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

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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 5/10/15 – 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!

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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 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 2/1/15-2/7/15

Hello! We are back sharing what we ate this past week. I’m glad people liked last weeks, so we are going to continue to share our meals of the week. I love to read other people’s post like this as it gives me inspiration for new meal ideas and it’s also just fun to see inside people’s daily schedules and plans. Does that make me sound creepy? Probably, but oh well!

This week was one that was a bit hectic as we didn’t pre-plan our meals too well. We didn’t need much in terms of veggies and fruit at the grocery store so we only bought the necessities to get us through the week. The week was full of lots of leftovers and random meals, but it also shows you what you can whip together when you having nothing planned. Which, let’s face it, happens more often than not. Without further ramblings, here is what we had to eat last week.

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Sunday: Superbowl Sunday! This meant nachos, and lots of them! We cut up a big sweet potato into thin slices and then baked it in the oven. While that was going, we cooked some ground turkey with taco seasoning and a yellow onion. Once everything was done cooking, we spread out some chips with the cooked sweet potato slices and then topped the nacho pile with the ground turkey, onion, tomatoes, corn, pinto beans, and cheese of course! We stuck that into the oven for about 5 minutes and then enjoyed it with some fresh lettuce and avocado/salsa on the side. It was a perfect game day treat that wasn’t too heavy.

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We also snacked on some popcorn and a homemade dark and stormy as the game wore on.

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Monday: Leftover nachos, because we are just 2 people and always cook wayyy too much, and because leftover nachos. We had another big snow storm on Monday, which meant we had to trek through a lot of slippery snow and shovel out our parking spot. We worked up quite a hunger and were glad we had more nachos to warm us up.

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Tuesday: Veggie burgers and random sides we could throw together. So, as mentioned, it snowed a lot yesterday. Like a lot a lot. Like sit in traffic for 2 hours and get home ravenous a lot. Yesterday it seemed liked no one was on the road as it was still snowing, but today all of a sudden everyone and their grandma was driving. Traffic was horrendous and so our 4 o’clock snacks didn’t quite hold us over long enough to cook a decent meal. Instead we did our go to meal: veggie burgers. These ones are our absolute favorite, especially with avocado all smooshed on top. We cut up some veggies and an apple for the side and grabbed some hummus to dip in. We also had some cheese puffs because we snack like we’re 10.

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Wednesday: Pasta and veggies. We had a lot of veggies that needed to be used up so we boiled up some water and made pasta to go with them. We used zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, snap peas, carrots, and tomatoes. All we really do is steam up the veggies and toss them in with the pasta and sauce or pesto as you please!

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Thursday: Brussel sprout salad with bread and butter and a blood orange. We were both really craving crunchy bread so we bought a baguette at the store and had that with a little bit of butter and some fruit and veggies on the side. We sautéed some Brussel sprouts just with oil and salt and pepper then sautéed on the side some corn and tomatoes. We also just bought some very very delicious blood oranges so we each had one of those as well.

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Friday: Big salad. As we still hadn’t planned any meals or gone to the store we were left scrounging and both ended up with big salads. I put some leftover pasta in mine.

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Saturday: Pizza! We had this black bean pizza crust from Whole Foods in our fridge so we decided to make it pizza night. This pizza was topped with Brussel sprouts, carrots, tomatoes, corn, and mozzarella cheese. We were scared that the dough was going to be very bean-y but it wasn’t, and it turned out delicious.