What We Ate 4/12/15 – 4/19/15

Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a nice and relaxing weekend. I am currently enjoy an acai bowl from home and about to go outside to cheer on the runners in the Boston Marathon. Hopefully the rain will hold off for them today! This week for food we had some special delights as it was someones birthday… Rose turned 23 on last Sunday! We got to enjoy a delicious brownie pie with a big pile of ice cream. Yum, I love birthdays! Here is what else we ate this week:

rice bowl

Sunday: Rice bowl and birthday cake! We had some rice with all sorts of veggies piled in and dressed with soy sauce and some sesame seeds. Simple and delicious! We also made this delicious brownie pie that we enjoyed with extra ice cream and wine; Happy birthday Rose!

Egg sandwich with asparagus

Monday: Egg sandwich with asparagus. This was a throw together whatever we had kind of night. I ended up with this delicious egg sandwich with spinach and a fresh tomato with some sautéed asparagus on the side. I love that asparagus is in season!

risotto with spring veggiesBen & Jerry's ice cream

Tuesday: Risotto with chicken and spring veggies. We sort of followed this recipe, but we already had cooked rice so we changed it up a bit and added our own things. It turned out okay, but probably would have been much better if we had cooked the rice according to the recipe. Oh well! Tuesday was also free cone day at Ben & Jerry’s so we might have had dessert before dinner.. It was positively delicious! We both got The Tonight Dough and yum yum yum it was amazing.

Meatball sandwich

Wednesday: Meatball Sandwich with Veggies. We were planning on doing a different recipe with these turkey meatballs that we picked up at Trader Joe’s but a sandwich sounded better so we whipped up these instead. We cooked the meatballs in some marina sauce and sautéed some zucchini, onion, corn, and carrots to add on top.

Cornbread salad

Thursday & Friday: Cornbread Panzanella Salad from Two Peas & Their Pod. This salad was delicious and just what I wanted. Extra cornbread on top, yes please! We would have had this delicious dish many more nights except our cornbread molded! We put it away when it must have still been a bit moist and as our apartment can get overly heated, it was just not a good combination.

Saturday: It was both my mom’s birthday as well as Rose’s dad’s… coincidence, who knows? Rose went out to dinner with her family to celebrate and I had some pizza on the couch while I caught up with my mom on the phone.

What We Ate 4/5/15 – 4/11/15

How was everyone’s week last week? Hopefully warm and sunny! Happy late Easter and Passover for those of you who celebrate. Rose wanted to keep Passover a few nights this week so we incorporated some Matzo into some of our meals. I enjoyed making and eating the Matzo pizza the best! Pasta with veggies

Sunday: Leftover T. Joe’s Girasoli Ricotta & Lemon Zest with broccoli, zucchini and tomatoes tossed with olive oil and some nutritional yeast (loving this stuff right now).

Rice bowl

Monday & Tuesday: Leftover spanish rice with beans, corn, avocado, and ground turkey. We had this rice leftover from last week and just made another bowl full using ground turkey instead of carnitas. This is one of our go to meals in some form or another and we always love it!

Matzo brei

Wednesday: Matzo brei. Happy Passover! Rose really wanted to make some Matzo brei and I really wanted to try it so she whipped some up. For those of you who don’t know, to make Matzo brei you just whisk up 2-3 eggs in a bowl with 2 tablespoons of milk and then break up 1-2 pieces of matzo into it. I added a few dashes of cinnamon for flavor, then scramble it up like eggs in a skillet with olive oil or butter. We had some asparagus and sweet potatoes on the side as well as some coconut yogurt with granola to match the breakfast theme.

Veggies and burger

Thursday: Veggie burger with extra veggies on the side and some cheddar bunnies. We were planning on having something different but my schedule changed last minute so we threw this together instead. Got to love those cheddar bunnies!

Friday: Out to eat at Yardhouse in Fenway. We were celebrating Rose’s birthday as well as getting a new apartment so we went out for some cocktails and dinner at Yardhouse. We both ordered tacos and they were very very good.

Matzo pizza

Saturday: BBQ Matzo Pizza with BBQ veggies. We put some BBQ sauce on top of Matzo along with some cheese and big yellow tomatoes slices. On the side we had some fresh veggies sprinkled with a BBQ seasoning mix we had on hand. Yum! The veggies we so fresh and delicious!