What We Ate 8/2/15 – 8/8/15

Hello my friends! This past week has been pretty low-key for us; nothing too exciting going on now. We were back in Cape Cod the previous weekend and are headed to New Hampshire to visit my family this upcoming weekend. It has been a busy summer but a great one so far! I can’t believe it is already August and stores are putting out all their back to school stuff. I also can’t believe I haven’t been in the back to school rush for 2 years now. These years after graduation really fly by! At least we have good food to enjoy them!

Egg dinner

Sunday: Breakfast for dinner. We had just driven home and didn’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking up dinner so we threw together some scrambled eggs and steamed veggies. I always love eggs for dinner for something quick and easy.

Vegan creamy pasta with veggies

Monday: Easy Vegan Alfredo by the Minimalist Baker. We were craving some cheesy pasta but since Rose has recently decided she thinks she is lactose intolerant we skipped the cheese and made a vegan alfredo instead. The recipe was good and we of course added some veggies to ours because that’s what we love to do!

Vegetables

Spring rolls

Spring roll

Tuesday: Spring Rolls with Carrot-Ginger Dipping Sauce from Martha Stewart. We tried a new spring roll recipe and this one did not disappoint! Something about the summer just makes me want fresh raw veggies. The carrot-ginger sauce was messy but oh so good.

Wednesday: Leftover pasta!

sweet potato falafel

Thursday: Sweet Potato Falafel Pitas from Sweat Peas and Saffron. These falafels came out so well. I love sweet potatoes in pretty much anything so I was dying to try this recipe and I’m so glad we did. It was delicious and we now have plenty of leftover falafels for the week!

Friday: Leftover falafels- yum yum!

Zucchini bread pancakes

Saturday: Vegan Zucchini Bread Pancakes by The Vegan and The Chef. Apparently breakfast for dinner was the theme for this week because we couldn’t resist making these scrumptious pancakes after I saw the recipe online. I know zucchini pancakes might sound a bit odd but you must try these they are so delicious! Caroline also has a beet pancake recipe that we are going to try next.

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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.

What We Ate 5/17/15 – 5/23/15

Woo what a week! Is it just me or has anyone else had a crazy busy week?? And with our move coming up shortly things are only going to get busier and busier. Plus where did May go? I thought it was still April.. Okay, okay enough complaints from me. Even though this week was hectic we still managed to throw together some super delicious and healthy meals. Okay, maybe Rose was able to throw together most of the meals, but I was able to eat and enjoy them!

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Sunday: Cereal! We drove back from Hanover, NH this day and decided to do our grocery shop without stopping at home. We both were pretty exhausted and craving something simple and sweet so we put away all our nice fresh veggies and fruit and opted for a big bowl of cereal instead. Some days you just have to!

Veggie burger Mango cucumber salsa

Monday: Veggie burgers with cucumber mango salsa. We are currently trying to clean out our freezer, which means we will be eating even more veggie burgers than we normally do. I ain’t complaining! We made this cucumber and mango salsa as a side.

Spring rolls

Tuesday: Thai Summer Rolls. We had these last week and were dying to have them again so we used our leftover rice papers to make up another batch. Yum yum yum!

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Wednesday: Kale and brussels sprout tacos. Rose graciously whipped these up for us and they came out excellent. Definitely will be making these again!

Be good

Thursday: I was working late so Rose met me for a take out dinner at work. We had B.good and it hit the spot. We each got salads and then shared some sweet potato fries.

Friday: Leftover kale and brussels sprout tacos. yumm!

Pizza

Saturday: Pizza night! We had this pizza in the freezer taking up so much space for the past few months and we finally got around to making it. It had sausage, pepperoni, peppers, and onions. We both had salads on the side as well. Love frozen pizzas!

Mango Margaritas

Mango Margarita

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I hope everyone is celebrating with a drink in hand (maybe this one) and lots of Mexican food!

Mango Margarita

Last year Rose and I got to go to Mexico for a week. It was amazing. Think lots of sunshine and reading on the beach until you were napping on the beach until eventually you were burning on the beach and it was time to reluctantly get out of the sun. This would usually mean we would just retire to a cabana so we could still enjoy the beach.

Mango Margarita

This also meant we could sneak a margarita into our afternoon as well. You can’t go to Mexico and not have a margarita (or two) every day. Plus, they had all sorts of delicious flavors like watermelon, peach, strawberry, and mango.

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I was quite partial to the fresh flavor of the mango margarita, especially when it was paired with some chips and guac/salsa. I could drink and eat that combination for days.

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Mental note – buy some avocados at the grocery store so I can consume this delicious margarita with chips and guac.

Mango Margarita

Drinking this mango margarita takes me back to when we were sitting on the beach with waves crashing in the background and seagulls squawking overhead. We created this drink in part to reminisce of the warm sunny weather and times we enjoyed while in Mexico, and also in part to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, also also in part because we just love margaritas and any excuse to create a fun drink.

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This mango margarita is very simple to create and uses only a few ingredients, with no added sugar. We like to keep our drinks simple and less sweet, but if you wanted some extra sweetness it would be fine to add some agave. We also created a strawberry mango version to add a little extra delicious kick to it. I recommend sipping these with a friend, possibly on the beach, but if you don’t have one of those in your backyard then a couch will do just fine. Also, be warned, you will need some sort of salty chip or taco action to add to this drink.

Margarita mix

Mango Margarita:

  • 1/4 cup frozen fruit (we used mango, duh)
  • 1 shot of tequila
  • 1/2 shot of triple sec
  • 1/4 cup coconut water
  • A dash of lime juice
  • 1 ice cube
  • Optional salt to rim the glass

Mix all the ingredients in a high speed blender and enjoy in a tall glass with some sounds of beach waves playing in the background or sounds of your roommate munching on popcorn, either work, but I recommend the beach waves.

Mango Margarita

Simple, sweet, frozen, and delicious. What more could one ask for out of a margarita? Plus, you can mix in whatever fruit you prefer and make it a watermelon margarita or a strawberry margarita.

Strawberry Margarita

strawberry margarita

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! Now go throw all these ingredients in your blender and break out some chips and salsa. And, if you do that please invite me over so I can drink and eat it all.Strawberry and Mango Margaritas

What we ate 3/15/15 – 3/21/15

Happy Spring everyone! In the same week that winter turned to spring, we broke the all time record of snow fall in Boston. Needless to say this snow ain’t going anywhere anytime soon. Although it might not look quite like spring yet, it is certainly starting to feel like it. Stores are selling swimsuits, the sun is out longer, I’m craving fresh fruit by the bucketful (seriously though). We’re excited to start eating spring fruits and veggies in our dinners each week. Plus we have some fun spring treats to share with you all soon so fellow Bostonians keep your heads up, the snow will be gone soon, and everyone else keep checking back for new recipes, crafts, and more!

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Sunday: Leftover enchiladas from the previous week. Still good!

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Monday: Breakfast taco with Brussels sprouts and an orange. We threw together random bits for this dinner and it came out pretty good if I say so myself. The breakfast taco had scrambled eggs, avocado, spinach, cilantro, and some swiss cheese (and ketchup…).

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Tuesday: Pretzel Crusted Chicken and Roasted Parmesan Ranch Cauliflower (and carrots). Both of these recipes were super simple and very good. We skipped out on the parmesan on the chicken and used what spices we had on hand but they still came out great. They were good as leftovers in lunches as well.

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Wednesday: Mango Lentil Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing by Love and Lentils. This recipe was simple to make and we had cilantro and mango that we needed to use up so it was perfect. We added a red pepper to ours and some avocado, ’cause yum.

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Thursday: Leftover mango lentil salad over kale and springtime blood orange margarita (recipe coming soon!)

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Friday: Zucchini Lasagna with lentils from Eating Niagara. This recipe was ahhhmazing. The recipe was a little confusing to follow but it came out delicious. Mind the cheesy-gooey mess of a picture…

brussel sprouts and garlic bread

Saturday: Brussel sprouts with homemade garlic bread and fresh strawberries. We grabbed a demi baguette at T.Joe’s and popped it in the oven with smashed garlic and butter then served it up with brussels sautéed in olive oil with some salt, pepper, and a dash of lemon juice. One of my favorite meals!

What We Ate 2/15/15 – 2/21/15

Hello! Hope everyone’s week was good. We had a short week due to President’s day so we decided to drive up to NH for the weekend. It was great being able to catch up with my family and to get away from the storm that hit Boston. Even though we were away all weekend and were exhausted from driving all day on Monday, we quickly planned a few meals over dinner and then ran to the grocery store before the Bachelor. Is anyone else following this season of the Bachelor?? It’s been craaazy lately. Here are the meals that we came up with for the week:

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Sunday: Chili. My mom kindly made us all some turkey and bean chili, which was perfect for the chilly night that we had. It was delicious and filling; we added some chopped avocado to ours and had a small side salad.

Monday: Leftover sweet potatoes. We had made this meal for my family on Saturday and decided to take the leftovers with us back to Boston. Good thing we did because we were both starved and exhausted at 6pm and were glad to be able to just reheat these up.

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Tuesday: Salad and veggie burgers. We both ended up working late Tuesday and were too hungry to make any of the meals we had planned so instead we threw together some salads and each made a veggie burger. We also had some pretzels and hummus on the side.

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Wednesday: The Almond Eater’s Hawaiian Barbecue Beef Tacos. These were absolutely delicious! We’ve never been the greatest at cooking beef so we’ve been experimenting with it lately and were pleased as to how the beef turned out.

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Thursday: Pinch of Yum’s Light Orange Beef and Broccoli. This was also super delicious. We used the rest of the beef we had leftover from the previous night and tried this recipe out, it did not disappoint. Pinch of Yum always has the best recipes.

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Friday: Tortellini with veggies. We both had to work late and ended up getting home later than expected, so we decided to just make something simple. We had recently bought this ricotta and spinach tortellini at Trader Joe’s and had some plain red sauce and veggies we mixed in. It was good; simple and easy.

Saturday: Wegman’s prepared food. We were out shopping late and seemed to have “accidentally” planned that we would end up at Wegman’s so we both made a plate of their prepared goodies.