going off a recipe in this months Vegetarian Times magazine for this meal but ended up changing things up a bit. We used their lemon dijon dressing to top it all. It came out pretty well!

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Thursday: Leftover pasta and a side salad. Yum, still good! Gotta have some spinach to go with our pasta.

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Friday: Grilled chicken and veggies! We drove home to NH for this day and since it was so nice out we decided to have my mom fire up the grill and grill us some chicken that was marinated in BBQ sauce. We also sliced some zucchini, peppers, and pineapple and threw that on the grill as well. Oh how I love grilling in the summer!

turkey burgers and fries

Saturday: Grilled turkey burgers with corn, watermelon, and sweet potato fries. Another delicious and easy grilled meal from home.

What We Ate 2/8/15-2/14/15

Hello!

I hope everyone had a good week and aren’t buried in snow like we are here in Boston. Anddd we are only expecting more this coming week as well. I don’t think there is anywhere left to pile snow up anymore. We shall see Boston, we shall see.

Here is what we munched on for dinner last week. We had pre-planned what we would cook each night so there was no wasted time figuring out what we wanted each night. This is especially helpful if you work till 5 and still want to get a workout and/shower in before dinner; every minute counts!

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Sunday: Whole Living Lauren Tomato, Chickpea & Sourdough Bread Soup. With the snow already starting to fall outside, this was a perfect meal to end the day with all curled up on the couch to watch the Grammy’s. We used less broth than the recipe called for as we didn’t want too too much leftover, plus I don’t know about you but I like more stuff to broth ratio in my soups. We had some crusty, crunchy bread we ate on the side of this. Also, as a side note, we had plain pasta we added to this for our lunches and it was a delicious addition.

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Monday: Leftover pizza. It was National Pizza Day so naturally we had to have our leftover pizza we made on Saturday of last week. It was just as delicious leftover as it was when we first made it. I like my second-day pizza cold (is that weird?) so there was no need to even heat anything up!

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Tuesday: Pinch of Yum’s Lentil Curry Bowls. This was delicious! We had another snow day on Tuesday so we had plenty of time to make this meal; having time to make it was what worried me when we picked it for the week. But the snow gods prevailed and we had all afternoon to slowly cook the lentils. Yum yum yum. Definitely going to make this again. We skipped out on the rice because we thought lentils were filling enough for us but we did add some avocado and piled on the cilantro cashew sauce. We also roasted some zucchini with the carrots as we had some lying around.

Wednesday: Leftover Lentil Curry Bowls. Which was good because yet again we were both stuck in crazy snow traffic after work. By the time we were home we were starving so went straight to the fridge and pulled out our leftovers; still delicious.

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Thursday: How Sweet It Is Winter Chopped Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato and Blood Orange Vinaigrette. This salad was amazing! We’ve been loving blood oranges lately so we decided to try this salad out and it did not disappoint. The sweet potatoes were scrumptious as was the blood orange vinaigrette.

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Friday: Molly’s! We drove home to my house in Hanover, NH. Once we got there it was late and we were craving their barbecue pizza so we ordered one to share and a “kale” salad that turned out to not be kale or that good for that matter. The pizza didn’t disappoint though! Olive was itching to steal a piece or two.

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Saturday: Homemade sweet potato skins and a side salad. We cooked dinner for my family and were both craving sweet potatoes. We were going to do the same salad as Thursday but thought my family would need something a bit more hardy. We made potato skins topped with sautéed onion, pepper, corn, and white beans on top. They topping mixture was seasoned with chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

What We Ate January 25-31

Hello! As you can probably guess already from our blog, we enjoy cooking and eating healthy meals. Ever since we started cooking our own meals, we haven’t looked back. We love being able to plan and cook what we are craving. Even on days where we have very little food left in our fridge, we are less likely to call for takeout and instead we whip something up with what we have available. Sometimes our meals are delicious, and are placed in our mental definitely have to make this again list. Other times they might not turn out the best. When that happens we try to come up with ways in which we would improve upon the recipe if we were to make it again.

On Saturday or Sunday morning, we typically are scrolling through our Pinterests or raking our brains to plan out our meals for the upcoming week. We find that if we plan exactly what we want to eat, we spend less money at the grocery picking up fruit that ends up going bad or spinach that starts to smell, hidden in the depths of our fridge. Plus, with meals already planned out, after work we can easily choose which one we want that night and get cooking. Plus plus, leftovers are always delicious for lunch the next day (or for dinner again)!

We thought it would be fun to share the meals that we cooked the previous week each Sunday. This way, you can gain some inspiration for what to cook the next week, or just see what we have been up to! We will link each of the recipes we choose, and explain any modifications that we have made. Let us know if you like this idea and find it helpful or if you get sick of seeing what we eat each week!

Without further ado, here are the meals we had last week. Sorry for the lack of pictures, we kind of decided to do this mid-week, once we already ate a few of the meals. Oops!

Sunday: Homemade pizza! We had both been craving pizza so we decided to make it a few nights before. We had previously picked up pizza dough and sauce at Whole Foods. We both wanted different sauces (Haley wanted pesto and Rose wanted tomato) so we divided our pizza in half and did half pesto and half tomato sauce. To top the pizza we cut mozzarella into big circular slices and topped with some veggies we had – asparagus, zucchini, broccoli, tomatoes, and corn. We quickly sautéed the veggies while the dough cooked for about 7 minutes. It was delicious; you really can’t go wrong with pizza. We also had a side salad with spring mix lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, and oil and vinegar.

Monday: Skinny Chicken Vegetable Pot Pie. This turned out pretty good, but it seemed like it needed a tad bit more flavor to it, maybe it’s because we were rushed because we were hungry. I loved the sweet potato in it though. And the phyllo dough was crunchy and delicious on top. Sorry we don’t have a picture of this!

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Tuesday: Slow Cooker General Tso’s Chicken (pictured above). It was a snow day for us so we had time to do a slow cooker recipe (we’re still a little nervous to leave the slow cooker going all day while we are at work). This was so so good. Everyone calls their recipes better than take out, but this one definitely was better than take out!

Wednesday: Leftover pot pie from Monday. Since there’s only two of us, we end up with lots of leftovers.

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Thursday: Tacos! We made tacos with sautéd red pepper, corn, and pinto beans. We mashed up an avocado with some salsa and then piled it all onto wraps. yum!

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Thursday night: Some sneaky little chocolate cake with chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. And wine! It was my birthday so we got to celebrate with some yummy cake and ice cream.

Friday: Leftover tacos, my favorite!

I hope some of these recipes inspire you. Let us know which ones you make!