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!!

rice bowl

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!

cauliflower mac and cheese

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.

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What We Ate 4/19/15 – 4/25/15

Hi everyone! Can you believe April is already coming to an end? I can’t… This year is already going by so fast. Last Monday was Marathon Monday in Boston and Haley and I stood outside in the cold, drizzly weather and cheered on the runners. I always have a great time, but with everything going on after the bombings, I found it particularly emotional being there this year. So we stood outside with chai tea drinks keeping us warm and cheered until we got hoarse and then went home and watched the rest on TV while eating soup. But anyways, what did we eat this week?

Orange cauliflower

Sunday & Monday: Orange Cauliflower based on this recipe. We’ve followed this recipe before and modified it quite a bit. What we did was made the “sauce” part of this recipe (we doubled it) and chopped up half a head of cauliflower and a few carrots. We also added a can of baby corn, a can of sliced water chestnuts, and a can of chickpeas (all rinsed and drained). We dumped these in a large glass baking pan and poured the sauce over and baked it at 425 F for about 25-30 minutes, tossing halfway through.

veggie burger

Tuesday: Veggie burgers with big ol’ side salad. Ok, you all know at this point what happens when we come home from work and we’re both too tired and too uninspired to cook any of the recipes we’ve planned for the week. So we tossed this meal together in about 5 minutes.

red pepper pasta

Wednesday: Roasted Red Pepper Pasta. I love this recipe. Love love love it. We’ve now made it twice. So long as you have the time to roast the red peppers, then this recipe is so easy. What I did to speed things up a little is quarter the red peppers and dry roast them at around 450 F for only about 20-25 minutes. I could eat this pasta forever. Extra nutritional yeast? Yes please!

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Thursday: Roasted sweet potato and zucchini fries with sautéed brussel sprouts, kidney beans, and some chips on the side. This may sound random, but we actually bought a bunch of veggies with the goal of throwing something together. I have this awesome cheesy popcorn seasoning from a spice shop in Portland, Oregon and we tossed the sweet potato and zucchini in it. Yum Yum.

red pepper pasta and brussel sprouts

Friday: Leftover pasta with a side of sautéed brussels sprouts.

BBQ chicken salad

Saturday: Trader Joe’s BBQ pulled chicken salad with avocado, corn, peppers, and tomatoes. Trader Joe’s, oh how you save the day. You have to try this BBQ chicken. It is so so good. Also, this Cowboy Salsa was all sorts of spicy and sweet goodness.